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Cheers for Mexico seat belts

Road signs in Mexico.
© Bill Begalke, 2000
Road signs in Mexico
© Bill Begalke, 2000
I am an advocate of slowing to almost a stop when speed bumps appear high enough to scar mufflers and rattle dental repairs. I believe in seat belts. At my age, I need all the stability I can get.

I always wear my seat belt when zipping around and about Mexico in our 1998 Volkswagen bug, purchased new when we got serious about going international. My safety routine is to buckle up before starting the engine. On one particular day... Marvin West

Mexico success story: San Quintin Escuela Marvin West

How this very rural elementary school has risen from nothing to something special is a stunning success story. The small Nayar... read more

Ask an old gringo about Frida Kahlo, Mexico contradictions, colorful protests Marvin West

I repeat: Contrary to rumor, many years and extensive travels in Mexico do not qualify me as a know-it-all, A-1 infallible exp... read more

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Cheers for Mexico seat belts Marvin West

Road signs in Mexico © Bill Begalke, 2000 I am an advocate of slowing to almost a stop when speed bumps appear high enough to... read more

Mexico's International Balloon Festival in Leon, Guanajuato Tara Lowry

The biggest event of its kind in Latin America, the International Balloon Festival in Leon, Guanajuato, takes place in the mid... read more

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A guide to using spices in Mexican cooking Karen Hursh Graber

As we settle into the crisp autumn months and adapt cooking techniques and ingredients to the change of seasons, it seems like... read more

Mexican anise cookies: Galletas de anis Karen Hursh Graber

Anise is a favorite flavor in Mexico, especially in cookies. Traditional bakers use lard, good old porky fat, but butter works... read more

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A Huichol creation story Ronald A. Barnett ©

A Huichol friend of mine, Juan Bautista Carillo, came up with the idea of a trilingual edition (Huichol, Spanish, English) of ... read more

Mexico this month - November Tony Burton

Read about Mexico's important historical events that have occurred during the month of November.... 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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Something Like a Dream James Tipton

Much of the novel, which takes place in 1982, is about the Huichols and Richter means "to introduce the reader to the Huichol ... read more

Pilgrimage with La Virgen de Zapopan Dane Chandos

This is an account of the annual procession of La Virgen de Zapopan from te Cathedral in Guadalajara to her home in the Basili... read more

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