Sunday, November 15, 2009

Sunday Wrapup

I would call this the weekend wrap-up, but tomorrow is a holiday (Anniversary of the Mexican Revolution of 1910) so we still have one more day of the weekend. This is a big year of celebration for Mexico, as it gets ready to celebrate its 200th birthday.

I was very happy to see Michelle Wie win the Lorena Ochoa Invitational in Guadalajara. She has worked very hard and I feel good for her that she no longer has to hear the "When will she win?" question. I can't imagine how stressful it must have been to have constantly put up with that.

Finally, a funny article about this country from an issue of the Wall Street Journal this weekend. Three years ago, Felipe Calderon (a conservative) defeated Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador (Amlo, the liberal/populist former mayor of Mexico City) for the Presidency, which came with a six-year term (presidents here cannot run for reelection). The contest was extremely close, and it's very likely that there was fraud. Amlo refused to accept the result, and has been running a government ever since then. He and all his ministers take their government very seriously and act as if they are in a real government. Not surprisingly, they public support is very low. Still, it makes for great comedy whenever the "Legitimate President" feels the need to make a proclamation.


  1. With all due respect, I think you have to check your sources regarding the 2006 election. In fact, it is VERY unlikely that there was any fraud in the election. I would recommend that you take a look to what Javier Aparicio (a professor at CIDE) has written about this.

    And, just for the record, I actually voted for AMLO.

    Thanks for posting the link to the wsj article, very enjoyable indeed...

  2. Sorry for the very late response. That sentence was laziness on my part, as I truly am not certain if there was fraud, I've just heard that (ha, and I was/am a Calderonian!) Thanks for reading.


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