There are a number of things going on in Mexico, including energy reform negotiations in Congress and legislative elections in some states.  But what most people care about now is the World Cup, which takes place once every four years. Right now, the World Cup of soccer is going on in Brazil  and that’s the big deal in […]

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Allan on June 19th, 2014

It looks like Iraq is breaking up.   Either Iraq breaks up, or it takes a lot of force to keep it together. I served a tour of duty in Iraq in 2005, with the Texas Army National Guard.  I befriended some Iraqis over there.   How are  they are doing now? The Iraq situation […]

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The war against the Washington Redskins team name continues, though the majority of American Indians are not offended by it.  On May 22nd, half of our senators sent a letter to the NFL about this issue.  They can’t balance the budget but they have time for this? Now the opponents of the team’s name have […]

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Allan on June 13th, 2014

Many a city worldwide has its famous downtown square, or plaza.    Such a plaza is an essential part of a city’s history and identity. Consequently, it is a major draw for tourists. Mexico City’s principal plaza, called the Zocalo, fills such a role and is the heart of that great metropolis. The Zocalo and the surrounding area is where […]

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Allan on June 11th, 2014

The 2014 World  Cup of Soccer is scheduled to be  held from June 12th to July 13th. The World Cup is held every four years, and is an international soccer competition in which national teams compete against each other. Mexico has never won the World Cup, but each four years hope springs anew that the […]

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Allan on June 9th, 2014

A porous border, besides being a security threat, an economic threat, a political threat and a cultural threat, is also a health threat. That should be obvious. An Arizona TV station recently ran an informative video about the health threat on the border, specifically the Texas border. For the entire blog entry, click here. Blog […]

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Once again, an  American   has been arrested upon entry into Mexico, due to weapons charges. This time it’s Andrew Tahmooressi, a Marine with PTSD who accidentally drove into Mexico with a few weapons in his car. What occurred and how does it fit into the big picture?  And how long will Sgt. Tahmooressi be […]

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