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Daniel Hernandez Explains How Mexico Survives

When he moved to Mexico City, Daniel Hernandez planned to be less a journalist and more an observer and participant.“For me, that meant to go to every possible event that I could,” explained the blogger and onetime Los Angeles Times and LA Weekly staffer to the full house at MOCA. “Every party, every concert, every rally, every religious tradition’s ceremony or ritual, every meeting, every talk.”Drawing from his year-and-a-half immersion in the capital city, Hernandez explored how Mexico, despite economic, health, political, and environmental crises, manages to survive. The country, he explained, “has always been a survivalist kind of society. It has always been a society that has employed improvisation, adapting to whatever challenges are thrown at its people.”It’s not just H1N1Mexico today faces a number of serious challenges, beginning, Hernandez said, with the global economic crisis. The decline seems …