Monthly Archives: December 2010

more views of San Cristobal

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Love at first sight

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Mexico’s free press

Miguel Granados Chapa’s morning broadcast has disappeared from the Chiapas airwaves. This is annoying because his programme provided a sharp analysis of current affairs and was helping me to get to grips with what is happening is this country. Granados … Continue reading

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some views of san cristobal

obviously these are the more picturesque views of the city

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how not to charm a Mexican four year old

We were driving back from our friends’ cafe with their four year old daughter, Asha. I sat in the back to chatting to her in my rudimentary spanish to try and keep her happy for the journey. She asked me … Continue reading

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how bad is the drug violence?

Mexico used to get one or two mentions a month on the BBC news website. It now gets a couple of mentions every week – almost always pieces on the drug war. The amount of coverage is close to that … Continue reading

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Ciudad Mier: from beauty spot to ghost town

I translated this from an article in the newspaper, partly for practice and partly because it’s both interesting and shocking.  It shows the government has effectively lost control of some parts of the country. To say that suggests that the … Continue reading

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