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

EDITORIAL: End the Nonsense – Arrest the Protesters

By Fritz Schtickelmeyer — Endless protests are one of the more unfortunate features of life in Mexico City. Every group with some beef (real or imagined) against the government seems … Continue reading

August 23, 2013 · Leave a comment

Mexico City’s Most Atrocious Drivers: Does Anybody Know How to Park?

By Fritz Schtickelmeyer — Of all the things Mexico City may be known for, having “good drivers” is not one of those things. Part of the problem lies in the … Continue reading

August 9, 2013 · 3 Comments

Feliz Día del Maestro! Happy Teachers’ Day!

By Fritz Schtickelmeyer — May 15th is the day we set aside in Mexico to honor our teachers. Those who work hard to teach, build character, and help inspire young … Continue reading

May 15, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Secret to Money Exchange in Mexico City

By Fritz Schtickelmeyer — This week, I’ve reconfirmed an observation I’ve made on many occasions in this city. The best place to exchange money in Mexico City is not at … Continue reading

May 2, 2013 · Leave a comment

A Garbage Can in the DF? No, just the Loch Ness Monster

By Fritz Schtickelmeyer — Quiz: What are you more likely to find in Mexico City? A public garbage can, or the Loch Ness Monster? Personally, I think you’d have better … Continue reading

April 3, 2013 · Leave a comment

Monument to Stupidity: The Estela de Luz

By Fritz Schtickelmeyer — One of the more bizarre sights on the landscape of Mexico City is a feature you’ll know well if you live here. It’s a tower — … Continue reading

March 26, 2013 · 1 Comment

Slim Wins Olympic Rights

By Fritz Schtickelmeyer — As leaders of Mexico’s various telecommunications companies celebrate the approval of industry reforms, now comes news that Carlos Slim’s América Movil has won the Latin American … Continue reading

March 22, 2013 · Leave a comment

Mexico’s Most Wanted … Union Leaders

By Fritz Schtickelmeyer — Corruption, money laundering, organized crime, kidnappings, killings, threats against national security … gee, that doesn’t sound so nice, does it? People involved in these things are … Continue reading

March 1, 2013 · Leave a comment

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

The World’s Worst Postal Service

By Fritz Schtickelmeyer — Last Friday, three envelopes arrived at my Condesa apartment. All three were Christmas cards sent here from England and New Zealand. They arrived on January 11th. … Continue reading

January 15, 2013 · 8 Comments