MEXICO’S PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION 2018: MEMES AND ODDITIES #2 – La Niña Bien

This video clip went kind of viral a couple of months ago. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8JngtNjRKkw&t=23s A young fresa (stuck-up) woman from Guadalajara makes the outrageous confession that she is going to vote for the leftist presidential frontrunner Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) despite being a niña bien (rich girl) from a conservative, Catholic family who always votes for the... Continue Reading →

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... Continue Reading →

MOUTH WIDE OPEN (TRANSLATION)

Last year I translated a short story by Cuban writer Odette Alonso for the Palabras Errantes project ´Writing Lesbian Desire´.  It has just been published.  The original title in Spanish is ´Con la Boca Abierta´.  Below is an extract, click through to the Palabras Errantes site to read the story in its entirety in the... Continue Reading →

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