Two months after Mexican voters went to the polls, Felipe Calderón has been officially declared president-elect of Mexico. Boz rounds up the mainstream media's reaction while A.M. Mora y Leon links to all the English-language blogs. Ana Maria Salaza has a useful final entry summarizing yesterday's events.
My neighbors; those who live on the otherside of that “fence.” Remember, that not all American’s are a friend of President Bush.
I’m a true patriot, and at the moment, America’s harshest critic. I believe that if a neighbor of mine benefits, than indirectly I too will benefit. I believe that when my neighbor is in trouble, it is my heart-felt obligation that I lend a hand.
Just like you, I believe that building walls and erecting fences will only hinder and postpone cultural advancement within society. I believe that a wall was once built, and only hindered that advanacement of this World Civilization. That wall was the Berlin Wall.
And there are many American’s like me, who believe putting a fence between our great nations will only hinder both of us, not only as a people, but as a World influence.
In order to better ourselves, we must better our neighbors. In order to help ourselves, we must help our neighbors. That is a lesson that not only you and I can benefit from, but that every nation can benefit from. Especially in the new world we live in, the world of Globilization.
No longer can we live independent from one another. NO! We are all apart of the world, and in order for us all to benefit, we must help those in need.
Remember, great people of Mexico, not all American’s happy with President Bush. Remember too, that you are apart of this great WORLD, and that YOU can make it a better place for all of our children.
Sincerely, Nick Olson.