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, June 8, 2015

Election result - The winner... Absentism

From Imparcial:
In an election day marked by the magisterial vandalism, forced relocation of boxes, large police and military presence, as well as a turnout close to 61 percent, the institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) would recover several electoral districts.

According to the program's results electoral preliminary (PREP) of the election Federal 2015, the PRI stood as the first political force in the State get the 24.58 percent (92 thousand 512 votes), followed by the PRD with the 21.84 (82 thousand 186 votes) to surprise Morena is located in third place with the 15.53 per cent (58 thousand 450 votes).

While the National Action Party (PAN) plummeted to fourth place in the election of State scenario to take a vote on the 10.15 percent (38 thousand 202 votes), followed of the Green Party (PVEM) with the 5.74 percent of the electoral preference (21 thousand 620 votes)
However, due to the slowness of the PREP due to complications arising from the actions of magisterial violence who burned down the Headquarters district as Huajuapan, Miahuatlán, Tehuantepec and Juchitán, Pinotepa Nacional counting was slow.
After the arrival of thousands of troops from the Federal Police and the Mexican army managed to retrieve the locations of the Electoral National Institute (INE), but by the time pressure has failed to reactivate to 100 percent. 
The 4 mil 710 boxes authorized to install 440 were vandalized by the Magisterium and related organizations and the burning of 190 thousand ballots in different constituencies, as part of their electoral boycott called auto.
So voters stayed away and the PRI picked up seats.  Things seem quiet today, at least on social media.

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