Monthly Archives: December 2017

Old Year, New Year

Luis Rubio The end of each year brings nostalgia for what’s gone, expectation for what’s coming, fear of the unknown and optimism for the opportunities that the New Year might bring with it. Today, the last day of a complex and contentious year, is a good time to reflect upon what the big thinkers, entrepreneurs […]

Corruption Is Mexico’s Original Sin

Luis Rubio   ARGUMENT Corruption Is Mexico’s Original Sin Personal enrichment has always been central to Mexico’s political system — and only a revolution can change that. BY LUIS RUBIO  | DECEMBER 26, 2017, 3:39 PM Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto at the National Palace in Mexico City on April 24, 2017. (Alfredo Estrella/AFP/Getty Images) On Dec. […]

My Readings

Luis Rubio “I always imagined that Paradise would be a kind of library.” Jorge Luis Borges     In such a changing and convulsive world, it is of the essence to read about everything, listen to ideas that are attractive as well as repulsive in order to maintain a clear and sharp perspective of the […]

Daily Wrongs

Luis Rubio I do not know, dear reader, whether things in our daily lives seem normal to you that are not normal: the problems that are not solved, the corners at which people are robbed, the floods that return, the traffic jams and all the “little” things that make life unnecessarily complex, which is already […]

On the Cheap

Luis Rubio Spain embarked upon the conformation of an integral strategy of tourism development in the cultural ambit when it identified, as an opportunity for attracting that type of visitor, the development of small counties and towns. That was how the national network of state-owned hotels, known as “paradores,” in many cases installed on the […]

What to Do About the South?

Luis Rubio The poverty of the southern part of the country is an open sore and intolerable and even more so when the widening gap characterizing the Two Mexicos is appreciated: the one growing swiftly, and the one falling behind, ever mor0065 impoverished. The recent earthquakes have done nothing more than evidence, once again, the […]