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About San Cristobalense

These are random posts about my time in Mexico - partly to record for myself and also so people who know me can get an idea of what I'm up to. Being slightly paranoid and unsure about what is acceptable here I'm keeping this anonymous - that leaves me to be rude or to talk about things that are not altogether within the pale if I want to.

Cows stampede as aliens abduct one of their number

“Estampida” – a 4 minute animation by Mexican electronica trio Titan – watch this!

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would you let a drunk drive the country?

The banner, unveiled by opposition deputies last week in the federal congress, reads: You wouldn’t let a drunk drive your car, right? So why do you let one drive the country? It’s common knowledge that President Calderon has a drink … Continue reading

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watch out, here come the Mexican special forces

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more of San Cristobal

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protest against the murder of women in Mexico

The immediate reasons for the protest were the murders of Marisela Escobedo in December, and of Susana Chavez last week. Marisela Escobedo had a small furniture business in Ciudad Juarez. Her daughter Rubi, disappeared in 2008. Marisela got no help … Continue reading

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Chamula and its church

The nearest highland town to here is San Juan Chamula, six miles away, over the lip of the volcanic crater in which San Cristobal sits. Chamula is famous around here for various things, though the main tourist attraction is its … Continue reading

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the story of Acteal

On 22nd December R and I drove up to Acteal for the village’s annual commemoration. As the crow flies, it’s less than 30 miles from San Cristobal de las Casas. It took us two hours to drive there however as … Continue reading

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