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On Tortillas

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On December 22, 2018

Thanks to globalization, the tortilla is in decline. From the city to the countryside, the Mexican tortilla is in crisis. Consumption has dropped nearly 45 percent in the last 35 years, according to t

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AMLO

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On July 2, 2018
Yesterday, Mexican voters overwhelmingly elected Andrés Manuel López Obrador to the presidency. This is a huge moment for that nation. Mexico’s problems hardly need to be listed here, but a combination of endemic corruption going back for decades, entrenched poverty, and gang violence have made each of Mexico’s major political parties unacceptable to people. The […]
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I don’t know if I will read this new book on Montezuma and Hernan Cortés–probably not actually–but like any good New York Review of Books piece, the essay itself gives plenty of room for thought. Much of this discussion of the Spanish conquest of Mexico is fascinating and worth thinking about, but I just wanted […]

Diaz’s Toilet

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On March 6, 2018

There’s a lot of important news to discuss today, but between some impending writing deadlines and my fun in Mexico City, I haven’t had time yet. But at least I got to visit Porfirio Diaz&

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On January 1, 1994, the Zapatista Army of National Liberation (EZLN) based in the southern Mexican state of Chiapas, began a rebellion to coincide with the implementation of the North American Free Trade Agreement. Lasting twelve days and with reverberations for years, the Zapatista Rebellion was an important moment of discontent with neoliberal trade agreements […]

Mexico

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On October 25, 2017

I am spending the next week in Mexico City. It’s a hard life. Blogging may or may not be light from me based on issues ranging from the wireless in my hotel to my impending hospital stay after e

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