Saturday, June 10, 2023

Who is Efrain Orozco, the Vice Presidential Candidate for Citizen Prosperity?

Efrín Orozco González, Guatemala’s vice-presidential candidate, wants to go from “patron” of “mechito” to directing the Council of Ministers, one of the tasks of the position for which he will be competing as Carlos’s running mate. have been Pineda, the presidential candidate of the Party of Civic Prosperity.

It is impossible to talk about Nemesio Romanan Jiménez, “Mechito”, the 75-year-old character whose videos are viral on social networks, Orozco, without mentioning “his employer”, as the elderly man refers to the candidate and to whom he Documenting his daily life in the field, and now, while on the campaign trail with him.

The working and friendship relationship that Orozco maintains with “Mechito” began after he lived in the United States for 25 years, from where he returned in 2020 when the COVID-19 pandemic was declared. It was then that he took possession of his land. List of fathers and workers who have been “Mechito” for 13 years.

For this reason, Orozco, 60, also identifies himself as a businessman, expat and accountant.

In the candidate’s resume, shared by the Prosperidad Ciudadana communications team, it is reiterated that he left as a young man and “built his own company with hard work,” it reads. Also that his return to Guatemala was to invest in the land where he was born, the San Antonito Farm, in Chiquimulilla, Santa Rosa.

Parcel company owner

In videos of interviews given by Orozco as part of a tour of the United States, he was proud to accompany Carlos Pineda in his quest for the presidency.

Along with the group of Guatemalan immigrants who have received him, he recalled the advice that Pineda’s father had given him when he agreed to participate in politics. “If they go with the intention of stealing, it is better not to do so and look for another job or business. Taking people’s money brings curses,” Orozco told the two.

“I wanted new opportunities,” he said, referring to his pursuit of the American dream. “Going illegally was difficult. So I chose to request a visa with a deed in my father’s name, as we had the same name,” he admitted.

After a few years, Orozco assured that he had the opportunity to open a parcel delivery business from Los Angeles, California to Guatemala, which he only kept for five years as he always intended to return to his home country.

Orozco’s offer

Because he knows firsthand the challenges a migrant faces, Orozco assures that if the pair win they will be assigned to help their people in the United States.

“Even TPS (temporary protected status) we can get,” he offered Guatemalans in the US.

By such an account, he urged them to vote for the alternative they represent. He said, “If we can get half of the Guatemalans living abroad to vote for us, we will win in the first round.”

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