Deciphering AMLO

My friend and colleague Richard Grabman, author of the (sometimes irreverent) Mexfiles ( http://mexfiles.net/2018/11/30/deciphering-amlo/  ) posted his translation of an editorial he read in yesterday’s La Jornada.. The original piece was written by David Brooks (New York) ( https://www.jornada.com.mx/ultimas/2018/11/29/eu-busca-descifrar-a-amlo-y-prepara-primera-crisis-bilateral-5780.html ) Saturday December 1, 2018 – Andrés Manuel López Obrador will be sworn in as President of Mexico. WhetherContinue reading “Deciphering AMLO”

Reflections after visiting Colombia

  As I write this post, Jorge and I riding the ADO Platino bus from Cancun to Merida. We are more comfortable than we would be on a plane – we have wide, fully-reclining seats, snacks and drinks, free movies, WIFI – and AC. Bus travel has come a long way, Baby. Over the pastContinue reading “Reflections after visiting Colombia”

Cartagena

Jorge and I arrived in Cartegena two nights ago. Because of the tropical climate, beautifully maintained Spanish-colonial arquitecture,  colorful gardens, delicious seafood, and a well-developed tourism infrastructure – Cartagena is one of the most popular destinations in Colombia – and indeed in all of South America. After five days of wearing bulky cold-weather clothing, weContinue reading “Cartagena”