A Mexico City Political Tale

David Simmonds

JuanitoIn these cynical days of hardball, money-driven politics,  it’s fun to hear of a story that suprises and amuses you. Such a tale is underway in Mexico City now, involving a street corner umbrella salesman who was unbelievably elected as president of one of Mexico City’s 16 local districts. The salesman goes by the name of Juanito and he doesn’t dress like a high-powered politico, and there are many who find him to be unacceptable. But he did win the election. Put a smile on your face for the weekend and read the story here

http://www.theworld.org/2009/09/30/mexicos-juanito-from-street-vendor-to-political-star

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