I was born and grew up in one country with no democracy, Mexico, and later moved to another where there was democracy, the United States.
His name doesn’t show up on the polls, and most Mexicans don’t know who he is. But Jorge Alvarez Máynez wants to be the next president of Mexico.
“It’s the economy, stupid.” That’s the phrase used during Bill Clinton’s campaign in 1992, when he defeated then-President George H.W. Bush. The message to voters was crystal clear.
It’s not often that Mexico and the United States hold presidential elections in the same year. It happens only every 12 years. And that coincidence is an opportunity to start anew or fix the things that have not worked.
MIAMI – Last week, when Donald Trump was arraigned on 37 criminal charges of retaining secret documents at his Mar-A-Lago home, hundreds of his backers turned up to support him at the federal courthouse when he arrived. There were more journalists than protesters, but their shouts of indignation were loud.
WASHINGTON – None of the two. Neither Joe Biden nor Donald Trump. The majority of U.S. voters want a generational change in the White House. That’s what the polls say. The problem is that neither Democrats nor Republicans dare say that to Biden or Trump.
The former Congresswoman was angry. Not all of us Republicans think the same way, an upset Ileana Ros-Lehtinen told me on a TV program.
The current president of Mexico, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, is still fighting the results of the 2006 elections, which sent Felipe Calderón of the PAN party into the presidency.
President Jose Biden is the total opposite of Donald Trump. Biden is deliberate, easy going, doesn’t Tweet, thinks about what he says and has his ego well under control.
It was one of the biggest and most dangerous attacks on U.S. democracy in modern history.