Legenday soccer player Gary Lineker has three rules for Tweeting. First, never do it if you’ve been drinking. Two, don’t do it when you’re mad. Three, as you read your Tweet, if you have even a 1 percent doubt, don’t do it. That’s what he said in an interview with BBC journalist Ros Atkins.
BIRDS DO NOT EXIST
Disinformation on the Internet is so widespread that it includes conspiracies as absurd, for example, as the one insisting that birds do not exist. That’s why we have to stay alert.
FORTY YEARS IN THE UNITED STATES
On January 2 of 1983, I landed in Los Angeles. I didn’t have a return ticket. My idea was to stay one or two years in the United States and return later to Mexico.
BIDEN IN MEXICO
When President Joe Biden lands in Mexico in a few days, he will find a country polarized, with many dead, growing control by narco-cartels and a powerful and popular president who insists in imposing his agenda, and in the process is becoming increasingly authoritarian and divisive.
For Laura, Andrés and Bruno. My brother Alejandro just left us. In three days. It was a sudden leukemia. We never saw it coming. Just as the doctors were starting to treat him, his body gave out.
WHERE ARE YOU FROM?
All of us who live in the United States but were born abroad have had the same experience. Someone asking us, “Where are you from?”
DESPITE IT ALL, THE SOCCER BALL ROLLS
The great temptation of the World Cup just started in Qatar is that it becomes a kind of planetary entertainment. For one month, we might try to forget inflation, the war in Ukraine, the egotistic shows of Donald Trump, the daily news conferences of López Obrador and even climate change, with a slightly lower sense of guilt.
BARDO, OR THE ONE WHO LEFT
My head is full of images from the extraordinary and dreamlike movie Bardo: False Chronicle of a Handful of Truths, by Alejandro González Iñárritu.
IN THE FACE OF RACISM, WE CANNOT REMAIN SILENT
This is a difficult issue, but we cannot avoid it just because it is. There is racism within the Hispanic community in the United States.
LESSONS OF A HURRICANE
There are many things to be learned from a hurricane. The first is the fragility of human life in the face of nature. Amid hurricane winds and giant surges of water, we are minuscule and powerless.