Jorge Gastélum, ITAM en el articulo de BBC Mundo ¿Murió la primavera mexicana?
The Mexican Spring became cold, it has turned into winter - Jorge Gastélum for the BBC World piece “Have the Mexican Springs died?”
It’s sad for many Mexicans to recognize the death of what could have been a Mexican Spring. The failure of this summer’s #Yosoy132 movement to truly organize into something more united and consistent, the lack of empathy by so many Mexicans, the drug war, and finally the the rampant corruption within the government that makes sure any kind of progressive movement gets stomped on and literally killed, were all factors in the death of the Mexican Spring. Me parte el corazón.
The current name, the United Mexican States, was adopted in 1824 and was intended to emulate its northern neighbour.
President Calderon wants to change it to just Mexico, as the country is known the world over.
Mr Calderon, who leaves office on 1 December, said Mexico no longer needed to copy any foreign power.
WHAT. Ridiculous. This stunt is just Calderon’s sorry attempt to go down in Mexico’s history for something other than the fact that his presidency has been nothing but a murderous bloodbath.
México es una nación de estados distintos y soberanos. Cambiando el nombre borra esa distinción múy central a la historia y desarollo social de nuestro país.
Si Calderon pretende distinguir a México de EEUU, quizás deber empezar por lo que los dos países tienen en común sobre todo—la pobreza en los pueblos y el desamparo de la gente indígena del continente.
yerba-santa: Mexico is a nation of different and sovereign states. Changing the name erases that very central distinction of our history and social development of our country. If Calderon wishes to distinguish Mexico from the U.S., maybe he should start by [changing] what these two countries have in common — the poverty in the “pueblos” and the abandonment of the indigenous people of this continent.
Dropping some truth bombs. This is why I love César. You guys should go follow asap!