domingo, julho 02, 2006

Elections in Mexico & Bolivia

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Evo Morales: "Do not steal, do not lie and do not be idle."

28/08/06, Spiegel Interview with Bolivia's Evo Morales", (Archive), Technorati Discussion.

Sunday July 2 2006

Felipe de Jesús Calderón Hinojosa of the Partido Acción Nacional / National Action Party (PAN), the party of incumbent Vicente Fox Quesada, 43 years old:
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Andrés Manuel López Obrador (el Peje / pejelagarto) of the Partido de la Revolución Democrática / Party of the Democratic Revolution (PRD) led coalition, 52 years old:
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Seems to me that Glüsing & Krauze are right-wing hand-wringers, I could be wrong. They like words like 'nightmare' and 'messiah' and dramatic phrases like 'bolts of lighting twitch in the skies' and 'messianic expectations always lead to post-messianic disillusionment', (whatever!). That said, here are their takes on Obrador:
Spiegel: Jens Glüsing - Mexican Elections, (Archive), discussion.
New Republic: Enrique Krauze - Tropical Messiah, (Archive).

More back-handed bets: Washington Post: Money Traders Betting on López Obrador, (Archive), discussion.
New York Times: Mexico's Election Pits Promise Against Fear, (Archive).
New York Times: Bringing Mexico Closer to God, (Archive).
Foreign Policy: Seven Questions - Mexico’s Presidential Race, (Archive).

This 15 minute Google video of Obrador in 1996 during the ructions in Tabasco over Petróleos Mexicanos / PEMEX environmental degradation is worth watching even if you don't speak spanish. (Of course it is Google so there is no way to get an actual copy, when they ditch it, it will be gone.)

Not a polite campaign: Boston Globe: Internet smears take Mexico election to new lows, (Archive).

Click to Enlarge / Click para AumentarEarly results from Mexico:
Forbes: Mexico's Presidential Election Up in Air, (Archive).
San Francisco Chronicle: Presidential vote too close to call - Final count to be released Wednesday, (Archive).

Click to Enlarge / Click para AumentarMonday results from Mexico:
Instituto Federal Electoral (IFE) Summary, IFE News Index.

Spiegel: Mexico Faces Deadlock as Presidential Candidates both Declare Victory, (Archive), discussion.

What look like 'official' sites: Felipe de Jesús Calderón Hinojosa, Andrés Manuel López Obrador.

Click to Enlarge / Click para AumentarReports:
Reuters: Mexico stumbles toward crisis in chaotic election, (Archive).
SwissInfo: Mexico conservative claims win, (Archive).
Times: Mexico in crisis after election dead heat, (Archive).

Obrador's lead was whittled away by Calderon's scare tactics, call them lies - unproven allegations of association and alignment with Chavez. Now he has a bare 1% lead. There could be trouble in the streets with no one at the helm. Recounts might not be finished before next week. Anything could happen.

Blogs: Mirada Pública, ALT1040, Vivir México, Global Voices.

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Results from Bolivia:
BBC: Bolivia 'backs Morales reforms', (Archive).
Mercury: Bolivia president's bid to consolidate power sees setback, (Archive).

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Posted julho 02, 2006 9:41 PM by Anonymous Caroline Müller /  

Hi, well, my comment isn't about this post, it's about the Gentileza's one.

I'm brazilian and if I can help you to translate his poems or anything, you can count on me =)

And I don't know if you knew that, but the music Gentileza, by Marisa Monte, was made when a new mayor was elected, and, as he didn't know about the prophet Gentileza, gave the order to paint the walls where the poems were written.

The paintings that you saw in 2003 aren't the original ones. The population got so angry with the mayor that he ordered to bring pictures of the poems and repaint them, as they were before.

I don't know if I was usefull, but that's it. =) And congratulations, you have one the best archives about Gentileza in the internet.