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Pueblo Bonito and its Founder: Ernesto Coppel Kelly Part I of II

Pueblo Bonito and its Founder: Ernesto Coppel Kelly Part I of II

Like most boys, Ernesto Coppel Kelly adored his father, who was charming and handsome, as evidenced by having been chosen “King of Carnaval” in Mazatlán’s 1942 festival.

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Muxes: the Third Gender

Muxes: the Third Gender

Anthropologists say that the acceptance of people of mixed gender reaches back to pre-Colombian México.

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México’s Mid-Term Elections: The Take Away

México’s Mid-Term Elections: The Take Away

To the surprise of many the PRI took the largest percentage of the votes on Election Day.

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Tenancingo: Pimp City

Tenancingo: Pimp City

It is said that sex trafficking began in Tenancingo in the 1950s when working-age men returned home from neighboring states and found few opportunities for work.

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Watering the Palms on the Malecón

Watering the Palms on the Malecón

I guess it never dawned on those pouring the new concrete for the tree wells that something was amiss.

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The Legacy of César Chavez Lives On

The Legacy of César Chavez Lives On

In 1962 César Chavez set out single-handedly to organize migrant farm laborers in California’s grape fields.

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The PRD and its Future Part II of II

The PRD and its Future Part II of II

As the country moves closer to the 2015 mid-term elections on June 7, the support for the country’s main left-wing party, the Party of the Democratic Revolution (PRD), is looking weak, as is the party itself.

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The PRD and its Future Part I of II

The PRD and its Future Part I of II

The leftist PRD has only gained support in the central and southern parts of México. In the north it is able to gather on average only 5 percent of the voters.

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Same-Sex Marriage in México Gains Momentum

Same-Sex Marriage in México Gains Momentum

About a year and half ago I wrote about same-sex marriage in México. For those who may recall, in December of 2009 México City, or the Federal District, became the first federal jurisdiction in México to legalize same-sex marriage. The law became effective on March 4, 2010. Although it was the first Latin American jurisdiction

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Vecinos con Cariño –Neighbors Who Care Part II of II

Rudy’s and Bob’s idea has gone beyond its original scope. All primary public schools in Mazatlán are in the process of being connected to their Wi-Fi network.

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Vecinos con Cariño –Neighbors Who Care Part I of II

Vecinos con Cariño –Neighbors Who Care Part I of II

In March of 2012 Rudy Villalobos and Robert “Bob” Strasser, formed Vecinos con Cariño, which loosely translates as “Neighbors who Care.”

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It’s Time for Carnaval

It’s Time for Carnaval

One more time Olas Altas will be barricaded, buses will be diverted and the annual argument over the distribution of condoms will soon begin. It’s time for Carnaval.

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Elektra

Elektra

Under the management of its new CEO, Elektra partnered with Western Union to offer money transfer services from the United States to México and in 1993 became a publicly traded company listed on the Mexican Stock Exchange.

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It’s an Opinion not a Fact

My pet peeve is the expression of an opinion as a fact. We are all guilty of this, but in my opinion it is a habit we need to change.

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A Look at the New Airport for México City

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.

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