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Early journalism in New Spain

The hard-hitting El Despertador Americano hit Guadalajara’s streets 208 years ago this month, marking the beginnings of the Republic’s ongoing struggle for an independent press.

Librarian’s 30-year labor to preserve the printed word

Sergio López Ruelas says he couldn’t have imagined his life if he hadn’t been a librarian. “When they asked me as a child what I wanted to be when I grew up, I always told them I wanted to work with books,” he told the Reporter this week. “It’s my calling, my profession.”

VIEWPOINT: AMLO & the ‘fifi’ press

He’s still two months away from his inauguration but Mexico’s quick-tempered president-elect has already been letting off some “Trump-like” steam regarding his feelings towards the media.

President gives himself high grade as term winds down

Violence, corruption, reform?  Over the ensuing years, historians may be divided as to which word best characterizes the six-year presidency of Enrique Peña Nieto, which comes to a conclusion in less than three months’ time.

Surrealist painter Carrington a big draw in capital

The phantasmagorical works of surrealist British/Mexican artist Leonora Carrington – known for her haunting, autobiographical paintings that incorporate images of sorcery, metamorphosis, alchemy and the occult – are being featured in a splendid retrospective housed in Mexico City’s Museo de Arte Moderno until September 23.