15 May 2007

Stars and stripes over the Chapala Malecon

Photo by Steven H. Miller

A steady stream of feature articles muse about an influx of Americans moving to Mexico. Some one million Americans supposedly now live here. In Chapala, a municipality south of Guadalajara and the home of a large expatriate enclave, the local government recently began flying both the U.S. and Canadian flags at its recently renovated wharf and malecon.

The mere sight of a Mexican flag drives clowns like the Minutemen nuts, but here in Chapala, the Stars and Stripes gently flutters over a government-owned site - and none of the locals seem bothered by that.

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