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John Ross : The Long Night of San Juan Copala

Justicia en San Juan Copola. Photo from Su Propina es mi Sueldo.Mexico’s Gaza:The long night of San Juan Copala Much as the Israeli government had warned the organizers of the Freedom Flotilla not to set sail for Gaza, the Governor … finish reading John Ross : The Long Night of San Juan Copala

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SPORT / John Ross : World Cup as Bread and Circus

Bread and Circus: Circus Maximus in Rome, which seated 200,000, was the site for massive spectacle designed to keep the masses distracted. Image from Santa Barbara County Education.Copa del Mundo de 2010:The world’s cup runneth over Ever since the bad … finish reading SPORT / John Ross : World Cup as Bread and Circus

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BOOKS / ‘El Monstruo : Dread and Redemption in Mexico City’

El Monstruo:John Ross’ history of MexicoA must read for Texans The problem with any informed accounting of Mexico is that its historical figures, like assassins, are often deadly, swift, and seemingly mad. By Dick J. Reavis / The Rag Blog … finish reading BOOKS / ‘El Monstruo : Dread and Redemption in Mexico City’

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John Ross : The ‘Feminization’ of Mexican Agriculture

Purepecha woman in reboza, on plate from Tzintzuntzan, Michoacan. Image from Teyacapan / Flickr.Working the parcela:‘Feminization’ is hope for Mexican agriculture By John Ross / The Rag Blog / May 24, 2010 SANTA CRUZ TANACO, Mexico — When I first … finish reading John Ross : The ‘Feminization’ of Mexican Agriculture

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John Ross : The U.S., Mexico, and the Drug War Scam

Uncle Sam: “They’re crazy if they think I won’t stick my nose into the issue of Mexican drug trafficking.” Cartoon from WeedTV.The Big Scam:How and why Washington hookedMexico on the Drug War By John Ross / The Rag Blog / … finish reading John Ross : The U.S., Mexico, and the Drug War Scam

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Mexico : Fear of ‘Narco Guerrilla’ Haunts Officials

Cieneguillas state prison in Zacatecas, Mexico, where armed commandos freed more than 50 inmates in a raid May 16, 2009. Photo by Oscar Baez / AP / Huffington Post.Phantom of Mexican narco guerrillaHaunts U.S. security chiefs By John Ross / … finish reading Mexico : Fear of ‘Narco Guerrilla’ Haunts Officials

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John Ross in Obamalandia : Death Waltz Across Texas

John Ross. Photo from Con Carlitos.Loose in Obamalandia:Death waltz across Texas(With apologies to Ernest Tubbs) By John Ross / The Rag Blog / March 13, 2010 I. Paranoia stalks the skies. At LAX, flying towards Texas, I am pulled out … finish reading John Ross in Obamalandia : Death Waltz Across Texas

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Mexico City Legalizes Gay Nuptials : Catholic Clergy Aghast

Gay rights activist cheer after a session at the city’s assembly in Mexico City last December. Photo by Daniel Aguilar / Reuters.Mexico City sanctions gay marriage:Catholic Church warns of Sodom and Gomorrah In Morelia, Michoacan, Bishop Alfredo India added to … finish reading Mexico City Legalizes Gay Nuptials : Catholic Clergy Aghast

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Mexico’s Narco Wars : Capos Bite Dust as Madness Continues

Navy special forces stand guard in Cuernavaca, Dec. 16, 2009. Drug capo Arturo Beltran Leyva was killed in a shootout with state security forces. Photo by Margarito Perez / Reuters.Who’s who in narco wars:Top capos executed in Mexican Spy vs. … finish reading Mexico’s Narco Wars : Capos Bite Dust as Madness Continues

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Mexico’s ‘Year of Revolution’ : Zapatista Silence is Deafening

Zapatistas. Art from radicalgraphics.org.Silence in Chiapas:Zapatista rebels ‘on vacation’ Is a new uprising on their agenda or does the Zapatista Army of National Liberation just want to be left alone? By John Ross / The Rag Blog / January 21, … finish reading Mexico’s ‘Year of Revolution’ : Zapatista Silence is Deafening

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Mexico : Anarchists Celebrate Mexican Revolution With Real Fireworks

Celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Mexican Revolution in Mexico City. (Some went a little further in their observance: See story below.) Photo from La Jornada.A real blast:Bombs, resistance mark 100thanniversary of Mexican RevolutionBy John Ross / The Rag Blog … finish reading Mexico : Anarchists Celebrate Mexican Revolution With Real Fireworks

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Apocalypse 2010 : Meltdown Under the American Bubble

Planet Earth was coming apart at the seams.Remembering 2010 (if we must):Mass amnesia, the Rapture,and the Palin-Bachmann nuptials By John Ross / The Rag Blog / January 4, 2010 MEXICO CITY — Book-ended by mass amnesia under the American bubble, … finish reading Apocalypse 2010 : Meltdown Under the American Bubble

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