“The Bin Laden family was just missing”: criticism for the guest list for AMLO’s celebration

Evo Morales and Pepe Mujica among the guests of Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) at the celebration of the Independence of Mexico (Photos: Twitter)

President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador announced in recent days that, within the framework of the celebrations for the commemoration of the beginning of the war of Mexico’s independencevarious personalities would be invited, among whom the former Latin American presidents stood out Evo Morales and Jose Mujica.

Both arrived in Mexico City during the early hours of this September 15, being received by the Secretary of Foreign Affairs (SRE), Marcelo Ebrard Casaubón, with whom they attended a famous restaurant in the Historic Center, called La Ópera. However, the invitation also reached relatives of the activist Cesar Chavez, of Julian Assangeas well as the daughter of Ernesto Che Guevaraso various voices of the political opposition in Mexico did not wait for their acid comments.

Such was the case with Juan Ignacio Zavala, brother of former presidential candidate Margarita Zavala, who attacked the López Obrador government for such a peculiar guest list. “Chavez’s family, Assange’s family, Che’s daughter, Evo Morales… just missing Bin Laden’s family,” he wrote through his Twitter account.

And it is that the activist’s family was also invited to the event Nelson Mandelathe spiritual leader of Tibet, Tenzin Gyatsu, fourteenth Dalai Lamaas well as Nerendra Modi, First Prime Minister of India, who did not confirm the invitation. For his part, those who agreed to visit Mexico as part of the celebration were the son of Martin Luther King and his wife, and the American linguist and philosopher Noam Chosmsky.

For his part, another who joined the wave of criticism was the panista Javier Lozano Alarcón, who attacked López Obrador and Marcelo Ebrard for those attending the celebration. “The president can invite whoever he wants to a personal or family party. But he that he respects us Mexicans with his unpresentable friends. And I mean Evo Morales”, he wrote via Twitter.

“And you, Marcelo Ebrard, the more mam*das you upload to your networks, the more you sink. Watch out”, warned the former head of the Ministry of Labor and Social Welfare (STPS) to the Secretary of Foreign Affairs, whom he described as a “lost chancellor”.

In this sense, the National Action Party (BREAD) shared a video message on their social networks in which they expressed to Evo Morales that he is not welcome in the country: “You are not welcome in Mexico and we regret that, once again, a guest of honor for our national holidays is an anti-democratic character who sought perpetuate their country in power by violating the laws”.

However, in social networks they let go against Juan Ignacio Zavala for allegedly having confused the mention of the peasant leader and activist César Chávez, with the Venezuelan dictator. Hugo Chavez. “Confusing César Chávez with Hugo Chávez and equating Assange with Bin Laden is being very ignorant”, “surely you don’t even know who he was” and “irrational hatred makes you believe that he was the Hugo Chávez family” were some of the comments.

Meanwhile, like every September 15 (with the exception of the last two years), a celebration with live music will be set up in the Zócalo of the capital, within the framework of the cry of Independence outlined by the head of the Mexican State.

Marcelo Ebrard met with Pepe Mujica and Evo Morales in a restaurant in the Historic Center (Photo: SRE)
Marcelo Ebrard met with Pepe Mujica and Evo Morales in a restaurant in the Historic Center (Photo: SRE)

Despite the fact that AMLO announced that he would not give the traditional dinner, the celebration will feature the musical presentation of The Northern Tigers, while the president will be accompanied by a special international delegation, who will also attend the military parade that will take place on the morning of Friday, September 16.


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