As in all the magazines that Octavio Paz encouraged, ?Plural? and ?Vuelta? had one soul in common: critical passion, an attribute that recalled to an old tradition of Mexican literature magazines since the beginning of our independent life or even earlier. The cultural magazines are a mirror of our literary life but they are also literature itself. Octavio Paz disagreeing with unanimity, facing the contemporary onslaughts of political and ideological intolerance, ?Vuelta? proposed itself as ?a free space where it could simultaneously unfold, the imagination of writers and the modern critical thinking in its various manifestations.? Malva Flores offers in these pages a general outlook.