Monthly Archives: September 2017

Mexico Is in Mourning — Again — and Mexicans Have Come Together as One — As Always

On September 19, 1985, at around 7:19 a.m. a powerful earthquake struck Mexico City, toppling buildings and killing over 6,000 people in a matter of hours. I was 16, and had (almost miraculously) made it to 7:00 a.m. class for … Continue reading

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Mexican Independence Day is Around the Corner: Show Some Respect and Dress up Accordingly

I don’t know about you, but I do take national holidays very seriously, especially when it comes to drinking and eating like there’s no tomorrow. So, in celebration of my very recent double-citizenship bonanza, I am pulling all my U.S.-based resources … Continue reading

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Mexican Independence: Too Many Fiestas, Too Little Time

I don’t know about you, but I do take national holidays very seriously, especially when it comes to drinking and eating like there’s no tomorrow. So, in celebration of my relatively recent double-citizenship bonanza and the upcoming anniversary of Mexico’s Independence, this blogger … Continue reading

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In Which Trump Talks about the Heroes of 7-Eleven

You can take the boy out of the boardroom, but you can’t take the boardroom out of the boy…

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Mexicans Engineer Giant Babies to Go Over Trump’s Wall

The media might try to convince you that the above is the work of some obscure French artist protesting DACA and all. But according to my (very reliable) sources, this is actually part of an ongoing scientific Mexican experiment to … Continue reading

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And now… ‘Chiles en Nogada’ in a Box: Because Nothing Is Sacred Anymore

Move over, tamales en bolsita… Mexican “food” corporation Dysal S.A. de C.V. — which caters to clients including Walmart and Costco, of course — has come up with this abomination: Ready-to-microwave chiles en nogada… in a box, which I’m sure will be soon … Continue reading

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This Woman Protesting the End of DACA Is My Spirit Animal

Americans from all walks of life took to the streets Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2017 to protest Donald Trump’s cruelest decision to date: To kill DACA, a program implemented by the Obama administration that granted undocumented children protection from deportation as well … Continue reading

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