El Salvador Votes on Sunday

Sunday, March 21, is the first day of Spring in the northern hemisphere...

And it is the first day of autumn in the southern hemisphere....

It is also the birthdate of Benito Juárez, Mexico's first and only indigenous president, who created a system of rights under law and separated Church from State....

It is also the 12th anniversary of the daily Por Esto!, Mexico's third largest newspaper, published by my victorious co-defendant Mario Renato Menéndez Rodríguez. (I will be reporting live from Mérida on Sunday, celebrating the Authentic Journalism renaissance with our fearless leader and author of the phrase "Authentic Journalism.")

March 21st is the day when the sun shines upon the ancient Maya pyramid at Chichén Itza, near Mérida, to form the shadows-and-light shape of a serpent...

This year, March 21st has another significance, too.

It could be, just maybe, just perhaps, the day that a former guerrilla comandante wins the election for president of El Salvador.

As Newsday reported three hours ago:

For the first time since the country's brutal 1980-92 civil war ended, the candidate of the former leftist rebels who battled the right-wing government has a chance of winning the presidency.

Menéndez (the journalist who the guerrilla commanders in El Salvador chose when they decided to reveal their true identities) and I will be reporting the results to you on Sunday night, live, as they come in.

Ah, yes... Narco News... always with a new surprise.

Wonder what will come tomorrow... and next week...

Stay tuned.

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About Al Giordano

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Publisher, Narco News.

Reporting on the United States at The Field.