Lucha Libre – Theatre, Sport or Critique of Capitalism?

Every Tuesday evening a group of men gather together to put on tight spandex pants, form fitting masks, bright capes, and in some cases lather themselves with oil and enter a ring to try to pin each other down for three seconds.  Welcome to Mexican Wrestling, known in Spanish as Lucha Libre. Lucha Libre differs …

Love, Loss and the Mexican Border

(From my 'travel blog' series, documenting by trip from Toronto, Canada to Mexico City by land.) The bus was more full than all the other transit I had taken so far.  We were on our way from San Antonio, Texas down to Mexico.  I was feeling anxious because I felt that I didn’t have space …