Nov 6, 2011

Divine Providence/Divina Providencia and/or Practical Promises needed in Guatemala--UPDATE--GENERAL PEREZ MOLINA WINS!

General Otto Perez Molina, ¨Mano Dura¨
TODAY IS ANOTHER BEAUTIFUL DAY IN GUATEMALA (which is a very beautiful country) AND IT´S ALSO THE DAY IN GUATEMALA FOR A RUN-OFF ELECTION BETWEEN THE TWO REMAINING CANDIDATES FOR PRESIDENT, Dr. Manuel Antonio Baldizón Méndez and retired General Otto Pérez Molina.

Guatemala is a country that is desperate for strong ¨executive¨ leadership as the current government and it´s agencies/accomplices has had a near complete melt down and lawlessness and corruption are running rampant as well as a ¨worker slowdown¨ within Government that is a disgrace (and these government workers are getting paid well in a economy where many outsiders have no jobs at all)!

Retired General Otto Pérez Molina promises ¨Mano Dura¨ (a hard hand) if elected today--potential support amongst many folk in the campo (and amongst the wealthy old families in Guatemala City) make his election look possible...we will see...often in Guatemala ¨things¨ aren´t what they seem to be but a ¨hard hand¨ is urgently needed to heal ¨hard times.¨

Otto Pérez Molina

El general retirado Otto Pérez Molina, candidato del derechista Partido Patriota (PP), de ganar las elecciones de este domingo se convertiría en el primer Presidente militar de Guatemala desde que se instauró la era democrática, en 1986.

Pérez Molina, quien ofrece gobernar con mano dura este país, que apenas hace 11 años concluyó una sangrienta guerra civil.
 
Manuel Antonio Baldizón Méndez

Dr. Manuel Antonio Baldizón Méndez, ¨Bono 15¨ 
Manuel Antonio Baldizón Méndez (born 6 May 1970) is a Guatemalan politician, lawyer, and hotel entrepreneur. He is the leader of the Renewed Democratic Liberty (LIDER) party, and a candidate in the 2011 presidential election.
 
Diputado del Congreso. Fue elegido miembro del Congreso de Guatemala por el Partido Avanzada Nacional (PAN) en 2003, pero se unió a la Unidad Nacional de la Esperanza (UNE) de Álvaro Colom en el año 2006. Baldizón fue reelegido como miembro del Congreso en 2007. En el 2008 se desintegró del partido UNE y fundó el partido LIDER.

ALL IS QUIET AT THE MOMENT -- RESULTS EXPECTED LATE TONIGHT!

5 comments:

Caminante said...

So what is your take on this? I am watching both Nicaragua and Guatemala...Cuídate por favor.

Leonardo Ricardo said...

Carefully said (by me) it appears (only by me) that the whole chance of correcting the vile crime in the street rests with General Otto Perez Molina...when watching the Presidential runoff debate (and not understanding all of it perfectly because of my Spanish limitations), the General Perez handled himself with great poise, answered direct questions, made the right kind of committments (so everyone could have a improved manner of life) against daily/deadly street crime and was the flat out victor of debate. Manuel Baldizon Mendez was, in my opinion only, shallow, surface and sweating like a pig...I notice that in much of the ¨glad handing¨ done in public, Congressman Baldizon fashions himself to be quite the ¨peoples person¨ and almost a ¨joker/clown¨...the same would not be said about General Perez...I personally take him very seriously (as I imagine most would)...the rest, who knows? Not me but my friends, both Guatemalan and others find Perez Molina to be the ¨man¨ of the hour and the ¨mano dura¨ much needed to insure safety (at the very least) for Guatemaltecos and visitors alike. Hope he wins...vamos a ver...tonight!

Leonardo Ricardo said...

HE WON! General Perez Molina won by a easy 11% of the National vote (he clobbered the competition by 70+% in Guatemala City! BRAVO President-elect Perez Molina!

JCF said...

"[(2010: Wisconsin, Ohio, Michigan, Florida, etc) is a State] that is desperate for strong ¨executive¨ leadership as the current government and it´s agencies/accomplices has had a near complete melt down and lawlessness and corruption are running rampant as well as a ¨worker slowdown¨ within Government that is a disgrace (and these government workers are getting paid well in a economy where many outsiders have no jobs at all)!"

I love you, Leonardo.

But I hope my amendment of your paragraph displays why I find it so upsetting. :-(

JCF, child of two government workers, who hopes to be one myself...

Leonardo Ricardo said...

JCF, I love you too. The ¨worker slowdown¨ around here is because of ¨who gives a shit¨ the government is about to change...no social/political statement at all...it´s a matter of taking advantage of the void (the last four years of less than clever National leadership)...interestingly, my pick up truck was stolen a couple of years ago...in order to collect the insurance I was put through ONE MONTH of detailed, overly detailed, paper filling out/chasing and filings in Government offices in Guatemala City (I don´t live there) several times a week! Off I went, more work papers kept getting requested...aye bandito, I almost went nuts, EXCEPT for the very kind and helpful Government workers I encountered in almost every office/stop along the way...truly, they were bien helpful, kind, sympathetic and good at their jobs...it´s just lately at immigration one could have a stroke with the nonsense (and there aren´t even many foreigners around these days/daze because of the violence)! Go figure! Mano Dura is on the way!