THE ALLIGATOR REPORT

An account of
Roger Kemble's personal experiences living in Mexico City 1997-8.

MEXICO
A FRACTAL HISTORY

QUETZALCOATL

With great self-control I have resisited the urge to edit. The essays must stand as they were written. For instance: my opinions of Zapatista's as DF intellectuals and Octavio Paz and Carlos Fuentes, as written in April 1998, are somewhat off the mark. DF intellectuals, among many others, do indeed support the EZLN. As for Paz's and Fuentes's official superannuation, it is true and they are more gringo than mexicano. But their "los trabajos de su vida" stand. I now have richer insight, no doubt because of my latin sojourn.

As for my students speaking "inglese". I don't know how I pursuaded my self that they could. Certainly it was a graduate school requirement. I do know I had to learn "espanole" pretty damn fast to communicate!

MAY 31 '97

JUNE 30 '97

JULY 31 '97

AUGUST 31 '97

SEPTEMBER 30 '97

OCTOBER 31 '97

NOVEMBER 30 '97
DECEMBER 31 '97

JANUARY 05 '98

JANUARY 31 '98

FEBRUARY 28 '98

MARCH 31 '98

APRIL 30 '98

MAY 31 '98

AUGUST 28 '98

PEDRO RAMIREZ VASQUEZ
Arquitecto Mexicano.