Monthly Archives: May 2012

To note.

If you break your computer in Mexico and have to get something small and cheap in the interval, two places to go are SUMITEL and COMPUDABO and I think SUMITEL is the best. It is in the Plaza de la Tecnología.

UPDATE. I went to that plaza and it is like the place off Wilson in Lima – a huge maze of small computer shops, like a traditional market, but of computers.

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Occupied Mexico

So far I have seen one set of militarized police, wearing ski masks in a marked truck with machine guns mounted on it.

I saw another set of, I suppose, army, in camouflage, but their truck was not marked so they could have been extralegal paramilitaries for all I know.

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On Salvador Novo and the Paseo Bucareli

Delicious to read and know about.

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What did one do today that cost money?

Cab from airport 200
Tip 15
Newspaper 10
Various coffees and mineral waters 90
Lunch 60
Buses 25
Entry to fair 45

This is 455 which, divided by 13, makes 35, when my spending goal is 20 or 260, depending on which currency one is thinking in, so one can see that it was the cab which did it. Normally, however, I will not be riding cabs from airports, so congratulations to me for otherwise hitting so close, so naturally … although I must say, there may often be things like groceries that cost 200, so perhaps my spending limit is unrealistic. I may make it 455.

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Beleza

I cleaned the study.

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Mitt Romney

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Things I took to Mexico included…

…jewelry and silver to repair
…a skirt to reline

but not, this time…
…shoes to repair (although I would take them)
…Brazilian cell phone to change the SIM card of (it takes a different voltage)

Also:

…metro tickets
…$ Mex.
…savings card for a drug store chain

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Fluir todo es bailar

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Mi texana

I am NOT going to northern Mexico but I appear to believe I am, as I keep singing norteñas. These are the Pingüinos del Norte, who are classic.

We are going out tomorrow, in the country in the night, and this is my life.

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World´s 50 Most Dangerous Cities

I am going to Veracruz Monday morning and it has come to my attention that it is the 18th most dangerous city in the world. The 50 most dangerous cities are all in the Americas and South Africa, and most of them are in Latin America. If I have counted right, 14 of them are in Brazil and 10, in Mexico.

How many of these cities have you been to? Bold them and pass it on.

1 San Pedro Sula Honduras 1.143 719.447 158.87
2 Juárez Mexico 1.974 1,335,890 147.77
3 Maceió Brazil 1.564 1,156,278 135.26
4 Acapulco Mexico 1.029 804.412 127.92
5 Central District Honduras 1.123 1,126,534 99.69
6 Caracas Venezuela 3.164 3,205,463 98.71
7 Torreón (metropolitan) Mexico 990 1,128,152 87.75
8 Chihuahua Mexico 690 831.693 82.96
9 Durango Mexico 474 593.389 79.88
10 Belém Brazil 1.639 2,100,319 78.04
11 Cali Colombia 1.720 2,207,994 77.90
12 Guatemala Guatemala 2.248 3,014,060 74.58
13 Culiacán Mexico 649 871.620 74.46
14 Medellín Colombia 1.624 2,309,446 70.32
15 Mazatlán Mexico 307 445.343 68.94
16 Tepic (metropolitan area) Mexico 299 439.362 68.05
17 Vitória Brazil 1.143 1,685,384 67.82
18 Veracruz Mexico 418 697.414 59.94
19 Ciudad Guayana Venezuela 554 940.477 58.91
20 San Salvador El Salvador 1.343 2,290,790 58.63
21 New Orleans United States 199 343.829 57.88
22 Salvador (and RMS) Brazil 2.037 3,574,804 56.98
23 Cucuta Colombia 335 597.385 56.08
24 Barquisimeto Venezuela 621 1,120,718 55.41
25 San Juan Puerto Rico 225 427.789 52.60
26 Manaus Brazil 1.079 2,106,866 51.21
27 São Luís Brazil 516 1,014,837 50.85
28 Nuevo Laredo Mexico 191 389.674 49.02
29 João Pessoa Brazil 583 1,198,675 48.64
30 Detroit United States 346 713.777 48.47
31 Cuiabá Brazil 403 834.060 48.32
32 Recife Brazil 1.793 3,717,640 48.23
33 Kingston (metropolitan) Jamaica 550 1,169,808 47.02
34 Cape Town South Africa 1.614 3,497,097 46.15
35 Pereira Colombia 177 383.623 46.14
36 Macapá Brazil 225 499.116 45.08
37 Fortaleza Brazil 1.514 3,529,138 42.90
38 Monterrey (metropolitan area) Mexico 1.680 4,160,339 40.38
39 Curitiba Brazil 720 1,890,272 38.09
40 Goiânia Brazil 484 1,302,001 37.17
41 Nelson Mandela Bay Metropolitan Municipality (Port Elizabeth) South Africa 381 1,050,930 36.25
42 Barranquilla Colombia 424 1,182,493 35.86
43 St. Louis United States 113 319.294 35.39
44 Mosul Iraq 636 1,800,000 35.33
45 Belo Horizonte Brazil 1.680 4,883,721 34.40
46 Panama Panama 543 1,713,070 31.70
47 Cuernavaca (metropolitan area) Mexico 198 630.174 31.42
48 Baltimore United States 195 620.961 31.40
49 Durban South Africa 1.059 3,468,087 30.54
50 City of Johannesburg South Africa 1.186 3,888,180 30.50

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