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Prickly Pears

  • Feel the Bern

    March 10, 2020 by

    I’ve spent a bit of time recently obsessing over the US Democrat primaries. There’s a big US expat community in Mexico City and I’ve watched some of the candidate debates with a group called Democrats Abroad in the American Legion bar in Condesa. In the process I have unexpectedly become a Bernie Sanders fan and… Read more

  • Why Donald Trump is a Mexican

    March 2, 2020 by

    Donald Trump launched his election campaign by calling Mexicans rapists and murderers, promised to build a wall to keep them out, and is still at it, apparently considering shutting down the southern border (this is illegal but never mind) to keep coronavirus out. But I’ve recently found out that Trump is actually Mexican. Not literally,… Read more

  • The place that goes wrong

    February 21, 2020 by

    It’s easy (and fun) to go to another country and start judging, especially when certain things aren’t run quite how you expect them to be. I have to check myself sometimes. In my head, by comparison with the daily frustrations of Mexico City, the London Underground has become a perfect transport system I know deep… Read more

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