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by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Tuesday, October 31, 2017, 10:17 (24 days ago)

Last evening we received a surprising and extremely refreshing rain for a couple of hours. Probably the last one of the season. Had us scampering to get our laundry off the roof, but it made for simply delicious sleeping weather. Had to use some hot water in the shower. Even had to pull the bedsheet over me and turn the ceiling fan down! Brrr!

Like many families, we are getting our family gravesite spruced up for visiting on Día de Muertos. A solemn and very private tradition that is unfortunately losing ground and identity each year to the onslaught of US-dominated Jalogüin marketing madness. I notice already some foreigners celebrating the wrong cultural event here. Oh well.

Sailboats and cruisers are beginning to show up, most just passing through but a few spend some time here with us. Our bay is currently a tranquil jewel glimmering under the tropical sun. Just beautiful! The rain seems to have cleansed the sky a bit. ¡Bienvenidos a todos!

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by Pelicano, Tuesday, October 31, 2017, 12:38 (23 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

Maybe it's at least a bit of a two-way calle...


http://mexiconewsdaily.com/news/two-opportunities-to-celebrate-the-dead/

:vivamexico:

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by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Tuesday, October 31, 2017, 13:39 (23 days ago) @ Pelicano

Maybe it's at least a bit of a two-way calle...


http://mexiconewsdaily.com/news/two-opportunities-to-celebrate-the-dead/

:vivamexico:

When I lived in Zihuatanejo back in '74, there was no Jalogüin here. Only Día de Muertos was observed. When I moved here for good in '89, Jalogüin was only celebrated at Coconuts Restaurant and maybe a disco or two in Ixtapa. Since then I've watched as teachers from Mexico City brought it to our schools, foreigners brought it to more of our local bars, and TV, movies and huge department stores have bombarded our local culture with it via mass marketing. Now Mexico rivals the USA for obesity besides having a huge national medical problem with diabetes thanks mostly to Coca-Cola. So you'll just have to excuse me for my somewhat purist preference for local culture over foreign culture.

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by Craig AKA the cruise ship guy @, Wednesday, November 01, 2017, 08:27 (23 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

Let's illegalize Coca Cola and legalize pot. yeh!!!:smoking:

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by Curbarn, summer b.c. winter zihua, Wednesday, November 01, 2017, 09:39 (23 days ago) @ Craig AKA the cruise ship guy

pot is legal, isn't it? At least decriminalized? 5 grams, 2009.

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by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Wednesday, November 01, 2017, 12:19 (22 days ago) @ Curbarn

pot is legal, isn't it? At least decriminalized? 5 grams, 2009.

It's a nice theory, and maybe it works in parts of the country, but this is Guerrero where laws don't apply. Get caught with a little pot here and you could easily end up trapped in a corrupt criminal justice system like Luis & Ilse of Expresión Inmune who remain jailed on phony charges. I believe it was yesterday that a UN HUman Rights Commission demanded that Mexico release two men who have been jailed for around 15 years though they were never sentenced, allegedly a world record!

Récord histórico y penoso: 15 años en prisión "preventiva" en México

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by Curbarn, summer b.c. winter zihua, Wednesday, November 01, 2017, 13:30 (22 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

That logic would keep me out of Mexico altogether.

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by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Wednesday, November 01, 2017, 14:09 (22 days ago) @ Curbarn

That logic would keep me out of Mexico altogether.

The point being that in many small towns the local police will still hassle and extort from you no matter what the law says about a few grams of pot. Not unlike redneck cops like Joe Arpaio.

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by Curbarn, summer b.c. winter zihua, Wednesday, November 01, 2017, 17:38 (22 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

that guy, the pink outfits, and that damned dry weather keep me out of Arizona.