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Santa Claus Comes to México

Unlike the Santa Claus up north, whom everyone loves, the one from México has a powerful enemy.

Hospice Mazatlán – More than Palliative Care Part II of II

In the summer of 2013 Hospice Mazatlán was requested to create a program for four of the city’s poorer colonies.

Hospice Mazatlán – More than Palliative Care Part I of II

Hospice Mazatlán is going beyond providing palliative care and this month celebrated the first anniversary of the Grief Group.

Día de los Muertos: Some Things You May Not Know

On the Day of the Dead, the focus is on celebrating with one’s family, alive and dead, and remembering those who are no longer alive.

Pro-Choice vs. No-Choice

Although every Mexican state permits an abortion for rape, access is another story.

México’s Minimum Wage

Unlike the United States, Canada, and most other countries, México’s minimum wage is not a wage many people earn.

A Look at the New Airport for México City

To me what makes this airport special is the history of the capital city’s airport, the players involved, and the uniqueness of the airport’s design.

Two Bits, Four Bits, Six Bits, a Dollar

Silver cobs from México are handsomely crude, nearly all with a cross as the central feature on one side and a coat-of-arms on the other.

Carlos Slim: A Modest Billionaire

Carlos Slim bluntly states that he has no intention of retiring from business to focus on charitable activities.

Noise: An Annoyance or More?

Until México can get its governmental entities to address the noise pollution that affects many of us, those that suffer have little hope.

Will the Real Pancho Villa Please Stand Up? Part II of II

During the revolution, Pancho Villa was responsible for thousands of deaths: some directly, some indirectly. He had a quick fuse and had murdered many men in cold blood.

Will the Real Pancho Villa Please Stand Up? Part I of II

Pancho Villa was such a persistent threat to the Mexican rangers that they set a bounty of $10,000 in gold on his head.

FATCA and U.S. Citizens Living Abroad

For many expatriates living in México the first they ever heard of FATCA was when they got notices from Banamex USA that the bank would be closing their bank accounts.

The Monarch Butterfly & the Law of Unintended Consequences Part II of II

Not only is the Monarch butterfly losing its winter habitat, it is also losing its food.

Common Law Marriage in México: Could it Affect You?

In Sinaloa, if a couple is living together under a private marriage agreement, the state will not recognize it, unless they have registered with the civil registrar.