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.
THE INDOMITABLE BORDER
Of course there’s a crisis on the border between Mexico and the United States. It is a humanitarian crisis. Nearly 2 ½ million people have crossed it illegally in the past year, according to the Border Patrol.
THE GOVERNMENT OF THE DEAD
Here’s the bad news: The government of President Andrés Manuel López Obrador is now the most violent in the modern history of the country.
FOR A WORLD WITHOUT KINGS OR QUEENS
Elizabeth II had a storybook life. But we have to be careful with stories of queens and kings. Independently of her great professional and political achievements over seven decades, and her enormous personal sacrifices..
WHEN NO ONE IS WATCHING US
Sanna did not expect that someone would publish the photos and videos of her dancing at a private party and posing for the camera.
THE SECRET LIVES OF LUGGAGE
Suitcases, contrary to what you may think, seem to have their own lives and control their own destinies. They make us believe we control where they are going.
THE CHILDREN OF WAR
LEOPOLIS, Ukraine – Nothing like a war to learn geography, history and how fragile we are. I’ve spent the past few days watching thousands of Ukrainians fleeing the brutal Russian invasion. But it is the children who literally broke my heart.