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Here we go again

To coin a phrase: And the rockets dread blare, the bombs bursting in air, gave proof through the night that your flak is still there.

10aYup.  A popular Facebook site has once again been abuzz with yada-yada on cohetes. It started with a question from an expat living in Guadalajara whose dog was going bonkers with frequent blasts of the rockets all night long in her neighborhood. “Is it quieter by any chance In Ajijic/Chapala in the let’s say 1 a.m. to 7 a.m. time period?” she asked. You can guess the barrage of NOs and HELL NOs fired off in response. Then, among some 100 comments posted before the administrator shut down the thread, there was ample discussion reflecting differing points of view.

Carlos González Magallón, a former Mexican diplomat who retired here some years ago, hit the nail on the head writing, “This is a recurrent issue. Believe it or not, there are a lot of us Mexicans that do not like cuetes, and I fully share you concern about the awful effects of cuetes on dogs; us humans, alas, have to learn how to respect local traditions.”

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