domingo, 12 de mayo de 2019

MES DE JUNIO



viernes, 3 de mayo de 2019

PRIMERA BEATA LAICA MEXICANA "CONCEPCIÓN CABRERA DE ARMIDA"

Pope Francis authorized the promulgation of the decree concerning the beatification of "Concepción Cabrera de Armida" that will take place on May 4, 2019 in Mexico City, Mexico.

domingo, 10 de marzo de 2019

viernes, 22 de febrero de 2019

Title: "Gnashing echoes" . Author: Eduardo Ramos Olivera.


Title: "Gnashing echoes"
Author: Eduardo Ramos Olivera.

If the next one wants more,
Maybe he has not yet observed the rain falling,
The rivers flowing,
The awakening of the birds,
Nor the shadows of the owls,
If the one who comes tries to go beyond everything,
Maybe he has not yet heard the whistling wind,
Not even is aware of the grasshopper footprints,
Even less likely for him to have observed the squirrels-tightrope walking towards their resting rooms,
Nor observed the persistent ants,
Those that exist here long before the drought,
From the beginning of the rumble of gnashing echoes,
Of those oak trees that talk from the ground up to the top above the clouds,
Whose roots have not yet been measured or cutted down by the sharp steels of those manipulated machines.


Eduardo Ramos Olivera. 2019.

Título: “Ecos rechinantes” . Autor: Eduardo Ramos Olivera.


Título: “Ecos rechinantes”
Autor: Eduardo Ramos Olivera.

Si aquel que viene pretende más,
Será que aún no ha observado el caer de la lluvia,
El pasar de los ríos,
El despertar de las aves,
Ni las sombras de las lechuzas.
Si aquel que viene pretende rebasar en todo,
Es posible que aún no haya escuchado los silbidos del viento,
Ni percatado de las pisadas de los saltamontes,
Menos aún ha observado a las ardillas equilibristas dirigiéndose a sus aposentos de descanso,
Ni a las hormigas persistentes,
Aquellas que están desde antes de la sequía,
Desde el inicio del retumbar de ecos rechinantes,
De aquellos robles que conversan desde el suelo hasta por encima de las nubes,
Cuyas raíces aún no han sido medidas ni cortadas por los aceros afilados de aquellas máquinas manipuladas.


ⓒEduardo Ramos Olivera. 2019.

lunes, 11 de febrero de 2019

Analysis of the film "Gran Torino" (2008) Directed by Clint Eastwood. Article written by Eduardo Ramos Olivera.



The excellent script developed in the film "Gran Torino" (year 2008), by Clint Eastwood, manages to enter the home of Walt Kowalski, a Polish-American, veteran of the Korean War (1950-1953), retired employee from the Ford´s factory of cars assembly, owner of a Gran Torino model car. Walt, recently widowed, must learn how to live peacefully with the environment that accompanies him, his neighborhood. Ironically, due to the constant wars in Asia and the Middle East, many migrants travel to USA in search of a life without wars, but in many neighborhoods, there are gangs and mafias that keep everyday people terrified. Walt´s neighborhood is no exception. Currently, the houses have been sold and acquired by the "Hmong": a peaceful and enterprising ethnic group from East and Southeast Asia, but, who also have among their citizens, mafia members and criminals who try to capture young Hmong to join their gangs and commit robberies.
The Korean War has left bitter memories in Walt´s psyche and at times he associates the Hmong neighbors with possible enemies, because of the physical resemblance they have with the Korean citizens, with whom he had to face death during the tortuous war of the 50s. Kowalski, despite being a methodical and aloof character, will not be able to avoid socializing with his neighbors, becoming a fatherly and protective image, something that he did not manage to consolidate with his consanguineous family. In the film, there are scenes that describe a lonely man who longed for his wife, the sweetness that filled his home. Neither drinking beers, nor taking the dog for a walk, nor mowing the lawn of his house managed to help him recover from the painful mourning. Only one fact manages to give a complete turn to his life. A fact that starts with an assault intent, made by young Hmong neighbor, Thao Vang Lor, who tries to steal Walt´s Gran Torino car from his garage and who ends up running away from the place, frightened, when seeing Walt pointing at him with his shotgun. Thao then regrets and apologizes with Walt for having tried to rob him, explaining that he was pressured by a Hmong gang whose member is a cousin of his, named  "Spider". Insistently, Thao's family visits Walt asking him to please accept his apology and that, as an act of reparation, young Thao will do housework for a week to Walt. This is how the script increasingly acquires a sense of justice, ethics, reparation, respect for others and reaffirmation that within society there are people who want to get away from the crimes, abuses, murders, rapes and try to maintain an honest life. Parallely, Walt discovers that he has health problems and this will highly influence in his drastic decisions taken, with unexpected actions, seeking to end up with the gangs that torture his Hmong neighbors.