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When Your Home Is Destroyed


By Orlando Gotay I never thought I would write about this, but I must. Recent disasters raise a very real scenario: your home in Mexico is destroyed. The taxman comes as you receive insurance money for the loss of the house. US tax law considers this to be an involuntary conversion. Imagine some type of [...]

The Extreme World of Juárez Mexico


By David Johanssen There is perhaps no place on Earth where the contrast between wealth and poverty is more stark than when comparing the sister cities of El Paso, Texas, and Ciudad Juárez. El Paso is considered the second safest city in the US, while Juárez is one of the most dangerous places in the [...]

Our School for the Deaf: A Place for Learning and Dreams


By Robin Loving Until recent years, local parents of children with hearing disabilities were desperate to provide those students a quality education. Learning of this need, members of the Rotary Club of San Miguel de Allende-Midday established the Escuela de Educación Especial. The school’s mission is to ensure that all San Miguel de Allende children [...]

Two-Day Mindfulness Retreat in the Tradition of Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh


By Jeanie Seward Nurturing the Heart, an immersive two-day retreat exploring essential Buddhist teachings and practices on nurturing the heart, is being offered by Brother Phap Hai, a senior monastic of Thich Nhat Hanh, from 10am–4pm on both Saturday, October 28, and Sunday, October 29, at LifePath in San Miguel de Allende. These are some [...]

Nonprofit Resource Network News


By Robin Loving Welcome to the final edition of the Nonprofit Resource Network News. It has been a pleasure connecting and informing nonprofits in the San Miguel area. If you are interested in any aspect of nonprofit management, you may contact Robin Loving at   Benefactor News Benefactors Matching Earthquake Relief Donations: If you [...]

Local Students Set Off to See the World!


By Geoff Hargreaves How can a student from San Miguel de Allende living on a mean, lean number of pesos get to visit Brazil or France for the opportunity for an international internship in these days of globalization? The answer is: When donors to Jóvenes Adelante supplement help with passport fees, travel expenses, health insurance, [...]

Festival Fuego y Familia


Por Atención Este Domingo 15 de Octubre, a partir de las 11am y hasta las 9pm, se llevará a cabo el Primer Festival Fuego y Familia. El lugar es el paraje Loma Lagartija, ubicado en la carretera a Dolores km 7, lugar con aguas termales y jardines. Con el objetivo de crear un espacio para [...]

Bagels and Lox: A Love Story


By Marilyn Robinson Most people don’t know that lox was invented in America, not Eastern Europe. Salmon was not an Eastern European fish, although it was familiar to Scandinavians and Germans. Bagels were, in fact, Polish, and cream cheese was pure American. In the early 20th century, salmon was plentiful and Jews began to eat [...]

A Promise Made, a Promise Kept

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By Peggy Jones and Marilyn Peterson Photos by Marilyn Peterson Every Wednesday, 140 elderly and disabled people wind their way through a long, dark, tunnel and into the light. After trekking up a steep flight of stairs, step by step, they enter a festive courtyard that resides in the back of the Parroquia. Volunteers greet [...]

Guanajuato’s Water Crisis Serves As The Basis For A U.S. University Course

By Bruce Janklow During the first week of September, Caminos de Agua – a San Miguel based NGO – ran a six-day course for a group of students from Western Washington University in partnership with Jorge Catalan, a local liaison with the University. The course, for which the University issued credits, utilized the current water [...]

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