Monthly Archives: February 2022

February 27, 2022

The neighborhood

 Luis Rubio In 2014, when Russia invaded and took control of the Crimean Peninsula, President Obama’s reaction was that this is “so 19th century” and no longer done in the 21st. Everything indicates that this memorandum did not reach the Kremlin. The invasion of Ukraine, of which Crimea was then a part, shows that geopolitics […]

February 20, 2022

What’s to Come

Luis Rubio The catastrophe to come was ever more evident. Errors and losses accumulated, the destruction was uncontainable and the end was imminent, yet no one rebelled. The population backed the government to the end, though this would imply total destruction. Thus begins the book of Ian Kershaw entitled The End: Hitler’s Germany, 1944-45. The […]

February 13, 2022

Other variables

Other Variables             Luis Rubio The problem with fires is that they can blow in any direction -and one can get burned. However, that seems to be the frame of mind of the government today. The presidential term advances within a global environment over which the president has no control, but in which things are […]

February 6, 2022


  Freedoms Luis Rubio Mexico has undergone an underlying, albeit hidden, discord about its future for various decades. From a positive quasi-consensus -at least more or less generalized enthusiasm- with respect to the future that was born with the liberalization of the economy and, especially, with the successful negotiation of the North American Free Trade […]