MIAMI — The door of Carlota’s room is ajar, so I peek inside to see what she’s doing. She’s sitting upright at her desk with her laptop in front of her. On the screen are a dozen of her schoolmates, all of them, like Carlota, participating in a virtual class.
Yes, we are in the throes of a global health emergency. But political leaders shouldn’t expect journalists to suddenly roll over and support their every policy or proposal.
“Stop the world, I want to get off!” So goes the famous phrase often (though falsely) attributed to Mafalda, the little girl in the much-beloved Argentine comic strip of the same name published in the 1960s and ’70s.
I wash my hands often. I watch the news, and like everyone else Ive become a coronavirus expert. Although Im part of the high-risk age group, Im not particularly worried.
Most women’s attackers remain free while the Mexican government does next to nothing to prevent and punish gender violence
There’s nothing quite like being a journalist in Mexico. On the one hand, those of us who wake up early enough have the chance every weekday to speak directly to the president, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, during his morning news conferences, known as “mañaneras.”
José José had just died and many Mexicans (as well as others in Latin America) were desperate to know more about the somber circumstances.
This month, for perhaps the first time in history, the word “Latinx” was uttered during an American presidential debate. As a moderator at that Democratic debate in Houston, I began by telling the 10 candidates that the time had come to discuss “Latinx” issues.
Let’s be honest: Social media is a jungle. There’s always someone out there ready to attack; you never know when it’s coming, or from whom. Even words typed with the best of intentions can end up distorted and crushed when you’re online.
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.