Useful Notes Mexico Discussion

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Jhonny
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10:19:21 AM Mar 22nd 2016
A Mexican Cities section, maybe?

I got here searching for a page on Mexico City, which apparently doesn't exist. However, to find that there is not even so much as a sentence on one of the biggest cities in the world and a highly fascinating place by all accounts is rather stunning. Fix, maybe?
JulianLapostat
10:34:27 AM Mar 22nd 2016
I agree...especially since so many Mexican cities are centers of art and culture. Like Cuernavaca doesn't have a page either
anniemg
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11:51:33 AM Mar 28th 2015
What's up with the way this article is written? It's either super self-deprecating (if Mexican tropers wrote and edited it), or super discriminatory and dismissive (if this wasn't by Mexican tropers).

Come on guys. We can do better.
szmty
11:10:01 PM Aug 29th 2015
edited by szmty
I just finished reading it and I've got to say I'm apalled with how it looks. I can assure you that this was written by a Mexican who is reeeaaally suffering the Cultural Cringe. I mean, we've got problems in our country, but it's not THAT bad. After all, if Mexico were a true Banana Republic, there wouldn't be any American or European tourists relaxing in Cancun. Also, the Cristero War (Elías Calles's anti-religion laws) and the "Mexican Miracle" period in the forties and fifties were completely ignored, along with all the other good things. And I would have liked a bit more about the history of Mexican media other than "Televisa and TV Azteca own everything and they're evil". For example, it could've been nice to mention that a Mexican helped to develop color TV by inventing his own system. Or mention movies made during the "Golden Age" of Mexican cinema featuring actors such as Pedro Infante, Pedro Armendáriz and Cantinflas. This page needs a lot of improvements; I think I should help - we have to show the best of ourselves to the world. We can't completely put aside our problems, but we can't ignore our qualities. It's okay to be self-deprecating, but not in excess.
anniemg
09:04:37 PM Nov 12th 2015
I've just read your reply! I just started an edit on the page on a Word doc, will upload when ready. I think something that's more like Argentina or the US useful notes pages would be a better template - if you're interested in collaborating, please let me know :)
ClownToy
11:44:18 PM Sep 19th 2017
We do have strenghts and all, but at this point, I don't even understand why mexicans are at times so optimistic. We are not a Banana Republic alright, but being a third-world country for long really makes you question if your country can be known by anything else than "El Chapo". Plus, while the color television is great, I'm not exactly fan of a lot of the mexican artists you mention, thought since this one relies on subjetivity, it's not really important.

You can ignore entirelly the televisa tv azteca thing as long as you have cable thought, so I'm not complaining about this one.

Our culture, or rather, the wide diversity of cultures in our country is our strongest point, but our weakest point is the fact that ultimatelly we are still bad managed, divided by differents opinions and unable to catch up with other countries that are more advanced than us, which while it depends from mexican to mexican, this mexican here really finds unlikely to see an improvement anytime soon.

I must admit I don't share the hate against USA that a lot of mexicans have, but I detest when an american shows hate against our race because I just plain hate any kind of racism, xenophobia, etnocentrism and sexism, among other things.

I also don't like tortilla very much. Is hard to like a food that your family basically tells you to eat whenever you feel like it or not.

I sometimes wish I could see Mexico in a more optimistic way. The title first paragraph is wrong when it comes to me: "Mexico can stir up more emotion in three syllables than can be wrought from a Wangst filled Romantic Plot Tumor. Whether it's love or hate depends entirely on the person." Mexico right know doesn't give me any strong emotion, probably because accounting both the good and the bad things just keeps me for siding to either optimism or pessimism.

The most that I can care about Mexico is about the good people: the guy at the shop that greets you as a friend is always willing to attend his customers, the mother that do whatever it takes to help their children, the man that works in "Protección Civil" that helps other people when an emergency occurs, etc.
Romanticide
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09:50:40 PM May 2nd 2011
I can see my Mazatlan in the map in the wall! :D Squee! :D
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