Yesterday, I read that Sr. Lopez Obrador has an interesting choice of music:
"Significantly, the PRD candidate, who choreographed his own inauguration ceremony, chose to have the audience serenaded by the Cuban singer Silvio Rodriguez, darling of Havana's music collectives." (See Lopez Obrador's Election Fraud By Jorge Amador)
Of course, LO lost me with that move. My guess is that he lost the Cuban-Americans in the US.
Memo to LO: Don't bring your act to Miami!
It reminds me of a conversation that I had with a Mexican several years ago.
My Mexican friend decided to be nice by referring to his collection of Silvio Rodriguez' LPs as "protest music".
I quickly reminded my Mexican friend that SR is not a protest singer. In Cuba, protest singers are in jail or dead.
SR is a propagandist who sings praises to the so called "revolution".
Of course, the Mexican left loves SR, and "la revolucion", because it provides them with material to hate the US.
Where is the Mexican left vis-a-vis Cuban political prisoners? The Mexican left had a heart attack over Abu Garib, which is one prison, and has said nothing about the dozens of active prisons in the island.
In fact, SR was allowed to visit Chile and sing to Pinochet's victims. See:
"En Chile (1991) Just after Gen. Pinochet stepped down as dictator of Chile, Silvio - who had been in Chile shortly before the 1973 coup - returned to play a concert, backed by the phenomenal Cuban dance/jazz band Irakere. The track list is heavily made up of tunes from the previous two albums, plus some of his biggest hits ("Unicornio," "Santiago De Chile") and new material (the anthemic concluding "Venga La Esperanza"), all of which sparkles in new full-band arrangements.)"
Of course, no one has ever been allowed to visit Castro's victims. Does SR know that? Of course he does!
However, SR likes the privilege that comes from being a propagandist for the longest running dictatorship in Latin America.
LO just gave me another reason to despise him. Did I need any others?