This Week In Mexico

1 Jul

Calling Mexico home quickly brought us up to speed with a very important international event called the Mundial (pronounced moon dee al) or World Cup (Just Don’t Call it Soccer) which happens every four years. The US Super Bowl looks like Friday night high school football by comparison.


Time Out sports bar, a fav spot for Mundial viewing,

Mundial 2018 is taking place as we speak in Russia, and believe me, the whole world is watching. The whole world except for the United States that for the most part does not understand nor care much about soccer. The US team did not qualify to compete in this world-wide event, eliminating whatever smidge of interest that might have existed.


Kim, works hard to keep everyone in beer and breakfast at 9am.

Mexico won its first two matches causing explosive responses around the country. Mexico City measured the equivalent of a small earthquake with fans taking to the street in celebration. To say this is a huge deal in Mexico is an understatement. Do NOT try to get anything accomplished while Mexico is on the screen. People are huddled around their computer, tv and cell phone. Life is at a standstill.


Even Mexican pups get in on the action.

Today Sunday is also Mexico’s presidential election. Late night comedian John Oliver recently made an attempt to explain the two main candidates. The reactionary candidate reflects all too well the current opinions of our own US politics. With Mexico as the US’s whipping boy, it is no wonder it’s citizens are fed up. Anyone who wants to “fight back” has citizen support.


Foreigners living in Mexico are prohibited  by law from participating in political activities in any way. We keep our opinions to ourselves and our fingers crossed. Until next week…


7 Responses to “This Week In Mexico”

  1. Jack Scott July 1, 2018 at 11:42 am #

    It’s fever pitch here too. England play Columbia next so fingers crossed. And a Norwich resident is in Russia waving a specially designed three lions rainbow flag at every England game – the three lions are the team’s emblem. The Russian authorities want to ban it but can’t as it’s officially sponsored by the English Football Association. Ha!

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    • afish25 July 1, 2018 at 1:26 pm #

      My MIL was waiting for an MRI. Everyone was glued to the game! It wasn’t even Mexico! Mex lost their third match but moved on because German lost. So much to learn.


  2. emilievardaman July 1, 2018 at 12:46 pm #

    Soccer? Fútbol? What is that? 😁
    Mexican elections spill across the border, especially where I live which is three short blocks to Sonora. I have been listening to campaign speeches (big PA system!), music and partying nightly. A friend was going to come over tomorrow but then remembered he’d promised to operate a taco truck on Monday whether the community is in celebration or mourning mode. I will likely wander over for lunch.

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    • afish25 July 1, 2018 at 1:24 pm #

      We are staying home. Opposing sides have been known to throw garbage at each other. No use giving them a different target.


  3. daompatti July 2, 2018 at 9:23 am #

    I’ve been glued to Mundial! Love it! Much better than US football or baseball or even basketball! Right now watching Brazil and Mexico…Viva Mexico!


    • afish25 July 2, 2018 at 10:59 am #

      Disappointing game. Brazil definitely outplayed them. 😩😢


      • daompatti July 2, 2018 at 11:01 am #

        Yes, disappointed in Mexico, a very lackluster game! How disappointing and sad. Oh well, there’s always next time!

        On Jul 2, 2018 10:59 AM, “the adventures of dos tortas” wrote:

        afish25 commented: “Disappointing game. Brazil definitely outplayed them. [image: 😩][image: 😢]”

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