Hundreds of Thousands Rally to Support Obrador

Protestors rally in Mexico City in support of Obrador.

PRD candidate Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador drew hundreds of thousands of supporters to the Mexico City zocalo for the final speech of his campaign. My sainted mother was in the city at the time and sent the photos you’ll see below. She thinks Obrador actually has a chance of winning this Sunday’s presidential election. The PRD, Mexico’s most prominent left wing party, has never won a presidential election, and most analysts are betting on PRI candidate Enrique Peña Nieto. But […]

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Mexico City Safer than Minneapolis?

Jeff O’Brien called my attention to this SF Gate article, Five Safest Places in Mexico for Travelers, which is pleasantly free of hysteria. I agree that the states of Tlaxcala, Yucatan, Queretaro, and Baja California Sur are good bets for travelers. That said, I feel the need to point out that this list could easily be a top ten list or even top thirty. The data on death rates can sound more alarming than need be. As the author  acknowledges, […]

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Roses and Tacos

  On Good Food in Mexico City, Nicholas Gilman wrote a vibrant, mouthwatering ode to Mexico City’s Mercado Jamaica…This particular paragraph made me really miss Mexico: “The main retail venue for flowers, open round the clock, 365 days a year, is a must-see—it’s bursting with all the colors that define Mexico. Arriving by metro, (the Jamaica station) enter the first building and keep walking back to the rear where you find the flowers. The hangar-like space, paved with soft petals […]

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