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Some thoughts on Swine Flu and Mexico


I had intended to make this next post “Ten Reasons to Fall in Love with Mexico”. The reasons are still valid, but, given the overwhelming media interest in swine flu, and, also, that a number of friends have written to me asking how I am and what is happening in Mexico, I have decided to write a post on this theme.

First, to say something about what is happening where I live in Ciudad Guzmán, in the South of Jalisco. As in everywhere else in Mexico, the schools, universities, theaters, discotheques, cinemas, gyms and anywhere where people might congregate in numbers over 20 are closed. In general, the atmosphere seems reasonably calm to me.

There is, though, a strange sense of suspension, of people waiting for things to return to ‘normal’. Continue reading