During the repast, the natives eyed us with intense curiosity, observing our minutest motions, and appearing to
discover abundant matter for comment in the most trifling occurrence.
Without appearing to
have heard the dialogue, of which she had not lost a word, she began again, giving to her voice all the charm, all the power, all the seduction the demon had bestowed upon it:
Several reasons make me believe in this; but the chief one is the remarkable effect which confinement or cultivation has on the functions of the reproductive system; this system appearing to
be far more susceptible than any other part of the organisation, to the action of any change in the conditions of life.
When videotape taken by Mexican-born Hollywood director Luis Mandoki, working on a documentary about Lopez Obrador, showed that numerous ballot packets and boxes in several precinct stations were open, some appearing to
have been broken wide open, this was still not sufficient for the IFE to declare what was obvious to almost everyone.
Another tall hurdle is Russia's continuing preoccupation with appearing to remain a world power on a par with the United States--despite the realities of a GDP the size of Denmark's and a primitive political system still struggling to emerge from the rubble of Soviet totalitarianism.
The communication process must be finessed to relieve Russia of the embarrassment of appearing to be a petitioner or an object of an EU strategy.