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The Taco Chronicles

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On August 14, 2019
I only got back from Mexico two weeks ago, but when I turned on Netflix last week looking for a different show, I saw something called The Taco Chronicles. Obviously I was going to check that out. This is a 6-part Mexican series on tacos and how awesome they are. Initially, it just made me […]
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This is the grave of Stephen F. Austin. Born in 1793 in Wythe County, Virginia, in 1798 the family moved to eastern Missouri, which was the extreme frontier at that time, really well beyond where most whites would go. But his father Moses Austin had developed connections with the Spanish government after going out to […]

On Tortillas

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On December 22, 2018

Thanks to globalization, the tortilla is in decline. From the city to the countryside, the Mexican tortilla is in crisis. Consumption has dropped nearly 45 percent in the last 35 years, according to t

AMLO

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On July 2, 2018

Yesterday, Mexican voters overwhelmingly elected Andrés Manuel López Obrador to the presidency. This is a huge moment for that nation. Mexico’s problems hardly need to be listed here, but a co

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It really disgusts me that a lot of Americans are so ignorant about even their neighboring nations that they see nothing but grievances and scary brown people and are completely unable to make the connections between the policies they support, like exporting farm products, and why these people come to the United States in the […]

Diaz’s Toilet

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On March 6, 2018

There’s a lot of important news to discuss today, but between some impending writing deadlines and my fun in Mexico City, I haven’t had time yet. But at least I got to visit Porfirio Diaz&

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