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A mother of a megamarch

In… uh… “honor” of departing Jalisco governor Emilio González Márquez, the Consejo Estatal de Comerciantes y Prestadores de Servicios — State council of retailers and service providers — is organizing what it hopes will be a 10 thousand strong ““megamentada de madre”” (Motherfuckin’ March). 180 more words

Politica (Mexicana)

El va, pero yo no voy: Clerical comings and goings

El va:

Via Aguachile, the … um.. less than beloved Cardinal Juan Sandoval Iñiguez of Guasdalajara is retiring:

He did a disservice to Mexicans through spewing hatred against women, gays, political parties, and Mexican political institutions.

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Politica (Mexicana)

The power and the inglorious

Two of Mexico’s most prominent clerics — Cardinal Juan Sandoval of Guadalajara and Bishop Raúl Vera of Saltillo — have both come under fire this past month for their apparent forays into political matters. 1,130 more words

Human Rights

Holy crap!

The men in skirts are getting skittish… from Ganchoblog:

Hugo Valdemar, a spokesman with the Mexico City archdiocese, requested that Marcelo Ebrard undergo a mental health exam. 79 more words


A bicentennial moment with Cardinal Sandoval

One reason for writing my own Mexican history in English was that “Mexicans take their history very seriously.” As I noted in my introduction, I had started to put the book together just as the United States was pressuring Mexico (then on the United Nations Security Council) to join its crusade against Iraq. 512 more words


Irresistible force meets immovable object

Church meets state in Guadalajara… photo by S. Nuñez for El Informador.  Supporters of Cardinal Sandoval — claiming the Church’s rights of free expression are under assault after the Cardinal was criticized by the Supreme Court for questioning the minister’s integrity — were met by demonstrators who claim their rights of free expression (and association) are under assault by the Cardinal.

Human Rights

"Nothing happens in Mexico...

… until it happens,” or so the always quotable Porfirio Díaz is supposed to have said.

And, when SOMETHING happens — the Supreme Court affirming the rights of the Federal District to marry same-gender couples (and for those couples to adopt children) for example– the results aren’t always predictable. 423 more words

Human Rights