Abriendo Las Playas de Zih

by Ironwood @, Friday, June 26, 2020, 15:54 (12 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

How can you say it was never about the president when in March he was telling Mexicans to go out and enjoy their lives in restaurants etc. contrary to the advice of the experts who were telling people to "quedate en casa"?

March? Another criticism that is superficial that had zero consequences. The media playing up a non-issue. Whatever disconnect you believe there was, it was short lived.

Here in Canada, we have full coverage of the coronavirus situation both here and in the USA. For most of us who are Zihua regulars, our sources for Mexican coronavirus news are limited to the few Mexican English-language sites, and from this Message Board.
Existing, and newly-introduced social safety nets in Canada and the USA have gone a long way to lessening the pain the pandemic has caused. Mexico doesn't have that luxury. Understood, then, that Mexico has its own approach.
Time will tell if Rob's enthusiastic support for Mexico's response was justified.
But when it comes to pooh-poohing criticism of AMLO's odd behavior, calling it "superficial ", a "non-issue", with "zero consequences" he sounds exactly like Republicans defending Trump's odd behavior and incompetence. Most intelligent observers of the US response take Trump's behavior very seriously, going so far as to state that thousands of lives could have been saved, had Trump acted responsibly from Day 1.
If the behavior of the President of the USA has had a disastrous effect on the nation's handling of the health crisis, why does AMLO get a pass?
Sorry, Jack.

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