A dictatorship is a dictatorship — it doesn’t matter if it’s a right-wing or a left-wing government. This is because all dictators, regardless of their politics or which country they happen to lead, want power first and foremost; they will torture and kill to keep it, then lie to cover up their crimes.
“If the devil offered me an interview, I’d go to hell.” — Julio Scherer García, Mexican editor and journalist.
I interviewed Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro in Caracas recently. Unfortunately, it’s quite possible that nobody will ever see the footage. Just 17 minutes into our conversation at the Miraflores presidential palace, Maduro stood up and called the interview off.
Time, or rather a lack of it, had always been the problem. The director Alfonso Cuarón wanted to make another film with Emmanuel Lubeski, the celebrated cinematographer and a close friend of his, known as El Chivo, but they wanted to do it at their own pace.
The blood was still on the ground. On the evening of Oct. 2, 1968, the administration of Mexican President Gustavo Díaz Ordaz orchestrated a massacre of student protesters in Mexico City’s Tlatelolco Square. Hundreds — we will never know exactly how many — were gunned down by the army and the police.
Oriana Fallaci was quite a remarkable interviewer. For journalists who grew up before the era of computers, the internet and smartphones, few events were more anticipated than the one-on-one interviews conducted by this renowned Italian journalist. She aggressively confronted those in power, and her articles almost always ended in controversy.
Guillermo del Toro was nervous. It was a Friday night in January, and he was waiting to see the first U.S. audience numbers for his film, “The Shape of Water.”
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The brain is pulsating in front of me — I never imagined that the brain could pulsate as the heart does. It’s beige, almost light brown. Purple veins and arteries sprawl like a spider web.
ROME — One person with a cellphone can save so many lives.
What makes one of the most celebrated American writers — and a living legend of the Chicano literary genre — decide to pack up and move to Mexico?
When Spanish actor Antonio Banderas made his first movie in the U.S., in 1992, he barely spoke English. In fact, in order to star in “The Mambo Kings,” he learned his lines phonetically.