As the story goes in Tulum, a family of fisherman found a way to spark daily bustling at their restaurant in the pueblo by serving fresh fish, shrimp and octopus for very good prices. You can see the fisherman scaling the fish while you’re waiting in line for the next table, fresh tortilla chips are carried out of the fryer by the trash bag load, and remember to be assertive when arriving so you’re not left out in the sun.
More Fuji Instax flicks from my trip to Mexico last month here.
The Mexican muralist Diego Rivera painted in New York City, San Francisco, Detroit, Europe and the Soviet Union. But some of Rivera’s most famous murals and most unusual projects are found in Mexico City.
In Mexico City, Rivera did far more than just paint. He collected pre-Hispanic pottery and indigenous folk art. And he experimented with sculpture and architecture.
And between 1950 and 1952, Rivera built a giant tiled fountain to the Aztec rain god Tlaloc as part of an overhaul of Mexico City’s municipal water system.
Javier “Chicharito” Hernández, or “Little Pea,” 23, is not only United’s first Mexican player but is also one of their best and most-promising young strikers. Last year, he netted a goal within his first minutes on the pitch as a Red against Major League Soccer’s all-star team.
Statement by the President on the Attack in Mexico
I strongly condemn the barbaric and reprehensible attack in Monterrey, Mexico yesterday. On behalf of the American people, our thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families at this difficult time.
The people of Mexico and their government are engaged in a brave fight to disrupt violent transnational criminal organizations that threaten both Mexico and the United States. The United States is and will remain a partner in this fight. We share with Mexico responsibility for meeting this challenge and we are committed to continuing our unprecedented cooperation in confronting these criminal organizations.
Real lives lost over greed, addiction, misguided legislation, aggression, arrogance and, I’m sorry Mr. President, but neglect.
I’m also troubled by the lack of coverage on this. LA Times has had the story front page since last night. Washington Post, NY Times, and CNN have buried links. Al Jazeera has the story on its top 10, and MSNBC has a more prominent link. Maybe the “look at Mexico all fucked up” angles should be replaced by “there’s a war raging on our continent.” Would that get attention?