With the back and forth non-sense that’s been circling around the future of Borderfest, The Monitor just dropped a pretty crazy story about Hidalgo Jr Mayor Noe Reyes, Hidalgo City Councilman Sergio Coronado, Municipal Judge Juan Pimentel and their goodwill trip to Rio de Janeiro.
For those not in the know, Borderfest typically themes itself around a different country every year, so usually delegates from Hidalgo will go to said themed country on behalf of Borderfest as part of a showing of goodwill toward each other’s culture. As it played out, Reyes & Co. flew out to Brazil to “learn and experience” Rio Carnaval, a large celebration that has been Brazil’s premiere attraction for years. After they arrived in Rio, they met up with their host, Daniel Baldacci, president of the International Festivals and Events Association (IFEA) in Latin America. Baldacci reserved the beginning of their official tour for the following day to allow them to tour the city freely, but the group from Hidalgo insisted they be escorted around Rio for local clubs/bars to get wrecked at. It was at dinner later that evening (2 AM, apparently) when shit hit the fan between the group and their host.
To help you understand, the city of Rio de Janeiro has a mayor and the larger state of Rio de Janeiro, which includes other smaller surrounding cities, has a Governor. Rio has close to 6.4 million people in it and you have Reyes here, who isn’t even the actual Mayor of a town of 11,000 people, demanding to meet one of the most powerful men in the country.
Reyes, drunk with power and probably a ton of fruit liquor, thought it best to just lay it out and openly insult the guy he JUST fucking met…but don’t worry; our boy Danny has got something for our Jr Mayor..
Coronado, however, seems to take offense at that moment and can be heard saying, “Oh my God. Don’t…Don’t… no…no.”.
Fatality. Baldacci got ’em where it hurt and Coronado’s acting like he just committed an unforgivable sin.
You know what’s more useless than the president of international festivals in Latin America? A Jr Mayor of a town that can be run by a 15 year old playing Sim City.
No, You’re not chopped liver, Reyes. You’re an asshole.
They subsequently left Brazil having virtually insulted this guy for no reason, enough so to have the incident warrant an apology by Borderfest President Joe Vera III for their group’s behavior.