John Ross





John Ross


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John Silas Reed, beat poets


Born in 1938. Grew up in Greenwich Village, New York City. Lived in California and Mexico. Worked as a free-lance journalist in Mexico. He wrote, "I have worked for many years as a freelance foreign correspondent, a job description that dignifies the trivia of political exile. Social strife in the Third World is a particular attraction. Which is to say, for a long time now I've been moving around Latin America looking for trouble." Died in Mexico in January 2011.

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“When the Imecas hit 240, a Phase 1 emergency kicked in and schools and gas stations and some factories were closed. Phase 2—300 Imecas—closed all factories and forced drivers to leave their cars at home. The trouble was that the monitoring stations were mounted so high up, they misread levels down on the ground. Actual levels were closer to 500 Imecas,”
John Ross, El Monstruo: Dread and Redemption in Mexico City

“Toral sucked down his last cigarette—a Faro, the slim-jim cheapos that were then the smoke of choice—and faced the firing squad still hollering “¡Viva Cristo Rey!” The term chupando Faros has since become Chilango slang for giving up the ghost.”
John Ross, El Monstruo: Dread and Redemption in Mexico City

“Decades of PRI despotism purposefully made sure that the poor stayed poor, so that they would be dependent on the mal gobierno and vote to keep the Perfect Dictatorship in power year after year.”
John Ross, El Monstruo: Dread and Redemption in Mexico City



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