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México’s New Criminal Justice System Part II of II

In 2008 the Mexican Legislature sought to change the problems in its criminal justice system by creating the New Criminal Judicial System.

México’s New Criminal Justice System Part I of II

Critics of México’s criminal justice system argue that the power given to the prosecutor permits him to disregard exculpatory evidence with little external accountability.

Change Your Perspective

If we are willing to change our perspective, to reframe the relation, problem or situation, we open up a whole new range of possibilities.

A World of Duality

“Labels bias our perceptions, thinking, and behavior. A label or story can either separate us from, or connect us to, nature.”

Gonzalo Guerrero The Renegade The Father of Miscegenation

Gonzalo Guerrero was born in Spain around 1470 and became a soldier/sailor (what we might call a marine) and fought in the campaign that in 1492 ended with the capture… Read more »

Who are the Normalistas?

Students attending Escuelas Normales see as their purpose not only “to bring education to the poor rural population, but also to combat social injustice and maintain the dignity of the poor.”

México’s Ignored “Third Root”

Yanga founded the first free African township in the Americas, San Lorenzo de los Negros, near Veracruz.

Uses and Customs

The term usos y costumbres (uses and customs in Spanish) is a political term denoting indigenous customary law in Latin America.

Could History Repeat Itself? Part II of II

I do not believe the mistake was made in permitting foreign investors to exploit its resources, but in the government’s failure to regulate that exploitation.

Could History Repeat Itself? Part I of II

The 75 years México has had control over its oil and gas does not reveal a shining example of stewardship.

Chile, Chili, Chilli or Chile Pepper?

Long before someone coined the term “Tex-Mex” Americans have been flavoring their food with chilies found in México.

Pueblo Bonito and its Founder: Ernesto Coppel Kelly Part II of II

Pueblo Bonito Sunset Beach opened in 2002. It is repeatedly on Condé Nast Traveler’s Gold List of the World’s Best Places to Stay.

Pueblo Bonito and its Founder: Ernesto Coppel Kelly Part I of II

Like most boys, Ernesto Coppel Kelly adored his father, who was charming and handsome, as evidenced by having been chosen “King of Carnaval” in Mazatlán’s 1942 festival.

Muxes: the Third Gender

Anthropologists say that the acceptance of people of mixed gender reaches back to pre-Colombian México.

México’s Mid-Term Elections: The Take Away

To the surprise of many the PRI took the largest percentage of the votes on Election Day.