Chapters
Places, People
A part of the truth about a part of Marina

Rojo Bistrot

A typical Condesa spot, a bit more photogenic than most.
The slightly grittier Cafe La Gloria waits right down the street.
(Notice the absence of plates on the tables...)

 

 

La Gloria 

Suspecting an imperialism

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Intelligent, provocative, famous, infamous,
all depending on where you stand.

Unbearable hatred in the newspaper

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Provocative, famous, infamous,
depending on where you stand.

Why is Anderson in Mexico?

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Old Victoria

They key to clean shirts, an orderly home, wonderful food and general wisdom in Mexico is your muchacha. Find a good one, and most everything will probably be fine.

 

 

 

Two of Marina's Muchachas1

Cutting hands

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Houses in the Condesa, with the signature
ironwork covering windows and doors

 

Solid iron

Survival tip for Mexico City

Simple fraud

2

Visit the Ben Franklin Library, a placid, tranquil and welcoming spot
a few blocks down the street from the main Embassy compound.

 

 

Anti-Bush protest in Mexico

A typical day and night out front of the main US Embassy building.

Anti-Bush protest in Mexico

Humiliation in Tlascala

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"Messengers were sent from Tlascala begging forgiveness

and pleading to become vassals. They brought gifts

of feathered ornaments which they believed held high value.

 

I laughed
at their trinkets and ordered the hands
of all fifty men cut off. Then I sent them
back crying to their masters."

Humiliation today?

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The outdoor and indoor vestibules of Name's hotel in Mexico City,
the Luis Barragán designed, and incomparable Camino Real.

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The moment Anderson and Marina begin to understand 8
 

Jump to first set of chapters:

Doing the work of imperialism in Juárez, Mexico

How to hire corrupt police officers in Mexico

Marina, Anderson

The burning

Cathedral
How to escape someone following you in Mexico City

How to pay a mordida in Mexico
The smallest instrument of imperialism

Return to second set of chapters:

A part of the truth about a part of Marina
Suspecting an imperialism
Unbearable hatred in the newspaper
Why is Anderson in Mexico?
Cutting hands
Survival tip for Mexico City
Simple fraud
Humiliation in Tlascala
Humiliation today?
The moment Anderson and Marina begin to understand

Jump to third set of chapters:

The next step
Cholula, past and present
The party, the massacre
Trapped
Imperialism
The weirdness and death of Montezuma
Montezuma’s death re-created
The powerful riddle
Worrisome visit
Foreign policy

Jump to fourth set of chapters:

Building the Cathedral
Media empire
Going to church
The edible and empire
EC in the end

Jump to fifth set of chapters:

Meanwhile
Guilt and crime
The humiliating theft
To the Museum
Betrayal and death
Conclusion
The exit

Jump to final set of chapters:

After the Museum
Disappearing