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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For additional photography please visit my flickr page.
You can find my music on Jango (World & latin - Worldbeat) and at iTunes and most online stores.
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If you are coming to Oaxaca, please contact me for tours or advice.

Santo Domingo

Santo Domingo
The view from Corazon del Pueblo

The hereafter re me

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

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Lobrez Obrador challenges election results

Who coulda predicted?  Could get mighty interesting.  Stay tuned...

from The Independent
The runner-up in Mexico's presidential election has refused to accept its result, claiming that his rival Pena Nieto swept to victory on the back of an organised campaign of fraud, bribery and vote-rigging.
Lobrez Obrador – who with 99 per cent of ballots counted trails by 3.2 million votes – claimed Mr Nieto had illegally bought at least a million votes and exceeded the campaign finance limit. He pledged to challenge Sunday's election result in court, but stopped short of calling supporters on to the streets, as he did after narrowly losing to the outgoing President Felipe Calderon in 2006.
"I cannot accept any results, until I have complete certainty that the citizens' vote was respected, and the election was not falsified," he told reporters, adding that Mexicans who had backed Mr Nieto were voting for a "regime of corruption."
Mr Nieto, who has already claimed victory, represents the right-leaning Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI), which used patronage and bribery to hold power in Mexico for more than 70 years, before losing a presidential election in 2000.

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