Archive for May, 2015

My latest book review: Modernizing Mexico, one feud at a time



Photo by Martin Langfield, Chihuahua, Mexico, 1986.

Two Mexicos coexist, one an insular land of hard-to-kill monopolies in politics and business, the other more outward-looking, embracing modernity and even the United States. In “Amarres perros” pundit-politician Jorge Castañeda recalls a life of trying to change the balance.

(I took the photo nearly 30 years ago at a hunger strike to demand fair elections in Chihuahua, Mexico in 1986.)