March 2023


Susan left with one hundred dollars in her purse and her six-month-old baby strapped in the car seat of the old pickup truck. In the area behind the seats was everything she needed packed into two little suitcases. The baby slept, unaware of the danger her mother was leaving behind or where she was going.

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Streets of Mexico – March 2023

Octavio Paz and Carlos Fuentes For half a century after La Revolución (1910-1917), two writers dominated Mexican literature. Octavio Paz became the preeminent poet, and Carlos Fuentes the outstanding novelist. The two were close friends, exchanging more than a thousand letters, but were eventually estranged. Paz wrote, “A flower without a stem is beauty waiting

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