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    • 1.

      Those Dirty Mexicans - Oh, Really?

      by Douglas Bower - 2006-12-08
      When my wife and I announced that we were moving to Mexico, one of my wife's relatives asked us,"Why do you want to live with those dirty Mexicans?"Besides wanting to slap some sense into this person,...
    • 2.

      Writing For Free Pays!

      by Douglas Bower - 2006-12-08
      I am pleased to announce that because of the existence of the American Chronicle, and the kind tolerance of its editorial staff, particularly Peter who has had to endure a lot regarding yours truly, I...
    • 3.

      Teaching English In Mexico: A Decent Living?

      by Douglas Bower - 2006-12-08
      What's more disappointing than a person who makes a promise he can't keep? A person who makes a promise that is a lie. Many promises to make a "decent living" teaching English in Mexico are just that-...
    • 4.

      Mexico: Expat Quiz

      by Douglas Bower - 2006-12-08
      The following is a quiz that every American expat wannabe to Mexico should be required by Mexican law to take. This will help you determine if moving to Mexico to spend the rest of your life here is r...
    • 5.

      Are Illegal Mexicans Really Bad For America?

      by Douglas Bower - 2006-12-09
      I've been thinking again. I know some of my readers regard that as a dangerous thing. For instance, the guy who ended his last letter to me with a "your hypocrisy knows no bounds". I get these sorts o...
    • 6.

      Mexico: The Land Of Little Butts

      by Douglas Bower - 2006-12-09
      If you have only been a tourist in Mexico and have never lived here, you may have never noticed this. Mexico is a country of little butts and its entire infrastructure is designed for their small, and...
    • 7.

      You Want To Move To Mexico?

      by Douglas Bower - 2006-12-10
      Expatriate wannabes often ask us how we managed our expatriation to Guanajuato. If I had to narrow it down to the most important factor in the quest to expatriate to Mexico, it would be the following:...
    • 8.

      Guanajuato: The Death Of Heritage

      by Douglas Bower - 2007-01-17
      Gentrification is "the process of renewal and rebuilding accompanying the influx of middle-class or affluent people into deteriorating areas that often displaces earlier, usually poorer, residents" (W...
    • 9.

      What You Miss When You Don't Know Spanish

      by Douglas Bower - 2007-03-24
      Occasionally, we go out to the campo (the Mexican countryside) to visit an artist friend. She is one of the most unique individuals I have ever met. The woman has the most interesting assemblage of st...
    • 10.

      Mexico: You've Got The Wrong Number

      by Douglas Bower - 2007-03-30
      This conversation took place at 2:30 a.m. one night in the not-too-distance past in my home in Guanajuato, Mexico. To save time I have translated it into English.Mexican: Hello, is Ramon there?Me: I a...