Monthly Archives: April 2016

Surreal Mexico: five extraordinary historical characters

The artistic juxtaposition of the absurd and the real is a familiar sight in Mexico—the great Colombian novelist Gabriel Garcia Marquez described it is a country where surrealism “runs through the streets.” Fittingly, the nation has produced its fair share … Continue reading

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Pablo Escobar’s son brings message of peace to Mexico

“At one point there was a four-million-dollar price on my head,” said Sebastián Marroquín, the son of infamous Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar. “But I don’t want anyone in the audience to get too excited, there’s no one left to pay … Continue reading

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Surreal living arrangements – Mexico’s strangest homes

The concept of the home is at the heart of Mexican culture, “Mi casa es tu casa” says the age-old refrain. Homes are family centers, meeting points for friends and the building blocks of communities. Few visitors to Mexico fail to notice … Continue reading

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The women at the frontline of Mexico’s battle for press freedom

A quick glance through the magazine stands or a minute watching the most popular channel, Televisa, should be enough to convince anyone that sexism still abounds in Mexican media. Women are almost exclusively dressed in tight clothes and heels. They … Continue reading

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