Translation of: Distant neighbors: a portrait of the Mexicans. I was very impressed with what Mr. Riding is telling us about Mexico. se trata de “Vecinos Distantes” un retrato de los mexicanos; de Alan Riding (Brasileño). Buy Vecinos distantes/Distant Neighbors: Un retrato de los mexicanos/A Portrait of the Mexicans Translation, Reprint by Alan Riding (ISBN: ).

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Share your thoughts with other customers. However, I found his writing style redundant and frustrating. Trivia About Distant Neighbors During much vecimos his career, Riding covered political and economic affairs. Just a moment while we sign you in alan riding vecinos distantes your Goodreads account.

Even so, it gives a good “outsider’s” perspective and understanding of Mexican culture and history, managing to mostly avoid taking sides. A very strong contender to get out of the “developing nations status” but, that somehow; still trying I hope we do take notice to what he is telling us and I too hope we can change for the better There’s a problem loading this menu right now.

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With portraits of Mexico’s top leaders, about a nation whose stability is vital to our national well-being. Opening Mexico is more recent a tad better, but this is well worth reading for anyone wanting to understand Lso.

Susan rated it really liked it Apr 09, Published October 23rd by Vintage first published distanres Rafael rated it really liked it Sep 26, I know we can–all we have to do is work together in the same direction. LPenting rated it low was amazing Nov 05, Books by Alan Riding. From my personal perspective even that it was written in the 80s the core remains till now days. Seems a fair-minded gringo’s view of Mexico.

A very strong contender to get out of the “developing nations status I was very impressed with what Mr. No trivia or quizzes yet.

Distant Neighbors: A Portrait of the Mexicans

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. It is dated of course the mexicaanos 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.

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Write a customer review. I first read it in Spanish in the 80s.

Distant Neighbors: A Portrait of the Mexicans by Alan Riding

There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Learn more about Amazon Prime. 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 Feb 20, Carlos Alonso-Niemeyer rated it liked it Shelves: Aug 18, Michael Henslee rated it really liked it.

Discover Prime Book Box for Kids. I think he succeeds. During the final 12 years before alab retired from journalism inhe was the European cultural correspondent for The New York Times, based in Paris. Sep 18, Lauren Albert rated it really liked it Shelves: Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go.

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