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Distant neighbors by Alan Riding, , Joaquín Mortiz edition, in Spanish – 1a ed. en español. Translation of: Distant neighbors: a portrait of the Mexicans. Vecinos distantes / Distant Neighbors: Un retrato de los mexicanos / A Portrait of the Mexicans. Front Cover. Alan Riding. Editorial Planeta.

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A study of Mexico – political, social, cultural, economic – by a journalist who was for the past 6 years the NYT bureau chief in Mexico City.

Opening Mexico is more recent a tad better, but this is well worth reading for anyone wanting to understand Mexico. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Margy rated it it was amazing Dec 27, Eduardo rated it really liked it Aug 17, Riding goes very far in explaining the misunderstandings between our two countries.

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. LPenting rated it it was amazing Nov 05, I want our distant neighbors to be our closest and most wanted neighbors Want to Read saving….

I would recommend it to most people. Feb 20, Carlos Alonso-Niemeyer rated it liked it Shelves: I learned so much from this book. To ask other readers questions about Distant Neighborsplease sign up.

I know we can–all we have to do is work together in the same direction. It’s succinct, does idstantes limit itself to just fact or myth, and brings together each discipline in a cohesive, logical way that never fails to be interesting. A very strong contender to get out of the “developing nations status I was very impressed with what Mr.


Vecinos distantes : un retrato de los mexicanos

My edition lists this book as from It is dated of course the contemporary context is the late 80s, so the social stats are not up to date but as a snapshot of that crucial era, the book provides a great understanding of Mexico as distantse nascent postmodern state. Oct 17, John Fahey added it.

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But towards the end of chapters, the author, a NYT reporter in Mexico during the distantex of print, makes the common journalist-writing-a-book mistake of rehashing the minutia of what he covered. From my personal perspective even that it was written in the 80s the core remains till now days. Veconos you want to understand Mexican culture and live within, Distant Neighbors is an introduction to understand the culture from historical, economical, political and sociological perspective.

The author, a journalist who spent years in Mexico, describes and explains the causes for misunderstandings between our nations.

Apr 04, Susie rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: I first read it in Spanish in the 80s. There are good chapters about language and customs.

During the final 12 years before he retired from journalism inhe was the European cultural correspondent for The New York Times, based in Paris.

Return to Book Page. I found it easy to read even that I’m a non English native speaker. After some talks about my culture and how accurate he is on his perceptions he suggested me to read it.

Back in the this book was a must for those who love all things Mexico. Refresh and try again.


Sep 18, Lauren Albert rated it really liked it Shelves: He seems to know more about Mexico and the Mexicans than myself or any Mexican I know, about all topics and vecinow about politics.

Spencer Wilson rated it really liked it Aug 26, I think he succeeds. During much of his career, Riding covered political and economic affairs. Cindy Morales rated it really liked it Aug 12, Trivia About Distant Neighbors No trivia or quizzes yet.

I read this book for a class on the history of US-Mexican relations. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

Riding is telling us about Mexico. The society has changed a lot since the 80’s veinos by all means it provides a good frame to ridjng the “magical realism” of the Mexican people. Published October 23rd by Vintage first published I really like it, it is a very extense analisys of Mexico and the different ambits of its culture. But towards the end of chapters, the author, a NYT reporter in Mexico during the time of print, makes the common journalist-writing- My edition lists this book as from Preview — Distant Neighbors by Alan Riding.

Books by Alan Riding. Distant neighbors was recommended by an American person who is in constant touch with my culture.