Rarely does a journalist have the opportunity to be where something is happening. Usually it comes after the fire, the attack or the resignation. Rarely does such a succulent dish come within reach. Only Walter Cronkite, nicknamed “the man who inspires the greatest confidence in the United States,” could be in Normandy during D-Day or announce Kennedy’s assassination on CBS, but the XIV World Congress of Families in Mexico offered this Saturday the opportunity to do so. At 1:30 p.m., in a convention center in the Santa Fe neighborhood of Mexico City, with a capacity for 1,200 people, a talk by Tamara Falcó on family was scheduled as part of the “Young” program of the Congress.
At that time, this chronicle was to be entitled “The Three Lies of Tamara Falcó in Mexico”. Because he’s not young (he’s a month and a half from his 41st birthday), it wasn’t a “conversation” either, it was a one-way conversation, and it’s also not possible to think that he has the model family for a convention this guy , when his parents have seven marriages and she is single and childless at an age when tradition dictates that she pushes strollers with two hands. A priori, it’s like the kamikaze selling car insurance.
Young people, mostly handsome and white, who paid between 40 and 60 euros (between 800 and 1,200 Mexican pesos) to attend the three days of Catholic meetings, began to get rowdy minutes before the start time. Finally a bit of joy at a convention ending on Sunday, where lengthy speeches by collared priests alternate with those of actors, businessmen or psychologists walking from side to side of a stage with a headphone microphone like a cleric Steve Jobs who on the other hand, abortion or euthanasia evangelizes.
At a convention where there are tables offering recipes to achieve a “stable family” or to become a virgin in marriage, she was the star, with two attendances, of an event that brought together characters as diverse as Gloria Thurn, “German princess, personality and widow of Johannes Baptist von Thurn und Taxis, XI Prince von Thurn und Taxis”; Elder Wilford W. Andersen, leader of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; or the boss of the employer (Coparmex Finally, Tamara Falcó did not show up and ended up contributing another trap to the title of the conference: “Canceled talk about family in youth zone”.
Mexico City has the ability to combine multiple world-class shows on the same day. On the same Saturday that groups like Vetusta Morla or Rammstein played, Tamara Falcó made his debut on the other side of the city in the Mexican capital as a world star of the ultra-conservative movement after the Burning Man affair. Never before has a festival had such an apt name.
At 16:16, the apotheosis arrived with his second intervention. A crowded room received the four guests like a star: three men and the Marchioness of Griñón. For 20 minutes he spoke about his family, his relationship with his father, his troubled childhood, how he discovered the Bible and how he devoured the holy book one summer when he locked himself in to read 14 hours a day at his father’s farm father. He went on to talk about how God was revealed to him in a monastery in Croatia, the power of Genesis, the Virgin and the “complicated moment humanity is experiencing because of so many different types of sexualities”.
-But… What was the question?- People burst out laughing.
And between laughter and good mood came the serious question. The real. The kind that takes place in conventions like this, a far cry from dehumanized prime time.
– And how are you? – asked the moderator of the event.
So Tamara paused, admitted she had suffered “infidelity,” and broke down as she referred to “him,” of whom she said, “I don’t feel hate, but I feel pity.” “Those lost in the shadows deserve to know the love of God,” he finished, legs crossed in a perfect Z.
When he finished speaking, the audience erupted in long applause and the huge hall rose to cheers of “Cheers” and “Courage”. “Thank you for your tenderness,” the event’s host told him before exiting the stage. In less than half an hour of intervention, Tamara Falcó had pocketed more than 1,000 people and managed to succeed in Mexico, which is no small feat. It was celebrated in the land of the Virgin of Guadalupe, the Cristero Wars, the Five Visits of John Paul II, the Legionaries of Christ and Marcial Maciel. Success in Mexico means success in the conservative Maracana.
Tamara came down from the podium accompanied by a group of hostesses who protected her from polite fans and polite journalists.
As he was leaving, he heard a group of teenagers shouting at him from a nearby fence, “Tamaraaaaaaaaaaaaa.” Then she stopped, turned and walked over to take countless selfies together.
-Why do you like Tamara Falcó?
“Because despite the glamorous world that surrounds her, she speaks naturally about God,” said a young woman from Mexico City. “He doesn’t mind showing his heart. She’s bold and fresh,” added her friend. “He uses humor to explain his relationship to the Bible, not only at conventions like this one, but also on the most watched programs on television,” added another young Colombian.
Little by little, Tamara Falcó left the happy place with a big smile on her face. Finally someone had asked her publicly not about Íñigo, but about her.
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