“Mexico City has everything, from the fanciest to the cheapest, super-raw to the most sophisticated of everything. It’s also a city where culture is important and where artists’ voices are heard. There are many great young galleries and independent spaces and artists from all over working here and visiting. Our politicians are the worst, but the people are nice and generous. It’s fun and young and old — we have thousands of years of culture. Mexicans are very welcoming and do not make big distinctions between tourists and locals. If you want to experience the real Mexico City, we would just recommend walking through its neighborhoods and taking it easy. La Condesa is an old neighborhood with many Art Deco buildings that date back to the ’20s and a lot of trees and gardens, like the famous Parque México and the very green Amsterdam Avenue. The weather is always nice all year round, but our favorite is the rainy season from June to October, … [Read more...] about A Gallery Owners’ Guide to Mexico City
Just across the border in the Condesa neighborhood is Veguisima, which attracts a bit of everyone but where locals and tourists order very differently. Two of the most popular items are gigantic burritos stuffed with your choice of goodness (popular with Mexicans), and brightly colored quinoa bowls topped with pumpkin seeds, curried chickpeas, and fresh sprouts (popular with tourists). Can’t make up your mind? Go with the enchiladas divorciadas. This “divorced” enchilada trio is stuffed with three different fillings and topped with both the red and green salsas. Fillings vary daily and could include spiced fava beans, sweet teriyaki cabbage, tangy carrot tinga (shredded chicken with onions), or vegan chicharron (pork skin). Veguisima’s chefs flex their creativity with the daily “Inspiration” meal, which could be sweet and sour meatballs, lasagna, or a pulled jackfruit sandwich. Regardless of what you order for your meal, be sure to try the … [Read more...] about Mexico City Is a Vegan Dream, From Gold Taco to Por Siempre Vegano
Even if López Obrador manages to navigate the immediate crisis in Tijuana, the broader migrant crisis will continue to weigh heavily on his administration’s agenda. His strategy of pegging the short-term solution to a longer-term development plan is more than just a face-saving measure; it recognizes the fact that desperate people will continue to flow out of Central America, into Mexico, and onward toward the U.S. border as long as the economic and security conditions in their countries are intolerable. Central America won’t be stabilized overnight, however, so he will still need a plan for the next caravan, and the one after that. Nearly 700 recent arrivals have been granted humanitarian visas to stay and work in Mexico, while around 11,000 Central Americans have been repatriated in recent weeks, the Wall Street Journal reported on Friday, citing the Mexican interior ministry. … [Read more...] about The Migrant Crisis Means No Honeymoon for Mexico’s New President
This is, for me at least, one of the burning questions of our time. It is a question that has nagged me since the summer of 1996, when I spent three months as a student intern in suburban Brussels in a state of constant awe over the quality of pastries, chocolates, mussels, beer, sausages, and so forth. Why did Belgians eat so well? I wondered. Why, for that matter, do Italians? And the Japanese? (And, if you ask me, the Koreans.) Why do Germans, who are better organized and wealthier than Italians, visit Italy by the busload just to eat? Shouldn’t the food be better in Germany? … [Read more...] about A Culinary Tour to Answer the Age-Old Question: Why Is Mexican Food So Good?
On Thursday afternoon, the Tamaulipas State Police and Nuevo Leon State Investigators arrested 23-year-old Raul Melecio at one of the international bridges in the border city of Reynosa. The U.S. Marshal Service previously arrested Melecio in Edinburg and turned him over to Mexican counterparts. He was moved to a state prison in Apodaca, where he is expected to remain until trial. … [Read more...] about Murder Suspect Wanted in Mexico Caught Hiding in South Texas