The Spanish colonial town of San Miguel de Allende, GTO, Mexico lies in the altiplano of central Mexico. The town and the surrounding area gave birth to the Mexican revolution. Temperate climate year round, and friendly inhabitants make the town a delight to visit or live in.
Photo credits: Robert de Gast, Margo Lane, Barbara Tyrer, and miguelitoh2o.
Music is "Tamacun" by Rodrigo and Gabriela.
Honoring its name, La Paz [peace] is a refuge of salt and sand, sun and sea, ideal for weary travelers or those wanting to temporarily retreat from daily chaos, a site full of natural wonders and human touches.
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I can't find any credits for this excellent documentary (link) on the Mexican-American War other than
'Uploaded on Jan 2, 2010 KERA-TV dallas/Fort Worth'
so I have to guess that KERA-TV produced it but if there's information in the film itself, I didn't find it - no writers, producers, actors (some scenes are dramatized), or directors. If anyone from KERA-TV sees this post and can send me this information, I'd be happy to add it.
I'm posting it because Americans seem to have conveniently forgotten how the Mexican-American War began and what we gained and Mexico lost from it.
There are 9 sections to it but they transition automatically from one to the next.
I am always astonished that people think they know everything there is to know about places they've never been, usually because they've seen a Hollywood movie.
Happily, now that the Internet is reality, we can certainly learn more than we used to be able to without actually visiting countries, so I thought that a video about Vera Cruz, a major port on the Gulf of Mexico might be a way to learn a bit more about our next door neighbor to the south.
Incidentally, here's a Wikipedia entry about Vera Cruz ('True Cross')
From the YouTube 'about' section for this video
[The filmmaker] ... was very impressed with the exhibition on the boulevard which showed in pictures the history of VeraCruz back to the year 1860 and was presented by Tamsa. A truly marvelous peace of work. VeraCruz is one of his favorite ports. He likes it in particular because of its true Mexican flavor. Very popular with the Mexicans.
They come from everywhere to enjoy this colorful town with its friendly people, local shops, and music displays. A favorite of the Mexicans for the Mexicans.
Slightly better than giving you Fvx at this hour, Morning Schmoe is semi-back from break, and Scarborough is all about kicking some PBO hiney about the humanitarian crisis at the Border. Governor Good Hair Rick Perry's stretch o' the fence.
We have all said or thought this a gazilion times about some of the asshats he has to interact with, but "Poor President Obama."
This time it's a Hairy Perry bully demand, not a respectful request for a presidential visit from a sitting governor. Perry has puffed out his Texas chest and bellowed that he wouldn't be doing any handshake on the tarmac with Barack Obama.
This comes on the egregious heels of Perry's Tin Foil Hat PBO latest … Obama himself is behind the humanitarian crisis at the Border. [Perry may be even less in touch with reality than we currently suppose.]
So, according to MSNBC sourcing, the president and the guv'nah will be meeting behind closed doors … and we so wanted a 'shake your fist in Obama's face' photo op, blast. Which fired Ole' One Way Joe, have a gawk for yourself and I'll see you with shared frustration on the other side.
The smug is getting worse as Obama gets closer to the clean exit, it's like Regressive Right blood in the water.
Perry and his glasses may not be running again (Hah!) in 2016, but as Rachel Maddow illustrated Monday night, he has some culpability in this Border Crisis.
President Obama does head out to Texas today, for two days of fundraising and with no advance-noticed plans to visit the border … which some have blown up into a faux Fvx Hair Aflame Scandale, and some conservative hate baiter editorialized this - ahead of time - "Obama's Katrina Moment."
President Obama isn't a showman. He's not going to announce ahead of time that he is going to go down to the borders and see what is happening to the women and children, primarily, caught in this tragic cycle of entry, detention and legal action.
There are not many good options. The president visited the border from Texas in 2011, and though no official plans have been put forward for Obama to re-route there in the next couple of days, liberals can easily seeing him doing that.
Without the hype and Regressive Right sportscasting. For a sane look at the immigration crisis, Lawrence O'Donnell had a factual look.
Praise Jeebus for the evening Voices of Reason.
Performed live at Lumbini Studio in Mexico. The Russian Messenger appears on 9 Dead Alive. Album out 28th April UK // April 29th USA.
From the Wiki about Rodrigo y Gabriela
Rodrigo y Gabriela (Rodrigo and Gabriela) are a Mexican guitar duo whose music spans a number of genres including nuevo flamenco, rock, and heavy metal. The duo's discography consists largely of unaccompanied duets on the classical guitar.
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