Ever since I came to live in the United States, 20 years ago, our family celebrates Día de Muertos on November 2nd. We also celebrate Halloween on October 31. By now it is somewhat obvious for our children to think of both our Ofrenda and our Halloween decorations as the…

Volar a destinos lejanos ha sido una parte de mi vida profesional por décadas. En esta ocasión, sin embargo, subir a un avión por primera vez desde hace casi un año, y viajar hasta otro país, se siente como un trayecto exótico y peligroso. La novedad de encontrarse por primera…

Exactly five hundred years ago, on August 13, 1521 the magnificent City of Tenochtitlan fell to the siege of a powerful army composed by a handful Spanish invaders combined with thousands, perhaps more than a hundred thousand, indigenous allies. Conventional accounts of this critical moment in the history of Mexico…

Many of us have spent hours following the events in Washington DC, trying to make sense of the violence unleashed by a sitting President unwilling to accept his electoral defeat. This kind of behavior has not been uncommon in the Western Hemisphere. In both Latin America and the Caribbean, we…

Loss

So much personal loss, empty chairs at dinner tables, and so much waste and material squander in this terrible year of the pestilence, 2020. Lives cut short by a disease that should not have caught us by surprise. Preventable deaths, not because medical knowledge had an available cure for patients…

“Lamentable”. “Que merece compasión o lástima.” El sentido original de la palabra deporable viene de la raíz proto-indoeuropea ploro que significa llorar. Con esta frase lapidaria Hillary Clinton se refirió a los seguidores de Donald Trump en su fallida campaña electoral de hace cuatro años. No sólo estaba diciendo que…

Managing or mitigating risk often depends on asking relevant questions and on having timely and reliable information that can measure the relative frequency of catastrophic events one is seeking to avoid. Whether Mexico can contain the SAR-CoV-2 virus infection and the tragedies of countless deaths associated with it remains a…

Alberto Diaz-Cayeros

Mexicano orgulloso, migrante renuente. Economista ITAM y Politólogo Duke. Senior Fellow en CDDRL y Director Centro Estudios Latinoamericanos Stanford University

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