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El Narco
Friday, March 02, 2018




Mérida, the capital city of the State of Yucatán is perhaps the safest city in Mexico and one of the safest anywhere. The people are friendly because as Mayans they inherited the peaceful philosophy of the Feathered Serpent god Kukulcán. Unlike the Aztecs, who worshiped Huitzilopochtli the god of war, sun and human sacrifice, the Mayans were far gentler. The smiles on their faces reflect their rosy point of view.

Mérida is safe from most theft and there are few people dying as the result of guns. I believe that the “narcotraficantes” are not yet doing business in Mérida.

While waiting for our bus on Calle 60 with Calle 37 we spotted this gentleman in his crisp Yucatecan guayabera. Could this be the beginning of the end for this fine city? 

I tried to take this photograph on the sly but the man noticed and he threatened me verbally. I told Rosemary to hold my hand and we moved away to where there were a group of people. We felt safe as the sun set over lovely Mérida.



     

Previous Posts
No Attitude But Perhaps Edgy

Jane Rule - The Spider Spins Her Web

Two Grescoes & Dan Rudnicki Dissipate My Inertia

Madame McIntosh In France

Degenerative Art

Of Darwin, Cardoons and Juan Manuel de Rosas

Winter Wise At Old Age

My Lust for Heat

From Glamour to Not

Two Fish in the Water for 50 Years



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7/23/17 - 7/30/17

7/30/17 - 8/6/17

8/6/17 - 8/13/17

8/13/17 - 8/20/17

8/20/17 - 8/27/17

8/27/17 - 9/3/17

9/3/17 - 9/10/17

9/10/17 - 9/17/17

9/17/17 - 9/24/17

9/24/17 - 10/1/17

10/1/17 - 10/8/17

10/8/17 - 10/15/17

10/15/17 - 10/22/17

10/22/17 - 10/29/17

10/29/17 - 11/5/17

11/5/17 - 11/12/17

11/12/17 - 11/19/17

11/19/17 - 11/26/17

11/26/17 - 12/3/17

12/3/17 - 12/10/17

12/10/17 - 12/17/17

12/17/17 - 12/24/17

12/24/17 - 12/31/17

12/31/17 - 1/7/18

1/7/18 - 1/14/18

1/14/18 - 1/21/18

1/21/18 - 1/28/18

1/28/18 - 2/4/18

2/4/18 - 2/11/18

2/11/18 - 2/18/18

2/18/18 - 2/25/18

2/25/18 - 3/4/18

3/4/18 - 3/11/18

3/11/18 - 3/18/18

3/18/18 - 3/25/18

3/25/18 - 4/1/18

4/1/18 - 4/8/18

4/8/18 - 4/15/18

4/15/18 - 4/22/18

4/22/18 - 4/29/18

4/29/18 - 5/6/18

5/6/18 - 5/13/18

5/13/18 - 5/20/18

5/20/18 - 5/27/18

5/27/18 - 6/3/18

6/3/18 - 6/10/18

6/10/18 - 6/17/18

6/17/18 - 6/24/18

6/24/18 - 7/1/18

7/1/18 - 7/8/18

7/8/18 - 7/15/18

7/15/18 - 7/22/18

7/22/18 - 7/29/18

7/29/18 - 8/5/18

8/5/18 - 8/12/18

8/12/18 - 8/19/18