As a journalist I have interviewed at least 30 subjects. This story about Ajijic's
busy delegado (mayor) was the most difficult to complete. It wasn't because
of any language barrier; Señor Anselmo Avalos Rochin speaks good English.
Time passed as our interview was repeatedly rescheduled, due to Anselmo's packed
The building containing the office of the delegado is both beautiful and
welcoming; it sits two blocks south of the carretera, just across Calle Colón
from Ajijic's attractive, clean art-filled plaza. From his office Anselmo can survey
the constant activity on the plaza and keep his fingers on the pulse of the heart
of the community. You'll know the building as soon as you see it. One side of
the two-story building features a hand-painted mural honoring the area's fishermen
and on the other side is a stunning painted scene portraying Ajijic's pre-Hispanic
inhabitants offering praise and thanksgiving for the abundance and beauty of life
along Mexico's largest lake.
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