Monthly Archives: January 2015

The Guerrero Massacre

The massacre of 43 students by the authorities in the state of Guerrero on September 26 has sent shock waves throughout Mexico. Hopefully the widespread anger over this event may begin to nudge the country toward more accountability. The problem … Continue reading

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Mexico City Subway, Ten Squats a Ride

The Federal District government in Mexico City, as part of a campaign against obesity, is installing thirty motion-detector machines on which Metro riders can perform ten squats to get a free Metro or Metrobús ticket. This is going to be … Continue reading

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Back to Today

More or less fifty years on from the last two posts, this picture could just as easily have been taken back then. I wish I could understand Spanish well enough to listen to his story. He seems to have half … Continue reading

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While We’re on the Subject

Just fifty years ago, San Miguel was a very different place. Much of what we assume to be historic structures have been built since then, and some of them very recently. Here, in 1963, looking along Zacateros toward Las Monjas, … Continue reading

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Back to San Miguel, But Look Carefully

Again from the archives, an old Agfacolor slide, showing the colonnade in the Jardin in 1969 on my first visit here. Still almost indistinguishable from today other than for the food stalls between the columns. I think that dog is … Continue reading

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