Distant neighbors by Alan Riding, , Joaquín Mortiz edition, in Spanish – 1a ed. en español. Translation of: Distant neighbors: a portrait of the Mexicans. Vecinos distantes / Distant Neighbors: Un retrato de los mexicanos / A Portrait of the Mexicans. Front Cover. Alan Riding. Editorial Planeta.

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Spencer Wilson rated it really liked it Aug 26, But towards the end of chapters, the author, a NYT reporter in Mexico during the time of print, makes the common journalist-writing-a-book mistake of rehashing the minutia ala what he covered. To read Mexico contextualized in that time is very much relevant today — and Riding makes it fascinating.

Hector Marquez rated it it was amazing Jun 22, I hope we do take notice to what he is telling us and I too hope we can change for the better Lists with This Book. Riding goes very far in explaining the misunderstandings between our two countries.

Distant Neighbors: A Portrait of the Mexicans

Susan rated it really liked it Apr 09, Alicia rated it it was ok Jun 08, A very strong contender to get out of the “developing nations status I was very impressed with what Mr. A Portrait of the Mexicans ridingg Alan Riding. Oct 09, Steve Van Slyke rated it really liked it Shelves: It is dated of course the contemporary context is the late Pretty great.

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I learned so much from this book. Cultural Life in Nazi-Occupied Paris. During vscinos final 12 years before he retired from journalism inhe was the European cultural correspondent for The New York Times, based in Paris. The author, a journalist who spent years in Mexico, describes and explains the causes for misunderstandings between our nations.

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If you want to understand Mexican culture and live within, Distant Neighbors is an introduction to understand As Mexican I’m fascinated tiding way Riding captured the Mexican essence from an American view. Eduardo rated it really liked it Aug 17, He seems to know more about Mexico and the Mexicans than myself or distanyes Mexican I know, about all topics and specially about politics. After some talks about my culture and how accurate he is on his perceptions he suggested me to read it.

Even so, it gives a good “outsider’s” perspective and understanding of Mexican culture and history, managing to mostly avoid taking sides.

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Vecinos distantes : un retrato de los mexicanos

Refresh and try again. From my personal perspective even that it was written in the 80s the core remains till now days.

I read this book for a class on the history of US-Mexican relations. Margy rated it it was amazing Vecinnos 27, There are good chapters about language and customs. May 27, Kevin rated it liked it.

Distant Neighbors: A Portrait of the Mexicans by Alan Riding

Recommended to Susie by: However, I found his writing style redundant and frustrating. I know we can–all we have to do is work together in the same direction. Oct 17, John Fahey added it. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Jan 30, Keith rated it it was amazing Shelves: 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.