My host country and its citizens are dear to my heart, but as an extrañero (foreigner) I am relegated to the sidelines, where I cheer the forces for reform and pray for peaceful change. May faith in the Virgen of Guadalupe sustain the protesters—it will be a long, tough road.
For interested readers, information sources:
David Lida’s blog, a sharp eye on this writer’s adopted home, http://davidlida.com/
SinEmbargo, an online source of Mexican news (in Spanish), http://www.sinembargo.mx/
Mexico Institute, recommended by C.M.Mayo, award winning writer about Mexico, http://mexicoinstitute.wordpress.com/author/mexicoinstitute/
La Jornada, Mexico City’s most prominent leftist newspaper, quoted in English translation on Via Organica website, http://viaorganica.org/ayotzinapa-el-crimen-la-tragedia-y-el-discurso/