Para Rita, 6 años después / For Rita, 6 years after her death

Te extrañamos, Rita. Te queremos. Estás con nosotros, lo estarás siempre. Gracias por la alegría, por la belleza, por la risa. Gracias por la valentía, por el cariño y la lealtad. Gracias por haber compartido tanta vida y tanta creación, con tan enorme generosidad. Por tu presencia en mi vida. Gracias por cantar hasta el final. Por haber honrado el regalo de la vida hasta el último momento.

We miss you, Rita. We love you. You are here with us, and you will always be. Thank you for the joy, for the beauty, for laughter. Thank you for the courage, for the love, for the loyalty. Thank you for having shared with such generosity so much life and the creation of beauty. Thank you for your presence in my life. Thank you for singing until the end. For having honoured the gift of life up to the last moment.

Rita Guerrero, 22 de mayo de 1964 – 11 de marzo de 2011, in memoriam

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Poetry for the International Women’s Day

To celebrate the International Women’s Day this year, Modern Poetry in Translation has assembled in its blog  ten brilliant female poets and their female translators:

http://modernpoetryintranslation.com/international-womens-day-2017/

The more complicated, scary, heartbreaking this world becomes, the more poetry pours forth everywhere. A mysterious alchemy, the art of tightrope walking that informs and rekindles hope.

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Published in: on March 7, 2017 at 10:16 pm  Leave a Comment  

Nuevo libro / A new book

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Mi libro Con tu corazón y otros cuentos, publicado por la Dirección General de Publicaciones de la Secretaría de Cultura, acaba de salir de imprenta. Pronto estará en librerías, y lo pueden encontrar también en la Feria Internacional del Libro de Guadalajara. ¡Espero les guste! Comparto la portada.

My book of short stories Con tu corazón y otros cuentos, published by the Ministry of Culture’s Dirección General de Publicaciones in Mexico, has just come out. It will soon be in bookshops and at the International Book Fair in Guadalajara. The cover’s below.

con-tu-corazon-portada

Published in: on November 24, 2016 at 10:36 am  Comments (8)  

Day of the Dead and Human Rights Crisis in Mexico

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Justice Mexico Now is organising a discussion panel on the Day of the Dead tradition and the Human Rights Crisis in Mexico – a reminder that traditions cannot be assimilated in a vacuum that separates them from the reality experienced by actual human beings.

The details are below:

SPEAKERS
Jeremy Corbyn – Leader of Labour Party
Catherine West – Shadow Foreign Office Minister
Francisco Dominguez – senior lecturer at Middlesex University and secretary of the Venezuela Solidarity Campaign

CHAIR
Lila Caballero – member of JMN

Saturday 5th November at 17:00 at NUT, Hamilton House, Mabledon Place, London WC1H 9BD

The day of the dead (1st and 2nd November) is one of the most vibrant traditions in Mexican culture and has rightfully captured the attention of people all over the world. In preparation for welcoming the souls of deceased relatives and friends, Mexicans set up colourful altars with flowers, tasty food, drinks, music and the most treasured items of their loved ones. But the vibrancy of this celebration contrasts with the darkness and emptiness that many families face as a result of the violent human rights crisis that the country is going through.

Join Justice Mexico Now this coming Saturday 5th November at 17:00 at NUT, Hamilton House, Mabledon Place, London WC1H 9BD to hear more about this country of vibrancy and violence. Together with Catherine West MP and Jeremy Corbyn, Leader of the Labour Party.

We will explore Mexico’s recent past, present and future of human rights violations and how we can help and contribute to protect human rights in Mexico. Also there will be a traditional altar of the prehispanic time and some mexican food.

Published in: on November 4, 2016 at 11:54 am  Leave a Comment  

There’s another update on the infamous Blake Cottage story…

… so please go to my blog section in my Blake Cottage page. This is an update on the inconsistencies of the financial information being made public.

https://blakecottage.wordpress.com/blog/

Yet another update on Blake’s Cottage…

…after the publication of the article in the Sunday Times. Please visit my page:

https://blakecottage.wordpress.com/blog/

 

 

Published in: on September 5, 2016 at 11:09 am  Leave a Comment  

More Updates on Blake’s Cottage

If you want to read an update on the sorry story surrounding William Blake’s Cottage, please visit my webpage dedicated to it. There is a new blog entry:

https://blakecottage.wordpress.com/blog/

Also read Richard Brooks’ article of 4 September in the Sunday Times:

http://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/chariots-of-ire-as-blake-fans-squabble-over-poets-cottage-zw9dbflpx

Update on Blake’s Cottage

If you want to read an update on the sorry story surrounding Blake’s Cottage please visit my webpage dedicated to it. There is a new blog entry:

https://blakecottage.wordpress.com/blog/

A New Page for Blake’s Cottage

I have created a separate blog to keep you informed about the developments around Blake’s Cottage in Felpham. You can find it in

https://blakecottage.wordpress.com/

Protection for Journalist Héctor de Mauleón/ Protección para el periodista Héctor de Mauleón

Mexican Journalist Héctor de Mauleón has been receiving continuous threats after his coverage in El Universal about drug and arms trafficking. I know Héctor, I’ve worked with him in the past and he’s an honest, courageous author and journalist. Please spread the word and, if you’re in the UK, contact the Mexican Embassy demanding the investigation and sanctions to those responsible of the threats, guarantee for the security of de Mauleón and all Mexican journalists so that they can do their work without fear and the stop to all harassment to journalists and Mexican citizens, to guarantee freedom of expression. Put pressure on the UK’s government as well so that it demands respect to human rights in Mexico.

El periodista mexicano Héctor de Mauleón ha estado recibiendo amenazas continuas por su cobertura para El Universal sobre tráfico de drogas y armas. Conozco a Héctor, he trabajado con él y es un autor y periodista honesto y valiente. Por favor corre la voz y escribe a las autoridades en México para que investiguen y sancionen a los autores de las amenazas; garanticen la seguridad de Héctor de Mauleón y de los periodistas mexicanos para que ejerzan su labor sin censura ni miedo; detengan el acoso a los periodistas mexicanos por su labor informativa y de investigación, y brinden la protección necesaria a los comunicadores y ciudadanos mexicanos, garantizando así el derecho a la libertad de expresión.

Published in: on June 23, 2016 at 7:15 pm  Leave a Comment