Monday, July 19, 2010

The Spy Who Dug Me


There have been some changes in the upper echelons of state government, as the woman whose name we never did quite manage to confirm handed over the Miss Querétaro crown during a ceremony at the Hotel Juriquilla this weekend. The transfer of power was by all accounts an orderly one.

Thanks to the crack reporting of Diario de Querétaro, we can tell you that our new sovereign is 21 years old, a bit over five-foot-nine, and...well, nothing else except her name. Just a couple of weeks after an enormous Russian spy ring was found to have links to president Calderón, the Nuestra Belleza Querétaro 2010 sash was draped across the firm, modest bosom of the queretanisima Señorita Natasha Kaufmann.

We will, as always, bring you photos of Her Majesty in a bikini, taken a few summers ago at her dacha on the Volga, as soon as we are able to transfer them from the microfilm.

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4 comments:

Anonymous said...

No, we have Jewish people in Mexico too. I think you are too. So there are many Jewish immigrants in Mexico. There is a wave of young people like her who are around 20 who are children of Eastern European musicians who worked in orchestras in San Luis Potosi, Zacatecas, etc. The children, BTW, don't quite speak Russian, and the parents don't quite speak Spanish. It's an odd situation. I know many of those families.

Burro Hall said...

I know - though I think "many" overstates it a little. 40,000 Jews in a country of 100 million is still 99.96% non-Jewish. Incidentally, we have no idea if Miss Q is Jewish or not, but we think it would be pretty awesome if she were.

Anonymous said...

Natasha Kaufmann Gómez is a descendant of Aztec nobility. She does not speak Russian but is fluent in Spanish and Nahuate.

Burro Hall said...

It's about time we had a NBQ who's fluent in Spanish.