Homero Aridjis

Former Mexican Ambassador to the Netherlands, Switzerland, & UNESCO; Poet, Novelist, Journalist


Homero Aridjis is a poet, novelist, journalist, and environmental activist. He was previously Mexican ambassador to the Netherlands, Switzerland, and UNESCO.

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Homero Aridjis. CREDIT: <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/culturacdmx/15498368675"> Secretaría de Cultura Ciudad de México</a> <a href="https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/">(CC)</a>

JUN 5, 2018 Transcript

"Samuel Huntington ignored Latin America as part of the West," says Homero Aridjis

For Homero Aridjis, a distinguished Mexican poet, author, activist, and diplomat, "the West" means countries that follow Greco-Latin culture--not Anglo-Saxon culture, he says pointedly. So ...