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“The Ciudad Juárez fire – and other circles of made-in-USA hell” — INSIDE SIGLO XXI author Belén Fernández featured in Al Jazeera

Sunday, April 16th, 2023

“On March 27, 40 men were killed in a fire at a migrant detention centre in Ciudad Juárez, Mexico, just across the border from El Paso, Texas. The victims hailed from Colombia, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Venezuela.

Like so many thousands of refuge seekers from around the world, they had been jailed in Mexico for the crime of aspiring to a better life in the United States – which forces its southern neighbour to act as deputy gatekeeper and migrant antagonist.”

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“Israel’s violence is open terrorism — stop calling it ‘clashes’” — INSIDE SIGLO XXI author Belén Fernández featured in Al Jazeera

Friday, April 7th, 2023

“Worshippers in Al Aqsa attacked, Gaza bombed again. But the Western media still equates the neck and the guillotine.”

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“Finding Solidarity in a Mexican Immigration Detention Center” — INSIDE SIGLO XXI by Belén Fernández reviewed by Jacobin

Saturday, March 18th, 2023

“Fernández possesses considerable literary gifts, but this book probably won’t get much mainstream attention. Even as discussion of domestic racism and economic inequality has gone mainstream, even after decades of US war crimes all across the globe, anti-imperialist analysis remains muted, even stigmatized. But if an engaging narrator and lively prose could help change that, Fernández would be that narrator and Inside Siglo XXI would be that book.”

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“This is hardcore, down-dirty travel and travel writing. A personal  Imperialism, the Highest Stage of Capitalism. A new and powerful form of nonfiction, a primer.” —The Eurasia Review on BELÉN FERNÁNDEZ’ EXILE

Thursday, April 18th, 2019

“This is not a travel book for the faint-hearted, or even a guidebook for where to go, what to do. This is hardcore, down-dirty travel and travel writing. A personal Imperialism, the Highest Stage of Capitalism. A new and powerful form of nonfiction, a primer….Belén is one of a new breed of travel writers, documenting the crumbling of empire in all its savagery, and our struggle against it.”

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