WESLACO, Texas – Since 2015, when he had a bodyguard remove me from a news conference in Iowa, I had not seen Donald Trump.
Daniel Ortega was crying. It was February of 1990 and the Sandinista National Liberation Front had just lost the presidential election to Violeta Barrios de Chamorro, widow of legendary journalist Pedro Joaquín Chamorro.
Leopoldo López had escaped. That was the rumor. What started out as a wish re tweeted on social networks had suddenly materialized.
Journalists like me who were born and worked in Latin America are well experienced with authoritarian leaders like Donald Trump.
Since Andrés Manuel López Obrador became president, 63,792 Mexicans have been murdered. There are no other details. That’s the Mexican government’s official figure on willful homicides from December 1 2018 to September 30 2020.
The image was made for television. Donald Trump had just landed in a helicopter on the White House lawn. He walked up the stairs to a balcony, and defiantly pulled off his mask.
It’s a fascinating question. How many people are needed for a protest that topples a dictator? Harvard political scientist Erica Chenoweth calculates that about 3.5 percent of a country’s population must join street protests to successfully bring down a dictatorship, according to a BBC interview.
For a moment, let us leave the dead from the pandemic and the violence in Mexico in peace. There will be time to speak about them.
LAS VEGAS — Deportations won’t get you Latino votes. This is a lesson Democrats have to learn.
It was midnight in Washington and the impeachment trial was still being broadcast. Rep. Adam Schiff, a California Democrat, complained about the lateness of the hour: Sure, the trial was important, he said, but many Americans were no doubt already asleep.