El Gobierno Es Bullshit!

December 29, 2017

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“El gobierno es pura bullshit!” Using one of the few words in English that he’d learned as a migrant worker in northern California, the squat, muscular grandfather, resident of Unión Hidalgo, Oaxaca, gestured towards the rubble that had been the concrete block house he’d built. Like tens of thousands of others in southern part of […]

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Free on Kindle!

December 26, 2017

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FREE ON KINDLE! Dec. 27, 28, 29! Running Out the Hurt by Robert Joe Stout Baseball the way it should be played—with zest, enjoyment and personal commitment Latino style, fun, controversy, romance, hijinks, saucy interplay between sexes and ribald humor on and off the field. A Latin America few people see but all can enjoy […]

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After the Battle

December 25, 2017

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Oaxaca Allegre… Oaxaca Hermosa… Oaxaca Cultural… But Oaxaca was dead. Strangled by repression and corruption. And forgotten by the rest of Mexico. By the rest of the world. For those of us who live here the repression hasn’t ended even though nearly a decade has passed since “the Night of Horror” when over 4,000 Mexican […]

Wealth Rules

November 17, 2017

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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

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“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

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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

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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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