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Mexico berries are the "in" thing

Corn field near Jocotepec, Mexico
© Daniel Wheeler, 2014
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 ground had a corn patch. More land, more corn, some for tamales, some for farm animals, some for the market.

A surge in tequila sales created a shortage of agave. Now, Berries are the "in" thing. In much of Jalisco and some of Michoacan.... Marvin West

San Patricio by the Sea on Mexico's Pacific coast Marvin West

As churches go, San Patricio by the Sea is an intriguing addition in the low-rent district. It had a humble beginning, born of... read more

Ask an old gringo about Mexico economy, Guerrero recovery, anchovy gelato and Yescka Marvin West

It appears much of the world is very interested in Mexico. A surprising number of Mexconnect readers asked the old gringo abou... read more

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Mexican motorcyclists and popsicles in Catemaco William B. Kaliher

I stepped to the front of the restaurant, near the screen, and turned around. From the darkened room, the worst motorcycle gan... read more

A Brief Guide to Mexico's Primavera Forest John Pint

Guadalajara, Mexico's second-largest city happens to be situated right next to a beautiful pine and oak forest covering more t... read more

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Probably the most ubiquitous element in Mexican seafood salads is shrimp, a versatile ingredient that goes equally well with f... read more

Mexican crab salad with cilantro lime vinaigrette: Cangrejocon con vinaigreta de cilantro y limon Karen Hursh Graber

Mexican crab salad The bright, fresh taste of the tomatoes and cucumbers make Mexican crab salad with cilantro lime vinaigrett... read more

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Mexico this month - March Tony Burton

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

Mexico this month - February Tony Burton

February 20, 1943 — A brand-new volcano, subsequently called Paricutín, erupts in a farmer’s field in Michoacan. It attra... 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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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

Lenten traditions in Oaxaca: Our Lady of Sorrows Tara Lowry

A life-sized Virgin Mary statue with imploring, heaven-raised eyes welcomed me into the courtyard of my favourite café in Oax... read more

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