At Metro Chapultepec, the closest station stop to where I live, people can go to this "cibercentro" and connect to the internet free. You can't get on line in every metro stop, but you can at several, and as such, some people -- who likely cannot afford internet service, let alone a personal computer -- are able to stay connected. Let's give credit where it's due: cibercenters on the subway were an impulse of Mayor Marcelo Ebrard.

Ebrard had presidential aspirations, but last Tuesday, the PRD, Ebrard's party, announced that it chose Andrés Manuel López Obrador for its presidential candidate next year. Again. The good news (if you can cull any good news out of the decision) is that Ebrard will complete his term as mayor. According to Mexican law, he is only allowed to serve one term. Pity: I was hoping he would somehow find a way to become mayor for life, like a dictator from the Middle East. In all seriousness, I think he is the best mayor Mexico City has had since 1990, when I moved here. When his term ends, I'll miss him.