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.

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Students at the University of Guanajuato protesting during the Cervantino Festival in October. photo credit, Russell Vile

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/