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Tuesday, November 25th, 2014

Mexico Rises: From Tlatelolco, 1968, to Ayotzinapa, 2014

“It would be necessary not only to wash the floor: the memory it would demand to remove sight to all we saw, to murder the the bereaved as well, no one cry, no more witnesses to be. But blood roots and grows as a tree on time. The blood on concrete, on the walls, it

Thursday, November 20th, 2014

The Right to Grow Old: Photos of the Central American Migrant Crisis

Central American migration, and especially the migration of undocumented children from El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras to the United States, blew up in the American media during the summer. It was a time when many U.S. citizens...

Friday, November 14th, 2014

Mexico’s Deadly Virus

The United States lives in a state of constant fear. Currently, Ebola is to blame. The U.S. fears (but maybe also hopes) to be part of a world that is, to some American minds, every day likelier...

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014

Lupita Nyong’o and the Mexicans

“How much does the Oscar belong to Mexico?” a reporter asked actress Lupita Nyong’o the day after the 2014 Academy Awards. Her answer “It all belongs to me.” A few months earlier, when “12 Years a Slave” premiered at...

Monday, April 21st, 2014

Latin America, the country–through Gabo’s eyes

'... Around the 1940’s, Giovanni Papini declared that Latin America had not provided anything to humanity, not even a saint, as if that was not good enough. He was wrong, because we did have Santa Rosa de...

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