Eduardo Verástegui, actor and producer of Sound of Freedom, is running for the presidency of Mexico

Eduardo Verástegui, actor and producer of Sound of Freedom, is running for the presidency of Mexico

Many already saw it coming, many of those who never saw the film Sound of Freedom favorably – 58% (Sound of Freedom), since they knew the political aspirations of the actor and producer Eduardo Verástegui. Yesterday, in case anyone had any doubts, he announced on social networks that he already went to the National Electoral Institute (INE) to register as an independent candidate for the presidency of Mexico.

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In 2024, after six years of government of Andres Manuel Lopez ObradorMexicans will decide who will be the new president, and there are two main adversaries, Xóchilt Gálvez, of the Broad Front for Mexico, made up of the National Action Party (PAN), the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) and the Party of the Democratic Revolution (PRD); and Claudia Sheinbaumfrom the National Regeneration Movement (Morena), who has the support of AMLO.

Eduardo Verástegui and Jim Caviezel in Sound of Freedom (Image: People in Spanish)
Eduardo Verástegui and Jim Caviezel in Sound of Freedom (Image: People in Spanish)

For Verástegui, there is no difference between the two candidates, as he made known in a video spread on their social networks. So, between the two options, he proposes himself as the alternative for conservatives, since he does not appeal to sympathizers of the Mexican “left”, but rather of the right. This is what he wrote in X (formerly Twitter):

It is a fact. It’s time. After a period of discernment, I made the most important decision of my life: I have just registered with the INE my intention as an independent candidate for the presidency of the Mexican Republic, for the elections of June 2, 2024. My fight is for life. My fight is for freedom. It’s time to remove the same old people from power. Our country needs a new way of doing politics, to eradicate corruption and impunity. We are on time! Let’s go with everything, for our Mexico!

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Who is Eduardo Verástegui?

Eduardo Verastegui is an actor, producer, former singer and political activist born in Ciudad Mante, Tamaulipas, Mexico, in 1974. He began his career in the world of entertainment as one of the original members of the pop group Kairo, participating in the recording of albums such as sign of time (1994) and Gaudium (nineteen ninety five). In 2001, she released her only solo album, Eduardo Verastegui.

At the end of the 90s he ventured into Mexican television, with participation in soap operas such as A light on the road, dreamers and Rebellious soul. However, her career took a significant turn when she moved to the United States, where she starred in films such as Chasing Papi in 2003 and Pretty in 2006. This last film was a project of Metanoia Films, the company that Verástegui co-founded to produce films with strong religious content. Pretty received several honors, including the People’s Choice Award at the Toronto Film Festival in 2006.

He has also worked in Hollywood productions such as Mall Hero 2 – 5% and American television series such as Charmed and Kevin Can Wait. Her filmography includes titles such as Crescendo (2011), The Big Little One – 22% (2015), and documentaries such as The other part: The untold story of drug trafficking (2016). For several years, Verástegui has been very active in politics, especially on issues related to ultra-conservative and far-right ideology. He strongly opposes abortion, gay marriage and same-sex adoption. He has channeled this activism through his work at Metanoia Films and the “Manto de Guadalupe” foundation, a non-profit organization focused on charitable missions to places affected by extreme poverty.

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With a career spanning more than two decades, Eduardo Verastegui He remains a controversial figure in the fields of entertainment and politics. His ultra-conservative positions, however, could resonate with sectors of the population that do not agree with the candidacy of Xóchilt Gálvez.

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