LATIN AMERICA, LOTERIA MEXICANA, MEXICO

LOTERÍA MEXICANA #16: LA BANDERA

It is Independence Day in Mexico today. 205 years have passed since the start of the armed conflict which eventually succeeded in expelling the Spaniards from what was the Viceroyalty of New Spain (Nueva España), allowing Mexico, as an independent nation, to be born. Understandably,the day has long been and continues to trigger an outpouring […]

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MEXICO, TRANSLATION

BRING THEM BACK – SPEECH BY ELENA PONIATOWSKA (TRANSLATION)

There is still no closure in the tragic case of 43 missing students, almost certainly dead, in the Mexican state of Guerrero. On Sunday past renowned Mexican journalist and author Elena Poniatowska gave a powerful and immensely humanizing speech in Mexico City’s central square – el zocalo.  The original transcript published in La Jornada can be found online […]

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