New Fire Ceremony?
… they waiting for the first signs that the world would continue, and life would go on. If it did, the Aztecs celebrated with the New Fire Ceremony, sacrificing a victim on top of the pyramid that became Cerro de la Stella… rekindling their fires that had been doused in anticipation of the event and renewing their lives.
(Gods, Gachupines and Gringos)
Whether the Mexico we know will still exist once the labor “reforms” are passed, and whether these “reforms” will be for good or ill, is the question that has the country on edge right now. With undue haste, the Calderón Administration is forcing though Congress a “fast track” bill which could change everything we know about Mexican labor and… well… life itself. I started a piece about this, but at 1 in the AM am not about to try to think my way through it.
The legislature adjourned due to illness of one member this afternoon, pushing back consideration until tomorrow, and cutting into what little discussion the bill has received. Outside Congress today, there were major protests, which — while not as violent as those outside the Spanish Congress — could very quickly turn ugly.