There is a radio station in Mexico City that plays the Beatles two hours a day. Their music -- along with that of the Doors, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Barry White and Ray Conniff -- is endlessly recycled here, as evidenced not only on radio stations, but in jukeboxes, and all over the sidewalks where pirated CDs are sold. (To be fair, so is the music of many Mexican idols, such as Pedro Infante, Trio Los Panchos and Agustín Lara.)
But there is a special fascination with the Beatles that I cannot quite explain. Here, a display at a flea market that takes place each Saturday and Sunday at the Jardín Dr. Ignacio Chávez, on Avenida Cuauhtemoc between Calles Dr. Liceaga and Dr. Navarro. Act fast -- these items may have already been snapped up by a diehard fan.
If they're gone, there will be plenty of other stuff, just in time for Three Kings Day, on the 6th of January, the day that Mexicans traditionally exchange presents.
Happy new year, everyone.