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To Everything There is a Season

To Everything There is a Season

In the Bible there is the saying, “To everything there is a season.” I am a big believer in that, because I also believe that change is the only constant in life. When 2016 came to a close I realized that I had been writing my column, The Page Turner, for over five years. That

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The Best of Times, The Worst of Times

The Best of Times, The Worst of Times

  In the novel The Tale of Two Cities Charles Dickens wrote “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times….” It was meant to describe 18th-century France and England. But, that phrase kept coming to my mind as I thought about this year that has now come to an end. There

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El Andalón (The Healer) and his Patients

El Andalón (The Healer) and his Patients

A few years ago Linda and I visited the state of Chiapas. The city of San Cristóbal de Las Casas was our home base for the first part of our visit to the state. From there we visited several indigenous communities. It was from our visits to these indigenous villages that we heard of Sergio

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The Muslims of Mexico

The Muslims of Mexico

When a person thinks of religion and México, they think of Catholicism. This is not surprising in view of the fact that according to the Pew Research Center, México has the largest number of Catholics in the world, after Brazil. Not that the Catholic religion is in jeopardy, but México is home to a quickly

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The New World’s First Feminist

The New World’s First Feminist

Who would have thought that the first feminist in the New World would come from México, and especially in the 1600s?

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The Mural Man Part III of III

The Mural Man Part III of III

Whether Kahlo’s affair with Trotsky was the cause of Kahlo’s and Rivera’s divorce is open for debate.

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The Mural Man Part II of III

The Mural Man Part II of III

At age 35 Rivera returned to México with a clear understanding that his art should serve his countrymen, not the wealthy.

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The Mural Man Part I of III

The Mural Man Part I of III

To say Diego Rivera was larger than life is almost an understatement.

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The Crises in Oaxaca

The Crises in Oaxaca

The victims of this dispute are the children of México. They are caught in an educational system that cannot be defended and one that is growing worse.

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The Star of David in Mazatlán’s Cathedral

The Star of David in Mazatlán’s Cathedral

The Star of David is not limited to synagogues. It is found on numerous religious temples and buildings, many of which were constructed long before the 19th century.

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What’s going on with the Mexican Peso? Part II of II

What’s going on with the Mexican Peso? Part II of II

I want to talk about what the Mexican government has done to stabilize its economy and the peso, the status of México’s economy and what I think the future holds for the peso.

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What’s going on with the Mexican Peso? Part I of II

What’s going on with the Mexican Peso? Part I of II

What caused the peso to drop almost 47 percent in a little over two years, what is the Mexican government doing about it and what about the future of the Mexican peso?

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Malinalli: Friend or Foe

Malinalli: Friend or Foe

Malinalli has been cast as traitor, victim, survivor, a bridge between two cultures and the mother of México.

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This Crazy Daylight Saving Time

This Crazy Daylight Saving Time

It is the annual event that stretches the hours of evening sunlight and irritates those who’d rather leave well enough alone.

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The Greatest Ranchera Singer

The Greatest Ranchera Singer

“Singers don’t come any more real than Lola Beltrán. She’s a world-class singer, up there rubbing shoulders with Billie Holiday and Edith Piaf.”

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