Diana Anhalt was eight years old when her parents, who were active in many left-wing political organizations, moved the family from New York to Mexico City.This is an excerpt from her book A Gathering of Fugitives: American Political Expatriates in Mexico 1948-1965.
The complexion of mexicanidad runs along the Costa Chica. Few people, including most Mexicans, realize that a significant black Mexican population lives along this strip of coast, stretching from just east of Acapulco down to Huatulco, Oaxaca.
Mexico City’s subway system is one of its great secrets. It’s cheap, safer than you might think, and can get you places much faster than traffic-clogged streets. Don't be afraid to take the metro to get where you are going!
We are collecting and documenting the largest body of oral histories ever gathered from foreigners living in Mexico. Expats speak out about love, survival, immigration, culture, community and the challenges and joys of cross-border life. We still have thousands of stories we need to record. Contact us if you want to join our volunteer story team to help out.