For those of us living in the United States or Mexico, it’s unlikely that we’ll always be protected from a well-armed gunman with murderous intent. So we’d all better come up with a personal plan. Just in case.
I have only words of encouragement and admiration for the millions of Venezuelans currently fighting for their freedom. There is no way of knowing for certain how the crisis in Venezuela will end, but I am quite sure I know who is holding the weapons and committing the murders. And I also know who has been in the resistance there, for 20 years now.
If Andrés Manuel López Obrador has changed anything, its that the Mexican president is now expected to show his face to the public on a regular basis.
The Mexican president has systematically discredited journalists and media outlets. He is powerful and popular but he is not untouchable.
Mexico is an extremely dangerous country. The main challenge facing Andrés Manuel López Obrador, Mexicos new president, is to stop the killing of so many of the nations citizens. Unfortunately, nothing has changed so far.
More than 30 million Mexicans voted for a change in the last election, and that’s exactly what they got.
There are three ways to deal with a bully: let him have his way, confront him or ignore him completely. In dealing with Donald Trump, Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador — AMLO, as he is known — has chosen the third option.
Andrés Manuel López Obrador, Mexicos new president, has gotten off to a fast start. This is a dramatic change from past administrations, but its no surprise, given that AMLO, as he is known, has been waiting for over 12 years for this moment. Now that hes in power, López Obrador hasnt hesitated to shake things up.
Time, or rather a lack of it, had always been the problem. The director Alfonso Cuarón wanted to make another film with Emmanuel Lubeski, the celebrated cinematographer and a close friend of his, known as El Chivo, but they wanted to do it at their own pace.
If Mexico were a dictatorship, where pundits were killed, dissenters were jailed as political prisoners, people were tortured, the press was censored and political opponents were crushed, my hope would be that other countries around the world stand up and defend the Mexican people.