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Mexican Films

by Anthony Genco
I grew up in Mexico City. We were a special family with special privileges. Dad was a small part of the diplomatic corps as he was a legal attache at the American Embassy which at that time was at the corner of Lafragua and Reforma. This short and sweet depiction of Mexico is what I remember as a kid. One Sunday we, as a family, went to ‘el bosque de Chapultepec’ to see the animals, walk in the gardens, and even tour the castle where ‘los ninos heroes’ fought so bravely against the French. On Monday, I went to school at the American School on Bondojito in Tacubaya. My brother was still too young for school. One of the maids left the gate… Read more

I grew up in Mexico City. We were a special family with special privileges. Dad was a small part of the diplomatic corps as he was a legal attache at the American Embassy which at that time was at the corner of Lafragua and Reforma. This short and sweet depiction of Mexico is what I remember as a kid. One Sunday we, as a family, went to ‘el bosque de Chapultepec’ to see the animals, walk in the gardens, and even tour the castle where ‘los ninos heroes’ fought so bravely against the French. On Monday, I went to school at the American School on Bondojito in Tacubaya. My brother was still too young for school. One of the maids left the gate open while waiting for the trash truck to arrive. He wanted to go back to the zoo. I came back from school and dad was already there. The police were scouring the area looking for a kidnapped kid. At the time, the freeways which now criss-cross the environs of the zoo did not exist; but six lane roadways loaded with traffic were in place. Good-hearted Mexican folks helped this four year old across all the busy streets. One young Mexican family stayed with him as he visited the zoo again. They contacted the police. No Harm. That is what I remember about Mexico. We lived there seven years. I am still fluent in the language and what they taught me about their society. I could go back tomorrow and forget this place. Perhaps before I pass on ……….

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