Life in Mexico , Essentials from everyone’s favorite Mexpat, Rolly Brook of Durango
Life in the Fast Line e-book for foreigners living in Mexico City.
Enjoy Mexico in Spanish Phrasebook and cultural guide in one — perfect for the language challenged, or insecure tourist.
SPALON SPAnish – Learn it ON-Line
FREE basic Spanish lessons UC (Berkeley), originally intended for farm managers, a basic guide to survival Spanish, especially for business people..
Kidon Media link for Mexico (254 news outlets listed)
Guadalajara Reporter — Jalisco English language newspaper. Mostly written by and for expats.
Mexico Reporter (English language multi-media news, information)
Narco News Bi-lingual “progressive” (pro-Zapatista) on-line publication
Mexico Today News blog from Mexican journalist Ana Maria Salazar
The News Mexico City-based national daily in English
Reforming Mexico. From Washington, D.C. Focused on the achievements of the Calderon Administration.
Corresponsales Indigenas Mexican news from indigenous peoples perspective (Español)
Cronica de Hoy Right-wing daily
El Debate de Sinaloa Regional daily.
Desde la fe Official organ of the Archdiocese of Mexico City
El Diario Daily, several regional editions
El Estatal Chihuahua daily
Excelsior Traditionally pro-administration, but in transition after the cooperative that owned it since 1917 sold out to private investors.
El Financiero Business daily, some articles in English.
Indigo Media Very slick multi-media news site. Investigative reports and in-depth analysis of political/social events.
El Informador (Guadalajara) Largest daily paper in Jalisco
Info Veracruz (Veracruz) On line local news from Veracruz.
Jornada de Jalisco Guadalajara edition of the national left-wing daily.
Jornada Intellectual leftist daily. Don’t be surprised if there are footnotes in the editorials.
El Machete Communist monthly.
Milenio Center-right daily – several regional editions
El Mañana (Monterrey)
Once-TV – e-noticias Public TV
El Nuevo Siglo Guadalajara free paper
Por Esto! Merida, populist daily
Puebla @ Guerrero Chilpancingo
Prensa Popular crime and scandal tabloid
el Porvenir Monterrey daily.
Proceso Similar to Time or Newsweek
La Quinta Columna Puebla, daily
La Razon de México National daily
SDP Noticias National/Pan-american
El Universal Center-left daily. THE newspaper of record for Mexico.
Vanguardia Monterrey daily
La Voz de Michoacan Morelia, Mich.
ZETA Legendary Tijuana magazine, famed for investigative reporting
Texas/Border media en español
This is far from a complete list. Some like the Presidio International/Internacional are not on-line… yet.
Law, business, economics
A Contracorriente — from Monterrey. Economics and ecology.
Mexican Constitution 2009 translation
Mexican Justice Systems U.S. Dept. of Justice World Fact Book
Lee Iwan, “Accumulated Experience” “Ideas on leadership, management and how to do business in Mexico”
Mining in Mexico Good links.
Mining Watch Canada Excellent critical resource on the growing Canadian presence in Mexican (and world-wide) mining operations.
Vinculado.org Revista electronica latinoamericana en dessarrolo sustenable/Latin American Sustainable development electronic magazine. English, español, portuguese,français
Immigration and emigration
Immigrate2US.net Volunteer (mostly other immigrants) advice and assistance
“I Married An Alien” – cross cultural maggiage and child rearing advice. Not just for international couples in the U.S., but useful for gringos marrying (or raising kids) abroad.
Migra Matters Progressive immigration site.
The Sanctuary “a grassroots effort of pro-migrant, human-rights, and civil-rights bloggers and on-line activists dedicated to the enactment of meaningful immigration reform that is practical, rational, fair and most of all humane.”
U.S. Code Title 8, Section 1325 — illegal entry into the United States
Mexico and Mexicans
Popocatepetl webcam Popocatepetl is intensely studied and watched. Even the local farmers consult this webcam
Servicio Sismologico Nacional Mexican government earthquake reporting center
Effective Swearing in D.F. Expand your vocabulary… at your own risk!
“Picardía Mexicana” Armondo Jimenez’ classic study of Mexican swearwords, slang and “calo”. En español
Jergas Spanish Slang – in Spanish
Spanglish-English-Spanish dictionary Not academic, but lots of fun
La raza cosmica
Olmecs, Mexica, Mayans en español
“History of Mexico” Houston Institute of Culture
Zapotecs en español
Nat. Comm. for Indigenous Peoples en español
The Spanish Inquisition Somewhat apologetic. From Catholic sources.
Immigrants to a Developing Society:The Chinese in Northern Mexico (1875-1932). Evelyn Hu De Hart
Mormons Found Sanctuary in Mexico in 1860s Laura King and Amparo Garcia, “Borderlands”
Black Indian Mexico Extensive Afro-Mexican resources.
SerGay Mexico’s main gay/lesbian/bi/transexual monthly. En español.
Somos Primos on-line magazine on Hispanic/Latino/Mexican heritage in the United States
Tlatelolco: 2 Octubre 1968
Tlatelolco Massacre, 2 Oct 1968 In English. Includes several recently released U.S. government documents
Los 71 dias que sacudieron a Mexico Archival photos and articles on the 40th anniversary of the 1968 massacre
Masacre de Tlatelolco 2008 Discovery Channel documentary (in Spanish, broken out into 6 “youtube” segments)
Current social and political issues
Aguachile Mexican political analysis
Gancho Blog Mexican political and news and analysis by Patrick Corcoran
Gobeirno legítimo de Mexico (Andrés Manuel López Obrador)
Diego Valle Statistical analysis (mostly of the “drug war”). Indispensable for any serious writer on the issue.
La hora del Pueblo Blog de la desobediencia civil
Red Oaxaqueña de Derechos Humanos/Oaxaca Human Rights Network
De todas para todas English/Spanish news commentary
Radio Resistencia El Sondia de la Cuarta Republica
Oaxacan “people power” movements
Centro de Documentación de los Movimientos Armadas Knock yourself out reading communiques from every two-bit guerrilla movement in Latin America from the last 25 years
Partido Democratico Popular Revolucionario – Ejercito Popular Revolucionario. Yup, even the “shadowy” EPR has its own website
ELZN So do the Zapatistas
Mexican Comic Book Heroes and Supervillians In English.
History of Mexican Comic (Books) English y Español
Don Anonimo In English. Mexican cuisine blog
Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre en español. Includes weekly Arena Mexico scheduled cards.
Hijo del Santo Luche libre museum, sports memorabilia shop and cafe in Mexico City, managed by the son of the great luchador.
Mexico Cooks — English guide to Mexican cuisine and popular culture. Elegant writing and photos.
Mexican Film Resource Page Encyclopedic film reference (en español)
Otro Tequila An entire blog dedicated to the national beverage.
TV Notas Pop stars, telenovelas, scandals, etc. En español
Artes y cultura
Juan O’Gorman Links to other pages
David Siqueiros Sala de Arte Publico Siqueiros
Zocalo Magazine English-language arts/culture magazine from Oaxaca
El Niño Fidencio Research ProjectNuevo Leon’s most famous hermaphodite faith healer
Santa Muerte web (En español)
Folk Saints on the Web Virgin of Guadalupe, Jesus Malverde and others
Sex — gay, straight and other (legal) activities
Gay Mexico Spanish and English website.
MachaMexico A Lesbian guide to Mexico City
World Sex Guide: Mexico” Tourist reviews of strip clubs, whorehouses, etc.
Pochos, Tejanos, Chicanos y Gringos
“Ask a Mexican Gustavo Arellano’s satire column (Orange Co. Weekly)
Guanabee “Hispanic” gossip and celebrity news from the United States
Mexico Desde Fuera Academic political discussion from New Hampshire (en español)
¡Para Justicia y Libertad! “Xicano Power”, from Texas)
Pocho.com Satire. These are the guys offering a $1000 to the first anchor baby named “Lou Dobbs.”
Tejano Insider Latino politics, TX)
Texas Tejano They know the title is redundant.
Guia Roji Detailed street Maps: Mexico City, Guadajalara, Monterrey, etc.
Lonely Planet Mexico Forum For people who call themselves “travellers, not tourists”.
Мексика Russian-language website similar to this one (maybe better? Can’t say… I don’t read Russian!)
MexConnect Excellent for retirees, often good historical articles. Highly informative forum on social, political, bureaucratic concerns.
Paráfrasis — Art, architure, culture, history and everything else. If the Mex Files was writen by Mexicans, it might be this good.
People’s Guide to Mexico Old hippy’s guide to Mexico.
Planeta Mexico “Practical eco-tourism”
Larpman’s Guide EVERYTHING on public transportation
“The (not so) low-rent correspondent” Mexico City journalist David Agren’s blog
Across the Border Former San Diego Union Tijuana reporter Anna Cearly’s blog
Alpine Daily Planet (Alpine Texas)
Baja Real Estate Blog So far, honest reporting for foreign visitors and residents in Baja California
Borderlands Invaluable resource from El Paso Community College. Links to El Paso Public Library’s huge photo collection.
Border Reporter Arizona/Sonora
El Diario El Paso’s largest daily is part of the Mexican chain.
I must be crazy to live in Mexico Last I heard, the writer was living in Texas and commuting across the border. Mostly on the travails of life in the gun and drug running borderlands.
Nogales International Nogales Arizona newspaper
Soñé que soñaba Ensenada, BC
Tijuana Press (includes weekly English-language news video)
La capital (el D.F.)
Barrio de tepito (en español) El barrio bravo , the home of the “Children of Sanchez,” Cantinflas and el Santo has been scaring and fascinating Chilangos since the Aztecs.
Chilangabacha Chilanga + gabacha” — cheeky (as in “tongue in cheek”) look at Mexico City slang and life, by a foreign resident.
Chilango Mexico City “lifestyle” magazine
citius64 “The future and other amusing topics. English/Español
Ciudad de Mexico Official Government site (En español)
Consulta Marchas daily update of all planned events and demonstrations. Useful for commuters.
El D.F. Witty and informative (Mexico City, en Español)
Guía Virtual de la Ciudad de México/Virtual Guide to Mexico City Español/English
Jesus Chairez Mexican-American expat in DF
Pedro’s Mexico City What Pedro doesn’t know, he’ll find out.
Mexico City Photos by “sangroncito”
Midwesterner in Mexico Adventures/observations by a U.S. Embassy spouse, more observant the most I’ve met.
Blogabo Chihuahua, Chihuahua
Brenda and Roy Guyamas, Sonora
Chihuahua Resiste Part of a “chain” of leftist websites (Español)
Lipan Apaches Roberto Sosa
El sentir de Coahuila (Saltillo)
El Pinche Holandés (Sinaloa) Free-lance reporter Jan-Alber Hootsen (in Dutch)
We’re looking for more
Baja y Pacifico (Tourist-oriented sites)
GAYpulco Only incidentally a gay guide to Acapulco, good solid tourist information.
Baja Web Commercial (a lot of real estate ads)
Mexico Perspective. Tijuana based news site.
Pacificpearl.com Mazatlán commercial site
tomzap.com”The Bible” for Pacific Coast travel.
Sparks Mexico Everything about everywhere on the Jalisco and Michaocan coasts. From Scott Parks of Melaque, Jalisco
Jalisco, Oaxaca, Bajio
Margaret Barclay’s Oaxaca Calander English-speaking community calendar and local cultural events
Burro Hall Snark from Queretaro
Casita Colibri, Oaxaca
Crisol Plural On-line Aguascalientes news (Español)
Fred on Everything Guadalajara’s Hunter S. Thompson
Michael Dickson Pazcuaro Michoacan
Posa TigresWriting and photography from Oaxaca
Surviving la Vida Buena Michael in Patzcuaro, Michoacan
Schepp House, Oaxaca Oaxaca guesthouse with solid information.
Jennifer Rodgers PhD candidate in Oaxaca studying social movements and organizations. Excellent analysis.
Burro Hall“Mainstream Media” dropout (CBS News) in Queretero
Veracruz, y Tabasco
Amazing adventures of a Mexican once lost in the UK Roman Casteñada Cotero, Xalapa, Ver.
From Xico Esther Buddenhagen’s Xicocotepec website. More than a lifestyle site, includes astute commentary on ontemporary Mexican politics and culture.
John Todd, who knows everything about Veracruz. Very good on history.
Mundo Maya: Chiapas y Yucatan etc.
Cancun Care Mostly tourism
The Daily Glyph English-language news from the Mundo Maya
Mostly Mayan Culture, archeology, travel
Writings from Merida Joanna van der Gracht de Rosado in Merida
Abiding in Bolivia Bolivian news and opinion — in English
Along the Malecón Havana blog in English: culture, politics, tourism
Alterinfos America Latina English edition of journal from “Diffusion de l’Information sur l’Amerique Latine
Ameryka Łacińska International affairs, politics, news, current events from Latin America (in Polish)
Andean Information Network: Bolivian news and analysis
Bananma Republic Snarky Panamanian reportage.
Barbados Free Press Snarky Barjan reporage.
Bloggings by Boz Miscellaneous Latin American news reports and “inside the beltway” U.S. based analysis
Council on Hemispheric Affairs (English and Spanish) “progressive” U.S. think tank
Cuba Journal (from Miami, but not seeking “regime change”)
Democracia Multicultural Guatemalan political analysis (Español)
Guyana Free Press Snarky Guyana reportage.
Hemispheric Brief News and analysis from Josua Frens-Stringer
Hermano Juanicito John Donaghy from Copan, Honduras
A Franciscan Abroad Franciscan Friar Br. Steve Dewitt, in Peru
Inca Kola News Peruvian based business and news commentary
Inexplicata: The Journal of Hispanic Ufology: UFOs, chupacabras, and things that go bump in the night from Latin America and Spain. Great fun.
Información Civica: Information technology issues in Latin America.
The Latin Americanist Forum for all things Latin American.
LatIntelligence Shannon O’Neil’s (Douglas Dillon Fellow for Latin American Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations) timely updates on Latin American issues.
Machetera. Latin American news and commentary from Cuba (in English)
Market Memorandum “Market News and Commentary for Latin American investors”
News of the Restless Pan-latin (mostly) socialist and people-power politics and commentary.
LANIC U of Texas Latin American Information Center
Latin-American Solidarity Centre Ireland
Plan Colombia and Beyond:”produced by the Center for International Policy’s Latin America Demilitarization Project”
Texas Observer Damn good reading!
Tim’s El Salvador Blog Especially good on religion and politics.
Upsidedown World English/Spanish Latin American magazine
Amigos y gente de respeto
Exodus International correspondent Alexis Okeowo from… just about everywhere
Philosophical Dreamer (OZ, Brazil and points in-between)
Bill of Lading Interior and exterior voyages by Indian sailor, Anuj Velu
LAX/LIM SoCal weirdness meets Peruvian weirdness
“Wampum” U.S. Indian Issues and progressive politics
WalMart Watch Somebody’s gotta watch ‘em
Mazatlan Books and Coffee Over 6000 Books in English, extensive Mexican selection… and mail order business.
Historical Documents and Miscellaneous
Adams-Onis Treaty of 1819 (Set the boundry between the United States and New Spain).
Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo (1848) (ceding Texas, New Mexico and California to the United States).
Plan of San Luis Potosi (20 Nov. 1910) Madero’s call for revolution.
Temporary Migration of Mexican Agricultural Workers to the United States as Revised on April 26, 1943 The “Bracero Agreement” (the first “guest-worker program”
A los abajos (The Underdogs) Mariano Azuela’s short novel about Villista soldiers is the “All Quiet on the Western Front” of the Mexican Revolution. The e-book translation is bay Jeff Taylor.