Category Archives: Mexico

Torture in Guanajuato

The Human Rights Commission of Mexico recently declared that the police of my home state of Guanajuato, Mexico, systematically torture people to obtain information and confessions (link in Spanish). Of course I’m not surprised –I don’t think anyone is–, and … Continue reading

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More Cinco de Mayo

The New York Times’ editorial page states that the popularity of Cinco de Mayo north of the Mexican border is the work of Corona’s marketing department. Perhaps; I still think that the fact that it celebrates a (minor) victory over … Continue reading

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Javier Aviles, rest in peace

Javier Aviles, a theatre director and actor from Leon, Mexico, passed away prematurely yesterday morning. I had the luxury of working with him for several years. He was a great man with a fantastic talent and an intense personality, and … Continue reading

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First Pride Parade in Leon, Mexico

Hundreds of people participated in the first Pride Parade in my hometown of Leon, Mexico, yesterday (link in Spanish). Congratulations to all the participants! I’m doubly happy because, considering Leon is a very conservative city, the march went largely without … Continue reading

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Tabasco under water

As you may already know, Tabasco, a state in south-east Mexico, is 70% under water. About one million people have been affected by the floods. 300,000 people are trapped in their homes. The floods were caused by unusually strong rains, … Continue reading

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Leon on the map

Until recently, I thought of Google Maps and its competitors as useful only for the lands I came to after leaving Mexico — great for the US and Canada, but zooming in on Mexico produced a low-definition blot with no … Continue reading

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What the World Eats

Catspaw pointed me to this photo-essay from Time magazine. It has photos from sixteen families around the world, and the food they eat in a week. It’s very interesting. I couldn’t help but notice the Casales family of Cuernavaca, Mexico: … Continue reading

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