About Secret History

Commentary on Latin America.
Mostly about Mexico - but not always.
Designed to encourage readers to learn about
the apparently "secret history" of 500 million people
spread across two continents
- but not always.
You can always count on a little snark.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

EPN, Isn't It About ... Time

It seems that the Time magazine cover for President Enrique Peña Nieto more prescient than it was given credit for. EPN seems to be all about the time these days.

He has time to lounge around in a mansion given to his wife by his Salinista cronies in the railroad business.

He has time to make promise after empty promise about changing the quality of education for Mexican students.

He has time to wait eleven days before addressing the murder of the missing students of Guerrero and thirty-three days to address the families. I guess he hasn't had time to learn the theater of politics from his wife or his padre politico Carlos Salinas de Gortari.

Doubtful it will happen, but it would be nice if the congress gave him a wee bit more time and asked for his resignation under Article 86 of the Constitution.

Then it might be time for an effective truth and reconciliation commission to investigate every Mexican president from Luis Echeverria to EPN to air the dirty laundry of one of Latin America's longest running dirty wars and bring it to a halt.


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