Rarely does a journalist have the opportunity to be where things happen. Normally, he arrives after the fire, the assault or the resignation. Rarely does such a succulent dish come within range. Only Walter Cronkite, nicknamed “the man who inspires the most 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 . At 1:30 p.m., in a congress center in the Santa Fe neighborhood of Mexico City with capacity for 1,200 people, a conversation by Tamara Falcó about the family was scheduled as part of the “young” program of the Congress.
At that time this chronicle was going to be titled The Three Lies of Tamara Falcó in Mexico. Because he is not young (he is a month and a half away from his 41st birthday) nor was it a “conversation”, but a one-way talk, nor is it possible to think that he has the model family for a congress of this type when his parents have seven marriages, and she is single and childless at an age where tradition dictates that she be pushing pushchairs with two hands. A priori, it is as if the kamikaze sold car insurance.
Mostly handsome and white young people, who paid between 40 and 60 euros (between 800 and 1,200 Mexican pesos) to attend the three days of the Catholic meeting, began to get rowdy minutes before the start time. Finally, a bit of joy in a Congress that ends on Sunday where tedious talks by priests with collars are interspersed with those of actors, businessmen or psychologists who walk from side to side of a stage with a headset microphone like a spiritual Steve Jobs evangelizing against abortion or euthanasia.
In a Congress where there are tables dedicated to offering recipes to achieve a “stable family” or arrive a virgin at marriage, she was, with two participations, the star of an event in which characters as diverse as Gloria Thurn, “German princess, social figure and widow of John Baptist of Thurn and Taxis, XI Prince of Thurn and Taxis”; Elder Wilford W. Andersen, head of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; or the employer’s boss (Coparmex). Finally, Tamara Falcó did not appear and ended up contributing another trap to the title of the conference. “Cancelled conversation about family in the youth zone”.
Mexico City has the ability to combine several world-class shows on the same day. The same Saturday that groups like Vetusta Morla or Rammstein played, on the other side of the city, Tamara Falcó made her debut in the Mexican capital as a world star of the ultra-conservative movement after the Burning Man affair. Never has a festival had such a fitting name.
At 4:16 p.m. 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 straight he talked about his family, his relationship with his father, his childhood without peace, how he discovered the Bible and how one summer he devoured the holy book, when he locked himself up to read 14 hours a day on his father’s farm. dad. She went on to talk about how God revealed himself to her in a monastery in Croatia, about the power of Genesis, about the Virgin and about the “complicated moment that humanity is going through due to so many different types of sexualities”.
-But… What was the question?– people burst out laughing.
And between laughter and good vibes, came the serious question. The real one. The one that is done in Congresses like this, far from the dehumanized prime time.
– And you, how are you? – asked the moderator of the event.
So Tamara paused, acknowledged that she had suffered “infidelity”, and broke down when referring to “him”, about whom she said “I don’t feel hate, but pity”. “Those who are lost in the shadows deserve to know the love of God”, she concluded with her legs crossed in a perfect Z.
When he finished speaking, the audience erupted in long applause and the huge hall rose to its feet to cheers of “cheer” and “brave.” “Thank you for your tenderness,” the moderator of the event told him before leaving the stage. In less than half an hour of intervention, Tamara Falcó had put more than 1,000 people in her pocket and had managed to succeed in Mexico, which is no small thing. She was being acclaimed 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. To succeed in Mexico is to succeed 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 yelling at him from a nearby fence: “Tamaraaaaaaaaaaaaa.” She then stopped, turned around, and walked over to take countless selfies together.
-Why do you like Tamara Falcó?
“Because despite the world of glamor that surrounds her, she speaks naturally about God,” said a young woman from Mexico City. “She doesn’t mind showing her heart. She is brave and cool, ”added her friend. “She explains her relationship with the Bible with humor and not only in Congresses like this, but also in the most watched programs on television,” added another young Colombian.
Little by little, Tamara Falcó left the happy place with a huge smile on her face. Finally someone had not asked her in public about Íñigo but about her.
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