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Bolivia Diary:  information in English on current news in Bolivia.

Bridges and Borders:  A Multimedia Project Telling the Life Stories of Migrant Workers and Their Families

Inca Kola News:  Business and economics (mostly mining) from Peru.

Juan Pablo Proal: News, commentary and snark from the Mexican journalist (en Español)

Latin America Now:  Bringing the Latin American perspective to the English-Language world.

Machetera:  pro-Cuban, English-language news and commentary.

News of the Restless:  Sabina Becker’s commentary mostly on Venezuela and the “Axis of Evo” … from Canada.

Hermano Juancito:  Brother Jack Donaghy, a lay brother working in the Diocese of Santa Rosa de Copán, Honduras

Mexico Voices:  the indispensable Reed and Jane Brundidge provide daily translations from Mexican media reports.

Mi blog es tu blog:  A daily harangue about Hispanic media, marketing and pop culture

Newspaper Rock:  where Native America meets pop culture.

Períodico Activist:  Accíon local con visíon global (en Español)

The Power and the Money:  Harvard academic Noel Maurer on the economics and politics of instability, empire, and energy, with a focus on Latin America and the Caribbean, plus other random blather…

Sur:  The Americas. Its all bad news … and sometimes not.


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)

Media (English)

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.


Media (Español)

Corresponsales Indigenas Mexican news from indigenous peoples perspective (Español)

El Capitalino and El Capitalino al dia Mexico City “free” paper.  News, not entertainment.

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)

Noticias de Oaxaca

Notimex – Mexican wire service

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 Siglo de Durango

El Siglo de Torreon

El Sur de Acapulco

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

Mexican media links

Texas/Border media en español

This is far from a complete list. Some like the Presidio International/Internacional are not on-line… yet.

El Día (Houston)

Diario la Estrella (Fort Worth)

La Frontera (McAllen)

El Heraldo News (Dallas)

Rumbo de Houston

El Tiempo (Laredo — in news section of Laredo Morning Times)

Law, business, economics

A Contracorriente — from Monterrey.  Economics and ecology.

Guide to Mexican Law

Mexican Constitution 2009 translation

Federal Penal Code (in Spanish)

“Best Mexican Legal Websites”

Mexican Justice Systems U.S. Dept. of Justice World Fact Book

Mexican Trade Commission (Bancomext)

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. Revista electronica latinoamericana en dessarrolo sustenable/Latin American Sustainable development electronic magazine. English, español, portuguese,français

Immigration and emigration

Bender’s Immigration Bulletin 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


Mexico Maps

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!

Learn Spanish online tutorial

Online English-Spanish dictionary

“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

Basic Nahuatl

La raza cosmica History Directory

Olmecs, Mexica, Mayans en español

History of Mexico” Houston Institute of Culture

Aztecs(Mexica)Literature and Culture



Zapotecs en español

Nat. Comm. for Indigenous Peoples en español

The Spanish Inquisition Somewhat apologetic. From Catholic sources.

Lenchek, “Jews in Mexico”

Salum, “Irish Presence in Mexico”

Chinese in Mexico

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.

Black Mexico (Afro-Mexicans of the Costa Chica)

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

Muertos de Tlateloloco

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

Dossier Politico (Hermosillio, Sonora)

Radio Resistencia El Sondia de la Cuarta Republica

Oaxacan “people power” movements

Assemlea popular de oaxaca APPO

“El enemigo comun net”

Guerrilla 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

Popular Culture

Bullfighting News

Mexican Cinema and Corridos

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.

World Boxing Council/Consejo Mundial de Boxeo

Tauromaquia/The Art of Bullfighting

Mexican League Baseball

Futbol Mexicano

Mexican Film Resource Page Encyclopedic film reference (en español)

Otro Tequila An entire blog dedicated to the national beverage.

OvacionesSports daily

TV Notas Pop stars, telenovelas, scandals, etc. En español

Artes y cultura

Artes y historia Mexico

Sor Juana Inez de la Cruz Project (Dartmouth U)

Colonial architecture (Espadaña Press)

Diego Rivera visual bibliography

Jose Clemente Orozco

Juan O’Gorman Links to other pages

David Siqueiros Sala de Arte Publico Siqueiros

Miguel Covarrubias links

B. Traven bibliography

Translations of Octavio Paz

Luis Barrigan Foundation (Germany)

Mexican Arts

Mexican Colonial Architecture

Zocalo Magazine English-language arts/culture magazine from Oaxaca

Popular religion

Mexican Retablos and Ex-Votos

El Niño Fidencio Research ProjectNuevo Leon’s most famous hermaphodite faith healer

Santa Muerte web (En español)

Santa Muerte study from the Foreign Military Studies Office, Fort Leavenworth, KS.

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)

Asociacion Tepeyac de New York

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) Satire. These are the guys offering a $1000 to the first anchor baby named “Lou Dobbs.”

Reconquistador Fasionistas

Tejano Insider Latino politics, TX)

Texas Tejano They know the title is redundant.

The Unapologetic Mexican

The “reconquista” myth

Todos Mexico

La republica

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

Lyn… Mexican photos

“The (not so) low-rent correspondent” Mexico City journalist David Agren’s blog (Français)

Doug’s Travels, Mexico

La frontera

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.

Ojinaga, Chihuahua

Nogales International Nogales Arizona newspaper

Mexico Verdad and Mexico Trucker

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 Metro (Subway)

Mexico City Photos by “sangroncito”

Midwesterner in Mexico Adventures/observations by a U.S. Embassy spouse, more observant the most I’ve met.

El Norte

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. Mazatlán commercial site

Puerto Vallarta Daily News Blog”The Bible” for Pacific Coast travel.

Andee (Chacala, Nayarit)

Sparks Mexico Everything about everywhere on the Jalisco and Michaocan coasts. From Scott Parks of Melaque, Jalisco

JR’s Puerto Vallarta


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

Pernel’s Taxco, etc.

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.

Catamaco News and Commentary

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.

Viva Veracruz blog

Mundo Maya: Chiapas y Yucatan etc.

Cancun Care Mostly tourism

The Daily Glyph English-language news from the Mundo Maya

Maya Exploration Center

Mostly Mayan Culture, archeology, travel

Yucatan Living (Merida)

Writings from Merida Joanna van der Gracht de Rosado in Merida


Las Americas

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.

Blabbeando:  GLBT

Bloggings by Boz Miscellaneous Latin American news reports and “inside the beltway” U.S. based analysis

China-South America

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

Haiti Analysis

Hermano Juanicito John Donaghy from Copan, Honduras

Honduras Culture and Politics

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

Z-net Latin America Watch

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).

1824 Mexican Consititution

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.

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