Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Corruption is the theme of a fiery speech by a 12 year old boy

Posted by Otis B Fly-Wheel for Borderland Beat from a Mexico News Daily article ( Request from DD)

A youth from a remote Mayan community gives a rousing address to the childrens parliament.


A 12-year-old boy from a small and isolated Mayan community in Quintana Roo stole the show at the state’s Seventh Children’s Parliament with a fiery and animated speech against corrupt politicians.

Ángel Jacinto Noh Tun, a sixth-grade student at the primary school in the community of Xcabil in the Zona Maya, used his address to take particular aim at former governor Roberto Borge Angulo, who is under investigation for embezzlement.

“Crime in Quintana Roo is a slap across the face, an insult to those of us who love this land,” he declared.




Ángel urged state politicians to take action against what he described as “the saddest thing, the shameless and unpunished theft of ex-governor Roberto Borge.”
“Why don’t you, Mr. Deputy and Ms. Deputy, legislate to put him behind bars? Are you afraid or was your price already paid?” he continued to applause.
His words, delivered without referring to any notes, reverberated around the legislative palace.
Such was the energy, passion and articulateness with which he delivered his speech on April 26 that widespread media coverage ensued and it became a trending topic on social media.
Ángel told the newspaper El Universal, “I want to be a physicist and a politician because I want to do what the other politicians couldn’t do for the state, like support us because the resources don’t arrive, they stay for their benefit and they don’t send them here. They ignore us here because the village is small.”
Ángel’s speech to the children’s parliament was the culmination of a process that Ángel began with his teacher, Raúl Baez. Ángel asked for his assistance to prepare a speech on the topic, “Transparency and measures against acts of corruption.”
The research phase was not easy as there is no telephone, television or internet signal in Xcabil, a community set amidst the jungle, with very limited services and one that preserves Mayan customs and traditions.
Undeterred, Ángel collected newspaper clippings on his topic.
He is no stranger to hard work and overcoming adversity.
Every day he helps his father in the fields, cuts firewood so that his mother can cook, completes household chores and helps care for his baby brother in a modest home he shares with his parents and six siblings.
His parents, Minerva Tun Pat, who only speaks Maya, and Jacinto Noh Pat, are happy and proud of their son.
Minerva explained in her mother tongue that despite being very poor they are very happy but she hopes that her own children won’t have to suffer the same poverty when they are adults.
Some days they eat nothing more than roasted tomatoes and tortillas.
Ángel, for his part, is concerned about his parents’ health as they put their children’s well-being before their own.
“My dad really worries me,” he says. “His feet always hurt and he can’t walk. He has to wait for the pain to pass so that he can go to work and what he earns is so that we can eat. He doesn’t go to the doctor because there isn’t enough money. He’s dedicated to the corn fields and beekeeping but he’s best off when he has bricklaying work.”
Ángel is determined to continue his education but his teacher is concerned that his humble origins may prevent him from reaching his full potential.
“The boy already spoke up so I ask for heartfelt help so Ángel Jacinto can fulfill his dream and so his and his siblings’ education is not cut short,” Baez said.

Original article at Mexiconewsdaily

32 comments:

  1. WOW! Just wow.
    There is still hope.
    I had the pleasure of listening to an Indigenous Radio station while in Mexico, my only means of contact with the outside world. They had programs and music from all regions of Mexico; it was really interesting to hear the different dialects/ languages with a bit of Spanish thrown in.

    Thanks DD and Otis
    Yaqui

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    1. Hope at least I hope so. The politics r so bad

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  2. This kid has more balls than the entire Mexican Government, another Mireles here, I expect big things from this young man.

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    1. Jaja agreed! Very talented future leader de Mexico!

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    2. You mean getting locked yo? Like Mireles? Your not very smart are you?

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    3. Hopefully that doesn't put his life, and his families at danger for calling out corrupt politicians

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    4. I hope he has a bit more discretion than Dr. Mireles... The Dr's indiscretions (messing around while married) kind of tainted his message anf legacy. The unfortunate thing, and I believe most polticians start this way, they want to honeatly help, but somewhere along the way they pick up vices and get aligned with the wrong people. I wish this boy God's speed for him and his family. I hope that his integrity and morals don't ever waver.

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    5. May God!
      Our savior protect this young man
      There is hope

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    6. Your assumptions are correct Otis.
      This kid has become the face of a dired country.
      A face where a new beginning has emerged for its country. Definitely expect him to be groomed for political power.

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    7. Plomo o plata!

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  3. Chives

    What's going on in Reynosa? Heard that Matamoros faction and Miguel Alemán faction were both in Reynosa last night and were gun battles all over the city against Reynosa faction

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    1. Chivas is recovering your a big boy find out urself from the people you heard it from

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    2. Mexico News Daily is getting faster and faster at putting this stuff up: http://mexiconewsdaily.com/news/red-alert-reynosa-city-siege/

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    3. Yes live here out control
      . But now this life in Mexico we accept it.

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  4. Let the kid be a kid.You know an adult is coaching him.

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  5. It was M42 metros on a recon by fire into El Toros plaza

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  6. 1st a little girl now a little boy, nothing can put Mexico together again...nice try though

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  7. Was he talking about Peña Nieto and Yarrington and Moreira ?

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  8. Reynosa been on fires since 10pm last night, estan a todo lo que dan ahorita aya

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  9. There has been infighting going on between the Metros of the Gulf Cartel its betito or family member of comandante Toro panilo and other men fighting against wero jessi choco negrio

    Tommy Vercetti

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  10. He held such a finely nuanced speech. Let's just hope he doesn't end up like Wasil Ahmad or Luis Donaldo Colosio with bullets 2 the cranium. - Sol Prendido

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  11. Sad to say, now this kid life will be in danger. He is much older than some that they have killed. Hope he stay safe~!

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  12. Yeah sure. Just wait until the kid gets to be a politician and then will see.

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  13. Best news in years. Thank you, BB!

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  14. The thing is that until the whole population rises and acts on a regime change nothing will ever change. There will be tipping point or a kid like this one will grow up and help create change. Hope will never die. We need a general with some balls to break Mireles out of jail and put him in charge so that kids like this one have a chance

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    1. I truly believe there are many with that fine example of leadership in Mexico. Many who are faceless heroes in the everyday life of Mexico. Truly believe our genetic structure is kindness and good hearted by nature.
      It's just the opposing forces which hinder ones doing.
      Hope is a weapon. And as long as hope remains, Mexico will overcome its unethical government practices.

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  15. Holy FUCK that proves, there is still hope. Rumble young man...... rumble. Fuck the negativity and the cinicism. Love for the land defeats any smart ass comment on the internet, all day, EVERY day.

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  16. What a kid! Nailed it...corruption is a cancer spreading for sure. To add, this kid would probably make better sound decisions than Donald T. F.T.P.

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  17. Beautiful inspiration!
    A political activist against corruption at such a young age. Got love it.
    Let's just hope that this inspirational moment can make a difference in the political system of Mexicos government.
    Great article BB

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  18. And lets pray that no retribution from political foes transpire to him or his family.
    Mexico does have a reputation for bullying their citizens.

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  19. All good Mexicans need such patriots. God bless him. I hope he not ruined or harmed in anyway for threatening the many kinds of snakes running Mexico.

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  20. What a courageous young man!! A true patriot to match the giants of the Americas!!! Juarez!! Bolivar!! Washington!! Lincoln!!
    Until the people realize that unbridled greed of our unfair wealth disparity and the health of our planet are connected, as we all are, I truly fear for my children and the generations to come. A great society is not measured in wealth, or empire. It is measured in how it treats it's less fortunate. How it responds to poverty...and despair. How it deals with it's mentally ill. How it nurtures and educates it's leaders of tomorrow.

    John in MN

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