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Superlative Surprises Surrounding Mothers

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By Mireille Rita Grovier, photography by Jay Grovier To honor the mothers of Centro Infantil San Pablo (CISP) students in May 2013, miniature Phantoms of the Opera and diminutive impersonations of Mary Poppins caroling “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious,” were a surprise and a delight. In May of 2014, the Good Ship CISP, with Greek sailors and hula-skirted Hawaiian [...]

The Battle of Cinco de Mayo

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By David Johanssen Late in 1861, a well-armed French fleet stormed Veracruz, landed a large French force and drove President Juárez into retreat. Moving on from Veracruz towards Mexico City, the French army encountered heavy resistance from the Mexicans close to Puebla. The 8,000-strong French army attacked the much smaller and poorly equipped Mexican army [...]

Creating the Beloved Community

Louise Green

By Jon Sievert The Rev. Louise Green speaks of the process of creating the beloved community for social justice action at this week’s Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Service. UU Service By Rev. Louise Green Sun, May 3, 10:30am La Posada de la Aldea Ancha de San Antonio 15 What are the authentic and reciprocal relationships that [...]

Índice de Paz en México–Las buenas y no tan buenas noticias

Por Robin Loving Rowland Este próximo sábado San Miguel tendrá su primera Conferencia Internacional por la Paz y Prosperidad. La admisión al evento es gratuita y a usted le conviene estar presente para enterarse de cómo, con nuestra participación, México puede llegar a ser el lugar pacífico que todos deseamos. La conferencia estará a cargo [...]

Grand Reopening of Pasaje Allende

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By Meghan Doherty San Miguel’s oldest passageway rests in the heart of the city just beyond the walls of Mesones 5. Pasaje Allende was once the corridor that housed horseback travelers in bunks next to the stable for their steeds. Those were the days before cars, before expats, and before San Miguel became celebrated for [...]

Teaching Interns Need Housing in San Miguel

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By Ewa Carter At the Rural Education Institute of Mexico, we’d be nothing without our teaching interns who work with the kids every day in the campo. As this semester winds down, we’re currently in the process of hiring new interns for September, and once we have them we need your help! The teaching interns, [...]

Mexico Peace Index: the Good and Not-so-Good News

By Robin Loving Rowland On Saturday, San Miguel will have its first International Peace and Prosperity Conference. You will want to be there to learn how, with our help, Mexico can be a more peaceful place. Keynoting will be Paty de Obeso of the Institute for Economics and Peace, which just unveiled the Mexico Peace [...]

Life and Death in Mexico, a Legal Journey

By Robin Loving Rowland How many of us are totally secure in our understanding of our immigration status, insurance needs, real estate rights, taxes, how to hire/fire staff, contracts, estate planning, and all things medical, from medical directives to evacuation plans to final disposition of our earthly remains? I personally could tell you nothing about [...]

Mexico’s Former President Fox and First Lady to Help San Miguel’s Disabled Children

Vicente and Marta Fox, in session with Sergio Chazero

By Camie Sands Late last year, Vicente Fox and Marta Sahagún paid a visit to the Centro Crecimiento, a San Miguel charity that has served hundreds of disabled children in its more than 30 years of existence. Lucha Maxwell, the charity’s founder, was in her ninth decade and on the verge of retirement. The center [...]

Teaching Interns Need Housing in San Miguel

By Ewa Carter At the Rural Education Institute of Mexico, we’d be nothing without our teaching interns who work with the kids every day in the campo. As this semester winds down, we’re currently in the process of hiring new interns for September, and once we have them we need your help! The teaching interns, [...]

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