Esta semana inauguramos nuestra nueva sección: Voces del noreste mexicano / Voices of the Mexican Northeast editada por Mario Nicolás Castro. En la introducción de su libro, La guerra de los […]
When drugs were legalized in Mexico, Lola la Chata (“Snub-Nose Lola”) was furious. She’d been pushing in Mexico City since, well, forever, but “narcotics” sales on the part of the government, at market rates, messed up the whole racket. Two days after they opened the heroin dispensaries, the junkies stopping buying from her. There was little she could do, except […]
The night of November 20, 2014, hundreds of thousands of citizens gathered peacefully in central Mexico City in order to claim justice for the enforced disappearance of 43 Ayotzinapa rural student teachers near Iguala, in the southwestern Mexican state of Guerrero. At some point during the night, a massive bonfire occurred in center of Mexico City’s Zócalo […]
Aguda y punzante reflexión sobre los cada vez más inesperados efectos de la naturalización de la violencia en México, a propósito del caso de secuestro y asesinato de un niño en Chihuahua, a manos de otros menores.
Four-hand piece by Mauricio Palos and Iván Ruiz on Mexico. From multiple photographic angles and a gripping essay, these authors narrate the social and human complexities of a country besieged by the narco.
This performance-installation mourns and denounces the terrible wave of femicides plaguing Ciudad Juárez since the 1990s.
More and more often when I go out partying in Mexico City, I notice that my friends somehow feel guilty for indulging in a joint or doing a line. When they do it […]
It’s not like the Bad Ones—this is what the Mierenses would come to call them—hadn’t been there already. It’s not like they hadn’t been running their operations out of Mier and the surrounding towns, carrying their loads of cocaine and marijuana through the surrounding brushland and up to the lip of the river, where they placed them on boats or rafts or inner tubes and floated them across into Texas. Even if no one spoke of them by name, they were already deeply woven into the social fabric. But on this day […]