Category: Democracy

The Real Democracy that Mexico Needs

A brilliant political philosopher named Montesquieu once said that “when virtue, the basic principle of democracy, disappears the corruption of democracy begins and the republic is at risk of collapse.” On paper, true democracy is defined as a form of state government where the power lies in its people. Ideally, it should uphold a society that respects human rights, exercises… Read more →

The Culture of Impunity

The following article was written by Napoleón Gómez Urrutia, and originally published in Spanish on April 16th, 2015 in La Jornada, Mexico City’s leading daily newspaper, considered by many scholars as one of the last remaining independent newspapers in the Americas.       Historically, but in particular during the last thirty years, the decomposition of politics and business in Mexico has not… Read more →

Who Defends Mexico?

 The following article was written by Napoleón Gómez Urrutia, and originally published in Spanish on Thursday April 2nd, 2015 in La Jornada, Mexico City’s leading daily newspaper considered by many scholars as one of the last remaining independent newspapers in the Americas.   There are two key factors affecting the future of national industry and economic activity. The irresponsible provocation of disputes… Read more →

Confronting the Crisis with the Unification of the Labour Movement

The following article was written by Napoleón Gómez Urrutia, and originally published in Spanish, on January 22nd, 2015 in La Jornada, Mexico City’s leading daily newspaper, considered by many scholars as one of the last remaining independent newspapers in the Americas. It’s time for a radical change in our way of thinking. Profound changes in the political, economic and social strategies of… Read more →

2014, Chronicle of Truth

The following article was written by Napoleón Gómez Urrutia, and originally published in Spanish on December 11th, 2014 in La Jornada, Mexico City’s leading daily newspaper, considered by many scholars as one of the last remaining independent newspapers in the Americas.     2014 has been one of the most prolific years in terms of advances and achievements made by the National… Read more →

Shared Responsibility and Social Harmony

The following article was written by Napoleón Gómez Urrutia, and originally published in Spanish, on November 13th, 2014 in La Jornada, Mexico City’s leading daily newspaper, considered by many scholars as one of the last remaining independent newspapers in the Americas. There is a serious debate in Mexico today around the problems resulting from insecurity, unemployment, poverty, inequality and the profound economic crisis affecting… Read more →

Political Will in the Face of Insecurity

   The following article was written by Napoleón Gómez Urrutia, and originally published in Spanish on Thursday October 16th, 2014 in La Jornada, Mexico City’s leading daily newspaper considered by many scholars as one of the last remaining independent newspapers in the Americas.   The current social and political landscape in Mexico is extremely concerning and should lead to serious reflection and immediate action… Read more →

The Triumph of Reason and Justice

The following article was written by Napoleón Gómez Urrutia, and originally published in Spanish, on September 4th, 2014 in La Jornada, Mexico City’s leading daily newspaper, considered by many scholars as one of the last remaining independent newspapers in the Americas.   The 29th of August is and will remain a historic date for democracy and the freedom of association, as well… Read more →

The Cowards Are Scared

The following article was written by Napoleón Gómez Urrutia, and originally published in Spanish on May 30th, 2013 in La Jornada, Mexico City’s leading daily newspaper, considered by many scholars as one of the last remaining independent newspapers in the Americas.     On Thursday 2 May I wrote, in a public declaration: When it comes to justice, Mexico is a… Read more →

Mexico Is a Minefield

 The following article was written by Napoleón Gómez Urrutia, and originally published in Spanish on Thursday September 13th, 2012 in La Jornada, Mexico City’s leading daily newspaper considered by many scholars as one of the last remaining independent newspapers in the Americas.   Mexico’s current political situation can be summed up in a few words. The outgoing PAN (National Action Party) government has planted a… Read more →