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

Friday, July 20, 2012

Election aftermath continues

Pressure for review comes from old and young.  Both stories from the LAHT.
Mexico’s Yo soy 132 student movement presented Thursday a campaign aimed at persuading authorities to annul the July 1 presidential election and avert the “imposition” of ostensible winner Enrique Peña Nieto as the country’

The movement has already submitted to prosecutors and electoral authorities a report containing more than 1,000 instances of irregularities at polling places and said it will deliver a second dossier next week.

“If the authorities charged with validating the election don’t take into account the hundreds of citizen complaints documented so far, they will be taking a step toward a grave risk of social explosion,” Yo soy 132 said in a statement, while emphasizing their own commitment to strictly peaceful protest.

The group’s spokespeople announced a “national mega-march against the imposition,” urging Mexicans to fill town squares across the country on Sunday.
 And from the "old," the PAN and PRD, the political parties.
Mexico’s conservative governing party and the leftist coalition that finished second in the July 1 presidential election said Thursday that they will demand an investigation of the finances of the Institutional Revolutionary Party, or PRI, whose candidate ostensibly won the contest.

The respective chairmen of the conservative National Action Party and the leftist PRD, Gustavo Madero and Jesus Zambrano, held a press conference in the capital to announce their plans to file a formal complaint with the Attorney General’s Office.

The party chiefs also disclosed that they asked electoral authorities to complete their probe of PRI campaign finances before the Aug. 31 deadline for Mexico’s TEPJF electoral court to certify the PRI’s Enrique Peña Nieto as president-elect.
Hard to see how this gets resolved.   If this is happening now in Mexico, I can only imagine what will happen after the Nov. elections in El Norte.  Oh, wait, I am sure things with go smoothly and people will accept the results no matter what.

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