Allan on July 20th, 2015

Mexican drug baron Joaquin “Chapo” Guzman recently escaped from a “maximum security prison” in Mexico, through a mile-long tunnel specially constructed for his escape. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump tweeted that “The U.S. will invite El Chapo, the Mexican drug lord who just escaped prison, to become a U.S. citizen because our ‘leaders’ can’t say […]

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Allan on July 15th, 2015

I write from Mexico, where I’m currently visiting, and the Mexican media still has an obsession with Donald Trump. It’s a little strange when you think about it.  After all, Donald Trump is a candidate for president, who hasn’t even won his party’s nomination, which is still a ways off.  And besides, why should Mexicans […]

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The Mexican chattering class has been known to call Americans “racist”, especially when there is  talk about controlling the border, which is something Mexicans don’t want us to do. Meanwhile, south of the border,  a white Mexican official was revealed as having mocked an indigenous Mexican leader, and the official kept his job.  Just imagine […]

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The vaquita, an aquatic mammal which only exists in one small area of Mexico, is on the verge of extinction.  Can it still be saved? The vaquita, which in Spanish means “little cow,” is a type of porpoise endemic to Mexico. It’s the smallest and rarest type of porpoise.  Its scientific name is Phocoena sinus. For […]

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Allan on June 22nd, 2015

Mexico held its mid-term elections on June 7th, 2015. This election completely replaced the entire 500 seat Cámara de Diputados (Mexican equivalent of our House of Representatives) with completely new representatives.  The new representatives are to take office on September 1st. The Mexican Senate was not up for a vote in this mid-term, as all […]

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Allan on June 15th, 2015

Mexican voters went to the polls on June 7th, 2015 for mid-term elections. The entire 500 seat Cámara de Diputados (the Mexican equivalent of our House of Representatives) was up for grabs, as nobody currently in that body can be reelected. There were also elections in various states for governors, mayors and state legislatures. For […]

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Allan on June 3rd, 2015

On the morning of May 25th, the Mexican border city of Ciudad Acuna (across the Rio Grande from Del Rio, Texas) was hit by a tornado with wind speed reaching up to 137 mph. For the entire article, click here. Article by Allan Wall, publlished June 1st, 2015, on

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There’s an election going on in Mexico City, and this time it’s not for the city or national government, but to select a name for a giraffe calf born at Mexico City’s Chapultepec Zoo. The male giraffe calf was born on April 19th, 2015, weighing at birth nearly 50 kilograms (that’s 110 pounds for those […]

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Allan on April 6th, 2015

The crucifixion, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ are foundational to the Christian faith. That’s why the major branches of Christendom (Roman Catholic, Protestant and the Eastern Churches) memorialize – in various ways – the death, burial and resurrection of Christ each spring. Mexico has a variety of traditional Easter customs, many of them deriving […]

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Tourism is one of the biggest revenue producers in Mexico, and is promoted by the government and private business. Besides helping the economy, if tourism is managed properly it can encourage local communities and residents to preserve the environment and take care of historical and cultural sites. If people have a vested economic interest in […]

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