April 2021

Mexican Grace – April 2021

Mexican Grace This is a regular feature column inspired stories that manifest “Mexican Grace.”  This is a regular feature column inspired stories that manifest “Mexican Grace.”  El Ojo is looking for more anecdotes that relate the many encounters, initiated by expats or locals, that exemplify the special forms of mutual giving and receiving that define the Mexican …

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The President’s Cabinet Hollywood-Style

The President’s Cabinet Hollywood-Style By Tom Nussbaum It just wasn’t done. Movie stars and television personalities didn’t go into politics. But then Ronald Reagan became California’s governor and, eventually, president of the United States. Clint Eastwood, Arnold Schwarzenegger, and Al Franken followed his lead. Minnesota even elected a pro wrestler, Jesse Ventura, as its governor. …

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Guadalupe Victoria

Guadalupe Victoria By David Ellison Guadalupe Victoria’s story is one of redemption. Born José Miguel Ramón Adaucto Fernández y Félix, during the war he changed his name to Guadalupe Victoria to honor Our Lady of Guadalupe, the insurgency’s symbol and patron, and to commit himself to winning independence for Mexico. He announced, “La Independencia se …

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