MEXICO ADVANCES TO THE SECOND ROUND OF THE WORLD CUP THANKS TO SOUTH KOREA VICTORY OVER GERMANY: MEMES ETC.

Mexico lost 3-0 to Sweden yesterday and had Germany beaten South Korea as expected, El Tri would have been eliminated from Russia 2018. But the Koreans managed to do what few thought was possible and beat the Germans and in the process secured Mexico's passage through to the second round. South Korea quickly became the new... Continue Reading →

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. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=baGM8YDDz24 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... Continue Reading →

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

This video clip went kind of viral a couple of months ago. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8JngtNjRKkw&t=23s 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... Continue Reading →

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... Continue Reading →

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... Continue Reading →

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