Reporting on Drug War Violence in Mexico - NOT....
Trip Start Dec 04, 2012
72Trip End Dec 31, 2014
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What's the matter Lager Boy - Afraid that you are going taste something.
Try Hobgoblin Beer..
This poster has got stuck in my mind - For some strange reason
I related very strongly to that guy in the poster....
Our Spanish teacher was showing us how the spelling
of some Spanish words have been changed recently.......
for example the numbers 21 to 29
- were veinte y uno, veinte y dos, etc.
- and the spelling was changed to
- veintiuno, veintidos, etc....
There is a Spanish Language Instituto that is based in Spain that meets every year.
Representatives from the 27 Spanish speaking countries are represented at this conference..
They go through the International Standard Spanish Dictionary and look at every word,
And decide if words need to be dropped out, new words put in, the spelling of words changed,
and/or the grammar changed.
The objective of this annual conference and the standardized International Spanish Dictionary
is to keep Spanish consistent and the same in the 27 Spanish countries in the world, and
to promote the Spanish language ..
Am American that I met from Santa Fe, New Mexico had taken Spanish lessons in Santa Fe
that had been sponsored by this International Standardization of Spanish Foundation in Spain..
It is not like the French Academy of the French Language, that is very Chauvenistic and Nationalistic and anti-American...
Due to the technological revolution that the world is going through - many new words are being added to the International Standardized Spanish Dictionary every year - eg. cell phone, internet, texting, blog, blogging, etc..
Also, many American words (with a Spanish pronunciation) are creeping into the Spanish language. The Foundation of the International Standardization of Spanish has decided to allow one American word a day to be recognized in the Spanish language - so that is 365 American words a year are recognized as being part of the Spanish language annually....
eg.`s - waffles, hot cakes, pancakes, etc..., many of the American words being recognized in the Spanish language as being Spanish are technical words...
New Federal Government took over in Mexico on December 01, 2012.
They are determined to change things in Mexico and bring it into the Modern World..
Huge amounts of Foreign capital (money) is now pouring into Mexico at an unprecedented rate...
Education is handled Federally in Mexico. The Federal Government is trying to modernize the education system in Mexico by wrestling the control of education away from the very powerful and very corrupt `Teacher`s Union`- education is currently run and controlled by the ``Very Powerful and Very Corrupt Teacher`s Union`` in Mexico - where teaching positions are sold or given to relatives or very close friends - merit is not a consideration in filling teaching positions.
It is the Mexican system where people in business and government surround themselves with relatives and very close friends - because those are the only people that they can trust in a corrupt country and system... Also, family is very important in Mexico
and taking care of family members is very important and a high priority with Mexicans...
The Head of the Mexican Teacher`s Union has become extremely wealthy - no comment on this..
The new Federal Mexican government has adopted new, unannounced policies towards the Drug Cartels and the Drug Wars - you will be hearing very little about Drug Wars violence in Mexico
in the future... I will comment on the Federal Mexican Government`s unannounced policies towards the Drug Cartels and the Drug Wars further in a future travelogue blog....if the secret ruling elite in Mexico or Drug Cartel Gangsters do not get me first...
The Federal Mexican Government has made an attempt to legalize marijuana in Mexico,
which was defeated in a very close vote, because of pressure from the Americans to not legalize
marijuana in Mexico...The American Government is increasingly becoming more like the Roman Catholic Church.... completely and absolutely divorced from reality - this is not a good thing..
The world does not need two Roman Catholic Church type organizations trying to run the world and what people do...Why does the USA continue to not recognize Cuba and to continue its complete trade embargo on Cuba - it has nothing to do with reality and everything to do
with voting blocks in the ``GOOD OLD USA````..
Currently, it is not illegal to be possession of 6 oz.`s or less of any drug in Mexico.....
Mexicans do not think that they have a drug problem in Mexico - as far as using drugs are concerned. The drug problem in Mexico is the transportation and sale of illegal drugs
into the USA by the Mexican Drug Cartels and the billions $$$$$$ that are
and can be made in this business... And it is only a problem because the Americans have made it a problem and hold the Mexicans and Mexico responsible for the sale of billions $$$ of illegal drugs into the USA. Many Mexicans do not consider this to be a Mexican problem, they consider it to be an American problem... Of course the Drug Cartels, the Drug Wars, and the related corruption and the reporting of the Drug Wars Violence in Mexico is a Mexican problem....
You will not be hearing about Drug Wars Violence in Mexico anymore so that part of the problem
is being dealt with.......
The former Mayor of San Miguel who left office on Dec. 01, 2012, has bought a condo in Manhattan, New York, New York and her whereabouts are currently unknown.
The new Mayor of San Miguel, Senor Trejoh, Dec. 01/2012,
has started criminal proceeding against the former Mayor for the misappropriation of funds..
This goes against the Mexican tradition of new government officials not taking action against the previous government officials for questionable acts and actions...
Elected Mexican politicians cannot be re-elected in Mexico, it is the law...
So they only get one kick at the can...
The current Mayor of San Miguel is a millionaire and wants to be President of Mexico,
and cannot be re-elected when his term as Mayor ends..So there is great hope that things are going to be different, this time around - only time will tell...,
In the past - one way of getting rich in Mexico was to be elected to public office.....
I am digressing from my normal commentary on my life in San Miguel, Mexico...
A Lady in my ``The Conquest of Mexico by Cortez (1519/21) Course``
thinks that I look like a Spanish Conquistadors...
It must be that strong, brutal, savage, macho look that I have, that makes her think that......
Mexicans do not say that they do not like something..
They say that they do not like it a lot...
They say that they like it a little....
Which means that they do not like it.......
Watched the priests blessing the police cars on Mexican, Spanish T.V. the other day..
The Roman Catholic Priests bless everything here in Mexico from pets, police cars, people`s
houses, etc. - everything..I will not comment on what I think - I will keep my thoughts to myself
- THIS TIME....
My life is unmanageable only if I think that I am in control or want to be in control.
If I give up wanting to be in control or thinking that I am in control,
my life will not be unmanageable.
If I am not humble, I will be humiliated..
True happiness comes from making others happy...
Viva La Mexico
Adious Mis Amigos Y Amigas
Mis Compadres, Compaņeros and Compaņeras,
Caballero, Mexico Dave
Footnote and very recent update:
The Federal Mexican Government pays the teacher`s salaries.
Many of the teachers receiving cheques do not exist..
Who has been cashing their cheques...
The head of the Mexican Teacher`s Union is now in Jail...
It is a woman.... just as I thought.....