Tag Archives: Mexico

Study abroad: From Maynooth to Mexico

[The following Guest Post should be of interest to many] After hearing about the possibility to study Geography abroad in a place like Mexico, I jumped at the chance. I visited the international office, read some of the literature about the course on offer, visa requirements etc. I did some other basic ┬áresearch and then […]

Unusual giant waves in Mexico

An equatorial marine counter-current is causing problems for beach-bound tourists and locals along the pacific coast of Guerrero state, western Mexico. “On Saturday, on Icacos beach at the tourist resort of Acapulco, two women were swept away by a wave when they were walking along the sand. On Friday, at El Carrizal beach in Coyuca […]

Mexican Swine Flu – Beginnings Of A Catastrophic Pandemic?

Most people think of influenza as nothing more than a bad cold. Nothing could be further from the truth. Influenza is a highly contagious air-borne disease caused by a virus that mutates rapidly, thereby rendering most vaccines obsolete within a short period. Some strains are also highly lethal. The 1918 influenza pandemic (sometimes referred to […]

The impact of NAFTA on Mexico

Fifteen years after the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) was signed, the New York Times once again has a great article for NUIM Geography students. Lots of students from many classes in our department will find interesting insights in the article. There’s the case of declining Mexican exports to the US, partly because of […]