Category Archives: Mexico

Is Mexico the New Land of Opportunity?

Damien Cave of the New York Times reports that Mexico is attracting migrants: Mexico, whose economic woes have pushed millions of people north, is increasingly becoming an immigrant destination. The country’s documented foreign-born population nearly doubled between 2000 and 2010, … Continue reading

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Does Mexico Suffer More Crime Than the USA?

Many Unitedstatesians refuse to go to Mexico because crime is too high but it’s a big problem in many parts of the USA, too. Detroit accountant Karen De Coster describes why carrying a gun is essential in her city: Predictably, … Continue reading

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Winter in the Land of the Iguana

Last winter Mary explored the small fishing town of La Cruz de Huanacaxtle and saw a little girl taking pictures of a big iguana; so Mary took out her camera, too. Mary was curious to know what they look like … Continue reading

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Our Neighbors in Bucerías, Nayarit

I took a walk around the block of our house in Bucerías, Nayarit today and snapped some pictures. We’re in the low rent district 6 blocks from the beach. We must cross the highway and walk 10 minutes to access … Continue reading

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Celebrating the Year with Chinese Sky Lanterns

Mary and I celebrated the New Year last night by watching for the first time Chinese Sky Lanterns, floating fireballs that travel with the wind. We shouted with awe as much as Venus did when she saw turtles for the … Continue reading

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Vacation in Vallarta

Mary and I are passing a vacation in the town of Bucerías, Nayarit, Mexico, about 20 minutes north of Puerto Vallarta. I drove our van here taking Venus and my bike, piano, two 25 inch monitors, and luggage; Mary flew … Continue reading

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A Visit to the Whales of Magdalena Bay, Mexico

Mary, sister Carol, dog Venus, and I visited the whales of Magdalena Bay, Baja California Sur, in February 2008 while we were passing the winter a few hours away in La Paz. The bay is stuffed with whales giving birth … Continue reading

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Mexico Solves Problem of Ignorant Voters

One of the big problems with democracies is that many voters haven’t the foggiest idea of how politics works and don’t even know the name of their representatives. Tired of irrational voters, the Mexican government has solved the problem with … Continue reading

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Chilean President Warns of Danger of Socialism

The President of Chile cast diplomacy aside today to promote capitalism. According to Bloomberg, Sebastián Piñera said that Europe’s mistakes are a lesson for Latin America: Latin America must avoid the costly welfare policies plunging Europe into crisis and should … Continue reading

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Crossing Borders in the USA, Canada and Mexico

According to the Buffalo News, “gruff and unpleasant security officers” are hurting the Niagara Falls tourist industry, so many Canadians are staying on their side of the border. Mary and I experienced the same problem last month when we returned … Continue reading

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