PresentaZIHón Escamada

by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Sunday, June 06, 2021, 21:02 (107 days ago)


As of today, since April 18, 2020 Zihuatanejo has registered a cumulative total of 2,428 confirmed cases of Covid-19 (1 more than yesterday), 194 that have resulted in fatalities, 6 that are currently active, and approximately 2,078 that have recovered. Petatlán currently registers 2 active cases while La Unión registers 0.

Mexico's national elections are a marvel to behold. Even though our voting is all done on one day, it's done on a Sunday when most people don't work. There are rarely long waits or long lines because in most places there are plenty of casillas and the process is extremely simple, leaving an easily verifiable paper trail. It makes what happens in the USA appear rather unnecessarily cumbersome and complicated, if not counterproductive. But then here we want everyone to be able to vote and to do so easily. There are no gerrymandered districts, no voter suppression laws, nothing complicated at all for the voters. While my wife encountered a line at 8:00 AM, I was watching Mexico's Checo Perez win the Formula 1 Grand Prix of Azerbaijan, so I didn't go until sometime between 10 and 11 after I'd had my Sunday bolillo con relleno for breakfast. There was no line. No fuss. I knew almost everyone at the polling station, several have been my friends for most of my life, many of us even worked together when I was in charge of state and local elections at the same polling station several years ago. This is how a community is supposed to work together. While it usually takes several days to certify and count all the results, you can check the preliminary results here: --> https://prep2021-gro-opl.mx/prepr/

It was an extremely hot day. Rain danced around on the horizon, but it's barely sprinkled here, just enough to make it more humid. Thank goodness for cold beer.

A typical morning on Zihuatanejo's downtown beach at our fishermen's market (except for the recently unnecessarily cut palm tree).

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