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How do you celebrate posadas? What do they mean to you? Luisa Martinez, 35, Yoga Instructor. Posadas are like our food fiesta time! When it’s that season, my family and I turn our kitchen into a busy Mexican food center. We get all hands on deck making those mouthwatering tamales, brewing up that aromatic hot […]

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What do you think about Samuel García running for president? Samuel García, known as the young and dynamic Governor of Nuevo León, is eyeing the Mexican presidency. A member of the centrist Movimiento Ciudadano, he’s not your typical politician from the major traditional parties. García, with a background in law, has gained attention for his […]

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What are some similarities and some differences between Halloween and Dia de Muertos? Which one do you celebrate the most? Elena Ramirez, 40, Teacher: When comparing Halloween and Día de Muertos, I find that while both involve dressing up and have a certain element of festivity, Día de Muertos carries a deeper cultural significance. It’s […]

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Day of the Dead is almost here, and we asked a few Mexies: “What is the significance of Dia de los Muertos, and how can gringos respectfully participate in the celebrations?” Miguel Gutierrez, 45, musician.  Día de los Muertos is a time of music, dance, and celebration, where we welcome our deceased loved ones back […]

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How do you celebrate Mexican Independence Day? What do you eat? María González, 32, Elementary School Teacher: On Mexican Independence Day, my family and I gather at home. We don’t have much money to spend on elaborate celebrations, so we keep it simple. We make traditional Mexican dishes like tacos and tamales together. In the […]

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Many of us have been struggling with power shortages and outages, and it seems like there is no logic to them. Why do you think this happens? What would you do (if you could) to change it? What can be a real solution? Diana Herrera, 28, receptionist. I think it is all because we do not […]

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Recently, more foreigners with remote jobs from their home country have found themselves living in Mexico which has started the conversation on whether they are gentrifying the country or helping raise the economy. What do you think? Cesar Trujillo, 41, consultant.  I don’t really think we need that many foreigners here making our rent prices […]

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What do you think is considered “trashy” for Mexicans or people who live in Mexico? Patricia Méndez, 32, telemarketer.  I think having huge speakers with heavy buffers in your car and blasting them while driving is one of the trashiest things people do. I mean, traffic is annoying to everyone. We all enjoy music, but […]

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At the beginning of this month, Playa “El Saltito” in La Paz was freed by the authorities, after years of private access. El Saltito is one of the most beautiful beaches in Baja, often referred to as “bioluminescence paradise”, and this particular private access was not only illegal according to a few laws, but it […]

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Who tips more – locals or foreigners? In the case of foreigners, where do the biggest tippers come from? Federico Vázquez, 31, waiter. I’m in the service industry. When I visit I usually tip 10% when eating out and I hardly tip a taxi, if ever. They usually try to charge an inflated price when […]