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MISCELLANEOUS ("Unusual News"): Mexico City, "public displays of affection"?: "Is Mexico City the PDA capital of the world?" ....

* Los Angeles Times (Kate Linthicum):  "Is Mexico City the PDA capital of the world?" - From the LAT:

It’s springtime in Mexico City, and love is in the air.

Couples canoodle seemingly everywhere — at taquerias and sidewalk cafes, near bus stops and on packed subway trains. Lovers recline — and entwine — on apartment stoops and park benches, in the city’s historic plazas and along its verdant boulevards. If there is a world capital of public displays of affection, it could be Mexico City in the spring, as the days start to lengthen and the jacarandas bloom.Why is it that so many intimate moments play out in the open across the avenues and esplanades of this leafy mountain capital?

In a teeming metropolis of 21 million people, where rents are high and family is central, it’s common for children to live well into adulthood with their parents and other relatives. So for a romantic moment away from nosy and sometimes culturally conservative kin, many couples leave the house — and find a little privacy in public.


Unabashed PDA is generally accepted here, with most bystanders doing their best to politely look the other way. Perhaps because of that, some couples are emboldened to push the limits beyond mere kissing — sometimes far beyond ..................