Thursday, November 04, 2010

Swedish Bikini Team

We do realize that Mexico is a real country that has friendships and alliances with non-Latino, non-USA countries, but it's still surprising to us to step off the beach in Zihuatanejo and find ourselves in Plaza Olof Palme, dedicated just five months after the former Swedish Prime Minister's assassination in 1986.


Aside from a vague reference to having had "wealthy relatives in Mexico" and an apparently well-documented hitch-hiking trip across the US and Mexico he took as a student in 1947, the interns have been unable to figure out why the state of Guerrero would have felt so strongly about Olof Palme. As always, smarter people than us are invited to show off in comments.

6 comments:

Rick said...

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Anonymous said...

of course, because your CIA killed him

Burro Hall said...

Eh. CIA kills a lot of people. They don't all get Mexican parks named after them.

Mexfiles said...

Probably not. But then, Tomas Masarek (who was killed by the Communists) and Mahatma Gandhi (killed by Indian Fascists) also have parks named for them.

Anonymous said...

not only Masaryk has a park but also THE STREET in Mexico City

Mexfiles said...

OK, if you're going to go with streets in Polanco, there's also an Abraham Lincoln, whose demise, I suspect, had something to do with the gringos.