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State policies and untrustworthy professionals

Miembros Colegio de Arquitectos

By Sara Ena Hernández Hernández On February 25, the Mexican newspaper Excelsior published a story regarding the initiative submitted by Senators Arely Gomez, Manuel Camacho Solis and Roberto Gil, all of them members of the Justice Committee, to establish serious legal consequences for non- qualified professionals who create problems for people by not being properly [...]

What was San Miguel like before the Spanish conquest?

COMM ROTARY

By Robin Loving Rowland John F. Kennedy said, “History is a relentless master. It has no present, only the past rushing into the future.” This begs the question: What is our history? We all know something of our pasts, but what about the past in our current region, the Bajío of Mexico. To answer this [...]

Easter with a feminine twist

COMM UUS

By Jon Sievert “What has Unitarian Universalism to do with Easter?” asks the Rev. Farley W. Wheelwright in an essay titled “Easter with a Feminist Twist,” to be read by Cynthia Sterling at this Easter Sunday’s Unitarian Universalist Fellowship service. Unitarian Universalist meeting “Easter with a Feminine Twist” Sun, Apr 20, 10:30am Hotel la Aldea [...]

100 Women Who Care meets April 21 at Rosewood

COMM 100

By Kathleen Devine and Susan Page 100 Women Who Care will hold its next meeting on April 21 at the Rosewood Hotel. This remarkable, relatively new organization has already raised more than 100,000 pesos for San Miguel nonprofit organizations that help underserved communities around San Miguel. We have helped to fund scholarships for high school [...]

International expert shares keys to lasting peace

COMM PEACE

By Robin Loving Rowland “Conflict is inevitable, but peace is possible,” said Rebecca Crall, Rotary International’s manager of peace and peace fellows to about 100 people who attended her presentations in San Miguel in March and April. She went on to share additional good news that, globally, we are progressing with peace building. Quoting statistics [...]

How to be resilient in the face of shame

COMM ROTARY

By Robin Loving Rowland Shame affects all of us regardless of whether or not we choose to believe it. It affects the way we think and feel about ourselves and how we relate to the world around us. So, just exactly what is shame? Where does it come from? How can we contend with it? [...]

The guide to Semana Santa, a lecture/slide show about Holy Week

El Santo Entierro

By Charlotte Bell Semana Santa is the most important religious event of the year in San Miguel. There are countless processions and other unique occurrences happening during this time. For the visitor it will be a daunting process trying to figure out what to attend. With so many options how do you decide what to [...]

Mexico’s strategy for global climate change

COMM UUS

By Jon Sievert In December 2013, the Mexican government passed constitutional amendments partially privatizing PEMEX, Mexico’s national petroleum monopoly, renewable energy industries, and CFE, the national electric company. How these changes fit into the global energy picture and what their effects will be on global climate change are the subjects of a talk by Ben [...]

Quebranto (Disrupted), a film about mother–child relationships and sexual diversity

COMM QUEBRANTO

By Jesús Ibarra Cine/Film Quebranto (Disrupted), documental/documentary Español/Spanish with English subtitles Talk with director Roberto Fiesco/Plática con el director Roberto Fiesco Fri, Apr 4/Vie, Abr 4 7pm Teatro Santa Ana Reloj 50-A Donation/Cooperación: 30 pesos As part of the celebrations for its 60th anniversary, La Biblioteca presents the documentary Quebranto by Mexican director Roberto Fiesco, [...]

Quebranto, una película sobre las relaciones materno-filiales y la diversidad sexual

COMM QUEBRANTO

Por Jesús Ibarra Como parte de las celebraciones de su 60 aniversario, la Biblioteca presenta el documental Quebranto, del director mexicano Roberto Fiesco, que ha triunfado en diferentes festivales de cine. Quebranto cuenta la historia de Doña Lilia Ortega y de su hijo Fernando García Ortega “Pinolito”, niño actor del cine mexicano de los años [...]

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