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June 29, 2011


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So many voices on Mexico and so much mierda, but Grillo's reports have been refreshing. I thought about this recently after reading one of those horrendous pieces by "international journalists." this one was by someone called Michael Diebert (deibert?). It had every element of the misunderstanding of Mexico that's repeated day after day in the U.S. press. To make matters worse, it was published by Truthdig, which I normall trust. It's not just him, there are so many bad reports coming out of Mexico. I'd say Grillo, the LA Times, and, por supuesto, Dudley are some of the best voices, probably because they have lived there for some time. Those "international" journalists who don't know the place should stay away. Their reports just confuse and scare people.

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