Tuesday, June 08, 2021

VP in Central America plus more GOP success in Texas

VP in Central America plus more GOP success in Texas 06/08 by Silvio Canto Jr | Politics

VP in Central America......Senator Manchin stops Biden agenda......Elections in Mexico........GOP wins big in Texas......Happy # 81 Nancy Sinatra............and other stories........click to listen:

Tuesday’s video: Mexico and the midterms


Tuesday’s video: 
Mexico and the midterms 
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Lopez-Obrador and the mid-term Mexican blues


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They had the Mexican version of a mid-term election south of the border.   In the end, it looks like President Andres Lopez-Obrador did not get a super majority and will have to compromise to get things done.    

This is from a BBC election summary:    

If the results are confirmed, the president is likely to face challenges to his ambitious reform programme, which he calls the "Fourth Transformation".

Partial results show his Morena party and its allies in the Workers Party and Green Party winning between 265 and 292 of the 500 seats in the lower house, the National Electoral Institute said. That means they will fall short of the two-thirds majority needed to push through constitutional changes.

Morena itself was projected to win between 190 and 203 seats. It currently has 253.

"[The result] is a defeat for Mr López Obrador -- not overwhelming -- but it does weaken him and his project because it requires constitutional reforms," political analyst José Antonio Crespo told AFP news agency.

We will see how President Lopez-Obrador reacts to this new political reality.   Will he react like President Clinton in 1995 and sit down with the other side to get something done?   Or will he show his authoritarian side?

A couple of my Mexican friends were a bit relieved with the results.  They had expressed concerns about one party running everything.  They felt that it would be counterproductive and make an economic recovery less likely.  

One friend reminded me that massive corruption was the legacy of one party rule for 60 years. 

By the way, a couple of things about the Mexican election are worth noting.  No party complained about voter ID.  And violence was an unfortunate reality of the season, i.e. 89 candidates killed in the campaign.

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A word about June 8




We remember June 8:

"Kiss of the century":   Greta Friedman was born in Austria in 1924 and died in Virginia died at age 92.    Greta was the nurse kissed in Times Square during the V-J celebrations in 1945. 

"The great shortstop":  Mark Belanger was born on this day in 1944 in Pittsfield, Massachusetts.    He became one of the best defensive shortstops in major league history winning 8 Gold Gloves.  

"Cuban humor":   We remember Guillermo Álvarez Guedes who was born in Cuba on this day in 1927.  He died in 2013.

"These boots are made for walking":   We wish a very happy # 81 to Nancy Sinatra.  

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Happy # 81 Nancy Sinatra

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We wish a very happy birthday to Nancy Sinatra.  She was born in Jersey City on this day in 1940.  Her parents were Frank Sinatra and Nancy Barbato.

1966 was a good year for the Sinatra family.   Frank had a huge hit with "Strangers in the night" and Nancy earned a gold record with "These boots were made for walking".

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