Cartels, gas, oil, weather.
But here the words are mainly cartels, violence, disappearances, kidnappings.
The hostess says:
“Cambia el tema.”
(Change the topic.
We do, but only for several minutes.
She groans, and picks up her wine glass.
It is, of course, the border ….
Eugene “Gene” Novogrodsky, mid-January 2015