LATIN AMERICA, MEXICO, MUSIC, POLITICS, VIDEO

MEXICO’S PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION 2018: MEMES AND ODDITIES #3 – Ricky Riquín Canallín

The video below is a remix/mash-up of comments made by three of the four presidential candidates in the second debate a few weeks ago in Tijuana. The refrain of the “song” is sung by leading candidate Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) and means “Richie Rich Little Swine.” It’s a reference to second-place candidate Ricardo Anaya’s alleged […]

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inequality in latin america, LATIN AMERICA, latin american poverty, MEXICO, mexico city, POLITICS, TRANSLATION

MEXICO’S PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION 2018: MEMES AND ODDITIES – PANsplaining

Mexico’s presidential election is coming up on July 1, with four candidates battling it out to succeed Enrique Peña Nieto of the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) for a six-year term starting December. Third time candidate, Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO), has a commanding lead in most polls and barring a catastrophe — including electoral fraud — looks […]

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LATIN AMERICA, MEXICO, POLITICS, SKETCH

DOWNTOWN DF

The toughest guy on the street sells frilly pink socks for infant girls  My neighbour doesn’t smoke weed anymore  In the inky dawn a mariachi blows his trumpet across the sky  It floats to the doorstep, where he now sniffs solvents, all night blank  The same sad señora pushes her little pile of carnitas across […]

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MEXICO, POLITICS

DISAPPEARANCE OF AYOTZINAPA 43: ONE YEAR ON

September 26 2015 marked one year since the disappearance of the 43 teaching students from the Rural Normal School at Ayotzinapa.  Thousands of people, led by the families of the disappeared, took to the streets of the Mexican capital in a mass demonstration.  Under grey skies and drizzle which grew gradually heavier, the march progressed […]

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