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The time period “Mexican Drug War” misleads. It means that the continuing massacre, which has now killed good over 100,000 humans, is an inner Mexican affair.
But this diverts consciousness from the U.S. position in developing and maintaining the carnage. It’s not only that american citizens purchase medicines from, and promote guns to, Mexico’s murderous cartels. It’s that ever because the U.S. prohibited the use and sale of substances within the early 1900s, it has stressed Mexico into appearing as its border enforcer—with more and more lethal effects.
Mexico used to be now not a helpless sufferer. strong forces in the kingdom profited highly from offering americans with what their govt forbade them. however the regulations that spawned the drug warfare have proved disastrous for either countries.
Written via award-winning authors, one American and the opposite Mexican, A Narco historical past experiences the interlocking twentieth-century histories that produced this twenty-first century calamity, and proposes tips on how to finish it.
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Elsewhere, Chimalpahin’s claim to historiographical knowledge is exercised through many changes and elisions that may be fully discerned only through a sustained comparison between López de Gómara’s original and Chimalpahin’s version. Chimalpahin does not correct Nahuatl terms in La conquista with a heavy hand or offer radically different interpretations of the reasons for the defeat of the Mexica or Cortés’s multiple victories; indeed, he accepts and even stresses the preordained and providential nature of Cortés’s triumph.
This follows Chimalpahin’s reckoning of the chapters. It would be Chapter 226 in López de Gómara. â•‡ Walter Benjamin, Illuminations, trans. Harry Zohn (New York: Schocken Books, 1968), 79. â•‡ Francisco López de Gómara, Cortés: The Life of the Conqueror by His Secretary, Francisco López de Gómara, ed. and trans. Lesley Byrd Simpson (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1964). â•‡ Robert Ricard, Conquête Spirituelle du Mexique, in Travaux et Mémoires de l’Institut d’ Ethnologie, vol. 20 (Paris: University of Paris, 1933) and La conquista espiritual de México, trans.
The manuscript lacks the original’s last twenty-three chapters and a final section about Cortés, features a few false starts in which Chimalpahin begins glossing a sentence and then repeats the original one verbatim,18 and, most memorably, features a half-folio section repeated twice in folios 54 and 54v, initially with various changes introduced by Chimalpahin and then once again without any modifications. Â�Chimalpahin even notes that a certain ruler “also had another name,”19 perhaps as a reminder of its eventual insertion.