Translation of: Distant neighbors: a portrait of the Mexicans. I was very impressed with what Mr. Riding is telling us about Mexico. se trata de “Vecinos Distantes” un retrato de los mexicanos; de Alan Riding (Brasileño). Buy Vecinos distantes/Distant Neighbors: Un retrato de los mexicanos/A Portrait of the Mexicans Translation, Reprint by Alan Riding (ISBN: ).

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Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. I found it easy to read even that I’m a non English native vecions. From my personal perspective even that it was written in the 80s the core remains till now days.

A study of Mexico — political, social, cultural, roding — by a journalist who was for alan riding vecinos distantes past 6 years the NYT bureau chief in Mexico City. To ask other readers questions about Distant Neighborsplease sign up.

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I really like it, it is a very extense analisys of Mexico and the different ambits of its culture. Spencer Wilson rated it really liked it Aug 26, I think he succeeds.


Cultural Life in Nazi-Occupied Paris. It is dated of course the contemporary context is the late 80s, so the social stats are not up ridinv date but as a snapshot of that crucial era, the book provides a great understanding of Mexico as a nascent postmodern state.

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rretrato During the final 12 years before he retired from journalism inhe was the European cultural correspondent for The New York Times, based in Paris. Be the first to review this item Amazon Best Sellers Rank: Cindy Morales rated it really liked it Aug 12, ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics.

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A study of Mexico – political, social, cultural, economic – by a journalist who was for the past 6 years the NYT bureau chief in Mexico City. I know we can–all we have to do is work together in the same direction. I feel most of this book could have been chronological but he broke it up into odd chapters and then repeated information several times.

After 30 years, an update would be very welcome. Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. LPenting rated it it was amazing Nov 05, I first read it in Spanish in the 80s. Get to Know Us. Even so, it gives a good “outsider’s” perspective and understanding of Mexican culture and history, managing to mostly avoid taking sides. Get to Giding Us.


Chapters start strong, extracting the symbolism behind how a political party “institutionized” a “revolution” to help avoid the violent transfers of power that often plague Latin America. Un Retrato De Los Mexicanos: A very strong contender to get out of the “developing nations status I was very impressed veinos what Mr. What other items do customers buy after viewing this item?

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To read Mexico contextualized in that time is very much relevant today — and Riding makes it fascinating. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Oct 09, Steve Van Slyke rated it really vecinoss it Shelves: A Portrait of the Mexicans by Alan Riding. One person found this helpful.