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Second Meeting of Poets and Arts, "Letters in the Sea" in Puerto Vallarta

A score of poets from around the world will meet from the 2nd to the 5th of May in Puerto Vallarta, presented by the Chair Hugo Gutiérrez Vega "The Cultural journalism and literature" in order to further promote world peace.
Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco | Saturday April 28th, 2012

Mammoth book fair offers an oasis amid Mexico's woes

Retired schoolteacher Carlos Garces beamed with rapture after emerging from consecutive talks by authors at the Guadalajara International Book Fair.
Guadalajara, Jalisco | Thursday December 1st, 2011

Carlos Fuentes on Mexico's drug scars

As a political commentator and the author of more than 20 novels, Carlos Fuentes is one of the most respected voices in Mexico. He has been chronicling his country's development since the late 1950s, but in recent years, he has become preoccupied with Mexico's drug war, a conflict between the government and the country's drug cartels that has led to over 45,000 murders in the last five years.
México | Wednesday November 30th, 2011

Mexico's Carlos Fuentes, on the record

Carlos Fuentes, Mexico’s acclaimed author, writer and statesman, spoke to the Globe and Mail editorial board about the challenges facing his country and the region. The Royal Ontario Museum’s Institute for Contemporary Culture invited Mr. Fuentes to Toronto to give the Eva Holtby Lecture on contemporary culture Nov. 14.
México | Tuesday November 15th, 2011

Poet Tomas Segovia Dies

Hispanic writer, poet and essayist Tomas Segovia died in the Mexican capital of complications to the cancer he suffered. He was 84.
Ciudad de Mexico, Distrito Federal | Wednesday November 9th, 2011

High quality global journalism requires investment.
John Paul Rathbone

At the four-day festival, there were internationally renowned mathematicians, poets and musicians; journalists, critics and novelists – including Martin Amis on fine form.
Xalapa, Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave | Thursday October 13th, 2011

Mexico's 'Cannabis Libraries' reflect rising drug problem, and changing attitudes
Lauren Villagran

In the corner of a library situated in a Mexico City park, stands a lonely yellow bookshelf lined with tomes on marijuana, cocaine, pills, psychedelics, and the like.
México | Tuesday October 4th, 2011

New Bedford joins historic worldwide poetry reading
Lauren Daley

Calling all SouthCoast poets, poetry-lovers and Weekend Writers: Here's your chance to be in the record books. Poets at 600 events in 450 cities and 95 countries — including New Bedford — are coming together for what is thought to be the largest poetry reading ever on Sept. 24.
International | Friday September 23rd, 2011

Stephen Gyllenhaal: accidental director, hip-hop enthusiast, situational lawbreaker
Baobao Zhang

At one point, film director Stephen Gyllenhaal (“Waterland,” “A Dangerous Woman,” “Losing Isaiah”) chose wrestling over Yale. His latest movie production, “Grassroots,” about two slackers running for office in Seattle, Wash., will premiere at the Whitney Humanities Center today at 7 p.m. WEEKEND managed to only mention his children once, tangentially.
International | Friday September 23rd, 2011

Canadian author's novel is set in a Mennonite community in Mexico

The eponymous narrator in this new work is 19 and lives in a rural Mennonite community in Mexico called Campo 6.5. She has married a Mexican named Jorge, an outsider to her white, Low German-speaking group. Normally the people are "sorted like buttons," expected "to stay where we're put."
México | Wednesday September 21st, 2011

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