Germany won the 2014 World Cup, held in Brazil.  The World Cup is an international soccer tournament held every four years. The Mexican team was eliminated by the Netherlands team, and there was a controversial call in the game.   Mexican player Rafael Marquez fouled Dutch player Arjen Robben.   After studying  videos and still photos of the […]

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Allan on July 21st, 2014

The World Cup, that quadrennial international soccer tournament which draws so much attention worldwide, was held in Brazil, from June 12th to July 13th.  Thirty-two national teams competed in stadiums in 12 Brazilian cities. In this year’s World Cup, the final game was Argentina vs. Germany.  Team Germany was triumphant, 1-0. In the past, every World […]

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Soccer’s quadrennial international championship tournament, the World Cup, is drawing to a close. What can be learned from it? For one thing, it shows that nationalism is alive and well.   Soccer fans travel thousands of miles to cheer on their national teams. Some of them wear bright colors of their national flags, or stereotypical […]

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There are a number of things going on in Mexico, including energy reform negotiations in Congress and legislative elections in some states.  But what most people care about now is the World Cup, which takes place once every four years. Right now, the World Cup of soccer is going on in Brazil  and that’s the big deal in […]

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Allan on June 13th, 2014

Many a city worldwide has its famous downtown square, or plaza.    Such a plaza is an essential part of a city’s history and identity. Consequently, it is a major draw for tourists. Mexico City’s principal plaza, called the Zocalo, fills such a role and is the heart of that great metropolis. The Zocalo and the surrounding area is where […]

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Allan on June 11th, 2014

The 2014 World  Cup of Soccer is scheduled to be  held from June 12th to July 13th. The World Cup is held every four years, and is an international soccer competition in which national teams compete against each other. Mexico has never won the World Cup, but each four years hope springs anew that the […]

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Once again, an  American   has been arrested upon entry into Mexico, due to weapons charges. This time it’s Andrew Tahmooressi, a Marine with PTSD who accidentally drove into Mexico with a few weapons in his car. What occurred and how does it fit into the big picture?  And how long will Sgt. Tahmooressi be […]

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Allan on May 5th, 2014

Mexico’s Carlos Slim was the world’s wealthiest man for several years, but then dropped down into second place, with Bill Gates back in the number one position.    But don’t worry,  Carlos Slim  has not been reduced to begging on the street.  After all, Slim has a net worth of over 70 billion dollars. For […]

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Allan on April 7th, 2014

From 1990 to 2014  the governing authority over Mexican federal elections was IFE, the Instituto Federal Electoral (Federal Electoral Institute). Now the IFE has been dissolved and replaced with the INE, the Instituto Nacional Electoral (National Electoral Institute), conveniently housed in the same headquarters building. For the entire article, click here.  Article by Allan Wall, […]

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The Mexican NGO called the Consejo Ciudadano para la Seguridad Pública y Justicia Penal A.C. (Citizen Council for Public Security and Penal Justice), whose president is Jose Antonio Ortega Sanchez, released a list of the world’s 50 most violent cities in 2013.  Mexico had nine cities on the list.   For the entire article, click here. […]

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