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’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.

¿López, Galeano o México?

No hay nada más nacionalista que iniciar un texto incitando a la división, por lo que al exponer su trampa, lo que busco es privilegiar la claridad que nos falta a quienes vivimos alejados del campo. Este es un texto que no es ni para la izquierda ni para la derecha, pues la situación política…

Elecciones en México: Espejismo barroco

Martirio di Santa Giustina, Paolo Veronese (1575). La contienda electoral en México ha tomado un matiz distinto al que solemos imaginar cuando pensamos en la idea que tenemos de una “Elección presidencial”. La corrupción, el crimen y la violencia cotidiana nos han hecho desconfiar incluso hasta del propio proceso. No obstante, supongamos que es realmente…