Michoacán, 1950 -
I first started observing Leonel Godoy as he held several political
positions in the Party of the Revolutionary Democratic, or such, the
“center-left” and my favorite, the PRD. He was a young, kinda mousey
guy in glasses, but always saying good things and coming down on the
right side of issues, I felt. When López Obrador, another big favorite
of mine, was elected Mayor of Mexico City in 2000 I was thrilled, of
course, and further pleased to see that he appointed my Leonel to be
head of Security in the Federal District of Mexico City. Remember that
Mexico City was some 22 million (!) people and at that time the largest
city in the world (I think Shanghai or such has passed it by now). I
couldn’t believe my meek little fellow would be running the Mexico City
He did a good job, too, and ought to be an example to other big
metropolises (E-hem) around the world.
He later became the head of the PRD
party, an important and visible post which he held for two years, 2004
Below, on June 25, 2007, Leonel
Godoy was declared winner of the PRD primary race to become candidate
for governor of the state of Michoacán.
He would be a wonderful governor.
Good luck, Leonel!
And he WON!!! This from the front page of
yesturday's LA JORNADA, Mexico City, November 12, 2007.
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(See also: "Muchos Leonel Godoy," in BOOKS)
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