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Hundreds of Thousands of Mexicans March for Democracy

PULSE NEWS MEXICO Starting at about 11 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 13, and heading from Mexico City’s Angel of Independence Monument to the Monument to the Revolution, tens of thousands of people marched in defense of democracy and the National Electoral Institution (INE) despite an environmental contingency imposed by the pro-President Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) capital governor, Claudia Sheinbaum.

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What Really Was in Play on Mexico’s Democracy March

OPINION THÉRÈSE MARGOLIS Neither the declaration of a last-minute day-without-a-car contingency by Mexico City Governor Claudia Sheinbaum — in full collaboration with the federal government — nor the vicious barrage of insults and allegations of corruption by President Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) against anyone who dared to defend the National Electoral Institute (INE) from being dissolved under his dictamen,

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Mexican Democracy in Suspension

By ENRIQUE KRAUZE It was not through some miracle, but rather because thanks to the efforts and sacrifices of generations, that Mexico has, successively, evolved as a theocratic, monarchical, viceroyalty, caudillism, dictatorial, revolutionary, revolutionary-institutional, and, finally today, a democratic state. Very soon, it may cease to be just that. It is sad, but perhaps understandable, that Mexico’s new generations are

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Spinoza’s Eternal Wisdom

OPINION By ENRIQUE KRAUZE What do the writings of Baruch Spinoza, a remote, 17th century Dutch philosopher of Dutch philosopher of Jewish Portuguese origins, have to say about the predicaments of the 21st century? A lot, because the fanaticisms that he faced alone in his time have multiplied in ours. The fanaticism of his times provoked religious wars; the current

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Putin’s Incomprehensible Admirers

OPINION By ENRIQUE KRAUZE A nuclear power invades a small, sovereign nation. The world is witness to this unjust war, minute-by-minute, image-after-image: relentless bombardments against the civilian population, harrowing testimonies, mass exoduses, scenes of indescribable pain. That alone should arouse unanimous repudiation of the aggressor and unrestricted support for the victim. But that is not the case. A current of

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