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Ask an old gringo about tax cuts, wind farms, Alebrijes and egg sandwiches Marvin West

The alebrije is a uniquely Oaxacan variety of Mexican folk art. This one depicts a rabbit. © Alan Goodin 2007
Mexico is a very interesting country. If anything hasn’t already happened here, it soon will. Nowhere else in the world are people protesting because taxes are going down. $207 million USD has gone missing. Giant Alebrijes are roaming the streets, and egg sandwiches are missing from grocery stores. read more

Mexican presidential election 2012: The candidates Allan Wall

The imposing Palacio Nacional in Mexico City
© Lilia, David and Raphael Wall, 2012
Four candidates are running for President of Mexico, to be decided on July 1st, 2012. The winner will serve a six-year term, called a sexenio, and each is backed by his or her respective political party or coalition of parties. read more

Elections in Mexico and the US: Comparisons and contrasts Allan Wall

Just as in the US, Mexico holds a presidential election in 2012. Because the presidential term of office is four years in the US and six years in Mexico, the countries' elections coincide only every twelve years. How is a Mexican presidential election similar to a US election, and how is it different? read more
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