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Mexifornia, a State of Becoming by Victor Davis Hanson Reviewed by Allan Cogan

Although there's heavy duty immigration going on, there's not a whole lot of integration taking place. read more

The Annexation of Mexico: From the Aztecs to the Imf, One Reporter's Journey through History by John Ross Reviewed by Allan Cogan

Ross, a social activist, poet and working reporter based in Mexico City, has a lively and irreverent style. It makes his book an enjoyable read, despite the sometimes heavy material. His thesis is that outsiders, and most especially the United States, have never stopped trying to control or annex "this enormously rich, indescribably poor nation" in one way or another for centuries. Usually this was accomplished through plain old land-grabbing. Today the process continues through economic instruments such as indebtedness, NAFTA and the war on drugs. read more

The Crossing by Cormac McCarthy Reviewed by Allan Cogan

This, like its predecessor, All The Pretty Horses, is another coming-of-age story involving a young American in the border country between Mexico and New Mexico in the 1930s. Billy Parham is sixteen years old when he traps a wolf in New Mexico and decides to take the injured animal back across the border to its home. It’s an interesting journey. read more

Border Crossings by David L. Fleming Reviewed by Allan Cogan

The book is ased on an actual incident in relations between the U.S. and Mexico when, in 1916, Pancho Villa's bandidos, led by Antonio Salazar, raided the small town of Columbus, New Mexico. The border between the two countries in those times was a more tense and seemingly less well-defined place at the beginning of the century. Certainly there was less coming-and-going between the two countries then. read more

Days of Obligation: An Argument with my Mexican Father by Richard Rodriguez Reviewed by Allan Cogan

Richard Rodriguez is the son of Mexican parents but was born in California. He sounds as though he understands Spanish but admits he doesn't speak it fluently. I definitely found Rodriguez to be a very provocative writer. read more

Greyhound bus connection in the Otay Mesa Stan Gotlieb

When you're a famous traveler and adventurer such as myself, you get exposed to a lot of weird things, either first hand, or because people write to you telling you of their own experiences. You get to... read more

On the border between Mexico and Guatemala Stan Gotlieb

Some days are better than others. Visa days are hardly ever good, filled as they are with anxiety and uncertainty. All this visa business seems so silly to me, and so costly, and so inconvenient. Why c... read more

Letters to the editor: June - Nov. 1995 Stan Gotlieb

Below are some archives of letters to the editor that Stan has chosen to answer with open responses. November 30, 1995 The Struggle Curious, it seems. My wife and I were on a bus... read more

Mexican Voices, American Dreams: An oral history of Mexican immigration to the United States Reviewed by Allan Cogan

Mexican immigration into the U.S. represents "the greatest migration of people in the history of humanity." The author estimates that some 5 million legal Mexican immigrants reside in the U.S. plus there's a further 2 million illegal immigrants also in the country. read more

Pets in Mexico Discussion Thread Forum

Yes, you can bring your cats; no they are not quarantined. You can even bring the cat in the plane cabin, with a soft airline approved carrier (sherpa or samsonite). It costs about $100 for the extra carry-on/pet ticket, and if the pet is in the cabin with you you won't have to worry about pet travel restrictions due to weather. Get a health certificate from your vet dated within 10 days of your departure, and a health card/certificate showing all the vaccinations. Make sure the cat has a rabies shot. The customs people will ask you for a USDA animal form, which so far no one in the US has ever heard of or been able to find, but tell the customs people you called the consulate in your state and they said this would be sufficient. read more

Laredo and Nuevo Laredo: Four good reasons to visit a border town Renée J. LaPerrière de Gutiérrez

Regardless whether you translate la frontera as "border" or "frontier," the images evoked are often negative: lawlessness, dusty streets, harsh climes, and a general disregard for human life. Even... read more

Opening of bridge No. 4 in Laredo Discussion Thread Forum

Posted by Renee on Marzo 22, 2000 Wowee! Just learned today that (barring unforeseen problems) the presidents of both Mexico and the US have agreed to come to the big bridge bash on April 14, 2000! ... read more

The Crystal Frontier by Carlos Fuentes Reviewed by Allan Cogan

The book consists of nine short narratives - stories, if you like - each one occurring in the hazy borderline between Mexico and America - what Fuentes chooses to call the crystal frontier. read more

La Luz Roja (the Red Light) Larry Landwehr

On Monday morning, the 13th of November, we picked up the permit to import our household goods into Mexico from the Mexican consulate in Dallas. The drive down to Laredo was uneventful except that we n... read more

Living/Crossing Tijuana/San Diego

Mexico Connect Forum Discussion Threads Posted by alex in TJ on Mayo 02, 2000 HOUSING: There are two nice areas of Tijuana. Playas de Tijuana is the little strip between the En... read more

The crossing from Mexico ti the US, based on a true story Julie Black

Based on a true story.   By Julie Black © 1999 All Rights Reserved. Oh, Mexico, he thought to himself, the azure sky that meets the silhouette of red tiled roofs, central patios overflowing with t... read more

The People's Guide to Mexico, 25th Anniversary Edition Reviewed by Allan Cogan

“This book is about Mexico - about living, travelling and taking things as they come in a foreign country. It’s about driving conditions and health and how to cross the border. It’s about drinking the water without getting sick… It’s not about which hotels to stay in or the most interesting villages to visit. The purpose of the book is to teach you how to find out those things for yourself.” read more

Headin' South to Guadalajara from Nogales Discussion Thread Forum

Charlie G. Posted by Charlie G. on January 13, 1999 Headin' South from Nogales (an update) My son and I crossed the border at Nogales yesterday (1/11) and were pleasantly surprised with the eff... read more

Twilight on the Line: Underworlds and Politics at the U.S. - Mexico Border by Sebastian Rotella Norton Reviewed by Allan Cogan

The action never stops at the border. There is no other place like it on the globe. The international boundary stretches for almost two thousand miles, from the Pacific Ocean through the mountains, the deserts, the valleys of the Rio Grande to the Gulf of Mexico. The region is a vast world unto itself. And the westernmost, fourteen-mile strip between San Diego and Tijuana, the border's biggest and richest cities, is the most intense microcosm of that world. The U.S. Border Patrol records half a million yearly arrests of illegal immigrants here, accounting for almost half of all its arrests. read more

Taking Children / Grandchildren into Mexico jennifer j. rose

If a minor child is not escorted by both parents, a notarized consent from the absent parent is required. A similar consent from both parents must accompany the child traveling along or escorted by a nonparent. A U.S. court order authorizing the travel can substitute for an absent parent who refuses to consent or who cannot be located. If paternity has not been established, have the child's birth certificate available, showing that there is only one parent. If the child has a passport issued in the child's own name, then consents are not necessary. read more

Pets into Mexico Discussion Thread Forum

Mexico Connect Forum Discussion Threads Posted by LittleCrow on May 29, 1997: What are the laws regarding taking a pet dog into Mexico? Must they be quarantined as in other countries? Posted by Ern... read more

Driving across the border? Discussion Thread Forum

Posted by Melissa Fiddler on January 12, 1997 I need as much information as possible about driving to Mexico. I've heard that this may not be the easiest thing to do. We would be two to three Can... read more

A Discussion about immigration Discussion Thread Forum

My sister in Morelia just finished getting her FM-3 in San Miguel de Allende this week, and she ís given me the latest report: read more

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