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Dengue Fever Surges in Latin America

Sunday, September 30th, 2007


The Associated Press is reporting that dengue fever is on the rise in Latin America, particularly in the southern Mexican states of Chiapas, Oaxaca, and Guerrero.


SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) – Dengue fever is spreading across Latin America and the Caribbean in one of the worst outbreaks in decades, causing agonizing joint pain for hundreds of thousands of people and killing nearly 200 so far this year.

The mosquitoes that carry dengue are thriving in expanded urban slums scattered with water-collecting trash and old tires. Experts say dengue is approaching record levels this year as many countries enter their wettest months.

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Mexican Independence Day 2007

Sunday, September 16th, 2007


Now that was a party. In 7 years living in Mexico, I’d never been to the main event in Mexico City’s Zocalo. Hundreds of thousands of people, fireworks, music, and foam. Lots and lots of foam. Seems the custom is buy a can of that fake snow foam and let rip on any and everyone. We obliged the tradition by buying some 80 cans.

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Mexican Food Part 8 – Chicken Tinga Tostadas

Friday, September 14th, 2007
Chicken Tinga Tostadas As I'll be entertaining guests this evening with some delicious Mexican fare, I thought I'd share a little how-to cooking blog entry with you, with one of my favorite Mexican dishes called ... [Continue reading this entry]

Cervantino Festival, Mexico

Wednesday, September 12th, 2007
Cervantino Guanajuato's 35th annual Cervantino international festival is coming up - October 3rd to 21st. Official site at This is not one to miss... From Wiki:
The Festival Internacional Cervantino (Internacional ... [Continue reading this entry]

Canadians in Mexico

Tuesday, September 11th, 2007
...often find themselves in the minority, by a 10 to 1 margin against Americans. So, we tend to group together and do what we do best. Make fun of ourselves! Canada Flag Pay no ... [Continue reading this entry]

French Teacher in Mexico City

Monday, September 3rd, 2007
I know of a good junior high school in Mexico City that is in need of a native-speaking French teacher for only a few hours a week. The pay is good, but with few hours. Ideal if you're ... [Continue reading this entry]