The Unexpected Journey of a Pakistani to the Land of Mexico

The year 2014 will always be a memorable one. I came to the United States, alone, to study at Georgetown University. I was learning how to commute in DC, getting lost various times in the process. Above everything, I was going to Mexico for the first time to spend Christmas with my roommate Andrea, who … More The Unexpected Journey of a Pakistani to the Land of Mexico

Calaveritas

In Mexico, on the Day of the Dead, we write small poems about Death (La Catrina, La Flaca, La Calaca, etc) interacting with loved ones, often in dramatic or humorous ways. We held an event on Thursday where students came together and wrote Calaveritas about two of our professors in the Center for Latin American … More Calaveritas

Presunto Culpable and the Mexican Criminal Justice System

Last Saturday I watched the film Presunto Culpable (Presumed Guilty) for the first time. If you haven’t watched it, allow me to summarize it here briefly: a young man, Antonio “Toño” Zúñiga is accused of a murder in Mexico City that he did not commit and the film documents his labyrinthine journey through Mexico’s bureaucratic … More Presunto Culpable and the Mexican Criminal Justice System