Ask a Mexican on Keeping Cool in Mexico, and Chicks from Ecuador

I'm wondering how Mexicans feel about the communities of American expats springing up all over Mexico (especially those who live near or in these communities)? Also, are there places in Mexico where it doesn't get so hot that Americans are generally pretty comfortable year round? Could you name a couple of regions or areas? You know there may come a time when hordes of Americans start moving to rural Mexico seeking a lifestyle with less stress, less air pollution, fresh locally grown food, etc.
Listo Pa' Jubilarme

Hombre, not all of Mexico is the Sonoran Desert, you know? The great thing about the Empire of the Sun is that there are climates for everyone. Like the Caribbean experience? Veracruz is for you. Prefer something a bit cooler, but just as colonial? San Miguel Allende, Guanajuato, es para ti! Love more of a surfer lifestyle. Baja, baby! Or love the mysticism that is massive rainstorms in an urban area? Mexico City, chulo, Mexico City! All the places I mentioned, by the way have robust gabacho communities, just some of the half-million Yankees estimated by the State Department who live south of the border year round, and the mucho more who pop in for a couple of months. Mexicans tolerate those gabachos, although we can't stand that many of them don't assimilate, are loud, and don't bother to learn the native language. But we don't worry too much — we've ensured they can't amass too much power by banning foreign ownership of land, disallowing birthright citizenship, and making it fiendishly difficult for them to find work, measures enacted so we don't end up with the same immigrant morass the United States has with you-know-quién.

Will I ever be able to tame my spicy ecuatoriana? She keeps talking mucho basura about Mexico and talks about Ecuador like it was the Estados Unidos! Shut my spicy up once and for all!
Bicho Raro

Ecuador? We gave the country its greatest achievement in its two-century existence by allowing them to play our soccer squad to a 1-1 draw earlier this year, and have fed information to Ecuadorian officials in our respectively Pyrrhic drug wars — and that's how she pays us back? Your chica has no reason to hate on Mexico, and definitely has no reason to wistfully reminisce about a country whose greatest contribution to human society is teaching us that guinea pigs make a tasty dinner. Ecuador is so forgettable that Colombians make fun of their own citizens for sounding like Ecuadorians. I suspect your chica is just tired of people mistaking her for a Mexican in this country, kind of how everyone in South America mistakes Ecuadorians for Peruvians, or has absorbed too much Know-Nothing anti-Mexican rhetoric. Since I suspect you're a Mexi, you know what to do: let the words and arguments come to a silence, and let the chorizo run rampant over her Andes.

Good Mexican of the week: Dave Zirin is not a Mexican, but he might be the last sportswriter in America who thinks the coming All-Star game in Arizona should still be moved due to the state's reprehensible anti-Mexican SB 1070 bill. Zirin has always sided with the undocumented and blasted Know-Nothings across the board, and his proudly progressive politics and sharp mind forge some of the most gripping columns published in this country — and that his subject matter happens to be sports, historically the refuge of apolitical pendejadas? Someone buy Zirin a bottle of Corralejo! Read more over at www.edgeofsports.com and for Christ's sake, buy his A People's History of Sports already!

 
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Zeusweiser
Zeusweiser

All in All, yes alot going on out there in Mexico, it's too bad. But, it is what it is and until we stop letting in the real terroristand giving them planes, what can we do.

Zeusweiser
Zeusweiser

How about that Mexican soocer team!! Gotta Love It! And stop drinking ourbeer white man! ha ha

Smithmd88
Smithmd88

Ask an American if he gives a shit about mexicants.

Usgovfail
Usgovfail

Mexico sucks. There is a reason why cruise lines have canceled docking anywhere in Mexico. It's because all the citizens have fled like cowards to america and refused to stand up for their country by fighting against drug cartel and corrupt government. Fuck Mexico.

Soupofdefish
Soupofdefish

What a one way street. So typical regardless if it's Mexico or any other country. They come here and get so much. But when we curb their actions oh all hell breaks loose. Our own government fights it's states for enacting laws which protect us from them. They do worse then us and we say nothing. This is my middle finger and it stand erect at you.

Ronb88
Ronb88

leticia olalia morales of 15501 pasadena ave #8 tustin ca 92780 submitted fake documents and paid 5000 dollars to obtain a US tourist visa. she also submitted fake employment records to obtain a work visa. she is now applying for citizenship.

NOT A KING
NOT A KING

"...we can't stand that many of them don't assimilate, are loud, and don't bother to learn the native language..."

How about you look in the mirror first buddy. If you were a white person in Los Angeles and said the same thing about Mexicans, you would be called a racist, plain and simple. But if it's a Mexican saying that about Americans doing it in Mexico, no problem.

"...we've ensured they can't amass too much power by banning foreign ownership of land, disallowing birthright citizenship, and making it fiendishly difficult for them to find work, measures enacted so we don't end up with the same immigrant morass the United States has..."

Wow, it looks like the Mexican government is working tirelessly, and doing a great job to ensure Americans don't have it to well while in Mexico. But, when the United States government TRIES to ban some of those little things the Mexican government has been doing (and doing quite well apparently), then everyone, including the Mexican government, jumps on our backs about not being civil and and downright disrespectful. EVEN THOUGH your government is doing much worse to US citizens that the US is doing to your citizens. What a fricken joke!!

Gwmwllc
Gwmwllc

How does Mexico treat undocumented immigrants entering Mexico from the south? Do unto others as you want them to do unto you. Or is it OK for Mexico to have a double standard?

Desertgater
Desertgater

Gustavo Arellano is just another idiotic individual writing for the yellow New Times. New Times is heralding in it's own demise from the many fools they have writing for them that claim to be journalist. Tis a shame for a one time, they actually printed news worth reading bout.

Squeegee
Squeegee

"But we don't worry too much — we've ensured they can't amass too much power by banning foreign ownership of land, disallowing birthright citizenship, and making it fiendishly difficult for them to find work, measures enacted so we don't end up with the same immigrant morass the United States has with you-know-quién."So why in the H**L do your compadres that come into this country ILLEGALLY- that means, sneaking across the border, not getting proper paperwork, not waiting their turn in line,etc and etc....think they have the right to do what you say is ILLEGAL in the Motherland for all foreigners, here....

Dmt0213
Dmt0213

Anyway you look at it this is RACISM. How can you publish this crap.

narizona
narizona

Chorizo is good in the morning

Mikediggsen
Mikediggsen

Where in Mexico is Nicky Diaz Santillan?

Amhas
Amhas

ha.. no surprise here from hearing him all proud how they make tough immigration laws and enforce it and how he likes that America is exploited on theirs. What an ahole.

gypsydave
gypsydave

GEEZ..let's see....American ex-pats go to mex with a bank full of money and spend it all there and these clowns wanna compare that to the worms that come here just to take and NOT contribute to their benefactors. Typical foriegner thinking. We have to work for it..for our families not to give it to every clod kicker that comes along and says 'You owe my something 'cause I broke into your country" ...screw all you idiots, numb-nutz

aeiou
aeiou

Wow you proudly claim "we" when talking about all Mexico has done to make it difficult for immigrants to Mexico, then you blast the "reprehensible" SB1070. The authors of 1070 are way too far right for my sensibilities but the Mexican immigration laws are even worse. How can you speak proudly of Mexico's stance on immigration (sure didn't sound very sarcastic) yet not support 1070? Which side of the fence do you live on?

Ferdinand
Ferdinand

Uh, it's not your beer. Any beer in Mexico that's any good, was brewed by the original German Brew masters from Bavaria that came to Mexico around the time of Maximillian. Same goes for most of South America and North America and Canada.

Miki Miki
Miki Miki

I suppose you're the know-all when it comes to how foreigners think.Most illegals that work here have what's called a "Tax I.D. Number",and they pay taxes,of which they get no return,leaving hundreds of millions in taxes in the economy.Maybe we should just give in to Reaganism:Blanket amnesty for all!That worked out well,didn't it.You can also blame the right wing attacks on unions for illegal immigration.The unions were the ones that kept illegals from taking U.S. citizens' jobs.If you didn't have a union card,you didn't work.But I would hate for facts to get in the way of your uncanny reasoning...

Mrroachsir
Mrroachsir

Tax id since they can't get one of their.own they use someone elses number. Sure they more not get that money back but claiming 25 deductions they aren't gonna pay anything anyway. On and but...if You happen to be the rightful owner of that ss number you have the added liability for what they did not pay.

Walter Concrete
Walter Concrete

Your opinions are so convoluted and parabolic that they are nearly impossible to understand. Who cares about the so-called right wing (who is that?) attacks on unions (what unions?) for illegal immigration? Are you saying the attacks on unions cause illegal immigration? WTF? So, a Mexican is sitting at home and happens to hear about a union being attacked by a right wing something and he decides to immigrate illegally to the U.S. because of why? As far as having to have a union card to work, that is true in some jobs and it was started to protect the workers from being abused by management. So, do you want to subvert that protection for these American workers, undercut them and take the jobs because you're willing to be abused by management? You would undercut all the sacrifices that those workers took in order to take their jobs at a reduced payrate with no benefits and no protection? That's called a scab. Your facts are far from being intelligible and exist in a Dr. Seuss book instead. You cry because "most illegals that work here have a Tax I.D. Number and they pay taxes of which they get no return". Because they are illegally in this country. What do you want other than what we all get? The politicians steal all our money for themselves and their campaign contributors. You think we're all swimming in mansions and driving BMWs? You have jobs, which you didn't have in Mexico, if you're paying taxes. You want extras? Like free housing, free food and free medical care? Well, so do we. We should all have it and deserve it as human beings. But those who rule, deny us our basic rights and make us work ourselves to death just to live, if we're lucky enough to have a job at all. The unemployment rate is much higher than what is lied about in rags like the PNT. So what are you bitching about exactly? Like you said, "I would hate the facts to get in the way of your uncanny reasoning". Get a clue dumbass.

 
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