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Archive for: December, 2013

Obamacare and the effects on US expatriates living abroad

By Robert Tillotson – Many US expatriates in Latin America have been asking our office about the new health care mandate back in the United States, the Affordable Care Act or ‘Obamacare,’ and how it will affect their lives abroad. Here is the main question that has been asked: I am a US citizen [...]

Coming together to support Mariposas San Miguel

By Jade Arroyo Mariposas San Miguel is a local enterprise that promotes the development and skills of female textile artisans in the rural community of San Antonio de la Joya (located 30 minutes from town, toward Guanajuato). Based on the tenets of fair trade (fair prices and wages, democracy, dignity, ecology and transparency), Mariposas San Miguel supports [...]

Start off 2014 with a family addition!

By Lynn Weisberg and Joan DiPiero We’re starting 2014 just right by featuring four special animals as our January Pets of the Month: Angel, Tia, Julia, and Hendrix. Angel and Tia are two of the “field pups” rescued and brought to the SPA in October. Actually, Angel and Tia, both about one year old, are [...]

Unidos por Mariposas San Miguel

Por Jade Arroyo Mariposas San Miguel es una empresa social conformada por una organización que impulsa el desarrollo de las capacidades de mujeres artesanas textiles, en la comunidad rural de San Antonio de La Joya (tiene 380 habitantes y se ubicada a 30 minutos de la ciudad, camino a Guanajuato). Se basa en los valores y lineamientos [...]

2013, a historic year

By Charles Miller Regular readers of this column may recognize that at the end of every year I often write on the subject of little-noticed changes that have come about on the internet and try to look at what they could mean for the future. This year what happened on October 7, 2013 could prove [...]

En la Cocina… Cantina La Veintiúnica

Por Jade Arroyo El bar de estilo mexicano La Veintiúnica es el lugar perfecto para calentar la garganta, el espíritu y relajarse después de un día ocupado. Tiene un ambiente tradicional y alegre, conjuga el auténtico sabor mexicano de una cantina de los viejos tiempos con la sofisticación de un bar contemporáneo, ofreciendo una gran [...]

Malanquin Golf Course expands – but it’s more than that

By James Palombo On Friday, December 6, the Malanquin Golf Club celebrated the opening of their new nine holes. This meant that almost 50 years after their initial opening of the nine-hole venue the dream of having a full golf course has been realized. For the non-golfer this may not seem an overly significant event. [...]

Para el consumidor consciente

En San Miguel, hay varias opciones de alimentos, café, arte y moda, que son producidos de forma socialmente responsable y verdadera. Siguiendo los valores promulgados por el fair trade, aquí te presentamos una pequeña guía de done comprar y consumir sabiendo de donde viene los productos y la comida. Por la mañana, dirige tus pasos [...]

En la Cocina… Cantina La Veintiúnica

By Jade Arroyo The Mexican-style bar La Veintiúnica is the perfect place to imbibe something that clears your thoughts and relaxes you after a busy day. Its traditional and joyful atmosphere carries both the authentic Mexican flavor of a cantina from the old days and the taste level of a contemporary bar, featuring a large selection of [...]

Help Carla fly to her study abroad opportunity

By Maria Elena Padilla The University of Guanajuato has more than 300 agreements with more than 500 institutions of higher learning in more than 55 countries that permit its students to study abroad to become inter-culturally competent for today’s professions. Carla Gomez has been preselected to attend the University of Granada, but needs help with [...]

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