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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If you are going to visit mexico or live there this book is a must read alan riding is a great writer and tells it like it is you want be wasting your money Eduardo rated it really liked it Aug 17, To ask other readers questions about Distant Neighborsplease sign up. My edition lists this book as from To read Mexico contextualized in that time is very much relevant today — and Riding makes it fascinating.

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Jan 30, Keith rated it it was amazing Shelves: Susan rated it really liked it Apr 09, 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 a nascent postmodern state.

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

I am probably, sadly, typically American in knowing more about Mexican food than Mexican politics. I found it easy to read even that I’m a non English native speaker.

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A very vecinoa contender to get out of the “developing nations status” but, that somehow; still trying 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. Apr 04, Susie rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: If 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.


Even though this book is somewhat old, in terms of current events, it is still an excellent reference and history of cultural differences between the United States and Mexico. Feb 20, Carlos Alonso-Niemeyer rated it liked it Shelves: Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

Aug 18, Michael Henslee rated it really liked it. Riding goes very far in explaining the misunderstandings between our two countries. Oct 09, Steve Van Slyke rated it really liked it Shelves: Open Preview See a Problem? Opening Mexico is more recent a tad better, but this is well worth reading for anyone wanting to understand Mexico. But towards the end of chapters, the author, a NYT reporter in Mexico during the time of print, makes the common journalist-writing-a-book mistake of rehashing the minutia of what he covered.

Vecinos distantes : un retrato de los mexicanos

I would recommend it to most people. Fayola rated it liked it Jul 27, Trivia About Distant Neighbors A very strong contender to get out of the “developing nations status I was very impressed with what Mr. During the final 12 years before he retired from journalism inhe was the European cultural correspondent for The Ridinb York Times, based in Paris.

The author, a journalist who spent years in Mexico, describes and explains the causes for misunderstandings between our nations. I want our distant neighbors to be our closest and most wanted neighbors There are good chapters about language and customs. Apr 08, Diana rated it really liked it.


I hope we do take notice to what he is telling us and I too hope we can change for the better Rafael rated it really liked it Sep 26, Mar 03, jim rated it really liked it. With portraits of Mexico’s top leaders, about a nation whose stability is vital to ddistantes national well-being.

Vecinos distantes

I read this book for a class on the history of US-Mexican relations. Refresh and try again. I really like it, it is a very extense analisys of Mexico and the different ambits of its culture. Published October 23rd by Vintage first published It’s succinct, veccinos not limit itself to just fact or myth, and brings together each discipline in a cohesive, logical way that never fails to be interesting.

Feb 12, Oscar Romero rated it it was amazing. Recommended to Susie by: Apr 15, Laura rated it liked it. He is author of the best-selling book, “Distant Neighbors: May 27, Kevin rated it liked it. LPenting rated it it was amazing Nov 05, He seems to know more about Mexico and the Mexicans than myself or any Mexican I know, about all topics and specially about politics. So many of our current problems date back to that time of oil, migration, drugs and thugs.