Earthquake!

As the Associated Press reports, an earthquake hit Mexico today. The epicenter was 11 miles below the state of Guerrero, and the quake was felt in Mexico City, where buildings swayed. Now anxiously trying to get a hold of my “sainted mother”, who lives in San Miguel de Allende. I’m hoping my friends Mark and Jazmin have not yet returned to their Guerrero home. Stay tuned. If you are in Mexico and can report on the subject, we’d love to […]

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Bienvenidos!

In addition to slaving away on the upcoming 14th (!) edition of The People’s Guide to Mexico, we have finally made the leap to the 21st century (or thereabouts) with a new website. As you can see, we are now live at thepeoplesguidetomexico.com; our archives can still be plumbed at our old site, peoplesguide.com. Lorena has been burning the proverbial midnight oil and endlessly harassing our tireless and talented Web guru Kelly, who, in addition to giving us a new […]

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News Round Up

by Rich Peterson Deportes – Mexico faces the United States in a qualifying match in women’s Olympic soccer in Vancouver, Canada.  Mexico and the U.S. are tied atop the Group B standings, but after scoring a ridiculous 27 goals in two recent games, the U.S. holds the tie-breaker.  Mexico handed the U.S. women’s team it’s first ever loss in a World Cup qualifier 14 months ago, and hope to make the road to London 2012 a little more rough for […]

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Mexico News Round-Up

By Felisa Churpa Rosa Rogers Carl is on a rampage this week and has been inundating my inbox with interesting Mexico links. For instance…. Mexico Security Consultant Walter Mckay gives CBC News a rundown of current cartel hotspots and points out that the cartels aren’t really out for gringo blood. Mckay’s website provides interactive graphics with current data on murder rates in problem areas. Residents propose a controversial solution to the recent crime wave in Ajijic. Should American expats pony […]

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Violent Land Grab At Tenacatita

A friend who lives very close to Tenacatita beach just sent us this very disturbing report: “On August 4, early in the morning, the state police came and “invited” all the tourists to leave and then proceeded to kick everyone off the beach, supposedly with a judicial order on the part of the Rodenas Corporation (the ones that have been trying to get people off the beach for years), although no one has seen the order. No one was allowed […]

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The 800 Mile Wall | John Carlos Frey

I know I have another post on the border fence, but please bear with me because this wall is not only an inadequate tool to solve the immigration problem; it is also killing people. I found an interesting article and video by John Carlos Frey.  Please read. Excerpt below: “From 2007 to 2009, I followed the construction of what is now close to 800 miles of border security infrastructure along the U.S.-Mexico international boundary. What I found was a mess. […]

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Mexico Promotes Medical Tourism

An article in the online English newspaper The News (Mexico City) describes how Mexico intends to promote medical tourism.  Though their present focus is on hispanic communities I’m sure anyone interested in saving money on health care can take advantage of this program. Medical Tourism In Mexico Set To Expand – Mexico The federal Tourism Secretariat presented on Feb. 17 its new initiative to rejuvenate medical tourism in the country, expecting 650,000 visitors, who will spend $US50 million by 2020. […]

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