I believe we must question and confront Trump for democracy, for the rights of immigrants and, simply, for good journalism.
It is an old and sad custom in Latin America. It’s to protect the dictator, the killer, the one who should be in prison but remains in power through sheer force, fraud and abuses.
The health of a president, in any country, is matter of public interest and national security. The lives of millions of people depend on the decisions of the president. And therefore it is no longer a purely private matter between the patient and the doctor.
Trump leaving the airplane. Trump walking inside the courthouse. Trump getting into the SUV. Trump and his motorcade, trailed by …
NEW YORK – I come from a country – Mexico – where presidents and former presidents have been untouchable. We have had presidents who were murderers, corrupt, election fraudsters and cheaters, thieves and magicians who suddenly made their relatives very wealthy.
The president was angry. The U.S. Department of State had just published its annual report on human rights violations around the world, and Mexico had not done well.
Nicaraguan dictator Daniel Ortega has the bad habit of stealing things. He lives in a house he stole in 1979, at the end of Sandinista rule. And now he wants to steal the country he runs as a surly dictator. He’ll have to be driven out of both.
President Andrés Manuel López Obrador always had the correct diagnosis. Violence in Mexico was linked to a mafia in power. And now that know that’s true – with the guilty verdict against “super policeman” Genaro García Luna – we must also admit that AMLO has failed in his key promise and responsibility. Stopping that violence.
Democracies die from the inside. Almost always. They did not defend themselves enough, or they allowed extremists to break the law and grow without punishment. The institutions weakened, and when the people reacted it was too late: A tyrant was ruling them
MEXICO CITY – The foreign correspondents from the United States and Canada, unaccustomed to the long monologues of the president of Mexico, got a little taste of his mãnaneras, the never-ending and torturous news conferences that Andrés Manuel López Obrador holds virtually every morning.