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

Finally: Mexico City to Get New Airport!

After decades of waiting, it looks like Mexico City may finally get the new airport it needs. As we had previously reported on these pages, a new airport for Mexico … Continue reading

September 3, 2014 · 1 Comment

The Mystery of the Disappearing Half and Half Cream

This is a photo from Starbucks. Can you guess where this photo might have been taken? Well, don’t bother guessing Mexico, because if it were, you’d never see half and half cream … Continue reading

August 25, 2014 · Leave a comment

Popeye’s, Where Have You Gone?

Once upon a time, Mexico City was home to a great fried chicken restaurant. Popeye’s. In fact, there were once a number of locations – 10 in all – notably … Continue reading

April 8, 2014 · Leave a comment

How to Save Money When Changing Money in Mexico City

It’s been said this before in these pages, and it will be said again. If you’re in Mexico City and changing dollars to pesos (or vice versa), go to the … Continue reading

March 19, 2014 · Leave a comment

Liar, Liar, Pants on Fire: Superama’s Phony ‘Lower’ Prices

The people who run Mexico’s Superama grocery stores (a division of Wal-Mart Mexico, or Walmex) must think their customers are either stupid or just suckers who will pay any price. … Continue reading

March 13, 2014 · Leave a comment

Strange Days on the Metro

Strange days have found us. Strange days have tracked us down … Walk down the stairs into Mexico City’s Metro system these days, and it really would be appropriate to … Continue reading

March 12, 2014 · Leave a comment

Free TV’s! Vote Buying As Never Seen Before!

Another day, another massive waste of money on the part of the Mexican government. Now, apparently the Peña Nieto administration has deemed it necessary to hand out millions of free … Continue reading

February 28, 2014 · 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