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Interview with Al Kocourek, President of Feed the Hungry San Miguel


By Donna Fullerton Al Kocourek was recently named president of Feed the Hungry San Miguel (FTHSM). I sat down with him to learn about his background and his plans for the organization. Donna Fullerton: Tell me about your involvement with Feed the Hungry San Miguel. Al Kocourek: I moved to San Miguel from Columbia, Maryland, [...]

San Miguel Democrats Abroad to Offer Nonpartisan Voter Assistance


By Mark Bilker In an effort to maximize voter participation in the all-important upcoming 2016 presidential election, the San Miguel chapter of Democrats Abroad will offer in-person assistance to prospective voters regardless of party affiliation beginning Tuesday, August 2. United States and US/Mexican dual citizens who will be or anticipate that they will be out [...]

You Can Make a Difference to a Child, a Family, a Community


By Donna Fullerton For too many children in San Miguel de Allende, “back to school” doesn’t mean the excitement of new clothes, shoes, pencils, or books—it may mean that they can simply look forward to a break from hunger. Feed the Hungry San Miguel has just launched its annual Back to School fundraising campaign. It [...]

Center for Global Justice Summer Symposium


By Peter Weisberg The Center for Global Justice is continuing its Summer Symposium with three timely films and discussions to illuminate issues relevant during this provocative election season. Film June 30 Political/Economic Update, Rick Wolff Wed, Jul 27, 11am Sala Quetzal 60 pesos Film The Untold History of the US: The Cold War: Truman, Wallace, [...]

Dining for Destinies Debuts with Sold-Out Events

Hosts Carol Jackson, Anado McLauchlin, Carol Wheeler and Richard Schultz at the Casa de las Ranas Dining for Destinies event supporting Jóvenes Adelante (photo by Nory Weaver)

By Robin Loving Dining for Destinies, a new series of uniquely entertaining fundraising feasts for Jóvenes Adelante, debuted in June and July with two sold-out events. In June, an Out of Africa High Tea was sponsored by Beverly Moor in her beautiful home in Obraje. Featured were homemade infusions of guava, orange, and cherry as [...]

A Return to Latin Roots


By David Johanssen “A troubadour is a poet with a guitar” –Pepe Sánchez (the father of the “trova” style and the creator of the Cuban bolero). It was the late 1970s when Rosa Guadalupe (or Rosita Valdés, as she was then known) was first introduced to “nuevo canto” and trova music, a movement that swept [...]

A Pilgrimage to the Home of Liberal Religion

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By Jon Sievert Visiting minister, the Rev. Tom Rosiello, describes his recent pilgrimage to Transylvania, a birthplace of Unitarianism and liberal religion, at this week’s Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Service. UU Service “A Pilgrimage to the Home of Liberal Religion” with Rev. Tom Rosiello Sun, Jul 24, 10:30am La Posada de la Aldea Ancha de San [...]

The Wisdom of the Mexican Will


Opinion By Orlando Gotay Wills are documents many detest. The mere act of putting one together recognizes that inevitable fact of life. I have known many who died without a will because they kept putting it off. Some thought they would live forever, leaving us unexpectedly. My own dad is a case in point. I [...]

The Best Platform for Mexican Design Returns

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By Jade Arroyo In today’s world we suffer from a lack of creativity because globalization creates certain uniformity. It is a fact that design and creative ideas have to face the monsters of marketing, immediate consumption, and homogeneous trends. Bazaar of Alternative Design Sat, Jul 16, and Sun, Jul 17 10am–6pm Centro Cultural Allende Ancha [...]

En memoria de Fernando Morales Márquez


Por Marianna Garcés Torres Fernando fue todo. Fue épocas, tiempos, personas: Fernandos. Puedo hablar del que conocí, de cerca. Con el que me emborraché, con el que dormí abrazada, con el que viajé de tantas maneras, con el que co-creé La Cámara, con el que co-inventé Buffet y tantas cosas que pensamos que no terminaron [...]

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