Monday, October 12, 2009

Measuring Up

Macario Schettino argues that the selection of Rio for the 2016 Olympics (days after Mexico pulled its bid to host the 2018 or 2022 World Cup) shows how Mexico is falling behind its peers:
...Brazil has decided to follow the path of the developed countries, and that's why it's future has grown in such a way that today it's able to become the second Latin American country to organize the Olympics, a simple recognition of the promise of the nation.

But we say that that's not right, and I imagine that all we have left is to lable Lula a neoliberal, given that he follows the path of those developed countries that we disdain. I repeat, the evidence of our errors is immense, but our blindness is still greater. There is no left in the world that opposes raising taxes, except ours; there's no country in the world that denies businesses the possibility of partnering up to produce more national profit, except ours.

Either we free our mind from the defects that limit us, or we will have destroyed Mexico with shots of stubbornness and stupidity. The facts speak.

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