From the discussion on the restaurant La Carbonara. Genius.
“I can explain the Ethiopia to Mexico link. “Shaft in Africa” starring Richard Roundtree was partially filmed in Ethiopia. Richard Roundtree was in “Boat Trip” with Stephen M. Porter, who was in “Rails & Ties” with Kevin Bacon and Jim Cody Williams. Jim Cody Williams was in “Traffic” with Salma Hayak- one of the greatest Mexican born international stars today, and the film was also filmed partially in Mexico. Therefore, Ethiopia=Mexico.”