Vote July 7 – Gift with Purchase

Scroll down to content


It is election season here in Oaxaca. Candidates have hired armies to canvas the zocalo and the markets for them. They appear on the screen before movies; they have attractive young people chanting their names. One even has a song about how ought to be the president of Oaxaca.

There are leaflets, posters, decals, billboards, taxi cab windows, etc. with their enormous heads nearly everywhere you look.

When I ask people if they are voting for the candidate who:
just held the lucha libre event
has the annoying song that blares down the street
just gave them a teeshirt three sizes too small
offered them a balloon, a bracelet, some blaring pop music in the streets…
they always answer, “No.” And, I am not sure if this is because I have started n impolite conversation, if people simply don’t vote, or if the right candidate has not come around yet…



Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: