Commentary on Latin America. Mostly about Mexico - but not always. Designed to encourage readers to learn about the apparently "secret history" of 500 million people spread across two continents - but not always. You can always count on a little snark.
Sunday, February 1, 2009
Playing Both Sides, Gutierrez Barrios Style?
On the home page of Excelsior this evening, buried under the MASSIVE banner about the Steelers victory in the Super Bowl, there was a small notice that Felipe Calderon had visited with the "President of Puerto Rico." Later in the article it referred to Luis Fortuño as governor. In good Mexican journalistic style it referred to Puerto Rico as it would any fully independent nation. But it was the banner that caught my eye... President of Puerto Rico. Is this the sort of left-leaning writing and action that covers up for the right leaning path of the remnants of the Revolution? Would Excelsior really care?
Jason Dormady is currently an associate professor of history at Central Washington University where he teaches courses on Mexico, general Latin American topics, world history, and religion in Latin America. He is also a member of the CWU Latin@ and Latin American Studies program faculty. You can read about my research interests at Academia.
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