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March 16, 2018


FREE ON KINDLE!  Mar. 17, 18, 19. Robert Joe Stout’s Miss Sally, a Texas teenager’s struggles for recognition and love and the brutal forces slammed against her. A reviewer calls it “a breathless read.” Advertisements

Posted in: Fiction

Mexican Justice?

February 12, 2018


Mexico’s repression of public protest has deepened with the passage of new laws granting the armed forces unlimited powers to reprimand, curtail and incriminate whoever they please. Military personnel have been involved in nearly a dozen massacres and mass arrests during the past ten years, one of which I wrote about in Where Gringos Don’t […]

El Gobierno Es Bullshit!

December 29, 2017


“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 […]

Posted in: Mexico Unveiled

After the Battle

December 25, 2017


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


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 […]

Posted in: war on drugs