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Old August 21st, 2008, 05:43 PM   #41
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Mexico, like the US, is a big country, but we have a large history.
There are very old cities and tows, founded many centuries ago, and some others are new. Mexico is an inhomogeneus mixture of different cultures, actually, a well-known mexican writer, Carlos Fuentes, says that Mexico are many countries with the same name.
For that reason there doesn't exist a "typical mexican town", cities and towns look different in the north, west, center and south of the country.
You should visit Mexico, the real Mexico (not only Nuevo Laredo or Cancun), there are a lot of things to see, we are one of the countries with more declared UNESCO natural and cultural world heritage sites. The most interesting and beautiful parts are the central and south regions.
These are some vids with pics of mexican places:

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Old August 21st, 2008, 06:07 PM   #42
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I think trevorwt took these pics himself, so I'll move this thread to Urban Showcase.
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Old August 21st, 2008, 08:04 PM   #43
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Originally Posted by MELBOURNE SEPERATIST View Post
the population is 90% mexican
With 98% Mexican heritage.

Anyways, I heard so many Mexicans in border towns move to Laredo because it's safer and for their children's education. Or if they don't move over to the U.S., they send their kids over from Mexico to study in public schools in the U.S.

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Old August 21st, 2008, 09:37 PM   #44
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Originally Posted by Taller, Better View Post
Looks like the USA to me.. what is it supposed to look like?
Well, for me too. People seems to be mexican, but the urbanism is typically american. At least for me. Doesn't metter, nice pics and town! Thanks for sharing with us!
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Old August 22nd, 2008, 08:34 PM   #45
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Is that surprising? If I remember correctly the Hispanicization of the United States (in the south) has been going on for one and a half century now.

Not in the South, but the Southwest. I know you did not capitalize the word "south" but it's still important to distinguish between the South and the Southwest, as to most "the south" means the South, as in the Old South (which excludes Southern Florida, interestingly). Only recently has the South seen an increase in Hispanics mainly because of that regions less prosperous economy but maybe also the associated racism of the South. Atlanta may be a big exception due to its prosperity which has only recently attracted Hispanics. I think the "white supremacy" factor of that region may have delayed that city a bit.

Now the Southwest...that's what you're referring to. A lot of it was New Spain, then Mexico as an independant country, before becoming the US (although Texas was an independent republic for a brief time), thus some Hispanics became US citizens from day to night. I think that's why some Hispanics from that region don't like being called Mexicans or wetbacks or anything of that nature because they claim their great great-grandparents or so did not "cross the border" but the border crossed them instead.
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Old October 12th, 2008, 12:53 PM   #46
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I have been to this town many times ... it's not that bad.
Plus it's 2-3 hours from Padre Island, and the same to some very high mountains outside of Monterrey, NL, MX.
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