Monday, November 10, 2008


Primary Elections are coming up here, it seems to me at least there are about 20 people running from each party but that could be because I don’t quite understand the offices. They however are very creative in the campaigning techniques. Some pick a song that is popular, and use it as their song, paying someone to drive a car around all day blaring the song and intermittently announce the candidate. A few candidates like to sort of buy their votes, the poorer people here ask them for food or money and depending the candidates send them over here to the store and he give them a bag of food (that the candidate pays for). The less creative way is that they like to plaster on any surface their face and number, as the ballot here has the candidate’s picture, number, and name as some people here are illiterate. All very fascinating but I cannot figure out what each candidate stands for, and I am fairly sure not many people do.

1 comment:

Liliana said...

yes, no one really know what the politicians are all about- except that they all stand to steal as much dinero as possible from the 'pueblo'. celeo and i were just commenting on that. he says people vote solely based on their family's political party (not unlike here in the US), and for the Guifarro's that means the 'Liberales'-- but ask walther what they support. couldn't tell ya! :-)