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In Memory of Antonette Lim, June 9, 1945–August 3, 2016

Antonette Lim

By Leilani Lim-Villegas Antonette Lim was born in Dagupan City in the Philippines. Her journey brought her to San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, where she proudly became a naturalized Mexican citizen. She had it all: brains and beauty. As a child she was the president of Girl Scouts. As a teenager, she was crowned “Miss [...]

Big Brother Is Watching You


By Cliff DuRand “Big brother is watching you.” That is no longer just the theme of a dystopian novel. It is the reality of today’s national security state. And it was Edward Snowden who opened our eyes to the extent of surveillance over our daily lives by the National Security Agency (NSA). In retaliation against [...]

Local Girl Makes Good


By Pat Hirschl Fourth grader Lucina beamed when Miss Linder announced the gym class would learn a dance, “Daisy, Daisy.” Then the teacher assigned Lucina to the back row, poor sports student that she was. But not for long. After the second chorus of “On a Bicycle Built for Two,” Miss Linder moved Lucina to [...]

Women’s Rights Are Human Rights

By Misty Haskett “If there is a message that echoes forth from this conference, let it be that human rights are women’s rights and women’s rights are human rights. Once and for all.” Those words were spoken by the First Lady of the United States, Hillary Clinton, at the 1995 International Women’s Rights Conference in [...]

Nonprofit Network News


By Robin Loving Welcome to the Nonprofit Network Newsletter, informing and connecting benefactors, consultants, nonprofits, and volunteers. To publicize your information in one of these categories, contact Nonprofit News Camino de la Paz is planning Peace Day for September 21 at the Jardín and Parque Juárez. For more info, contact Jean Paul Peretz at [...]

Traffic Have You Snarling?


By Robin Loving The first thing I saw when I arrived here 11.5 years ago was a bus attempting to turn around on a one-lane street in the heart of downtown. Obviously, this made for a traffic nightmare. Welcome to what has been named the number one place to visit in Latin American and the [...]

Viva la Revolución

Emiliano Zapata

By David Johanssen Son of humble parentage but a natural-born leader, Mexican revolutionary war hero Emiliano Zapata was determined by the “land reforms” of dictator Porfirio Diaz. Based on the reforms, peasants often lost their land and were sometimes then held in servitude by large plantations. Abuses against the peasant farmers escalated until the seeds [...]

Social Club’s August and September Events


By Melinda Willson A Hawaiian luau in the lush gardens of Villas Xichu is planned by Tha Scene San Miguel Social Club on August 31, and they will return to Villas Xichu pavilion for a Wear Your Own Fashion Show on September 28. This club is simply about socializing at fun events, getting out regularly [...]


COMM UUS Jill Mc Allister

By Jon Sievert The Rev. Jill McAllister discusses the impact and consequences of the allegiances we choose at this Sunday’s Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Service. UU Service “Allegiances” By Rev. Jill McAllister Sun, Aug 21, 10:30am La Posada de Aldea Ancha de San Antonio 15 It is not merely a cliché to say that we find [...]

Empowering Latin American Youth


By Robin Loving Youth unemployment is a huge problem in Latin America, according to the World Economic Forum, which says one of the solutions to the 40 percent unemployment rate is to create education and training programs. One such program is Empoderando a Latinoamerica, which will host a four-week course in January for 16 to [...]

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