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“The Mexican Presidential Election”

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By Jon Sievert

At this week’s Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Service, political sage Hector Ulloa offers his views on the recent Mexican presidential election, including what happened before and after it, and what might be expected when Andrés Manuel López Obrador takes office on December 1.

“México is a complex country, riddled with cases of overt corruption,” says Ulloa. “For decades, this was a topic people only talked about within the safety of the circles of family or close friends or after a few drinks at the local bar. Today, mostly thanks to the immediacy of social networks, it seems to have become a malady hard to hide anymore, even when part of the media is trying hard to do so. How will this all change? Will it change at all? Will it affect the current relationship between México and the United States? Will México regain its once famous status as a peaceful, hospitable place to be? Is it true that México might become ‘another Venezuela,’ whatever that means?”

Hector has a longstanding relationship with San Miguel de Allende. He studied ethnology at the National School of Anthropology and History in México City and communications at Monterrey Tech before moving here in the mid-1990s. He quickly progressed from a volunteer to assistant editor to the first Mexican editor-in-chief in Atención San Miguel’s history. This gave him an edge when writing editorials, since, being Mexican, he was not limited by law to express his views regarding Mexican politics.

Following his stint at Atención, he was named Press Secretary to then SMA Mayor Jaime Fernández, where he got to know how Mexican politics work from the inside and the dire conditions in which most people live in San Miguel’s rural communities. After that, he was the academic director of the Instituto Allende. Hector moved to Toluca in the State of México in 2011, where he established Iconofilia (iconofilia.hectorulloa.com) to practice and teach the art of digital photography. Special Music is by the Swing Duo of Eric Bogart and Terianne Stratton.

The UU Fellowship meets every Sunday at 10:30am at Posada de la Aldea, Ancha de San Antonio 15 and welcomes people of all ages, races, religions, sexual orientation, and gender identity. For information about our Children’s Sunday Program, contact us at chris.chase1955@gmail.com. Visitors are invited to attend the service and then join the UUs for hospitality and discussion afterwards. Wheelchair accessible. For additional information, visit our web site at uufsma.org.

 

 

“The Mexican Presidential Election”

By Hector Ulloa

Sun, Nov 4, 10:30am

Posada de la Aldea

Ancha de San Antonio 15

“The Mexican Presidential Election”

By Jon Sievert

At this week’s Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Service, political sage Hector Ulloa offers his views on the recent Mexican presidential election, including what happened before and after it, and what might be expected when Andrés Manuel López Obrador takes office on December 1.

“México is a complex country, riddled with cases of overt corruption,” says Ulloa. “For decades, this was a topic people only talked about within the safety of the circles of family or close friends or after a few drinks at the local bar. Today, mostly thanks to the immediacy of social networks, it seems to have become a malady hard to hide anymore, even when part of the media is trying hard to do so. How will this all change? Will it change at all? Will it affect the current relationship between México and the United States? Will México regain its once famous status as a peaceful, hospitable place to be? Is it true that México might become ‘another Venezuela,’ whatever that means?”

Hector has a longstanding relationship with San Miguel de Allende. He studied ethnology at the National School of Anthropology and History in México City and communications at Monterrey Tech before moving here in the mid-1990s. He quickly progressed from a volunteer to assistant editor to the first Mexican editor-in-chief in Atención San Miguel’s history. This gave him an edge when writing editorials, since, being Mexican, he was not limited by law to express his views regarding Mexican politics.

Following his stint at Atención, he was named Press Secretary to then SMA Mayor Jaime Fernández, where he got to know how Mexican politics work from the inside and the dire conditions in which most people live in San Miguel’s rural communities. After that, he was the academic director of the Instituto Allende. Hector moved to Toluca in the State of México in 2011, where he established Iconofilia (iconofilia.hectorulloa.com) to practice and teach the art of digital photography. Special Music is by the Swing Duo of Eric Bogart and Terianne Stratton.

The UU Fellowship meets every Sunday at 10:30am at Posada de la Aldea, Ancha de San Antonio 15 and welcomes people of all ages, races, religions, sexual orientation, and gender identity. For information about our Children’s Sunday Program, contact us at chris.chase1955@gmail.com. Visitors are invited to attend the service and then join the UUs for hospitality and discussion afterwards. Wheelchair accessible. For additional information, visit our web site at uufsma.org.

 

 

“The Mexican Presidential Election”

By Hector Ulloa

Sun, Nov 4, 10:30am

Posada de la Aldea

Ancha de San Antonio 15

 

 

 

 

 

 

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