Tag Archives: Bicentennial

Who Made this Grave

A few days before the actual Day of the Dead, I picked up my son from his Montessori school and we strolled together down Morelia’s Calzada, a ficus-lined cobblestone pedestrian avenue that stretches from the colonial city’s pink stone aqueduct … Continue reading

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In/Seguridad: Mexico’s Bicentennial Independence Day

“Well, I’m not going,” says Mike, the one-legged shoe-shine guy who works in the park by Las Tarascas. He’s referring to the Independence Day celebrations underway this evening in Morelia’s main plaza. Whenever I speak to Mike, which turns out … Continue reading

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A Breast of History: Celebrating Mexico’s 200th Independence

There is much to catch the eye as Mexico prepares for the 200th birthday of its independence: much of it here in Morelia is cast in glitter wire that lights up at night. On the street where my son goes … Continue reading

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