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Is the Liberal International Order Over?

Munk Debates

By David Johanssen Since the end of World War II, global affairs have been shaped by the increasing free movement of people, goods, and, many would say, mutual benefits of a more interdependent world. Together these factors, say defenders, sustained an era of rising global prosperity and declining international conflict. But now the pillars of [...]

Rotary International Convention Brings World Problem-Solvers Together

COMM ROTARY

By Tom Schneider Most of us think of Rotary as service clubs that do good things for local projects, which is true. There are thousands of clubs doing many thousands of local projects for the common good in almost 200 countries around the world. These clubs are embedded into the fabric of the communities they [...]

Festival La Calaca Presents: Lacaloca

COMM FESTIVAL DE LA CALACA

By Bere Parra This year, the Los Locos celebration in San Miguel de Allende will be even more whimsical and fun! The La Calaca Cultural Collective (La Calaca Festival AC) joins the great San Miguel tradition of the Día de los Locos with its debut event LACALOCA, a participatory Loco-themed party beginning Saturday, June 17, [...]

The Seriously Delinquent Taco

OPINION ORLANDO1

By Orlando Gotay, Tax Attorney Last year, Utah Senator Orrin Hatch’s brainchild, passport revocation for “seriously delinquent” taxpayers, became law. It stirred quite a bit of controversy, and we now begin to see how the IRS implements this directive. To my readers who hail from Utah, I invite you to close your eyes and meditate! [...]

Synchronicity and the Dark Side of the Rainbow

COMM SHELTER

By David Johanssen This summer, see the great cult and classic films of our day as they were meant to be seen—on the biggest screen in Centro! What could be a better way to beat the heat than in the Shelter “cave,” munching on the pueblo’s best popcorn, watching a truly great flick? Admission even [...]

Rotary Double Dips into Trees and Toys

COMM ROTARY

By Robin Loving With Rotary’s second annual tree planting coming up at Las Brisas Park June 7, their free June 6 presentation will include a speaker about same. In hopes of attracting lots of children to that event, there also will be winners of the La Esquina Mexican Toy Museum story writing contest presenting their [...]

Jóvenes Adelante Seeks Scholarship Sponsors

COMM JA Judy Zivco, Jaime Brena and Bill Zivco

By Nora Weaver We need your help to sponsor one of our bright, young honor students who could not otherwise afford higher education. This is a story of how a few generous, caring people changed the trajectory of a young life and helped to create a budding leader. Juan ‘Jaime’ Breña was a smart but [...]

San Miguel Dems Abroad Names New Board

By Marilyn Peterson The San Miguel de Allende chapter of Democrats Abroad has elected a new leadership slate headed by Executive Committee chair Mark Bilker and vice chair Barbara Erickson. Other newly elected board officers include Laura Kuykendall, secretary, and Mike Lambert, treasurer. Filling out the new slate are members-at-large Lea Rege, Suzanne Goldstein, and [...]

“An Agnostic Talks to God”

COMM UUS

By Jon Sievert Is there a God? Guest minister Rev. Stephan Papa explores that age-old question and explains why he is an agnostic, specifically a mystical agnostic, at this Sunday’s Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Service. UU Service “An Agnostic Talks to God” By Rev. Dr. Stephan Papa Sun, Jun 4, 10:30am La Posada de la Aldea, [...]

The Gift that Keeps on Giving: Sales Tax on Services

ORLANDO GOTAY

By Orlando Gotay, Tax Attorney To my readers who are really, really retired, I say, “Congratulations.” Isn’t Mexico a great place to relax? This is for all others who decided not to wait, leading an active work life from Mexico, not letting geography hinder them. Quite a few have figured a way to telework. In [...]

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