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There’s No Such Thing as a Stupid Question

By Jorge Ramos What wisdom would be worth sharing with a group of aspiring journalists? Recently, I was invited to address the graduating class of the City University of New York’s Graduate School of Journalism, where some of the best digital journalists in the United States have studied. The first thing I told them was that there is no such …

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Of Heaven and Superhumans

By Jorge Ramos If I were to suggest two books to read this year, they would be “Brief Answers to the Big Questions,” by the renowned cosmologist Stephen Hawking, who died in 2018, and “Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind,” by the historian Yuval Noah Harari. Both present lucid insights into what might happen after we die and the stories …

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How Alike Are AMLO and Trump?

This may seem like a riddle. One, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, is a left-wing Latin American president, while the other, Donald Trump, is the far-right president of the United States. One won an election in Mexico by advocating the interests of a forgotten majority; the other by fomenting racism against Mexican immigrants. At first glance, it might seem that López …

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A Love Story at the Border

By Jorge Ramos Lesly, 7, is a wheelchair. She can’t speak, can’t walk, can’t eat on her own. She began having seizures when she was 7 months old. Doctors believe she had a stroke at some point, and her condition has never improved. But Juan Alberto Matheu, her father, isn’t about to give up on her. Months ago he embarked …

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The Three Mexicos

By Jorge Ramos Being a journalist is a true privilege. In one week alone you can see the best and worst of a nation, as I did recently during a trip to Guadalajara, Tijuana and Mexico City. What began as a celebration of books ended with a reminder that deep inequality endures in Mexico. There’s nothing quite like walking amid …

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The World According to AMLO

The new Mexican president, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, is under no illusions when it comes to President Donald Trump and race. He told me so in 2017 during an interview. This means that the honeymoon between AMLO, as López Obrador is known, and Trump might be a short one. “Is Trump a racist?” I asked during our discussion. “Yes, he …

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‘Roma,’ and a Childhood Recaptured

By Jorge Ramos After watching ‘Roma,’ Alfonso Cuarón’s new film, recently, I left the theater a bit disoriented, as often happens when a movie so overwhelms you. With all my soul I wanted to go back into the theater and be carried away again. I must offer Cuarón my gratitude for having recaptured my childhood in Mexico City, which I …

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Enrique Peña Nieto, Mexico’s Worst President

President Enrique Peña Nieto’s tenure is coming to an end in Mexico, and he leaves a trail of the dead behind. He has certainly been the worst president in Mexico’s modern history, a statement that I base on data: Under Peña Nieto, more Mexicans were killed than under any other recent administration. In the last six years, 122,889 Mexicans so …

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Red Versus Blue

By Jorge Ramos The next two years will be difficult The divide between red states and blue states in this country is very wide. And after the results of the recent midterm elections — with Republicans keeping control of the Senate and Democrats winning the House of Representatives — there’s little chance of finding common ground in the near future. …

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The Real Enemy

By Jorge Ramos The real enemies of the United States aren’t headed here in a caravan filled with children. They don’t come from Honduras, Guatemala or El Salvador. And they don’t want to invade the most powerful country in the world, either. No, the real enemies of the United States were born here. They are American citizens, full of hatred …

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