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Arroyo El Carbon in Guadalajara's Primavera Forest

In most places, a straight line is the shortest distance between two points, but not in many parts of Jalisco's Primavera Forest, located at the western edge of Guadalajara, Mexico's second-biggest cit... John Pint

Baby Boomers: Reinvent Your Retirement in Mexico Reviewed by Elaine Halleck

Book lovers, especially those contemplating retirement near Lake Chapala, will enjoy Karen Blue's conversational interviews in... read more

Ask an old gringo about Octavio Paz, Mexico reforms, giant fish tank, price break Marvin West

Octavio Paz was a thinker, poet, writer and diplomat. Mexico's Congress has declared this "The Year of Octavio Paz" a century ... read more

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Arroyo El Carbon in Guadalajara's Primavera Forest John Pint

In most places, a straight line is the shortest distance between two points, but not in many parts of Jalisco's Primavera Fore... read more

Come on down to Cabo San Lucas Marvin West

Cabo San Lucas, at the south end of Baja California Sur, can stand alone, a sparkling seaside gem. The convergence of the Sea ... read more

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Mexican empanadas: Portable pockets of flavor Karen Hursh Graber

It would be difficult to think of a food more versatile than the empanada except, of course, the taco. Both consist of a dough... read more

Chiapas style pork empanadas: Empanadas chiapacorceñas Karen Hursh Graber

A juicy pork filling, flavored with spices, makes these substantial Chiapas style pork empanadas a good lunch or late supper d... read more

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Mexico this month - September Tony Burton

Read about Mexico's important historical events that have occurred during the month of September.... read more

Mexico this month - August Tony Burton

Read about Mexico's important historical events that have occurred during the month of August.... read more

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Mexico berries are the "in" thing Marvin West

Corn was the crop of choice 17 years ago when we landed in Mexico, on the shores of Lake Chapala. Everybody who had a patch of... read more

Mexican microeconomics: The Tuesday market in San Miguel de Allende John Scherber

Like a shimmering mirage that lasts only until your next blink, the Tuesday Market, or tianguis, appears once a week at dawn, ... read more

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Tears from the Crown of Thorns: The Easter Passion Play in San Miguel de Allende Reviewed by Allan Cogan

"People unfamiliar with the Latin culture are curious, confused, and sometimes repulsed by the emphasis on suffering in religi... read more

Night of the altars in San Miguel de Allende Edythe Anstey Hanen

It is late afternoon in Mexico, two days before Palm Sunday, and it is the day that honours Nuestra Señora de los Dolores —... read more

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