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Featured Articles on Living, Working, Studying, Traveling, and Volunteering in Mexico
Living Abroad in Mexico by Ken Luboff 
Living in Mexico: Where, Why, and How? by Tim Leffel
What You Need to Know to Live in Mexico — Insider Tips by Ted Campbell
Navigating the New Mexican Immigration Rules: How to Get Legal Non-working Residency in Mexico by Tim Leffel
How to Work Legally in Mexico: The Insider's Guide to Obtaining a Visitor Visa for Work by Ted Campbell
Expat Survival of the Fittest in Mexico by Ted Campbell
On Being a Mex-Pat: Teaching English and Living in Mexico by Jonathan Clark
Breaking the Gringo Ceiling: Making Friends in Mexico by Louisa Rogers
Advice on Relocating to Mexico by Doug Bower
Moving to Mexico: How We Did It and Why by Jan Morgan
Building a House in Mexico by Rachel Hartman
The Benefits of Joining an Expatriate Group in Mexico by Rachel Hartman
Living in Cancun as an Expat: A Family Adventure Abroad by Ilana Long
Retirement in Mexico: Why, Where, and How North Americans Relocate by Habeeb Salloum
Teaching English in Mexico City by Michelle Joyce
Teaching English as a Foreign Language in Guadalajara, Mexico: A Challenging but Important Experience by Emily Miner
Teaching English in Mexico by Douglas Bower
ESL Teaching Mexico as a Freelancer by Ted Campbell
Volunteer with Sea Turtles in Mexico by Matt Scott
Resort Work in Mexico by Elena Switzer
Volunteer Service in Mexico as a Student by Jamie Frederick
Coming to America from Mexico: Students Learn the Horrors of Border Crossings
Building Casas with the Habitat for Humanity: Work Side by Side as a Volunteer with Villagers in Chiapas, Mexico by Kara Shane Colley
Vacation and Volunteer on a Mexican Ranch by Tim King
Giving Back to Communities in Mexico by Michele Peterson
Art That Makes a Difference: Women Helping Women in Mexico by Michele Peterson
Crossing the Language Barrier in Mexico by Ted Campbell
Tips for Learning Spanish Before Moving to Mexico by Doug Bower
Spanish for Educators:Summer Language-Learning Programs in Costa Rica and Mexico by Anita Ensmann
Art Study in Mexico: San Miguel de Allende Attracts Artists and Students by Kelly Nicholls
Spanish Study at the Instituto Cultural Oaxaca: Perfecting Language Skills at a UNESCO World Heritage Site by Sarah Keyt
A Semester at a Mexican University: Spanish Language Study and True Cultural Immersion in Mexico City by Rachel Hartman
Study Spanish in Mexico City: The Heart of the Aztec Empire by Rachel Hartman
Spanish Through the Senses: Language School "Extras" Can Be the Main Course by Linda McDonnell
Why Study Spanish in Mexico? by Robert Walling
Study Abroad in Oaxaca, Mexico and Cuba by Anna Laird Barto
Study Spanish in Mexico by Arlene Gould
Guanajuato, Mexico: Love at First Sight by Lies Ouwerkerk
A More Sustainable Face of Mexican Tourism by Tim Leffel
Budget Travel in Mexico and Central America by Tim Leffel
The Magic of Oaxaca Has Returned: A Guide to Touring 17 Villages and Meeting Local Craftspeople and Artisans by Alvin Starkman
The Ultimate Guide to Eating Authentic Food in Mexico by Ted Campbell
How to Make the Most of Markets in Mexico: Strange Fruit and Cheap Lunches by Ted Campbell
Exploring the Exotic Fresh Fruit of Mexico by Ted Campbell
The Markets of Oaxaca by Ron Mader
Day of the Dead in Oaxaca, Mexico by Ron Mader
Honoring Tradition in Mexico: Visitors to Oaxaca Find Meaning in Dia de los Muertos by Jim Kane
Mexican Fiestas: Festivals Are the Spice of Life in Mexico by Cynthia Marie Bower
Tenejapa Homecoming by Jim Kane
Teotitlán del Valle, Mexico by Ron Mader
Xochimilco Gardens by Ron Mader
Traveling with a Child in Mexico by Tim Leffel
Mayan Community Tours Enrich a Visit to Mexico's Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve by Alison Gardner
Biking Through Mexico: The Best Way to Meet the Country's Welcoming People by Kara Shane Colley
Biking Through Mexico: With Breaks for Woofing and Language Study by Kara Shane Colley
Conserving Sea Turtles in Mexico: Volunteer at an Eco-Friendly Resort by Jodi Helmer
A Waterfall Lover's Paradise: Chiapas Community Group Preserves Eco-Trail in Mexico by Michele Peterson
Life's a Beach: But There's Also Much More to the Mexican Communities You Visit by Michele Peterson
The Other Side of Puerto Vallarta, Mexico by Veronica Hackethal
Oaxaca: Mexico's Towns in the Clouds by David Hilbert
Chillin' in Chacala: Budget Vacations Help a Small Mexican Community by Ande Wanderer
Travels in Mexico: Renewal in the Yucatan by Lauryn Axelrod
Festivals in Jalapa, Mexico: Jalapa Honors Its Saint, Visitors Join the Fun by Tom DeMott
Tepoztlan's Festivals in Mexico by Jeannie Bruland
Community Ecotourism: Mexico-Guatemala Border by Ron Mader
A Mayan Experience in Eastern Mexico by Robert Gosnell
Living with Lacadons in Mexico: Visit the Sole Descendents of the Mayan Empire by William Breeze
Baja, Mexico by Car by John Grippo

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 Business and Economy in Mexico

American Chamber of Commerce of Mexico,, is a non-profit organization dedicated to the representation, promotion, and development of business interests between Mexico and the United States.

Office of NAFTA and Inter-American Affairs (ONIA),, a site maintained by the International Trade Administration (U.S. Department of State) provides information for business regarding the free trade zone.

United States-Mexico Chamber of Commerce,, promotes trade, investment and joint ventures between the two countries; Binational Headquarters: 1300 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W., Suite G-0003 Washington, D.C. 20004-3021; Tel: 202-312-1520; Fax: 202-312-1530; U.S. Commercial Service in Mexico publishes Country & Industry Market Reports, Commercial guides, and other essential information for doing business abroad.

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 Expatriate Websites and Resources for Mexico

Expat Focus provides information and resources for expatriates for a large number of countries, including Mexico. The website also host forums and blogs for expats. an online community for expatriates, has a section on Living in Mexico, with classified ads, links, and a bulletin board.

Mexico Connect,, is an Internet publication providing a plethora of information on all aspects of living in Mexico, as well as forums for information exchange.

Yucatan Living,, is an online lifestyle blog for English-language readers about living and working in the Yucatan, Mexico.

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 News and Media in Mexico

The North American Congress on Latin America (NACLA),, is a non-profit organization providing comprehensive information on major trends in Latin America and its relations with the United States; publishes the bimonthly magazine ‘Nacla Report on the Americas’. provides continuously updated links to thousands of online radio stations worldwide, including Mexico.

Online Newspapers lists over 1000 links to online newspapers worldwide, including Mexico.

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 Recommended Reading on Mexico
Living Abroad in Mexico by Ken Luboff
Lonely Planet Mexico by John Noble, et al.
The People's Guide to Mexico by Carl Franz, et al.
The Rough Guide To Mexico
Frommers's Mexico by Lynne Bairstow
Fodor's Mexico  
The Mexico Reader: History, Culture, Politics (The Latin America Readers) by G. M. Joseph (Editor), et al.
Culture Shock! Mexico: A Guide to Customs & Etiquette by Mark Cramer
Mexico (Eyewitness Travel Guides) by Anna Streiffert (Editor)
Eat Smart in Mexico: How to Decipher the Menu, Know the Market Foods & Embark on a Tasting Adventure by Joan Peterson
Cancun and the Mayan Riviera by Ted Campbell
San Cristobal de las Casas and Palenque in Chiapas by Ted Campbell

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 Travel Information for Mexico

Lonely Planet Worldguide provides a lot of useful travel information. check out the link for Mexico.,, is a travel website dedicated to Mexico, with a plethora of useful information.

Fodor's provides destination guides for most countries around the world, with a section on Mexico.

Frommer's provides destination guides for countries worldwide, with a section on Mexico.

Planeta, is the premier global journal of practical ecotourism run by Transitions Abroad's Latin American and Ecotourism contributing editor Ron Mader. features thousands of articles, resources.

Visit Mexico,, is a Mexican Tourism Portal maintained by the Mexico Tourism Board.

Yucatan Today, Travel guide for Merida, Mexico and the Yucatan Peninsula where you'll find Spanish colonial cities and cathedrals, mayan ruins, haciendas, exotic birds, caves, and more...

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