20 November, Día de la Revolución 2014
Having spent many years of my working life dedicated to either working in or teaching public relations what's happening with the president at the moment is an interesting case study. Part of any PR programme is the issue of crisis control, being prepared for a crisis and to know well beforehand what to do. So far the government has totally failed to convert the current situation into an opportunity. Instead it's turned it all into a resounding failure and the result is a worsening crisis, which may yet turn into something even greater. People are very very angry.
At lunchtime I had to go down the motorway south for a bit and I saw about 30 coaches going north, all with the names of the villages from the state of Guerrero where they had come from. These people travelling to Mexico City are now at the Angel waiting to march.
One of my ex students wrote to me today to say that she had thought of me because of how badly the government is handling the crisis. She obviously learnt something from me! Always a relief to know that something you teach actually gets through and stays in the best students. We would have had a laugh about it if it weren't so serious.