News, features, and commentary from the biggest city in the Americas, Mexico City.

EDITORIAL: The Fall of Elba Esther Gordillo

By Fritz Schtickelmeyer (TOLUCA) — First came the fall of the Berlin Wall … then the Soviet Union. Now, an event of similar magnitude is occurring in Mexico. With the … Continue reading

February 27, 2013 · 5 Comments

Elba Esther Gordillo Arrested on Corruption Charges

Elba Esther Gordillo, head of Mexico’s public teachers’ union, the Sindicato Nacional de Trabajadores de Educación (SNTE), has been arrested by federal police on charges of unlawful use of public … Continue reading

February 27, 2013 · 2 Comments

Teavana: Smoke-Free / Libre de Humo de Tabaco!

(Español abajo) Spotted Sunday afternoon in the Condesa … Teavana is now smoke-free! Yes, now you can enjoy a tea AND fresh air without having to deal with cigarette smokers … Continue reading

February 24, 2013 · Leave a comment

Parque México, patrocinado por Indio y … Molotov!

En Parque México y alrededor del mundo, la cerveza es … Indio. Y la banda? Molotov. In Parque Mexico and around the world, the beer is … Indio. And the … Continue reading

February 23, 2013 · Leave a comment

A New Airport for Mexico City?

NOTE: Here’s the link to our NEW story of Sept 3 2014. The piece below was published in Feb 2013. What do you do when your existing airport reaches capacity, and … Continue reading

February 22, 2013 · 1 Comment

Documentary: The Day is New (VIDEO)

Today we present a remarkable look at life in Mexico City … from 1942. This film, The Day is New: Dawn to Darkness in Mexico City, is a short documentary … Continue reading

February 19, 2013 · 7 Comments

On the Road to Acapulco (Part III): The Ex-Pats

By Darren M. Popik (ACAPULCO) — There’s a light breeze blowing through the Zócalo this afternoon, as I sit in the shade under an umbrella, having a cerveza Pacífico with … Continue reading

February 15, 2013 · 3 Comments

Inside Mexico City’s Coffee House Scene

By Darren M. Popik — I’m convinced that one of the surest signs of a vibrant, civilized culture is having a thriving coffee house scene. On this basis alone, Mexico … Continue reading

February 12, 2013 · 3 Comments

On the Road to Acapulco (Part II): Acapulco Today

By Darren M. Popik (ACAPULCO) — This once thriving port on the Pacific is a different place today than it was decades ago. Where it once had an image of … Continue reading

February 7, 2013 · 1 Comment

On the Road to Acapulco (Part I)

By Darren M. Popik (ACAPULCO) — The road to Acapulco is pretty empty at 4:30 am, even on a Friday that kicks off a long weekend. I guess most Mexican … Continue reading

February 5, 2013 · 4 Comments