The end of the Aztec Empire

Finally, the last day arrived, the ce coatl of the twenty Tlaxochimaco of the year yei Calli of the Mexica, and Tuesday, August 13, 1521, the day of St. Hippolyte of the Spaniards. Seventy-five days of the siege were completed there, although the Mexica manuscripts count eighty, no doubt because they also include those that…

Bertolt Brecht révolutionnaire !

Bertolt Brecht était l’un des dramaturges, poètes et penseurs les plus importants du XXe siècle. Marxiste peu orthodoxe qui cherchait de nouvelles façons de rapprocher l’art et la politique, il a souvent été considéré de son vivant comme une épine dans le pied des théoriciens communistes plus traditionnels et des décideurs politiques culturels, mais aussi…

The scourge of the world: West’s cultural supremacism

Hundreds of wars and armed conflicts take place every day, in different parts of the global geography, both to maintain the status and modus vivendi of the great urban centres of the West and to exterminate populations that are dispensable for the economic dynamics of modern capitalism. And yet, the drama that is constructed as…

Mexican Police rescue 107 Central American migrants near “The Wall”

During various operations, 107 Central American migrants were rescued in Reynosa, Tamaulipas, state authorities reported.  According to a preliminary report from the National Migration Institute, there are 51 Guatemalans, 9 from El Salvador and 47 from Honduras. Of these 107 people, 72 were released by Tamaulipas authorities and the rest by federal institutions.  The first operation,…

Mexico and Spain, two sides of Venezuela’s crisis

AMLO says he will follow the principle of nonintervention and that he will advocate for a peaceful solution; Sanchez indicates that the position of Spain is not to remove and put governments but to guarantee fair elections. The presidents of Mexico, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, and the government of Spain, Pedro Sánchez, showed their differences…

Mexican peso adds 9 weeks with gains, the longest streak in 20 years!

In the last nine weeks, the Mexican currency accumulated an advance of 7.43 per cent, a situation that places it as the best performing among the most globally traded.The second and third positions were for the Japanese yen and the pound sterling, with appreciations of 3.58 and 3.47 per cent, in each case. The main driver of the recovery of the Mexican currency in the day was the weakness of the dollar in the international market, within a context of lack of economic news.

Periodismo y ciudadanos: ¿cómo restaurar un vínculo de confianza?

La desconfianza de los medios de comunicación es casi tan antigua como la historia de la prensa. Ha experimentado muchas fases de tensión, y reciemntemente la crisis de los “chalecos amarillos” es parte de esta larga historia. Pero por primera vez, esta falta de confianza de los ciudadanos frente a la prensa tradicional se multiplica…

Ngozi: Le silence est un luxe que nous ne pouvons pas nous permettre

Ils m’ont éduqué au catholicisme. Quand j’étais petite, j’adorais aller à l’église. Ma famille se rendait tous les dimanches à la chapelle Saint-Pierre, un grand bâtiment blanc situé sur le campus de l’université du Nigéria, où j’ai été élevé. Le curé était un professeur d’université. Et autant que possible pour une église catholique romaine, c’était un lieu ouvert, progressiste…

Mexico’s pipeline survivors: “We saved ourselves because we ran”

In the Hidalgo municipality of Tlahuelilpan, the dismay and horror experienced during the early morning gave way little by little to mourning and identifying the people who were burned, amid the flames, yesterday, while they collected gasoline from a clandestine outlet in a pipeline that crosses the town of San Primitivo.

Ngugi: descolonizador de la mente

El escritor Ngugi wa Thiong’o, de KENYAN-BORN, quien cumplió 80 años este año, no es más que prolífico. Su primera gran novela, Weep Not Child (1964), fue seguida por The River Between con su trasfondo de la guerra de independencia de Mau Mau, de la cual había sido testigo, y A Grain of Wheat (1967)….

The female Mexicans who are rewriting Wikipedia

Four years ago, a group of women met in a small room of the Simone de Beauvoir Institute in Mexico City. Academics and writers from Wikipedia worked for five hours with the same purpose: to rewrite history in the world’s largest encyclopedia, but this time with women being part of it. Globally, only 1 in…