Dr. James Horn

Dr. James J. Horn is Associate Professor Emeritus, History, State University of New York College at Brockport, where he taught history for thirty years and coordinated the SUNY Study-Abroad program in Cuernavaca Mexico  including 25 semesters as resident dirctor there until his retirement in 1998. During college vacations and after leaving academia, he coordinated 80  Road Scholar (Elderhostel) programs in Cuernavaca and he designed and escorted 66 private tours to 20 destinations in eight countries.

In addition to newspaper features, book reviews, and lectures, Dr. Horn has written numerous scholarly articles on U.S. – Mexican relations and the politics of health care in Latin America. He has lectured frequently on his specialties: Latin America in the 20th Century, U.S.-Latin American Relations, and the History of Mexico.

He is the author of Cuernavaca, A Guide for Students & Tourists (open  that heading on the dashboard of this site). In 2012 he retired as President of Educational Travel Service, Inc. but he maintains an active interest in his specialties. In addition to his blog, his public service to the communityh is keeping expat residents informed of important local news he researches from Spanish-language sources. He resides in Cuernavaca where he has been honored for his academic and tourism accomplishments.

Reconocimiento, Huésped Distinguido,Presidente Municipal y Ayuntamiento de Cuernavaca, Mor. July 2003.

Reconocimiento, “Ciudadano del Mundo,” Universidad Internacional, Cuernavaca, Mor. Mexico, May 8, 2008.

Reconocimiento & Homenaje,  “Distinguido Miembro de la Universidad,” Universidad Internacional, Cuernavaca, Mor. Mexico,  April 14, 2011.

Contact: jhornmex@gmail.com

34 thoughts on “Dr. James Horn

  1. Lake Chapala and San Miguel expatriates have very active, current blogs.
    I am pleased to have Cuernavaca “toot its horn” as well. Good luck Dr. Horn!

  2. I’ve been thinking about you Jim, wondering what your next steps would be and now I know! Best wishes with your new endeavor! I look forward to your posts.

  3. Querido Jim: para mi familia y para mi, es un honor contar con amigos como tú. Basta decir que nuestra relación de amistad es de 30 años ¡Toda una vida! Como siempre, lo mejor para ti.
    Felicidades por tu página, me gustó mucho.

  4. I always enjoyed tour lectures on Cuernavaca and recently on the Yucatan. I look forward to seeing where life’s journey takes you. Thanks for good memories. Ralph Cram

  5. Hi Jim, Bob and I will be following your new endeavor. Will you ever get to FL to visit or NH for that matter. Fondly Judy McLean

  6. Hi Jim – Great to hear from you again. Marilyn & I thoroughly enjoyed all past trips with you, and look forward to following your future endeavors. Steve & Marilyn Seeman

  7. Dear Jim, Travelling with you and listening to your lectures was wonderful. Bob and I miss it. We will definitely be following your blog. How exciting. Abrazos, Elga

  8. Hi, Jim! Merry Christmas! My memories of all the trips I have taken with you are among my best. I turn 80 in a few days & am recovering from knee replacement surgery. My only travel plans are to go to Oklahoma to spend Christmas with my whole little family including my great-grand triplets who are 5 and a half. My best wishes to you & thanks for great travels. Mary Groesbeck

  9. Jim,
    One of my biggest regrets is not finding time to go on one of your celebrated tours.
    Pat Baker

  10. I’m so sorry there won’t be a Cuernavaca Elderhostel any more. Loved your insights and information about Mexico since I live 10 miles from it myself. Would love to hear your ideas on visiting now? Do you feel safe in Cuernavaca? What a shame that the great interchange between Mexico and the US has dried up! Any thoughts? Nancy Bashant

  11. Jim, delighted to see your blog and looking forward to reading more.
    Still savoring our Yucatan trip, 2012.

  12. Querido Jim, muchas felicidades por tu nueva página. La compartíré con mucho gusto.
    Un abrazo, Dalel Cortés.
    Subsecretaria de Turismo de Morelos

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  15. I never heard of you before reading the Cuernads today. Living in Tepoztlan, Morelos, I will read you blog with interest. Would like to meet you sometime. Thanks for continuing what seems to be fine work.

  16. Thanks for commenting. Surprised you missed the 100 previous times I have posted on Cuerna ads.
    Perhaps you aren’t in Newcomers since I have written often for the newsletter and spoke to the group
    on US – Mexican diplomacy last April. That talk is on the blog. Regards Jim

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  19. I am thinking about this trip. It would be my 70th birthday present from my brother and his family. It may be the trip of a lifetime.

  20. Jim, one thing I learned from making the trip down the Amazon with your photos is how big it is: tributaries flow into it from all over South America. The photo of the Marmoset eating your hearing aid made me laugh so hard that Juana María rushed over to see it. The way you wound up the trip with the recipe for Pisco Sour has determined me to try Pisco. Got any? I hear it is the national drink of Peru, like tequila is here. Someone told me that the most popular brand is called EL DEMONIO DE LOS ANDES and has an image of Pizzaro on the bottle massacring quechas.

  21. Querido Jim. Todavilla viviendo in Charleston, S.C.

    On my way home this afternoon, you crossed my mind. I am both glad and surprised you have officially retired and, is is typically you I remember, moved on with your passions for travel and writing.

    It was nice to read the overwhelming number of supportive responses and salutations you received. I am sure the posts are but a few of many.

    Would love to hear from you. I am not on any social sites otherbthan e-mail.


    Ron Roy

    • hi Ron, I did not get the automatic notice of a comment I should have gotten and just saw this. Thanks so much for reading the blog and commenting. I am not sure my email for you is correct since I didn’t get a reply to a mail some time back…please confirm… always glad to stay in touch with someone who provided so many happy memories. Warmest regards.

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  23. James, I am an artist in the U.S., an oil painter and I have two missions, one, I would love to meet you, as my wife and I are wanting to relocate to Cuernavaca, second, I would love to reconnect with the artist Victor Contreras. We met him through an acquaintance years ago. I have an Instagram account and other than that I am not on social media. Hope to hear from you. George Hallmark

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