Monthly Archives: April 2020

April 26, 2020

Before and After

Luis Rubio  The corona crisis will become a great excuse for the economic disaster Mexicans are experiencing, but it will not change the nature –or the existence itself- of the problem. The cesspool already lies open. To illustrate the phenomenon, let us think for a moment about the famous presidential airliner: the avowed objective was […]

April 19, 2020

Easy Solutions

Luis Rubio  It is difficult to imagine a more striking contrast in government response to the coronavirus than that evidenced by the Mexican government vis-à-vis the United States and, in general, the majority of the developed world. The president has refused to contemplate anything that is alien to the strategy that he has been promoting […]

April 12, 2020

Pests and the Pestered

Luis Rubio   Before, in the good times, Easter was a time to keep. Now that keeping has become a semi-permanent state, I set about gathering some ideas, explanations and comments on the current moment, aiming to better understand the situation or, at least, to laugh (or cry) at it. “I have no idea what’s […]

April 5, 2020

Regime Change?

Luis Rubio The government and its coterie state that through their election in 2018 they achieved a regime change in Mexico, which explains (and justifies) all the outrages, excesses and problems that characterize the Mexican economy and society today. According to this thesis, the actions taken by President Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s administration stem from a […]