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Dr Strassman 07-05-2010 17:34:19

Mockus, ahora en portada del New York Times
 
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/05/08/world/americas/08colombia.html?ref=global-home

A Maverick Upends Colombian Politics

BOGOTÁ, Colombia — Given the staid nature of the political establishment in Colombia, Washington’s top ally in the region, and the broad popularity of President Álvaro Uribe, it seemed a foregone conclusion to many here that his heir apparent would clinch the presidency in the coming elections without too much of a struggle.
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Antanas Mockus, second from left, spoke at a campaign event at the in Cucuta, Colombia.


So imagine the surprise when Juan Manuel Santos, a former defense minister and the architect of some of Mr. Uribe’s crushing blows against leftist guerrillas, found himself trailing in recent national polls to a quirky, unpredictable mathematician who murmurs in French about arcane philosophical concepts and wears a chinstrap beard with the air of a latter-day Thoreau.
The surge of this candidate, Antanas Mockus, who served two very colorful terms as Bogotá’s mayor, has made for one of Latin America’s most exceptional presidential races in recent memory, pitting an insurgent intellectual against an establishment that suddenly finds itself on the defensive.
While Mr. Uribe is still admired after making inroads against guerrillas and overseeing a decline in crimes like murders and kidnappings, many voters are weary of the scandals involving his intelligence agency and his supporters’ ties to right-wing paramilitary groups. The specter of violence is also returning, with homicides climbing 16 percent in 2009, possibly affecting Mr. Uribe’s legacy.
Hoping to take advantage of this, Mr. Mockus’s Green Party has campaigned on a platform of social inclusion, battling corruption and finding alternative methods to fight crime, appealing to the many voters who want to focus on issues other than the slow-burning war against cocaine-trafficking rebel groups.
“There’s fatigue with Uribe’s governing style and that of previous governments, as well,” said Elisabeth Ungar, a political scholar at the University of the Andes. “There’s also the expectation that Mockus would focus on a range of social issues, building on his experience as one of the best mayors that Bogotá has had.”
Polls show that the two candidates are likely to face off in a second round of voting after elections on May 30, with some strategists here even suggesting that Mr. Mockus’s momentum could secure him a first-round victory.
The political machine supporting his main rival, Mr. Santos, still makes a victory by Mr. Mockus, who finished with less than 2 percent of the vote in the last election, a big hill to climb. Mr. Mockus commands greater support among prosperous city dwellers than the poor in the countryside, and polls that focus on cities might be skewing results in his favor. Still, the emergence of Mr. Mockus may signal a major political shift here.
In an interview at his modest home in a middle-class neighborhood this week, Mr. Mockus attributed his frugal campaign’s vibrancy to its obsession with eradicating impunity among public officials.
But while his critics often paint him as an effete intellectual, the mixture of influences that have characterized Mr. Mockus since his foray into mayoral politics in the 1990s makes him ideologically complicated, a trait he both acknowledges and embraces. Dressed in a pinstriped suit, he came across more as an intensely ambitious politician than a university official once known for riding his bicycle to work.
“I’m battling for the integration of ideas from the left and right,” he said, explaining that he was in favor of higher tax collection and a strong government role in society, while also advocating the closing of inefficient state enterprises, cutting the public payroll and supporting private industry.
Mr. Mockus, the only son of Lithuanian immigrants, lit up when he discussed the roots of his ideas. He studied mathematics in France, and said two brief stints at Harvard had reinforced his admiration of the United States and the importance of ties between Bogotá and Washington.
His opponent, Mr. Santos, is well-regarded in Washington, but his close ties to Mr. Uribe’s record could be also be a liability on human rights issues, given the scandal over the Colombian Army’s killing of poor civilians and falsely labeling them as guerrillas to inflate combat-kill statistics.
“Mockus wouldn’t have that problem, and the word that is spreading about him is that, if elected, he would be a responsible steward of Colombia’s security and economy,” said Michael Shifter, the president of the policy study group Inter-American Dialogue. He argued that a Mockus presidency might actually boost chances of approval of the United States’ trade deal with Colombia that was stalled by Congressional Democrats over human rights concerns.
Responsible, however, is not always the first word that comes to people’s minds here about Mr. Mockus. He became well known in 1993 after dropping his trousers and mooning an auditorium of unruly students, forcing him to resign as rector of the National University.
“Innovative behavior can be useful when you run out of words,” Mr. Mockus said of the uproar that followed, explaining that he viewed the episode within the concept of French philosopher Pierre Bourdieu’s “symbolic violence.”
He leveraged the publicity from that episode to run for mayor of Bogotá, a city then on the verge of chaos. In two terms, Mr. Mockus merged lofty political theory with projects to improve quality of life here and got attention by dressing up, with a hint of self-mockery, in a superhero costume as “Supercitizen.”
Beyond that, he used mimes to mock scofflaw pedestrians, held disarmament days for people to turn in guns and even asked people to pay more in voluntary taxes. To nearly everyone’s surprise, some 63,000 people did.
Yet even here in Bogotá, where fear persists over the resilient insurgency in the countryside, some question whether Colombia is ready for him, despite Mr. Mockus’s pledge that he would maintain Mr. Uribe’s security policies.
“Mockus might be a good president for a country of angels,” said Arturo Ochoa, 63, a retiree. “But what Colombia needs is a leader with a strong hand.”


http://www.nytimes.com/2010/05/08/world/americas/08colombia.html?ref=global-home

armando2007 07-05-2010 20:23:30

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Muy buen artículo, es un ejemplo de periodismo objetivo y de que la buena imagen de Mockus es noticia mundial

EricCartman 07-05-2010 20:52:18

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Es muy cierto, si Mockus gana, no existe ya ningún motivo para que los demócratas sigan frenando la aprobación del TLC.

+Wilfred 07-05-2010 20:54:51

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Iniciado por EricCartman (Mensaje 4472846)
Es muy cierto, si Mockus gana, no existe ya ningún motivo para que los demócratas sigan frenando la aprobación del TLC.

Pero que lo renegocien o que definitivamente no se firme...en ese tratado como está siguen perdiendo los agricultores nacionales y las pequeñas y medianas empresas

MUMM.RA 07-05-2010 20:55:33

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Y sigue el fenomeno mediatico de mockus, y lo peor es que todos caen en el, esperemos a que no sea un obama ii.....

MUMM.RA 07-05-2010 20:56:36

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Iniciado por • david • (Mensaje 4472855)
pero que lo renegocien o que definitivamente no se firme...en ese tratado como está siguen perdiendo los agricultores nacionales y las pequeñas y medianas empresas

el camuflado, admirador de robledo farcvid.
Tipico comentario de un zurdo como vos.
Acaso no sabes que en todo negocio unos pierden y otros ganan?????

Olvidate de la urss..........

+Wilfred 07-05-2010 20:59:45

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A ver...que fueran unos pocos los que se damnificaran con ese TLC, pero son muchos pequeños empresarios nacionales y los campesinos los que llevan del bulto...es que se ponen a traer muchas cosas que aquí se producen, no más por ahorrarse unos pesos se tienen que joder un monton de personas? :L

MUMM.RA 07-05-2010 21:01:40

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Iniciado por • david • (Mensaje 4472880)
a ver...que fueran unos pocos los que se damnificaran con ese tlc, pero son muchos pequeños empresarios nacionales y los campesinos los que llevan del bulto...es que se ponen a traer muchas cosas que aquí se producen, no más por ahorrarse unos pesos se tienen que joder un monton de personas? :l

o.k farcvid, organiza una marcha para que sigamos en la prehistoria, y que se grite abajo la globalizacion.............
Y que sea con carteles rojos como mao y tus demas camaradas comunistas.

+Wilfred 07-05-2010 21:06:08

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México se damnificó con el TLC, Perú ya se está damnificando, lo mismo Guatemala...al único que no lo ha jodido el TLC ha sido a Chile, porqué los chilenos lo supieron negociar, defendiendo la agricultura y la producción interna de Chile, se demoraron negociándolo casi 10 años!...pero en fin, eso es algo que la mente neoliberal jamás comprenderá :)

MUMM.RA 07-05-2010 21:07:38

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Iniciado por • david • (Mensaje 4472899)
méxico se damnificó con el tlc, perú ya se está damnificando, lo mismo guatemala...al único que no lo ha jodido el tlc ha sido a chile, porqué los chilenos lo supieron negociar, defendiendo la agricultura y la producción interna de chile...pero en fin, eso es algo que la mente neoliberal jamás comprenderá :)

listo farcvid, que viva la prehistoria......................:)


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