Author Archives: Kylie Madry

Poniatowska: AMLO Exposes Himself to Criticism

Elena Poniatowska

By KYLIE MADRY In a new interview with Mexican daily El Universal, renowned journalist Elena Poniatowska calls out President Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO), saying he brings the criticism he receives upon himself. “He exposes himself (to attacks) more than any other president I’ve seen,” Poniatowska said in an interview published Wednesday, Oct. 21, “much more than (former Presidents Adolfo)

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Millions Tune in to Virtual Cervantine

The Guadaloops perform at the 2020 Cervantine Festival.

By KYLIE MADRY With the International Cervantine Festival’s (FIC) closure Sunday, Oct. 18, organizers reported that over 4.2 million viewers tuned in to the virtual fest throughout its five-day run. The Cervantine moved on line this year due to the covid-19 pandemic and restrictions on in-person events. “Millions of people, from Mexico and from countries like the United States, Spain,

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Hidalgo, Coahuila Hit Polls After Pandemic Postponement

Members of the PRI celebrate after claiming victory in local elections Oct. 18, 2020. Photo: PRI

By KYLIE MADRY Residents of the Mexican states of Hidalgo and Coahuila trekked to the polls on Sunday, Oct. 18, after the planned July elections were pushed back due to the covid-19 pandemic. Around 50,000 cast their vote Sunday – wearing required face masks – according to the National Electoral Institute (INE), totaling just over 40 percent turnout of eligible

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Cervantine Fest to Support Unemployed Workers

The Cervantine Festival closed Sunday, Oct. 18. Photo: Issac Rodolfo García/FIC

By KYLIE MADRY While Mexico’s International Cervantine Festival (FIC) looked a bit different this year, festival organizers announced in a press conference on Sunday, Oct. 18, that they were going to do their part to support those affected by the festival’s move on line due to covid-19. Moving Guanajuato’s famous fest to the digital sphere was quite a feat, but

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Cervantine Festival Offers Activities Near and Far

By KYLIE MADRY After going digital this year, Guanajuato’s International Cervantine Festival (FIC) is navigating the new reality to find opportunities close to home and around the world. The five-day celebration, arguably the biggest cultural festival in Latin America, reached the mid-way mark Friday, Oct. 16, after opening Wednesday, Oct. 14. And while almost all of the events, including presentations,

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