The here and now... and what and why

Complacency is a trap. At least that’s what I was thinking when I up and left the comfort of a Yankee prep school gig, where I taught music, amongst other things, for 28 years. There was also that life long career as a composer, musician and artist.

First, it was a year in St. Thomas, USVI, working as a reporter and shooting photography and then, a year in San Agustin Etla, Oaxaca, Mexico.
Time passed.
More time passed and a year back in the Athens of America followed by a hasty return to Oaxaca where it is all happening.
A couple of years in San Sebastian Etla and now, just down the road in San Pablo Etla. Life is good.

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Oaxaca, Oaxaca, Mexico
Musician, photographer, videographer, reporter, ex-officio teacher, now attempting to be a world traveler

Monday, February 6, 2012

"A woman gets the presidential nod"

 The primary is over and Mexico has one of its candidates, Josefina Vazquez Mota.  As I observe the primaries and elections in both countries, I would say, Mexico may handle them better.  First, being president is a one time six year term.  The primaries and pre-election hype is not so long and drawn out.  There a other differences.  I do not know if there is any sort of a Citizen's United unlimited funds deal here.

As a meaningless example, just to show how different things are here, for last night's Superbowl, there were almost no commercials.  They just filled the time with music and an occasional ad.  No hype.

At any rate, Mexico has another presidential candidate, a woman.  And her opponent has had problems thus far in the 24/7 social media world of gaffes.  It should be interesting.  Note she does have the prerequisite flag pin.

from Mexico Unmasked: Tim Johnson - McClatchy
Josefina Vazquez Mota won a primary contest Sunday to become the presidential candidate of the ruling National Action Party (PAN) for July 1 elections -- and a chance to become Mexico's first woman president.
Both of the men who battled Vazquez Mota for the nomination conceded to her, and she immediately called on the party to set its sights on Enrique Pena Nieto, the candidate of the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) which ruled Mexico for 71 years before losing power in 2000. Pena Nieto has a sizable lead in most polls, a huge bank roll and the support of the dominant Televisa network.

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