Category Development

Mexico in the 21st Century: Neoliberal Paradise?

The other day I was talking with my friend Paula in her Mexico City living room. She sat across from me on a couch, laptop open, glancing now and again at the latest updates on the student occupation of UNAM’s executive office building (the National Autonomous University of Mexico). “Alex,” she said, sighing a strange […]


I took this picture from a bus, in the southern outskirts of Mexico City. About 22 million people live in the metropolitan area of Mexico City. The population of the Federal District itself (what we think of as Mexico City proper) is about 9 million, but it swells to 13 million on a daily basis with […]