Lesson Title: 

Bush Is the King, Aznar and Blair the Courtesans

This is an interview with the writer Carlos Fuentes that discusses his new book 'La Silla del Águila'. The book imagines the Mexican political scene in the year 2020, and relations between Mexico and the United States based on the outcome of imagined political events. In the interview, Fuentes discusses the current political alliance between the United States, England and Spain as a result of the UN vote against the war on Iraq. The activities provide practice in reading evaluative texts to find implications.


  • Spanish


  • Economics/Politics

ILR Level: 

  • 2+/3

ACTFL Proficiency: 

  • Superior, Advanced-High
  • This ACTFL rating is an approximation based on the ILR level


  • Reading

Learning Objective: 

  • Maintenance & Improvement

Subject Area: 

  • Language

Material Type: 

  • Learning Object

Publication Year: 




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