My blog, من المكسيك مع الحب, turned 5 today!
Can’t believe 5 years ago I started planning my journey to Cairo.  So much has changed since then, and I’m excited to see where my job will take me over the next 5 years!

My blog, من المكسيك مع الحب, turned 5 today!

Can’t believe 5 years ago I started planning my journey to Cairo.  So much has changed since then, and I’m excited to see where my job will take me over the next 5 years!

theeconomist:

A broken system: Latin America is the only region in the world where murder rates increased in the first decade of this century. Plenty of factors explain Latin America’s crime disease. The drug trade, a bulge of young, poorly educated men, income inequality and access to firearms are some. But perhaps the most important is the pervasive weakness in the basic institutions of the rule of law. As our map shows, trust in the criminal-justice system remains low in all countries.

theeconomist:

A broken system: Latin America is the only region in the world where murder rates increased in the first decade of this century. Plenty of factors explain Latin America’s crime disease. The drug trade, a bulge of young, poorly educated men, income inequality and access to firearms are some. But perhaps the most important is the pervasive weakness in the basic institutions of the rule of law. As our map shows, trust in the criminal-justice system remains low in all countries.

State Department Nominees

This very minute, we have 58 nominees pending before the Senate, including 43 ambassadors. That means we’re going without our strongest voice on the ground every day in more than 25 percent of the world.”

The power of your passport.

The power of your passport.

The 33 countries waiting for a U.S. ambassador, in one map

#latergram #mexicodiseña @pattylaya

#latergram #mexicodiseña @pattylaya

Mexican Project Runway #mexicodiseña #fashion

Mexican Project Runway #mexicodiseña #fashion

Never make someone a priority when all you are to them is an option.

Maya Angelou
Happy Memorial Day weekend from a little bit of paradise! (at Playa Carrizalillo)

Happy Memorial Day weekend from a little bit of paradise! (at Playa Carrizalillo)

Well I didn’t get a selfie with the Secretary, but I did get to enjoy this epic view of #DF

Well I didn’t get a selfie with the Secretary, but I did get to enjoy this epic view of #DF

Twitter / USEmbassyMEX: ¡El Secretario de Estado ya está en México!

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