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,…

El presidente de México, a regañadientes liberal

La izquierda rara vez ha sido más fuerte en México. Andrés Manuel López Obrador, el nuevo presidente, ganó las elecciones del año pasado por un margen récord y tiene un alto índice de aprobación. Por primera vez, los legisladores de izquierda tienen mayoría en ambas cámaras del Congreso. Los partidos despreciados por López Obrador como…

With Argentina’s help, Mexico starts a search for the disappeared

The Mexican government has just assumed something that thousands of Mexicans have known and suffered for a long time: their territory became “a huge clandestine grave. This is how crude the administration of Andrés Manuel López Obrador recognized it this week when it launched a program to search for and identify the 40,000 disappeared who…

Un Brexit ordenado depende de un partido conservador unido

Demos un paseo por los destartalados pasillos de la historia conservadora: es junio de 1997, y la dirección del partido, desocupada por John Major después de que el deslizamiento del Nuevo Laborismo está siendo disputado, en la segunda vuelta de la carrera, por William Hague, John Redwood y Kenneth Clarke. En un intento desesperado de…

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 President rates “Fitch Ratings” as hypocrites

President Andrés Manuel López Obrador described Wednesday as “very hypocritical” the reduction of the rating agency Fitch Ratings on Pemex’s debt. “It is very hypocritical what these organizations do, that they allowed looting, that they endorsed the so-called energy reform, that they knew that foreign investment did not come (to Mexico), that investment in Pemex…