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Welcome to the Mexigonia Weekly website.  This site is dedicated to Brady and Elizabeth's journey from Mexico to Patagonia along the Pan American Highway (and detours).

 

 

 

Mexigonia is an idea for a journey from Mexico to Patagonia. The narration of that journey goes beyond travel blogging to chronicle the people and events of this region during the travel time. Brady and Elizabeth conceived this idea shortly after their time at the Council on Hemispheric Affairs in Washington, DC. They wished to continue writing articles on US-Latin American relations ‘from the field’ during their trip to Patagonia. In light of their perspectives as outsiders, Brady and Elizabeth hope to enhance the understanding between their compatriots and the many varying cultures throughout Latin America, a region so close the US, yet seemingly still so far. The primary goal of these two travelers is to learn more about the region to which they are already drawn.

Elizabeth Reavey received a bachelor’s degree in Spanish from Saint Peter’s College in Jersey City, NJ, and a master’s degree in Diplomacy and International Relations from Seton Hall University in South Orange, NJ. In the summer of 2008 she worked as an intern at the Washington, DC, based Council on Hemispheric Affairs where she wrote articles concerning US-Latin American relations. During this time she had many of her articles published in various domestic and international media outlets. Her publications have been translated into Spanish and Portuguese and have appeared in the organization’s printed publication, The Washington Report on the Hemisphere. It was also there where she met Brady. Elizabeth would like to thank her parents, siblings and professors for their wisdom and patience.


Braden Webb received a dual bachelor’s degree in both International Affairs and Journalism from the University of Georgia in Athens, GA. In the summer of 2008 he worked as an intern at the Washington based Council on Hemispheric Affairs where he wrote articles concerning US-Latin American relations. Brady also dedicated his time there as managing editor for the organization’s printed publication, The Washington Report on the Hemisphere, which served a wide circulation of individuals, organizations and universities, both domestic and international. It was also where he met Elizabeth. Brady would like to thank his parents, family and Volkswagen.

Rocinante – Elizabeth and Brady will be traveling in a 1981 Volkswagen Rabbit named Rocinante. Though she lacks the luster, advanced technology and smell of a newer vehicle, Rocinante is perfectly suited for Mexigonia. She is a manual transmission, diesel fuel classic, which has also been converted to run on vegetable oil, thus reducing the environmental impact left by Mexigonia. Rocinante would like to thank her mechanics Billy Egenton of Foreign Car Werks in Bound Brook, New Jersey, and Tim West of Tim's Automotive in Bainbridge, Georgia, Kevin Reavey and Geoff Nosach of New Jersey, for their hours of labor and love poured into making her road-trip-worthy.