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AMLO vs doctors in Mexico?

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Last week, a friend told me that doctors in Mexico are working in crowded hospitals and forced to wear masks for several days.  I was also told by an old business associate that lots of people are dying and no one trusts the official coronavirus figures.

Then I read about President Lopez-Obrador going after doctors.  This is from Pulse News Mexico:   

Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s (AMLO) nonstop, venomous spiel against any person or organization that dares to question his Venezuelan-inspired Fourth Transformation (T4) socialist model has become the norm nationwide, sowing hatred and division across the country and spurring violence against journalists, NGOs, human rights organizations and anyone else who dares to question the Holy Doctrine of Saint AMLO.

But on Friday, May 8, AMLO’s vicious verbal assaults went beyond the pale and even offended some members of his fanatical army of blind proselytes: He attacked the nation’s physicians, saying that, until he came to power, health workers in Mexico “only sought to enrich themselves.”

Incredible, to say the least.

My good guess is that most Mexican doctors and nurses will be shocked to hear that they’ve been enriching themselves over the years.

According to a friend, a retired physician and now lives in Texas, the salaries in Mexico City range from 770,000 for an entry level job to 1,400,000 pesos for one with lots of experience.     

The peso today is about 23.83 pesos to 1 dollar, according to Bloomberg.  

So do the math and an experienced doctor is making US$ 59,000.  Frankly, you can live well in Mexico with that salary but that’s far from enriching yourself.

We love and praise our doctors and health care workers up here.  President Trump calls them “warriors” and VP Pence can’t stop talking about their sacrifices.

Down in Mexico, they have a president who has found a new punching bag to blame for the collapsing economy.  He is attacking doctors at a time when the hospitals don’t have enough ventilators. 

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May 16, 2020 at 6:52 am

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A word about May 16

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We remember May 16:

Friday’s podcast:  Guest: George Rodriguez, South Texas conservative……The House Democrats have presented a $ 4 trillion package for economic recovery…..What’s in it?……..Money for illegal immigrants….Protection from deportation or defacto amnesty….$ 25 billion for US Post Office…..Voting by mail….Eliminate the 2017 Tax Law………..Happy # 83 Trini Lopez………and more stories……click to listen!

Great album:  We can’t watch sports so let me recommend listening to The Beach Boys’ “Pet Sounds”, released on this day in 1966 and still one of my favorite LP’s!  It ranks as one of the best albums in rock history. (In fact, it is ranked #2 in Rolling Stone’s Top 500 rock albums!)   “Pet Sounds” was way ahead of its time. It included songs and arrangements that defined Brian Wilson’s awesome talents and skills.  My favorite is a tie between “God only knows” and “Wouldn’t it be nice“.

Baseball great:   We say happy birthday to Jack Morris who was born in St. Paul, Minnesota, on this day in 1955.    He became one of the best right handed pitchers of the last 40 years.  Morris came up with Detroit in 1977.   He won 17 in 1979 and his career really took off after that.  Overall, he was a workhorse:  254 wins, 3.90 ERA and 179 Complete Games.  

P.S.  You can listen to my show (Canto Talk) and follow me on Twitter.

 

 

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May 16, 2020 at 3:00 am

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