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Roots and Dreams

Black Bean Stew with Chorizo and Braised Chicken 1.

By Tim Hazell Aztlán is the ancestral home of the Aztec peoples and is mentioned in several colonial ethno-historical sources, each citing different lists of Nahua peoples who participated in the migration from Aztlán to central México. The myth-dream became a potent image for the Chicano Movement in its infancy, as the place of origin [...]

Vistas de San Miguel


“Vistas de San Miguel” is a graphic reportage of scenes and events in San Miguel de Allende by Susan Dorf, a local San Miguel artist who has an eye for noticing and capturing the unusual moments and details in everyday scenes. You can view the series and purchase prints on her website, as well as [...]

Travel News

Crystal Petra

By Judy Newell México News El Careyes: great for artsy beach bums It all started in July 1968, when Italian banker Gian Franco Brignone spotted a large plot of rugged jungle on a flight along México’s western coast and decided to buy it. Over the last 50 years, more than US$350 million has been invested [...]

The Computer Corner


Finding the Best Deal on the Exact Computer You Want Is Just a Click Away By Charles Miller November is the month for Buen Fin and Black Friday sales, and not so coincidently the time of year I often go shopping for a new laptop computer. This week, I would like to share some of [...]

CASA’s Valued Alliances Give 200 Percent to Keep the NGO’s Programs Going


By Diana Huerta The Center for the Adolescents of San Miguel de Allende (CASA) is a nonprofit organization. For the last 40 years, CASA has worked with the most vulnerable populations of San Miguel de Allende by improving access to healthcare, education, and cultural expression. CASA’s staff does everything it can to give high-quality services [...]

Take Advantage of the Chance to Help Save Cats and Dogs


By Megan Gabel The Sociedad Protectora de Animales de San Miguel de Allende, AC is a nonprofit organization and the only no-kill shelter for cats and dogs in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. We house an average of 100 unwanted and abandoned dogs and cats. Since 1980, we have provided food, shelter, and care for [...]

Travel News

By Judy Newell   México News Welcome the humpback whales to the Riviera Nayarit Every year, the Riviera Nayarit transforms into the perfect stage for whale watching on the coast of the Mexican Pacific. In fact, whale watching is one of the top tourist attractions in the region starting in mid-December. This incredible phenomenon is [...]

Put Yourself on Your Gift Giving List


By Jayn Corral It’s that time of year when we are thinking about ways to show kindness and thanks to loved ones and friends. We buy gifts, make special meals and treats, or do acts of charity and goodness. We often get caught up in a too-busy schedule and forget to do the same for [...]

Brazilian Architecture: Aesthetic Possibilities of Reinforced Concrete

Moqueca de Peixe

By Tim Hazell Oscar Ribeiro de Almeida Niemeyer Soares Filho (Oscar Niemeyer 1907–2012) is considered to be one of the key figures in the development of modern architecture. Best known for his design of civic buildings for Brasília, a planned city that became Brazil’s capital in 1960, he is also known for his collaboration with [...]

The Computer Corner


Technology’s Next Big Question: What Body Part Will Replace Passwords? By Charles Miller Recently I attended a conference in Boston, the topic of which was passwords and alternatives. Password authentication is used everywhere online because the fundamental concept is easy to implement and easy to understand. Unfortunately, the ineradicable problem remains that some people are [...]

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