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[12 Jun 2009 | 3 Comments | ]
Fareed Zakaria’s take on Mexico

Fareed Zakaria is the editor of Newsweek International and an author that I don’t personally always agree with. But in Newsweek’s May 25 issue, he penned a very interesting article which includes a very positive perspective on Mexico’s reaction to the swine flu scare.
We copy it here for your enjoyment:
The Sky Isn’t Falling
Our world is more stable than we think
It certainly looks like another example of crying wolf. After bracing ourselves for a global pandemic, we’ve suffered something more like the usual seasonal influenza. Three weeks ago the World …

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[3 Jun 2009 | No Comment | ]

Reading a review on the book “In the Shadow of the Giant: The Americanization of Modern Mexico” triggered exactly the same feelings of frustration and awe that are behind the inspiration of this blog.
The book was written by Joseph Contreras, a former Newsweek correspondent in Mexico and now editor of The News, an English language newspaper in Mexico.
From the review I gather that his book tries to show how Mexico has become increasingly Americanized, and how relations between the two neighboring countries might be moving forward.  But his insights, at …