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Official Gazette of the Federation publishes suspension of sanction against Nexos.

Pursuant to the provisional suspension obtained by Nexos, both the magazine and the publisher can re-enter into contracts with federal, parastatal and state agencies, and Nexos has been removed from the SFP list of Sanctioned Suppliers and Contractors.

Published by Nexos at November 12, 2020 1:02 pm.

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tipping the couriers.

Today is the day I get to show my postman -- or postmen, in my case -- how much I appreciate the Mexican postal system. It is _Dia del Cartero_ \-- Postman's Day. I had a brief tryst with Mailboxes, Etc. (a mail service) in Manzanillo when I first moved to Mexico. Every week I would drive an hour to Manzanillo to pick up my mail. It was usually the same mix. My magazines from the prior two weeks and the inevitable 16-page letter from Houston mayor Bill White urging me to send him 55-gallon barrels of money to support his itch to be governor of Texas. The solicitations would have been mildly interesting to me if I lived in The States. But I was not a Texas voter and each of his letters were as heavy in arcane political matters as they were heavy in weight when Christopher put them on the scale. I paid a rather heavy price for each piece of political arcana. That is because Mailboxes, Etc. not only charged a monthly fee, it also charged for the weight of each piece

Published by mexpatriate at November 12, 2020 11:12 am.

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An Ostrich-Plumed Hat: Chapter Fourteen.

Begin with Chapter One ~ Go Back to Chapter Thirteen Emma Bentzen Koehler, November 1911 Why, Bettie, you must be exhausted. Emma greets Bettie Stevens as she approaches their table in the ballroom of the St. Anthony Hotel. Everyone in the city was wearing little white tags. And not a day passes without your name Continue reading An Ostrich-Plumed Hat: Chapter Fourteen

Published by Postcards from San Antonio at November 12, 2020 8:14 am.

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Tabasco and the hydroelectric plants, who is to blame?

The dams are managed by a technical committee, coordinated by Conagua, in which CFE participates. The priority in water and dam management is NOT to generate electricity. The priority is the safety of the people.

Published by Nexos at November 12, 2020 7:51 am.

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Kidney Toxins Created by Meat Consumption.

As I discuss in my video How to Treat Heart Failure and Kidney Failure with Diet, one way a diet rich in animal-sourced foods like ...

Published by NutritionFacts.org at November 12, 2020 7:00 am.

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The cabbie’s life: One night in Toronto.

Back in the day — before Uber & Lyft, before Google street maps, before the Internet — there was a thing known as The Thomas Guide. It was a spiral-bound book of maps and street indexes for many of the major West Coast cities in the U.S. It was a godsend for journalists and taxicab ...

Published by Musings, Magic, SMA at November 11, 2020 8:17 pm.

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Blogueando and other Anglicisms Used in Spanish.

Technology has brought new words in Spanish into being—mostly English words fitted with the corresponding verb endings and conjugations

Published by Mexperience at November 11, 2020 3:00 pm.

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The INE Takes Strides Against Gender Based Violence.

11/12/20 (written by vrice)—At the end of October, the National Electoral Institute (Instituto Nacional Electoral, INE) unanimously endorsed guidelines for political parties to help combat gender-based political violence. Amongst other requirements, these stipulated that, beginning in 2021, no aspiring candidate can be convicted or accused of domestic violence, sexual misconduct, or have defaulted on alimony ...

Published by Justice in Mexico at November 11, 2020 2:21 pm.

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aztec warriors for freedom.

It is Armistice Day. Or Remembrance Day. Or Veterans' Day. The day has gone by several monikers in different countries at different times. Initially, the day was set aside to honor those who had fallen in The Great Imperial War of 1914-1918 as a reminder that nothing so horrid should ever happen again. But it did happen again. Over and over in the Twentieth Century, and the day, by the sheer weight of thankfulness, expanded to honor the veterans who battled the forces of totalitarianism. That is why we still set aside the day the armistice went into effect with two minutes of silence. On the almost-talismanic 11th day of the 11th month at 11:00 AM. Under normal circumstances, I would be gathering with a group of Canadians, Americans, Europeans, and Mexicans at Rooster's to mark the day with the obligatory two minutes of silence, tales of heroic relatives, reading of "In Flanders Fields," and singing the Mexican national anthem. But the virus has claimed anothe

Published by mexpatriate at November 11, 2020 10:16 am.

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Material Metaphors.

A collection of images and sounds we captured in Oaxaca Mexico, juxtaposing nature and architecture with my huipils from Oaxaca and Guatemala.

Published by Lena Bartula: La Huipilista at November 11, 2020 9:11 am.

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How do you explain U.S. democracy to foreigners?

**A** s much as I swear I'm not going to read, or write, any more about American politics, nowadays that's like trying to avert one's attention from a five-car pile-up in full view.
During a two-and-a-half hour sojourn at the dentist yesterday, mercifully most of it under a haze of Novocaine, Stew received two root canals, along temporary posts and crowns, while the dentist's dog Pita, lay on the floor by the chair, keeping a fitful eye on the proceedings.

**Sale on marital aids, right next door!**

In addition, the dentist, in her wobbly English, asked Stew about about the U.S. presidential election and the clown show it's become: How can Trump refuse to concede after clearly losing?
Tough question. Even in Mexico, the cradle of modern political corruption, such soap opera twists are real head-scratchers.
**A** nd thank God the dentist didn't ask about the surreal press conference held on Saturday b

Published by Life at Rancho Santa Clara at November 11, 2020 8:24 am.

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Great Site to Find Doctors in Mexico, Check Reviews, Compare Prices and Schedule Appointments.

My wife Linda and I have called Mexico’s Riviera Maya home for over five years now. Since moving here, one...

Published by Two Expats Mexico at November 11, 2020 8:03 am.

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Very brief praise of the Jacobin State.

The wide recognition that intermediate organizations have in modern societies requires renewed views, both empirical and theoretical, but also a minimum empathy to understand the spirit of the Jacobin State. For decades, intermediate organizations have become the formal and informal guarantors of government decisions, both honorary witnesses and technical guarantors.

Published by Nexos at November 11, 2020 7:55 am.

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Remembrance Day.

On November 11th, at least COVID can’t keep us from our memories. Growing up in North Vancouver during the 50s and 60s, we children were taught to respect and honour heroes. Of all the admirable ones around us, none was more courageous than the WWI and WWII veterans. My dad, John, and his brother, Lewis,Continue reading "Remembrance Day"

Published by Changes in Our Lives at November 10, 2020 11:24 pm.

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Two Former High-ranking Federal and State Officials Face Charges of Corruption.

11/10/20 (written by kheinle) — The López Obrador administration’s efforts to root out corruption continue, this time with two officials at the federal and state level facing charges. Corruption at the Federal Level Luis Videgaray, the former Secretary of Finance and Public Credit (Secretaría de Hacienda y Credito Público, SHCP) during the Peña Nieto administration ...

Published by Justice in Mexico at November 10, 2020 8:29 pm.

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To women everywhere.

The stencil, seen on Sunday’s walk along Av. José María Morelos, may be of women from San Miguel del Valle, but the words speak to women everywhere. We are the struggles won by our ancestors.

Published by View From Casita Colibrí at November 10, 2020 12:38 pm.

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Feminists symbolically occupy MORENA headquarters amidst sexual assault accusations.

11/10/20 (written by vrice) – Feminist activists mobilized last week, blocking the entrance to the Mexico City headquarters of the National Regeneration Movement (Movimiento Regeneración Nacional, MORENA/Morena), the political party of current president, Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO). The women gathered to prevent candidate Porfirio Muñoz Ledo from declaring himself the winner of contested elections ...

Published by Justice in Mexico at November 10, 2020 12:00 pm.

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enjoying art with ed.

My smartphone is not very smart. Of course, it is only as smart as the information I tell it. And that makes it not very smart, at all. I woke up this morning to the usual chimes my telephone emits when it has something it thinks is very important. With the insistence of a four-year old child. "Daddy. Daddy. Listen to me." When I looked at the screen, my first reaction was momentary mild concern. "Your Emirates flight from Madrid to Dubai is now boarding." I say "momentary" because it did not take me long to put my life back into context. In a parallel world, I would have spent the past three weeks in Madrid upping my game on Spanish art at the Prado, the Reina Sofia, and the Thyssen-Bornemisza collection. My head would have been filled with the works of the masters whose works my artist friend Ed Gilliam visited in his youth. Right now, my body would be nestling into a seat on a flight that would have been on my bucket list -- if I had had any such thing

Published by mexpatriate at November 10, 2020 10:02 am.

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The political speech that I will never hear.

I write with the certainty that what I propose here has no possibility of being heard by the politicians of Mexico today. Less for those in power.

Published by Nexos at November 10, 2020 9:31 am.

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An Ostrich-Plumed Hat: Chapter Thirteen.

Begin with Chapter One ~ Return to Chapter Twelve Andrew Stevens, November 1911 Honey from Solms Apiary. The finest in the country, Andy. This nectar comes not from some common native American bee. The Colonel has been waxing eloquent over a jar of honey for the past five minutes. Andy knits his eyebrows together and Continue reading An Ostrich-Plumed Hat: Chapter Thirteen

Published by Postcards from San Antonio at November 10, 2020 8:24 am.

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Official approach to obesity: shame as pedagogy.

The truth is that the commitment to stigmatization is not a mistake: it is a strategy. The president has made it clear that the transformation he has planned for the country rests on its moral reconstruction and has devoted countless hours to disseminating his personal code of ethics.

Published by Nexos at November 10, 2020 8:10 am.

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Can Soy Prevent and Treat Prostate Cancer?

As I discuss in my video The Role of Soy Foods in Prostate Cancer Prevention and Treatment, a compilation of 13 observational studies on soy ...

Published by NutritionFacts.org at November 10, 2020 7:00 am.

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More Herbal Goodies.

Ive decided to make herbs a priority over the next few months. Im in the middle of several additional research projects relating to herb use in Mexico. Then, Im in the process of building my familys immunity with delicious herbal Continue reading

Published by Surviving Mexico at November 10, 2020 4:50 am.

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locking down with sherlock.

We are now in week two of the governor-ordered Jalisco lockdown. "Lockdown" is a bit too dramatic of a term. Of course, hyperbolic social intercourse has become the coin of the conversation realm these days. So, "lockdown" it is. I promised to keep you updated on how people are complying with an order that had all the complexity of the Babylonian Talmud (partial shutdown). But, being the lawyer I am, I realized the question I posed is not the correct one. We should not be concerned with whether people are complying with each detail of the restrictions on our activities, but whether the purposes of the order are being met. For all of its hokey-pokey details of when people can go to the _tienda de abarrotes_ and when they cannot, the governor's stated purpose for the rules was to minimize our contact with one another while simultaneously recognizing that people have economic lives as well as health lives. In that sense, the order appears to be working. At least, on it

Published by mexpatriate at November 09, 2020 11:23 am.

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Day of the Dead 2020.

A different Day of the Dead in 2020.

Published by To Mexico and Beyond at November 09, 2020 10:25 am.

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In defense of terror.

After so many years of such a consistent editorial line, it does not seem that it is only a weakness of the editors, or in any case it is also a weakness of their public - otherwise, the insistence on justifying the unjustifiable, in such remote causes would not be understood. .

Published by Nexos at November 09, 2020 9:45 am.

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We present below a sample of the young narrative of Mexico. This story by the editor and narrator Eduardo Cerdán (Xalapa, 1995) belongs to the book Steps in the empty house.

Published by Nexos at November 09, 2020 7:54 am.

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