One Town at a Time

One Town At a Time   By David Simmonds   “Is the rich world aware of how four billion of the six billion live? If we were aware, we would want to help out; we’d want to get involved.” Bill Gates, rich guy.   About fifteen years ago I started a non-profit called The Sea […]

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Street Food

“You don’t eat at the street stands, do you, genius?” I get this annoying question all the time. I tell them “hell yes, it’s good and it’s cheap.” In many years of traveling Mexico I have been taken ill from bad food a few times, but I can’t think of one time that I could […]

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The Enduring Huichols

One of my favorite states in Mexico is Nayarit. The have the perfect mix of the Sierra Madres and a beautiful coastline, featuring San Blas, Chacala, and the ever-popular Sayulita. But it may be the Huichols that make the state so intriguing. While many of the native peoples of the Western hemisphere have been assimilated […]

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Why You Should Drive in Mexico

I have driven tens-of-thousands of miles in Mexico and the worse thing I can remember happening was having a mango jump off the flatbed of an oncoming produce truck near Mazatlán, smashing out the left headlight in my old VW van and spraying mango pieces and juice from head to huarache, where I sat in […]

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New Facebook Social Magazine For Mexico Enthusiasts

The Mexico Today program that I have written about (and a member of) is really doing some good things for Mexico’s image. With all of the negative news we all hear from the mainstream press, we push back by reminding people of what is so good about Mexico – and there is plenty to tell. […]

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Nieto Announces

I don’t know. I thought the 70-year reign of the one-party-rule PRI had been buried for at least 20 years. But now it looks like they have a real good chance of winning the next presidential election in 2012. Reviving the PRI banner is 45-year-old Pena Nieto, the former governor of Mexico state. Many Mexcans […]

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The Mexico Bullfight

I went to Spain right after college graduation, a long time ago. After buying a camper van in Amsterdam for four hundred bucks I headed south for the Running of the Bulls in Pamplona. That was to be my introduction to bullfighting, right where Hemingway had been. Perfect. The problem was that my girlfriend and […]

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Interview With Operative, Part 2

Jack” is a career military “special operations” operator, a retired “case officer” and still a member of the intelligence community at the highest levels. The name “Jack” is a pseudonym, at his request. His career has taken him to Columbia, Mexico, the Middle East and much of the world. I know Jack well and know […]

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Interview With An Intelligence Operative

Part 1 of my interview with Jack. “Jack” is a career military “special operations” operator, a retired “case officer” and still a member of the intelligence community at the highest levels. The name “Jack” is a pseudonym, at his request. His career has taken him to Columbia, Mexico, the Middle East and much of the […]

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Mexico and Sustainability

Sustainability – sustainable development is development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. Fortunately, Mexico has a clear vision of their responsibility as a country to investigate and implement policies that adhere to this absolutely necessary and wise principle. One example is the […]

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