Monday, October 31, 2011

What Happens When You Build Your Country Atop An Old Indian Burial Ground

Quick: Mexican news photo or storefront Halloween display?

Tough one, isn't it? When you live in a country where they dig up skeletons every day, where fear is constant, the ghosts of the past are ever-present and people hold family outings in the local graveyard; in a city teeming with 18th Century historical reenactors, Don Quixote impersonators, mariachis, luchadors, cowboys on horseback, Indians in feathers and loincloths, and streets that are overrun with children begging for treats, about the only way you notice it's Halloween is that suddenly, one night, some kids are dressed as vampires.

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