Category: Mexico

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 →

Industrial Homicide

  The following article was written by Napoleón Gómez Urrutia, and originally published in Spanish, on February 16th, 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.   On 19 February 2012, it will be six years since the tragedy which plunged the families of 65 miners into… Read more →

The Government’s Failure

 The following article was written by Napoleón Gómez Urrutia, and originally published in Spanish on January 26th, 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.   The almost twelve years that have passed under the incompetent governments of Vicente Fox and Felipe Calderón, from 2000 to… Read more →