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Mexico shining star: Amazing Queretaro adds fame Marvin West

Queretaro Cathedral
Somebody voted Queretaro the most livable city in Mexico because of economic growth, social stability and quality of life. It is considered the second best place in the country to do business, after Monterrey. It has an immaculately preserved colonial center that UNESCO thinks is a World Heritage site. The Church of San Francisco is in the middle of downtown. On the facade is the image of Saint James, fighting the Moors... read more

Mexican Queretaro-style lentil soup with nopales: Sopa de lentejas con nopales estilo Queretaro Karen Hursh Graber

This recipe, adapted from Diana Kennedy's The Essential Cuisines of Mexico, contains the characteristically Mexican ingredients nopales, fresh green chiles and cilantro. Ingredients ½ cup brow... read more

Plaza hopping in Queretaro, a UNESCO World Heritage Site Anthony Maulucci

We sat at a shady table at an outside patio listening to Pavarotti sing an aria while watching the silvery jets from a plaza fountain in 70-degree weather. This is my idea of the best way to spend a we... read more

Tequisquiapan: provincial Mexican charm in Queretaro Daniel Wheeler

Only a two-hour drive from Mexico City, Tequisquiapan is the second most important tourist destination in Querétaro. Although it comes to life on weekends, it retains the charm of a Mexico's provincia... read more

Making merry in May: Mexico's National Cheese and Wine Festival Karen Hursh Graber

To the north and west of Mexico City lies the region known as El Bajío, often called "Mexico's breadbasket." This rugged, high plateau bears a distinct resemblance to central Spain, home of its origin... read more

Garbanzo soup with saffron: Garbanzos en amarillo Karen Hursh Graber

Garbanzos en amarillo, with chickpeas, orange sweet potatoes and saffron, is evocative of the hearty peasant dishes of central Spain. It is a traditional food for the Día de La Santa Cruz, celebrated throughout Mexico, and with particular fervor in Queretaro, on May 3. read more

Shrimp and nopal tacos: Tacos de camaron y nopalitos Karen Hursh Graber

The chunky salsa recipe that goes with these tacos makes more than necessary for the tacos, and is a delicious dip for totopos (fried tortilla triangles). I get asked for the recipe every time I serve ... read more

Enchiladas with buttermilk sauce: Enchiladas de jocoque Karen Hursh Graber

Enchiladas with cream sauces are popular in Querétaro, and these use the thick Mexican buttermilk called jocoque, introduced by Mexico's many Lebanese immigrants. A mixture of regular buttermilk (whic... read more

The magic of Bernal, Queretaro: wine, opals and historic charm Jane Ammeson

A century is just a moment ago in Bernal. I have come to Bernal because it is one of Mexico's Pueblos Mágicos. These magical towns are designated such because of their historic charm, peaceful atmosphere and closeness to a major city, in this case, the state capital, Querétaro read more

Did you know? Mexico has many "Est"raordinary railway places Tony Burton

An earlier column, "Microwaves (with a view)", examined the scenic delights to be found by following the "Microondas" road signs that puzzle many first-time visitors. That column probably didn't appeal... read more

Did you know? Mexico has more than one geographic center Tony Burton

Mexico has more than one geographic center. I've often been asked, "Where's the center of Mexico?", and I've always deliberately fudged my reply, but is there a simple answer to this question? Well, p... read more

The beautiful Mexican colonial city of Queretaro

Founded in 1531, Mexico's colonial city of Queretaro is the dynamic capital of the state of the same name. Yet its downtown historical district retains its timeless beauty. read more

Mexico Economic Updates August 2006 Tony Burton

Despite calls from PRD candidate Andrés Manuel López Obrador and his supporters for a complete recount, it looks almost certain that the Federal Electoral Institute will confirm very shortly that the presidential election was won by PAN candidate Felipe Calderón Hinojosa. The new president will take office on December 1.

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Lloyd Mexico Economic Report - November 2000

Table of Contents ECONOMY GROWING RAPIDLY INTERNAL SAVINGS MORE AUTO PLANTS ... read more

Lloyd Mexico Economic Report May 2003

Table of Contents TRADE SURPLUS AMERICAS-WIDE FREE TRADE NEW POWER STATION ... read more

Lloyd Mexico Economic Report June 2002

Table of Contents WORLD BANK BACKS MEXICO NEW PETROCHEMICAL COMPLEX SEVENTH LARGEST EXPORTER AND IMPO... read more

Queretaro: cultural mecca with colonial charm Maggie Van Ostrand

Writing a newspaper column about the greatness of another country can earn the writer a good deal of mail running the gamut from "Do you know a good dentist in Morelia?" to "My wife and I would like to... read more

Lloyd Mexico Economic Report April 2004

Table of Contents Consumer confidence on the rise National population Housing credits from abroad A... read more

Lloyd Mexico Economic Report - Janaury 2002

Table of Contents THE SHAPE OF 2002 MORE FOREIGN INVESTMENT AIRLINE PARTNERSHIPS QUERÉTARO AIRPORT... read more

Querétaro, Thanksgiving and pickled beets Karen Blue

After Lyn and I left Oaxaca, we drove northeast to Puebla, skirted around Mexico City and spent two and a half days in Querétaro. It's been less than two months since we made the trip, but at my age, ... read more

The five faces of God: Mexico's Sierra Gorda missions Bill Begalke

They are known as the missions of the Sierra Gorda.

There are others he constructed, to be sure; the California missions are famous around the world. But the most splendid of all of Serra's missions, the ones in Mexico, are themselves a paradox.

These particularly marvelous monuments rest among the mountains in Queretaro state, all within a few minutes drive of each other. They are the crowning jewels of the pueblos of Jalpan, Concá, Tilaco, Landa, and Tancoyol.

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