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Is Mexico Safe?

Is Mexico safe? Once again this morning I received an email with this question. Someone had been on this site and had some interest in going to Copper Canyon. I get this question quite often and I always try to answer as best I can and answer it completely. We assume a lot about Mexico […]

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Open the Door and Let em In!

I saw this article by Rana Foroohar on immigration reform in Time the other day and it seems to make perfect sense to me–based on my observations in Mexico and around the border. Here are my non-political observations: the border areas seem to be quite safe for gringos the flow of people toward the US […]

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Running trip to Juarez Marathon

I love Juarez–the much maligned sister of El Paso. As I have walked the streets there numerous times over the past few years (yes, during the “worst of times”) I have come to find it friendly, relaxed, developing and very welcoming to gringos like me. So last year in October- actually on my birthday- I […]

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Violence in Mexico: an update

Here are some of my personal observations on the security situation- especially in Chihuahua and Copper Canyon: 1. I was in Puebla and Mexico City a few weeks ago for 10 days and security was not even an issue of discussion. This is interesting since the perception with so many in the US is that […]

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Marathon in Juarez- I ran it!

Go to http://www.facebook.com/maratongnj and you can see me run by at about 27 seconds in my white Authentic Copper Canyon shirt with my friend Sergio Madero right behind me. Yes Juarez in changing I was in Juarez a few weeks ago with a gorup of writers and bloggers- a cool bunch and good sports too. […]

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Only the beginning…

Back from Copper Canyon Just back from another safe and fascinating trip to Copper Canyon, I was sitting this morning in the cafe of an El Paso hotel gobbling down some breakfast. From the muzak-likeĀ  speakers over head came the strains of that old CTA song, “Only the Beginning” and it took me back to […]

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Walk Across Juarez #7

I am smiling chuckling- we had so much fun there in Juarez. I am high in Copper Canyon along the train line in the little town of Areponapuchi. My room at Mansion Tarahumara is littered with scrawled papers, open books, dirty socks, half empty and stale tequila glasses…and I am deeply happy as I think […]

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Walk Across Juarez #6: Next Year?

Back to El Paso Back to the Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave. It was no fun going back across the border. It never is. The smiles are gone. The welcome is over. It is good to be back to US soil- it always is. But something very vital and valued […]

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Walk Across Juarez #5: Maquiladoras and Out

Day 3 in Juarez Sunday morning dawns bright across southeast Juarez. I want to get a good look at the new US Consulate facility today- right next to to this hotel. It is hard to walk in this part of town compared to other areas- it is modern, industrial and spread out. Still I want […]

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Walk Across Juarez #3: This Great Distance

As the Donkey Plays the Flute There is this expression for things done haphazardly or serendipitously in Mexico- as the donkey plays the flute. Alfredo mutters this expression as we head back to the bridge to “begin” the walk. I really have no plan and want to just amble around and have a bunch of […]

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