MEXICO LINDO is in it’s 21th year of publication. Founded by Dave and Haydee Anderson, MEXICO LINDO was created to help teach new Hispanic immigrants in the Hall County area about their new community.

M. Haydee C. De La Fuente Anderson, Publisher
Haydeé is originally from Lima, Peru, where her education prepared her to become a bilingual assistant, a position which she held for six years with Envolturas Industriales, S.A.  She continued her studies at Pacific University in Lima. However, Haydeé feels her real education began when she came to the US and believes she continues to learn everyday.

Haydeé arrived in Gainesville in 1976 to visit friends whom she had met in Peru. She quickly fell in love with the area and decided to stay.
In January of 1979, she met her future husband at a social gathering.  They decided to marry later in the year in September when Haydeé became a member of First Presbyterian Church.
In the following years Haydeé became deeply involved in the Hall County community. She has taught Communicative Spanish for 24 years at  Gainesville State College as part of the Continuing Education Department. She has regularly translated for the Hall County Court System since 1985 and has also served as foreman of the Grand Jury. She has been a member of the Board of Directors for Lanier Technical College for 14 years, far longer than anyone else, past or present.

Haydeé also currently serves on the board of the Gainesville/Hall County Boys & Girls Club and has been a member of the Gainesville State College Foundation. She became a member of the Gainesville Rotary Club in 2000 and in 2006, International Rotary District 2019 chose her to lead a group study exchange to Mexico for three weeks.

In 2008 Hall County Magazine featured her as one of five “Life Changers” in their first edition. That same year Haydeé completed Leadership Hall County sponsored by the Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce.

At least four times she has acted as a judge for various contests at Johnson High School. She has been a member of the longtime Hall County project, Vision 2030 since its inception.

Recently she volunteered to become a Board member of the North Georgia Chapter of the American Red Cross.

Last year the local Daughters of the American Revolution asked if they could submit Haydeé’s name to their national organization for approval for an award. She was approved at the regional level, the state level and ultimately by the national organization to be one of only six people in the entire United States to be honored by the presentation of the DAR Americanism medal. It is given only to “adult, naturalized American citizens who have displayed the requisite qualifications of trustworthiness, service, leadership and patriotism.”

Haydeé describes receiving the medal “as the highest honor.”

All this and she publishes a weekly newspaper.

Dave Anderson, Editor/Writer
Dave has been a permanent Hall County resident since 1973 when he moved from Atlanta.

Dave grew up in the Coral Gables area of Miami, Florida. Following graduation he attended the University of Florida where he was a member of Beta Theta Pi fraternity. Following two years as a Gator he was offered a scholarship to play basketball at Piedmont College in Demorest, GA. He completed his studies there for his bachelor’s degree with a major in Chemistry.

In the fall of 1958 Dave began teaching chemistry and biology at North Hall High School as well as coaching football, basketball and baseball.

During his second year at North Hall he agreed to go the Belgian Congo for five years as a teaching missionary with the Presbyterian Church and teach chemistry. This decision necessitated a year’s study at Columbia Theological Seminary. During that year, 1960, revolution began against the Belgium colonial government and the mission field was shut down.

Dave continued to study at Columbia completing work for his MDiv (Masters in Divinity). He chose not to be ordained as he felt he had no call as a minister.

In 1967 he began working as a life insurance agent. During his career in the insurance industry he was president of Life Leaders of Georgia and qualified many times for the Million Dollar Roundtable. He was also the leading agent for several different insurance companies and passed ten national examinations to be accorded the designation of Chartered Life Underwriter.

Dave served on the boards of a number of organizations in Hall County, many of which have changed their names over the years. He enjoyed coaching teams in different sports at the Boys and Girls Club.

Dave has been a member of the Gainesville Rotary Club since 1976 and a member of First Presbyterian Church since 1973.

In 1990 when he and his wife, Haydeé, founded Mexico Lindo Bilingual Newspaper he left the insurance field.

Dave includes his nickname of “El Gringote” in his byline. It was given him by the Hispanic futbol players early in the life of Mexico Lindo.

He is most proud of the advances made by the Hispanic population in Hall County and hopes he and the Señora have played a part.

Carlos De La Fuente,webmaster/

Analista programador,webmaster, técnico en Pc y auxiliar de redes con estudios cursados en La Plata Bs.As. (Argentina), residente durante 24 años.

Contact Information:
PO Box 1747
Gainesville, GA 30501
Voice: 770-983-MEXI (6394)
Fax: 770-983-MEXX (6399)

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