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Wednesday, November 07, 2018
The day after the election
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According to news reports, President elect Andrés Lopez-Obrador of Mexico has invited Venezuela’s dictator Nicolas Maduro to his inauguration. By the way, he also invited Evo Morales of Bolivia. I’m assuming that Cuba’s Miguel Diaz-Canel will also attend.
What does it mean? Not much. Mexicans always invite fellow Latin American leaders to their inaugurations. In other words, Lopez-Obrador is not breaking new ground here.
I do wonder about a couple of things:
First, will President Trump or VP Pence attend? I can’t see that, specially after the tough language coming out of this administration about Venezuela. Also, I recall that in 1981 President Reagan told then President Lopez-Portillo that he would not attend a conference if Fidel Castro was present. Of course, that was an economic summit rather than an inauguration. Nevertheless, President Reagan got his wish.
Second, did you hear about the anti-Maduro online petition in Mexico? On Sunday night, a friend from Mexico told me about this:
Within a few hours of the announcement that Nicolás Maduro had been invited to the December 1 swearing-in ceremony, thousands of people voiced their rejection via an online petition.
Some will react to that petition and call it partisan politics. It was started by the opposition center-right PAN party. I don’t totally agree that it was all partisanship. I agree with my Mexican friend that this reaction reflects what many Mexicans feel– something like, what the heck is a failing state dictator doing in Mexico?
Finally, what’s Lopez-Obrador motivation? Yes, courtesy to a fellow Latin American leader and tradition. My impression is that Lopez-Obrador understands that Maduro is poison and may not be in power much longer anyway.
As I’ve told my Mexican friends, Lopez-Obrador has to create jobs to keep Mexicans happy. He needs Trump and the U.S. economy to do that
Maduro has nothing to offer Lopez-Obrador. They will shake hands and share a toast. And then Maduro will be off to Caracas, where he faces big problems. And don’t expect them to meet again!
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Yes, I expected Cruz to win by 10. He won by 3!— Silvio Canto, Jr. (@SCantojr) November 7, 2018
O'Rourke had millions of dollars to register and get out the vote. In the end, he lost. Would the money have been better spent in Florida or Indiana or Missouri or Arizona? Yes!
The GOP will be + 3 or + 4 or + 5 in the US Senate. Fantastic news!— Silvio Canto, Jr. (@SCantojr) November 7, 2018
The Dems will have a House majority of + 15. It will be impossible to get anything done. Not clear that Pelosi will be the Speaker......too many Dems ran promising not to vote for Pelosi.— Silvio Canto, Jr. (@SCantojr) November 7, 2018
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