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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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Is Travel to Mexico Safe?

Morelia, Mexico   Two articles have come to my attention this week, one an op-ed in the Washington Post by Edith R. Wilson, a former advisor to the World Bank, and a post by CBS Travel Editor Peter Greenberg, the … Continue reading

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Ring of Fire: A Sad Day in Morelia

Last night, Morelia was under siege. Michoacán’s cartel, La Familia, in retribution for the arrest of two of its members yesterday in a Pátzcuaro restaurant, set fires on all the roads into the capital city. One gas station burned; trucks … Continue reading

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What Rough Beast Comes Slithering?: On Reporting Mexico

One of the biggest challenges moving to Mexico was factoring risk. Last year, amidst numerous travel warnings, our university closed down its undergraduate programs in Morelia, Michoacán, where we were planning to spend the following school year. Then, in June, … Continue reading

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