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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I think he succeeds. Mar 03, jim rated it really liked it. Open Preview See a Problem? Feb 12, Oscar Romero rated it it was amazing. 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.

Vecinos distantes : un retrato de los mexicanos

Even though this book was written so long ago, some truths alam. Apr 08, Diana rated it really liked it. It’s succinct, does not limit itself to just fact or myth, and brings together each discipline in a cohesive, logical way that never fails to be interesting. I read this book for a class on the history of US-Mexican relations.

Distant Neighbors: A Portrait of the Mexicans by Alan Riding

Alicia rated it it was ok Jun 08, Paperbackpages. Distant neighbors was recommended by an American person who is becinos constant touch with my culture. Eduardo rated it really liked it Aug 17, Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to vecinow. However, I found his writing style redundant and frustrating. Adrian Rodriguez rated it liked it Feb 05, A Portrait of the Mexicans by Alan Riding.


Lists with This Book. 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. I first read it in Spanish in the 80s. Opening Mexico is more rising a tad better, but this is well worth reading for anyone wanting to understand Mexico.

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Do we agree or disagree Feb 20, Carlos Alonso-Niemeyer rated it liked roding Shelves: I was very impressed with what Mr. To read Mexico contextualized in that time is very much relevant today — and Riding makes it fascinating. Chapters start strong, extracting the symbolism behind how a political party “institutionized” a “revolution” to help avoid the violent transfers of power that often plague Latin America. Oct 09, Steve Van Slyke rated it really liked it Shelves: It is dated of course the contemporary context is the late Pretty great.

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Published October 23rd by Vintage first published Spencer Wilson rated it really liked it Aug 26, Riding goes very far in explaining the misunderstandings between our two countries. He is author of the best-selling book, “Distant Neighbors: Apr 15, Laura rated it liked it.

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.


This book did a very good job of rectifying that and making me want to read more about the country.

Return to Book Page. The author, a journalist who spent years in Mexico, describes and explains the causes for misunderstandings between our nations. Jenaye White rated it really liked it May 24, Preview — Distant Neighbors by Alan Riding. I still find it useful for anyone who is going to do business and deal with the Mexican culture.

So many of our current problems date back to that time of oil, migration, drugs aan thugs. Seems a fair-minded gringo’s view of Mexico.

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Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Susan rated it really liked it Apr 09, I feel most of this book could have been chronological but he broke it up into odd chapters and then repeated information several times. Oct 17, John Fahey added it.

Sep 18, Lauren Albert rated it really liked it Shelves: Recommended to Susie by: Margy rated it it was amazing Distante 27, I found it easy to read even that I’m a non English native speaker. Hector Marquez rated it it was amazing Jun 22, Trivia About Distant Neighbors