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

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Election update... that's that

Let's face it.  Politics are ugly.  Money, power, corruption, money and of course, dinero, not to mention money, are all factors in the ugly process.  Sounds familiar doesn't it?

So Piña Nieto has been confirmed as the new president of Mexico.  Reminds me of that shining moment in US history when the Supreme Court determined who was president.  That worked out well.

from the LAHT
The judges found that insufficient evidence was submitted of biased and unequal news coverage in favor of Peña Nieto, particularly by No. 1 TV broadcaster Televisa, even though Britain’s Guardian newspaper published e-mails about a secret unit at the network whose mission was to promote the PRI hopeful.

They also dismissed evidence of deliberate distortion in pre-election polls, use of illegal funding and excessive campaign spending, vote buying and coercion, improper intervention in the election by state governors and other public officials and irregularities on election day....
The final confirmation of the PRI’s victory means that party will return to power in December after a 12-year absence.

The PRI, which governed Mexico from 1929 to 2000, lost the 2000 presidential election to the PAN and finished third in 2006.

During its 71-year reign, the PRI relied mainly on patronage and control of organized labor and the mass media, though it was not above resorting to outright vote-rigging and even violence.
 Some things don't change, I guess.  You get what you pay for.

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