Enrique Peña Nieto Facebook Movie Parodies Mexican President: Watch It Here!

Mexico's President Enrique Pena Nieto addresses the audience during The Economist's Mexico Summit 2013 in Mexico City November 7, 2013.
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Social Mierda, a page of humor devoted largely to politicians and other public figures, has posted a fake Facebook movie created by so-far-anonymous Facebook users which mocks the president of Mexico, Enrique Peña Nieto.  It brings together a few of what it calls his “worst moments,” which range from public slips of the tongue of the sort associated with former US president George W. Bush and current Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro to more damning comments -- like his 2012 explanation for why he couldn’t the price of tortillas, a staple in Mexico -- to photos which link him to discredited and widely loathed figures.  Scroll down to watch the video.

Among those moments are the occasions on which he has spoken English in public, his failure to properly greet a general, his daughter’s 2011 Twitter snub-of-the-nose to “the whole bunch of jerks who make up part of the proletariat and only criticize those they envy," his inability to correctly name a single book which influenced his life that same year, his confusing the capital of Veracruz state, and his excuse that he couldn’t name the price of tortillas because he wasn’t “la señora de la casa." 

Another Latin American head of state, Venezuelan president Nicolás Maduro, has gotten similar treatment in a Facebook movie made by the creators of “La Isla Presidencial,” an animated show which pokes fun at (mostly) Latin American presidents. That Facebook movie parody also portrays Maduro as a buffoon, and even features one similar frame accusing Maduro of “running the country into the ground” (as opposed to photos Peña Nieto took, the other movie says, “while the country went to hell”).

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David Iaconangelo is a Brooklyn-based writer and translator.  Formerly editor of ZafraLit, a blog of new short fiction from Cuba.  He has lived in and reported from various Latin American countries.