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I Actually Still Feel Pretty Safe Here

I got robbed. The incident has hung over me though. But not necessarily in the way that you might expect.

Dispatches From Mexico City: It’s Christmastime Again!

Here in Mexico City, people are buying ponche — a hot Christmas punch — by the bowl-full…

Dispatches From Mexico City: The Mayan Riviera – Part 1

It’s hard to believe that in the three years I’ve lived in Mexico I never got behind the wheel of a car. But that all changed a few weeks ago. After a pretty crazy few months I decided I needed a break and booked myself a “working vacation” in Playa Del Carmen. I have a […]

Dispatches From Mexico City: Hollywood’s Influence On Dia de Muertos

Well, October’s here and that traditionally means it’s time to celebrate in Mexico. More specifically, it’s time to celebrate death.

Dispatches From Mexico: The Big Pop Show

My friend Roberto called me. Someone he knew was looking for a banjo player for a big pop show. Hey, I’m a banjo player…

Dispatches From Mexico City: Time To Face The Changes

Change is a funny thing. It can be good or bad, but either way it’s unforgiving. Once things have changed it’s very difficult to go back to the way they were.

Dispatches From Mexico City: Trips To Tepoztlán

Friends, I’d like to introduce you to a little city called Tepoztlán. Well, it’s little by Mexican standards. But…

Dispatches From Mexico City: Musings On The Country’s New President

Andrés Manuel López Obrador has won the Mexico presidency. Here are views from Mexico City.

Dispatches From Mexico City: An Election Primer

Millions of Mexicans will gather this July to elect a new president, state governors, and city mayors, along with other elected positions. Here’s my view from Mexico City.

Dispatches From Mexico City: Viewing The News From Afar

Viewing the tragedy in Toronto from my apartment in Mexico City.