POLICE FOOD FIGHT FLABBERGASTS ONLOOKERS ON MAY DAY IN MEXICO CITY

MEXICO CITY - Peter W Davies On May Day – International Workers´ Day – at approximately 10:30am, a large group of police officers, around 50, were gathered in Callejon San Ignacio just off Plaza de las Vizcaínas in the Centro Historico district of Mexico City. Police musters are seen often throughout Mexico City. Regular officers... Continue Reading →

19.5 MILLION MEXICANS ARE TETHERED TO THE MINIMUM SALARY, THE LOWEST IN THE AMERICAS (TRANSLATION)

Mexico has a minimum wage of around 69 pesos a day ($4.50 US), the lowest in Latin America and one that affects millions of people in the country who must juggle to cover basic needs like food and transport. According to a report from the United Nations Development Programme, the 2014  minimum wage in Mexico of $146.15 US... Continue Reading →

LATIN AMERICAN FOOD: L-Z

Here's the second instalment of my brief Latin American food guide - this time L-Z.  It has been a bit more challenging to come up with a food for every letter here and I allowed myself some liberty.  I've enjoyed compiling the guide, I hope you enjoy reading.  Lechón: It's hard to beat roast pork,... Continue Reading →

LATIN AMERICAN FOOD: A-K

Wake up each day and there is that need to put something in your stomach.  In three years travelling/living in the Americas I filled up on all of the below and much, much more.  I probably ate on the streets too much and am sure that I picked up a range of unwanted gut flora.... Continue Reading →

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