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The murder case of the little girl Paulette in Mexico has, without any question, caught the attention around the world and as a Mexican I’m ashamed of the reasons why it has become so important.
The four-year-old handicapped little girl went missing from her house, an exclusive area of Mexico City called Interlomas, on the 21st of March, her parents, taking advantage of their means, launched a massive campaign that included billboards, Facebook and Twitter pages to ask people’s help in finding her. The situation got a little complicated when the police started to review the apartments surveillance tapes and didn’t find anything odd, nobody around the complex saw or heard anything, the mother, the father, the security guards and even the nannies claimed not to know anything.
The house became the scene of the crime and a few days later, on March the 30th, the police (or someone) found the body of the little girl in an awkward position between the edge of the mattress and the frame of the bed, wrapped in a blanket.
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Once I heard Mexico City was a sculpture ready to be admired, a museum free of walls and ridiculously expensive fares. I thought it was a interesting statement but one I didn’t fully understand until later on when I had to come back after having lived far away for a long time.
I must admit I rediscovered Mexico City about a year ago. When I was a kid I remember my parents driving around its streets, taking me to visit museums, churches, archeological places, celebrating Mexican traditions, etc. I remember I thought it was a huge place but never really valued its history, beauty, culture and dynamism; well of course I was a child.
I left Mexico to achieve other goals; almost nine years later I came back and revisited all those places I once knew. I have to say I was stunned. I never appreciated what I appreciate now; I enjoyed everything even the chaos, traffic, and stressed people everywhere. It might overwhelm foreigners, but I love it.
Now, I have to disagree with the initial statement, Mexico City is more than a sculpture and a Museum, it is a jewel. We have all kinds of things to see such as galleries, street exhibitions in Reforma, colonial buildings all around the city, El Zócalo, La Catedral and its surroundings, El Palacio de Bellas Artes, El Castillo de Chapultepec, not to mention archeological places like El Templo Mayor, la Pirámide de Cuicuilco.
This past Saturday, about 50,000 people gathered around the Monument to the Revolution in Mexico City to pay tribute the king of pop and participated in the dance off called “Yo si bailo Thriller”.
Kids, teens, adults, entire families and …
This is something to really talk about. It is and always will be a very controversial issue, many support it and approve it, and many do not.
Mexican law now allows people to possess a limited amount of drugs for “personal use” (read the Spanish version from Univision here) without arresting them. For many Mexicans, this could represent very good news since they can´t be arrested anymore if found with certain amount of drugs.
The New York Times writes that “The maximum amount of marijuana considered to be for ‘personal use’ under the new law is 5 grams — the equivalent of about four marijuana cigarettes. Other limits are half a gram of cocaine, 50 milligrams of heroin, 40 milligrams for methamphetamine and 0.015 milligrams of LSD.”
Is that too much or too little?
The new law, which came into effect on Friday, also asks government to encourage and finance free treatment for people caught using or in possession of drugs.
The fight is on!
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I cannot believe about 60 people (so far, and let’s hope it stops there) have died so far in Mexico because of the swain flu. It has gotten so far that Mexico has shut down schools, museums, government offices, and …
It’s sad to see how a state that once seemed very welcoming and kind could turn to become a place where people are just afraid to live or even visit. That’s what I’m afraid could happen with the great state …