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Dispatches From Mexico City: Printing Presses and Pozole

Many of my ‘dispatch’ pieces have been about my experiences in Mexico City, but I’d like to take some time to highlight some of the unique and vibrant neighborhoods around the capital. After all, in a city as big as this it can be easy to miss some interesting sights.

Dispatches From Mexico City: When A Grammy Winner Calls

As a musician, when a Grammy winner calls you to record on an album, you don’t say no.

Dispatches From Mexico City: Ups And Downs

We had our power cut. My rent money was lost. And I had a great weekend. It was a rollercoaster, to say the least. Here’s what the ride taught me.

Dispatches From Mexico City: Who Can You Trust?

Lack of trust in Mexico police could make for a perilous situation given our proximity to this year’s elections.

Dispatches From Mexico City: Earthquakes And Aftershocks

I’ve learned since moving to Mexico City that there are two types of earthquakes…

Dispatches From Mexico City: Finding The News

Obviously, reading the news is a good way to keep up on what’s going on in your community. But there remains a certain amount of skepticism towards journalism in Mexico.

Dispatches From Mexico City: A License To Drive

I’m going to get a Mexican driver’s license. Apparently now, though, I’m facing a deadline.

Dispatches From Mexico City: The Four H’s Of Culture Shock

The world seems to be paying attention to Mexico City — and not only because of calls to build a wall north of here.

Dispatches From Mexico City: Doubling Down On Spanish

Whether it’s a spoken language or a programming language, we all need to put in the work to master new skills.

Dispatches From Mexico City: Who’s Buying The Tamales?

For many people here in Mexico City, January 6 is a bigger deal than December 25. Here’s why.