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Wait, after all those murders and sabotaging during the elections the people still managed to elect a really worthy president (seems like the best president I’ve seen in all the countries the last years)??

Wow, maybe I should move to Mexico

Congratulations Mexico!

Edit: Well, hmm:

https://lemmy.world/post/16332638

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Either that or back deals with the cartels to ensure the same happened to the opposition, or not to the official candidate

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Legitimate question: Who exactly is it that won’t attend her inauguration? Were they invited, but refused to attend? Who else from the US is going?

Also, congrats to Mexico! sounds like a great choice for a president!

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Yeah, I’d be interested in how many people go to the inauguration of other countries heads of state.

Like, my best guess is that it’s a dig at, like, Gov Abbott, but I agree that I don’t think I’d expect him to, even if he was a Democrat.

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When was the last time Mexico attended a US Presidential Inauguration lol

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Spiderman pointing at Spiderman

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Also, is it normal for them to attend, or are we just making this great Mexico news about America?

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Guessing it is common for the state department to send a representative. Perhaps the Secretary of State since it’s an important neighbour. Since it’s campaign time, you could see others going if they believe it helps their reelection bid somehow ( though I don’t know how), but it would not be unusual if only the US ambassador to Mexico is present. I don’t know of any foreign politician that attend the US presidential inauguration.

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I mean you have to assume they’re talking about like the governor of Texas or something, but I’ve never heard of them attending before.

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I will NOT be attending, so I’m on the list. I can’t go, but I won’t be going, either, as I neither have an invitation nor the means to do so.

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Yeah I’m confused as to why that sentence was in the announcement.

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Is this the first Nobel laureate to run a country? How bloody amazing. Well done Mexico!

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Barak Obama was named the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize laureate nine months after his inauguration. Subsequently, he used a drone to murder an American citizen, among a litany of other atrocities.

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Meanwhile Lê Đức Thọ refused the prize as it was shared with FUCKING KISSINGER.

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Best thing Obama did was pulling out of Iraq, finally leaving an illegal war, so hats off for that. But all his talk about envisioning a world free of nuclear weapons and then not even attempting disarmament of the US ones kinda seems weak.

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Kudos to Obama for actually following through, but the withdrawal from Iraq had a deadline set by the U.S. Status of Forces Agreement signed by Bush, per the request of the Iraqi government.

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I think his attempts to reestablish new diplomacy with Cuba and Iran were good.

Then Trump fucked it all up and Biden doesn’t seem to give a shit about going back.

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Putin didn’t want to even talk about a new START and unilateral disarmament is irresponsible.

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He got that prize mainly for not being George W. Bush if I remember 2009 correctly.

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Wasn’t Carter a Nobel recipient too?

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Yes, but that was in 2002, long after his term in office.

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We actually bombed the moon on the day of the Nobel Prize announcement!

Seriously though, it was a middle finger to Bush more than anything.

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Lots of Peace winners, but Winston Churchill had one in literature:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_heads_of_state_and_government_Nobel_laureates#In_office

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Churchill was a master of historical non-fiction. Not “history books,” per se, but basically books about historical topics pertaining to England that interested him: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_History_of_the_English-Speaking_Peoples. They were very popular during his day.

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Oh yes, I’d forgotten about Winnie. I have a lot more respect for science and literature prizes than the peace prize though. Harder work, I reckon.

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Nobel Laureate is a bit of an overstatement but she was part of an organization that won the Nobel Prize, similar to how Amnesty International has won it a few times:

The 61-year old climate scientist was part of the U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change team that would go on to share a Nobel Peace Prize with former U.S. Vice President Al Gore in 2007. Now, Sheinbaum — who has grandparents who escaped the Holocaust — will hold the most powerful office in the country.

She was a contributing author to the 2007 IPCC report, maybe not a huge deal (there were 100+ authors) but it is reasonably relevant. Here is a chapter that she contributed to (I don’t know if there is more than one) and her earlier work is cited.

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My first thoughts,

U.S.A.: Can we have that president?

U.S. Govt.: No, you have president at home

Biden

But seriously this is awesome to see, It’s nice to see some uplifting news.

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I had the impression that people running for office in Mexico were being assassinated a lot, if she is real force for good then I hope she’s safe

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That happened in small cities and some hot states. They’d never dare to attack directly a Presidential Candidate.

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Why? Are they afraid UN peace keeping forces would be deployed or that the US would step in?

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The last time Mexican Cartels pissed the USA off, the largest cartel in Mexican History got shafted. So yeah, they are pretty afraid of direct US involvement.

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edit ok I was wrong here, I understand what people disagreeing with me are saying

The top comment on this thread should be an unqualified “Hell yeah!” not speculation over whether she is going to be murdered.

I am not attacking you, I understand the knee jerk reaction, I am just pointing this out because I think it is true. I also don’t question that you are genuine in your concern, that isn’t what I mean.

To everyone else on this thread, especially if you are white/European or from the US and are white please don’t joke about the President of Mexico getting assassinated given the history with Mexico and the US (and by extension Europe). It isn’t funny, even when you are being sarcastic.

Just be happy for Mexico.

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I might be wrong but I don’t think the commenter was joking. It’s not a joke to say a lot of politicians have been assassinated and to question how someone in such a situation managed to get safely elected. I wonder the same thing.

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I understand but I literally just left Nogales to visit my stepfather and during my week there there were so many campaign ads. The only thing he told me about them is that candidates from all positions from Mayor to Governor and up wind up dead all the time.

Apparently it’s really common and my father had a similar reaction to the top comment. Yes it’s scary but it’s something that the government needs to take precautions for

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The top comment on this thread should be an unqualified “Hell yeah!” not speculation over whether she is going to be murdered.

What should be and what are, are frequently two different things. In this case, political candidates shouldn’t be commonly murdered, but that’s a reality for them and one they should be planning for.

And it’s not a knee jerk reaction, it’s just a legitimate worry posted by someone who pays attention to the news. I’m sad to say that I both had the ‘hell yeah’ reaction right before thinking ‘I hope her security can keep her safe’ thoughts back to back.

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Wasn’t that mostly for local offices likes amyors and such?

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