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.

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,

SinEmbargo, an online source of Mexican news (in Spanish),

Mexico Institute, recommended by C.M.Mayo, award winning writer about Mexico,

La Jornada, Mexico City’s most prominent leftist newspaper, quoted in English translation on Via Organica website,