Current society has an interest in getting the juiciest bits of obscure murder cases, and pop culture production is obssesed with fulfiling this need by getting them out to the public in a snackable format. 22 years later, an FX drama debuts hand in hand with our celebrity media complex, but does it so in a way that forces America to be face to face with its own shameful reality. It shows how the country metabolized the events during the summer of 1994 and whitewashed a crime because of its own history on race and pain.

The People v OJ…


Entre isabelinos y pablistas transcurrió la campaña militar de abril del 21. Durante dos semanas los madrileños desayunamos, almorzamos, cenamos, trabajamos y estudiamos entre balas, navajas y adoquines. Hoy todos sabemos un poco más sobre comunistas y fascistas; nos hemos vuelto expertos en cañas y tabernas; y hemos estudiado arduamente la forma correcta al salir a correr y la estrategia perfecta para evitar a nuestro ex en el campo de batalla. Pero hemos perdido algunas aptitudes en el camino. Yo, por ejemplo, olvidé lo que es discrepar sin pelear, disfrutar de compañía sin hablar de política, o reconciliarme con los…


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Twelve years of arduous political fight and three presidential campaigns had to pass for Andrés Manuel to be living between the walls where Benito Juarez led the most important republican transformation of the nation. His fight, however, has come to a realization after 20 years since his last electoral victory, 31 years since his first electoral defeat, and 50 years of faithful friendship with the paper and the pen. The now 63rd president of Mexico is an assiduous reader of history and a reluctant of technology. …


“When people ask us about what sort of work we do, we hesitate over how to answer” Tokyo slaughterman Yuki Miyazaki says. Dozens of hateful graffities decorate the place of what is known in western culture as a local meat market. But what Miyazaki might face for who he is in the present, is happening to almost 3 million people in the Asian country that have a common past.

Inside the monoethnic Japanese society, an invisible minority is hidden. …


Autism awareness speaks through the blue color. As Uta Frith said in 1991 “It is fascinating to note that the autistic children we have seen are almost exclusively boys.” Autism Spectrum Disorder (hereinafter ASD) is widely thought of a boys’ condition since they outnumber girls with quite a margin. Current ratio is 4:1 which means that boys are four times more likely to have it. Margins get even wider when it comes to Asperger, also known as high-functioning autism, with a ratio that can go as high as 9:1. …


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“It’s incredible, our history is going up in smoke,” said Benoit, a 42-year-old man, who arrived on the scene by bike. A sunny day in Paris ended up being overshadowed by a great column of pure black and grey. Notre-Dame Cathedral caught up in fire, and what Benoit said was so accurate that the roof and spire collapsed taking with them centuries of history in a disconcerting day for Paris.

Experts pointed its restoration could last as long as 20 years, but the generous donations could shorten this period to a fourth according to Macron. 5 years is the time…


An Egypcian protester holds the national flag at Cairo’s Tahrir Square. Pedro Ugarte/AFP/Getty Images

In 2010, Mohammad Bouazizi set up his stand in front of the Central Mosque of Sidi Bouzid, Tunisia. This 26-year old produce vender was used to pay backhanders, as most ambulant sellers, to corrupt local police officers who would then let him perform his commercial activity and support his large family. But that day Bouazizi did not have any money to pay the bribes, and subsequently, he did not have the permissions to be there.

A policewoman arrived and took everything off him and encouraged other policemen to brutally hit him. People gathered as the tension aroused and Mohammad, full…

Adriana Ochoa Arévalo

Journalist/storyteller. Sometimes an opinioner, but never opinionated. Posts in English and Español.

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