Octavio Paz

"In comparison to so many other countries in the world ... Mexico is a culturally homogeneous country that does not have the problems of racism, religious wars or migration."
MEXICO CITY -- Maybe the reason why we Mexicans find ourselves so comfortable among the dead is precisely because as a nation we hold nothing dear, not even life.
When I recently featured three current works from big bands, I was called to task for not having included at least one Latin big band. Well certainly that was not by design as there are many Afro-Cuban and Latin based bands that deserve mention so here is one that clearly deserves to be included in the mix.
Millions of our Latin-American neighbors, and some of us, have just celebrated a wonderful holiday. It's a shame that so many millions of Americans are not even aware of it, and have never considered whether our neighbors have an idea worth adopting.
European and Middle Eastern countries are often bounded by hostile neighbors. The Battle of Britain was a turning point in
Only when a person believes in the plurality of life will it become normal to condemn violence. Still, Sunni clerics routinely condemn minority groups, like Shiites, who think differently.
Something happens in Mexico and I still can't put my finger on it. It happens when we meet among close friends as much as it happens when we meet among family: someone always ends up crying. Why the hell is that?
In honor of National Poetry Month, we want to remember some of our favorite poets -- pioneers who experimented with their
In the wake of Peruvian author Mario Vargas Llosa's Nobel Prize in literature, "Real Time"'s Bill Maher has a new rule: The
I make my books for elite audiences, mainstream audiences, families in the barrio. That's not a contradiction. It's a full life.
Isn't the immigration law of Arizona an attempt at social hygiene? It is certainly a sign of a lack of confidence. When the