Young people thrive in a new Mexico, even as the shadows of violence linger

08/29/2016 The Star

Mexican Flag XXLMEXICO CITY—Tattooed hipsters on bikes. Same-sex couples walking hand-in-hand. Cafés with almond milk coffee and gluten-free bread. Artisanal mescal — three dozen different kinds.

This is not the Mexico most Canadians know. But in the chic eateries and cultural centres of the gentrifying La Roma neighbourhood in Mexico City, another side of the country is in full bloom.

“The city has such an intoxicating mix of culture, emotion, food, design and architecture that has really exploded in the last two or three years,” says Susie Neil, standing outside Toscano café, where she is producing a tequila commercial for a Canadian client.

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One thought on “Young people thrive in a new Mexico, even as the shadows of violence linger

  1. The headline is much more upbeat than the realities presented in the last half of the article. As for “young people thriving”, it’s talking about the few university graduates in high-tech and business who have jobs in the global marketplace and can afford to live in La Roma, Condesa or Santa Fe. Half of Mexican youth don’t finish high school, read at a 6th grade level, at best, and go to work in the informal economy. A good example is the taco vendor pictured in the article.

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