Do the U.S. and Mexico Really Want To End the War on Drugs?

December 8, 2017


Hidden Dangers currently listed as FREE for Amazon Matchbook purchasers! Do the U.S. and Mexico Really Want To End the War on Drugs? Interest in the excerpt from Hidden Dangers, Mexico on the Brink of Disaster that appeared several years ago in The Monthly Review has generated hundreds of downloadings from the magazine, my website […]

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New Giveaway!

December 7, 2017


Where Gringos Don’t Belong Goodreads giveaway ends Sunday December 10. Register now!      Set in Oaxaca in southern Mexico, Robert Joe Stout’s novel includes actual testimony of persons arrested and tortured as the fictional protagonists confront forces beyond their control. Reviewers call it “vibrant and disturbing…a vivid encounter with the real Mexico.”

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Wealth Rules

November 17, 2017


Mexico’s presidents have manipulated the country’s economic policies to create millions of poor citizens and to support monopolies that ensure entrepreneurial wealth. In 1993 Carlos Salinas de Gortari confronted the country’s financial crisis and tumbling peso-to-the-dollar rate by assembling twenty-nine of Mexico’s wealthiest and most successful magnates and asserting that those assembled, being highly successful […]

Pinche Ghost Lives

October 27, 2017


“Mira!” Erika wagged a slim forefinger toward vendors, gawkers, and ice cream-smeared toddlers moving through the city of Oaxaca’s central plaza as she turned to face me. “You think you’re seeing people but they’re not people, they’re ghosts!” Erika had taught high school for nearly thirty years and was a member of the state teachers’ union. She had […]

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Crime or Commerce?

October 23, 2017


Robert Joe Stout The “War on Drugs” drags on. |        Why? Because no one in positions of authority or power understands why it exists or how to terminate it successfully? Or because no one in positions of power or authority wants to see it end? Could either or both be true? The War on Drugs […]

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Hidden Dangers Now an E-book

October 13, 2017


Rated 4.83 out of 5 stars on goodreads, Hidden Dangers, Mexico on the Brink of Disaster by Robert Joe Stout has just been released as a Kindle ebook. Hidden Dangers’ exposes the dangers that residents of both the United States and Mexico face if they do not deal with the problems infecting the economies and […]

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Me and Miss Sally

October 12, 2017


An excerpt from the novel Miss Sally ( intended for a media site that turned out to be no more than a vote-for-me fan page.  So it appears here instead.   In his shrill, cackly voice Mr. Bayne repeated what he’d told the Alperts a few days earlier. Then, more slyly, he added that he […]

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