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Five Stars – Hidden Dangers

September 28, 2015

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Wesley  Gerrard rated a book 5 of 5 stars Hidden Dangers: Mexico on the Brink of Disaster by Robert Joe Stout (Goodreads Author) Stout’s book is a detailed study of the status quo in Mexico and its relationship with its uber-powerful Northern neighbour. Based in Oaxaca, Robert Joe Stout’s writing often reflects detailed local knowledge and overall, his […]

Molotov Cocktails

September 25, 2015

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First published in Connotation Press, September 2015 http://www.connotationpress.com/creative-nonfiction/2671-robert-joe-stout-creative-nonfiction                                                                            “As far as the state is concerned I was there throwing Molotov cocktails and burning buildings,” Yésica Sánchez described her involvement as a human rights attorney in Oaxaca, Mexico during the violent repression of protests in 2006-2007 that culminated in the incarceration of over 300 persons […]

The Shortstop

September 18, 2015

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THE SHORTSTOP His glove, like him, pliant, oiled, shows worn patches. But all that’s past fades into illusive speculation–intellectual dross– when halfway to the outfield fence he scoops the relay, spins and feels the ball go hard and straight right at the catcher’s glove. His selfhood glows: No thrill to match the pure elation of […]