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A beginning and “Passing the Torch”

COMM GRADUACION Receiving Diplomas

By Mireille Rita Grovier, photography by Jay Grovier The Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines “commencement” as the “time when something begins.” For the five-year-old graduating class of Centro Infantil, the “beginning” of their continuing educational progress occurred on Sunday, July 13, of this year at St. Paul’s Anglican Church. During La Misa at 10:30am, the graduates entered [...]

What about Iran?


By John Wharton With the deadline of July 20 past and with no agreement in sight, the world is once again forced to consider how to deal with the possibility of a nuclear Iran. The West fears the program may be aimed at developing a nuclear weapons capability but Iran says it wants only peaceful [...]

Hiring foreigners in Mexico under the Migration Act

COMM Migracion

By Mónica López Medina, Local Delegate, INM in Leon, Guanajuato. If you have a business and want to hire foreigners or if you are foreigner and wish to work in Mexico, it is important to familiarize yourself with the Mexican immigration rules currently in force. Until 2012 the General Population Act (Ley General de Migración) [...]

Social justice and popular participation in Cuba today

Olga Fernández

By Jon Sievert Noted Cuban philosopher Olga Fernández discusses “Social Justice and Popular Participation in Cuba Today” at this Sunday’s Unitarian Universalist Fellowship service. Unitarian Universalists service “Social Justice and Popular Participation in Cuba Today” By Olga Fernández Sun, Jul 27, 10:30am Hotel Posada de La Aldea Ancha de San Antonio 15 The Cuban Revolution [...]

100 Women Who Care Meets July 21

COMM WOMAN Full house

By Susan Page 100 Women Who Care will hold its next meeting on July 21 at the Rosewood Hotel. This remarkable organization, now in its second year, has already raised 311,350 pesos for San Miguel nonprofit organizations that serve poor communities around San Miguel. We have helped to provide scholarships for high school students, free [...]

The time for public banks has come!

Betsy Bowman

By Betsy Bowman This is the sixth in a series of articles about the “Moving Beyond Capitalism” conference sponsored by the Center for Global Justice from July 29 through August 4 in San Miguel de Allende. The articles preview ideas of some of the speakers in this international gathering. The colossal abuse of the public [...]

Rugby builds positive character in local youth


By Robin Loving Rowland and Elena Padilla Rugby has a reputation that its players strive to win at whatever cost to anyone else on the field. Injuries result. “In my time, I’ve had my knee out, broken my collarbone, had my nose smashed, a rib broken, lost a few teeth, and ricked my back; but [...]

Public health care options for expats living in Mexico


By Ian Taylor Clement One of the most important aspects of preparing to live in Mexico as a foreigner is to have a strong understanding of what your health care options are and how to weigh pros and cons of each, based on the specifics of your personal situation– age, prior ailments, family history, lifestyle [...]

Symphony: Teach to the whole child


By Jon Sievert Education is everyone’s concern because the future depends on what the young will do. Retired teacher Frank Thoms recognizes that, for the most part, our generation has had its turn. We now need to encourage schools to teach children to become full-symphony human beings so they can serve the planet well. He [...]

Tennis camp postponed

By Elsmarie Norby Due to several situations beyond our control (ie, border stuff and paperwork), we are planning the marvelous, exciting new tennis camp for San Miguel kids to happen this fall. We thank all of you who have offered to support this in various ways. We will be deciding our new dates this week, [...]

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