The Fortune You Possess

Entrapped in a boundless fire
ideas and inspiration birth to life
become a burning bush-

eternal and loving.

Revolutionary love is caught in momentum-
magnified, a one-way stream that does not retrocede,

erodes all that is stationary ground.

Indulge in the fortune you possess
Embellish the treasure that is You
Love because You are Love
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Puebla: Behind the Wooden Doors

Colorful colonial balconies, busy streets and sidewalks. Downtown Puebla is filled with street food, color, and noise. Buildings are magnificently tall, wide streets; it is a populous city. Some wooden doors still mark the entrance to these building and to my surprise, peeking through a finger size rupture of one of those, I found a different hidden life behind closed doors; an inhabited space quietly enchanted by a cool mystic nature.

#1DMX: La Lucha Persiste, No Hemos Cedido

Las luces de la ciudad empezaban a encenderse junto con las velas que se iban incendiando y el contingente se preparaba para marchar al caer la noche. Diciembre primero marcó dos años de la Presidencia de Enrique Peña Nieto en México. Este día fue otro día histórico de una marcha pacífica por el apoyo a Ayotzinapa en Guadalajara, Jalisco, con otras ciudades en la República, incluyendo Distrito Federal, entre otras internacionales como Los Angeles y Frankfurt. Jalisciences tomaron las calles desde el Parque Revolución (y también desde la Expo Guadalajara, que fue otro punto de partida) para juntarse en la glorieta Niños Héroes.

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Ante La Represión, La Organización: Estudiantes Jalisciences Presentes

I march because I am agitated — Eduardo Carballo Lopez, Instituto Tecnologico y de Estudios Superiores de Occidente (ITESO)

My parents, my grandparents are drained — Luis Alberto, Universidad del Valle de Atemajac (UNIVA)

We are irritated of the situation in this country, there are no answers for anything, only repression — Ricardo de Jesus Lupercio, Centro Universitario de Ciencias Sociales y Humanidades (CUCSH)

I feel betrayed, stirred. It could have been me. It would be dreadful if no one would remember my name, if no one took action for me, for the suffering of my family — Celeste, Universidad del Valle de Mexico (UVM) Guadalajara Sur

It is outrageous how a government is capable of disappearing it’s students, how it is possible for a ludicrous person to run this beautiful country and be inept to make justice — Ximena Sanchez, Modulo Santa Anita Preparatoria 9 UDG.

I am marching for people’s rights…for the current injustices, for the monopoly that communication holds, which is Televisa, the president EPN, his cabinet, and [Mexican political party] PRI. — David Alejandro Davila Vazquez, Graduado de Colegio Libre de Estudios Universitarios (CLEU)

I march because it moves me to see the awakening of the people who start to take interest, build consciousness of the situation we live — Norma Mendoza Villalobos, Escuela Normal Superior de Jalisco (ENSJ)

It’s not only us who see it, but the entire world. Everyone is realizing that the state cannot run this country any longer. As citizens, we have the right, but also the obligation of saying that this is our country, the oppressive country we live…and because of that, we come here to express our thoughts; those will not quiet.  — Luigi, UNIVA

Student expressions during the Nov. 20th National March in support of Ayotzinapa in Guadalajara, Jalisco, México.

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Noche En Oaxaca: El Relato De Una Enamorada

The warm tungsten lights glowed in the streets of Oaxaca de Juarez. The evening unfolded into a black and white scene. It was my last night in the city and the wanderlust passion elevated me to a zealous dimension.

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