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Militarization in Mexico

Militarization in Mexico

Many of us grew up during Felipe Calderón's six-year term, with gunfire as background music and the perpetual company of heavily armed military cars on our streets. It's been a long time, but we seem to have ingrained this idea of the army as the only possible...

The Satanic Verses

The Satanic Verses

“In order to be born again, you must first die” Writes the author Salman Rushdie in his controversial novel The Satanic Verses, which has been subject to prohibitions, burnings, and even cost the author an order of persecution to death by the supreme leader of Iran in...

The ghosts of Charles Dickens

The ghosts of Charles Dickens

Best known for his poignant portraits of Victorian England, Charles Dickens was a person full of contradictions.  He could be harsh and demanding, but he was also notoriously charitable. He was meticulous to the point of being obsessive and scientifically inclined,...

Book review: Convenience Store Woman

Book review: Convenience Store Woman

Convenience Store Woman, by Sayaka Murata, is a love letter.  It is not romantic love, or love between relatives: it is a letter to that bittersweet love between a misfit and those rare places where one feels at home;  both consoled and trapped.  36-year-old...

Forbidden books we can’t forget

Forbidden books we can’t forget

Roe vs. Wade was neither the beginning nor the end of the worrying wave of intolerance and misinformation in the United States.  For several years, there has been censorship and prohibition of books - especially those that cover LGBT or racial themes - under the...

The Global Impact of Roe vs. Wade

The Global Impact of Roe vs. Wade

On June 24, the United States annulled the historic Roe vs. Wade decision that constitutionally protected the right to abortion in the country. Along with Poland, El Salvador and Nicaragua, The United States joins the group of States that are going backwards in terms...

The dehumanization of migration

The dehumanization of migration

Migration is a human right, which has been violated in such a normalized way that migrants have been dehumanized. In the last few weeks alone, two shocking phenomena have been seen on the border between Mexico and the United States. On June 13, in the city of...

Mary Shelley: the pioneer of the science fiction

Mary Shelley: the pioneer of the science fiction

Mary Shelley, the pioneer of the science fiction genre, lived a life as fascinating as the stories she wrote. Publishing her groundbreaking book Frankenstein at just 21 years old, Mary Shelly increased her incredible tenacity in facing anything her life could throw at...

Guns and masculinity 

Guns and masculinity 

With the shooting at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas, the well-known news cycle that accompanies school shootings in the United States was once again seen internationally: the information starts to come out first and everyone is on the edge of their seats ,...