Investigative journalism

The intrepid reporter in the photo is named Tania Negrete, but her friends address her with the modest moniker Super Tania. The nickname comes in part from her efforts as a journalist, and two exposés she wrote for Chilango magazine about hoteles de paso. For the uninitiated, an hotel de paso is of the hot-sheet […]

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Sign language

Much of public space in Mexico City has been raped. Enormous billboards are not only in your face on the inner-city highways, they hover over the main boulevards, and even in residential neighborhoods are painted on the sides of buildings or hang like banners over balconies and terraces. Others are pasted on walls hastily constructed […]

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Magic carpet

Changes of season may not be as dramatic in Mexico City as in northern climes, but they definitely exist. This is a jacaranda tree. It flowers briefly in Mexico City, beginning in February. By the end of this month the lavender blossoms will have disappeared. This is what the street looks like when the blossoms […]

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Liquid lunch

Photo by Everett McCourt This man is reputed to have a price on his head in Ciudad Juárez. He is not one of the responsible parties for the repeated murders of young women in that border city. Instead, he had the temerity to write a book about them, in which he presents reasonably credible evidence […]

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