John Kelly fails English and History

John Kelly fails English and History

“They don’t speak English. They don’t integrate well.” This is how John Kelly, Donald Trump’s Chief of Staff, described his reasons for the need to block Mexican immigrants from coming into the US. Kelly’s great-grandparents came from Ireland but on his mother’s side they hailed from Avellino, Italy. Little is known about their linguistic abilities,

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The great art of suffering

The great art of suffering

The story starts in the city of Cuernavaca, once an ancient collection of dusty cantinas, brothels, gambling dens, and Catholic churches sitting perilously between the alternating shadows of two dormant volcanoes. If ever there was a place for a legendary alcoholic to drink himself into oblivion, Cuernavaca was it. In the late 1930s there was

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La Costa de Mala Pelea and the Battle that Changed Mexico Forever

La Costa de Mala Pelea and the Battle that Changed Mexico Forever

  “Then they attacked us hand-to-hand, some with lances and some shooting arrows, and others with their two-handed cutting swords. Though we fought back with swords and muskets and crossbows they brought us to a bad pass…Our captain was hit by ten arrows, and I by three, one of which gave me a dangerous wound

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U.S.-Mexico-Canada joint bid submits application to host 2026 World Cup

U.S.-Mexico-Canada joint bid submits application to host 2026 World Cup

The United States, Mexico and Canada formally submitted their joint bid to host the 2026 World Cup on Friday, as did fellow hopefuls Morocco. The deadline has now passed for any other countries to submit a bid, with FIFA due to vote on a winner on June 13. FIFA president Gianni Infantino said: “We have

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Frida Kahlo Barbie

Frida Kahlo Barbie

Toy-maker Mattel was in a dispute with a distant relative of the late Mexican artist Frida Kahlo over rights to a Frida Barbie doll released as part of the company’s Inspiring Women series. Kahlo’s great-niece Mara de Anda Romeo said Mattel doesn’t have the rights to use Kahlo’s image. Pablo Sangri, a lawyer for de Anda Romeo,

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Mexico’s Olympic Alpine ski uniform

Mexico’s Olympic Alpine ski uniform

This year’s race suit is inspired by Día de los Muertos, after the popular mariachi-themed race suit in 2014 Hubertus Von Hohenlohe, who has been called the world’s most interesting Olympian, and is making his presence felt in PyeongChang. The six-time Olympian designed a race suit for Mexico inspired by Día de los Muertos, or Day

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Against all odds

Against all odds

The Sidney Medina Story Based on a true story… Green mountains rose and fell like giant undulating green waves creating near impenetrable valleys sliced in half by perilous rivers, ravines and steep ridges. Dense jungle made movement slow and tiresome. Military patrols, and swaths of untamed thicket controlled by violent drug gangs, made any journey

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Mexico’s “Guernica”

Mexico’s “Guernica”

Mexican Artist Enrique Chiu Hopes To Unify Two Nations In June 1937 Picasso painted a mural on a giant canvas in protest of the bombing of Guernica, a village in Basque Country, in the northern part of Spain by German Nazi and Italian bombers in support of the Spanish Nationalists during the Spanish Civil War.

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I got tired of watching them die

I got tired of watching them die

The story of Alister MacKenzie – Golf’s Greatest Architect   “Study nature, love nature, stay close to nature. It will never fail you.” -Frank Lloyd Wright   A young nineteen-year old civilian medic lay in the brush along a ridge as the sun began to hang low in the sky painting orange and red shadows

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A Country constantly on the move

A Country constantly on the move

The Shifting Tectonic Plates of Mexico Mexico is one of the world’s most seismically active places. And it is Mexico’s location on the planet that is the main reason for this frequent tectonic disturbance. One of the world’s most beautiful countries and a tourist hotspot, about ¾ of the Mexican landmass sits atop the North

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Juggling with chain saws

Juggling with chain saws

Going “Lean,” the challenge that plagues companies from Mexico to Malaysia Is it just a fleeting fad, a proponent for better business or a convenient disguise for an impenetrable greed? Is it a modern day gold fever rivaling and boiling with the intensity of those early Spanish conquistadors to the Americas or is it just

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Mexico’s most misunderstood ingrediente – Part II

Mexico’s most misunderstood ingrediente – Part II

The Habanero and Its Sister Peppers. READ Part I MYTHS AND LORE I came across a great article from Fiery-Foods and Barbeque Magazine written by Dave Dewitt titled “Chili Peppers: Legend and Lore.”  I was intrigued by what I read and kept it in the back of my mind and when the idea to develop

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One-Liners – Recommended book

One-Liners – Recommended book

  One-liners   One-liners are the “set” phrases of the language that have been passed down from generation to generation yet never lose their relevancy nor their punch in our everyday conversations. You will find the phrases in this book to be some of the most interesting, useful, and unforgettable words you will say. Let this Read Full Article
Mexico’s most misunderstood ingredient (Part I)

Mexico’s most misunderstood ingredient (Part I)

The Habanero and Its Sister Peppers.   IN THE HEAT OF PASSION The habanero pepper is the most well known of the C. Chinense species and is considered one of the hottest chili peppers on the face of the planet. Those that eat and cook with them regularly will tell you they are passionate about

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Alaska Airlines to investigate Randi Zuckerberg’s report of sexual harassment on a Mazatlan flight

Alaska Airlines to investigate Randi Zuckerberg’s report of sexual harassment on a Mazatlan flight

Alaska Airlines has launched an investigation into Randi Zuckerberg’s report of a passenger in her row making “repeated lewd sexual remarks” as the flight attendants “brushed off his behavior” and “kept giving him drinks.” The founder and CEO of Zuckerberg Media, who previously worked at her brother Mark’s company Facebook, said the person talked to her

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