Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Latin Without Cicero

For many, Mexico remains a land of Pedro sleeping away his days leaning against an adobe hut, sombrero pulled low over his face, with a burro drowsing nearby. Apparently this is actually belived. An American woman of immoderate idiocy once asked me by email whether Mexico had paved roads.Such folk seem to have in mind, if mind they have, the Mexico of the age of Pancho Villa. As best I can tell, they have no ideas at all of the rest of Latin America. 

For the record, a paved road in Mexico. The Baluarte Bridge, between Sinaloa and Durango. It is used exclusively for burro traffic.

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