LATIN AMERICA, MEXICO, MUSIC, POLITICS, VIDEO

MEXICO’S PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION 2018: MEMES AND ODDITIES #3 – Ricky Riquín Canallín

The video below is a remix/mash-up of comments made by three of the four presidential candidates in the second debate a few weeks ago in Tijuana. The refrain of the “song” is sung by leading candidate Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) and means “Richie Rich Little Swine.” It’s a reference to second-place candidate Ricardo Anaya’s alleged […]

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ART, LATIN AMERICA, MEXICO, MUSIC, TRANSLATION, VIDEO

MEXICO’S PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION 2018: MEMES AND ODDITIES #2 – La Niña Bien

This video clip went kind of viral a couple of months ago. A young fresa (stuck-up) woman from Guadalajara makes the outrageous confession that she is going to vote for the leftist presidential frontrunner Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) despite being a niña bien (rich girl) from a conservative, Catholic family who always votes for the right-wing […]

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MEXICO, MUSIC, VIDEO

METAL AND JAZZ

With thousands and thousands of others I spent the latter half of Saturday afternoon wandering around the bustling streets of Mexico City’s historic centre. Walking down the pedestrian street of San Jeronimo, I came across a heavy metal band playing against the backdrop of a Catholic cathedral, an interesting juxtaposition.  Below is a short video […]

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ARCHAEOLOGICAL SITE, GUATEMALA, VIDEO

TIKAL, GUATEMALA (VIDEOS)

I spent a long day at the amazing Mayan archaeological site of Tikal in the northern Guatemalan department of El Peten.  In between lots of walking, climbing pyramids and taking photographs I shot a couple of short videos as well, the first from the main central square and the second from the central acropolis to […]

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