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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.”