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Democracy has won in Mexico

Commentary by Chara Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador’s recent election to the Mexican residency made an important statement: that democracy had won out over corruption as usual in Mexican politics. During his campaign, Lopez Obrador distinguished himself from the other candidates by being a candidate whose priority is to end corruption in Mexico. Unfortunately, he was attacked by members of the …

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Wonderful World: Discover Mexico City

By Tom Sawyer Welcome tourists! In this edition, we will talk about the biggest city in Latin America, and one of the biggest and most populated in the world. We talk about the capital of our neighboring country Mexico, Mexico City. Its metropolitan area has more than 21 million citizens. The exact date of the founding of the city is …

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Soccer team and coach rescued

By Eulogio JP For almost three weeks, the story of a Thai youth soccer team that was trapped in a flooded cave made news headlines worldwide. That story is over. All 12 boys and their soccer coach have been rescued. The Wild Boars became trapped on June 23, when rising floodwaters trapped them deep inside one of the hundreds of …

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Street Talk: Mexico’s new president

By Tere Siqueira On Sunday (July 1), six years after losing a second straight presidential election, Mexican leftist leader Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador was elected as Mexico’s new president (see related story). To get a sense of the mood in Mexico, Dos Mundos asked some Mexicans for their thoughts about the new president. Here are their answers: “I think that …

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Wonderful world: Discover Moscow

By Tom Sawyer Welcome tourists! In this edition, we will talk about the capital of the host country of the World Cup, which must also be noted that it is the largest city north of the planet Earth, Moscow, Russia. The first Russian reference in Moscow dates from the year 1147, funded by Prince Yuri Dolgoruki. It has more than …

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Mexico has a new president

By Chara Leftist candidate Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador was declared the winner of Mexico’s presidential election, held on Sunday (July 1). According to the results reported by the Instituto Nacional Electoral, Obrador received 53 percent of the vote, followed by Ricardo Anaya with 22.5 percent, Jose Antonio Meade with 16.2 percent and Jaime Rodriguez Calderon with 5.2 percent. Shortly after …

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Lifting of Saudi ban on women drivers is worth celebrating

Commentary by Eulogio JP At midnight Sunday (June 24), something worth celebrating happened: the ban on women driving in Saudi Arabia was lifted. Understandably, there was a huge celebration in the Middle Eastern kingdom. Saudi women wasted no time taking the wheel and exercising their freedom to drive. Loud music blared from new drivers’ cars. Social media selfies of ladies …

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Wonderful World: Discover Cairo

By Tom Sawyer Welcome tourists! In this edition, we will talk about the largest city in the Arab world, besides being the most populated in the African continent, Cairo, Egypt. It was founded in the year 166 B.C., in what is now known as Old Cairo. It is known by the Egyptians as “the mother of all cities”. Cairo is …

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Relief efforts continue in Guatemala after Fuego eruption

By Chara Relief efforts following the June 3 eruption of the Fuego volcano in Guatemala continue. At press time, police and rescue crews were trying to find people from the remnants of the villages that had been destroyed. The latest death toll being reported by news agencies is 110 people – up from the original death toll of 75. In …

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Wonderful World: Discover Puebla / Conoce Puebla

Welcome tourists! In this edition, we will talk about the fourth largest city in Mexico and without a doubt one of the most beautiful. We refer to Puebla, Mexico, where the famous “battle of May 5” took place. City founded in 1531 by the Spaniards and where most of them lived, so it took little time to develop its renowned …

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