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goobye and hello to our favorite nun.

Season 4 of _The Crown_ debuts tomorrow on Season 4 -- introducing some new cast members and dropping others. The Bank of Mexico has been doing the same thing since 2018 with its banknotes. Like all countries, Mexico uses its currency to celebrate its history. And Mexico has a lot of history to celebrate. This will be the third set of new banknotes since I moved to Mexico. The Bank of Mexico regularly shuffles around the historical cast members featured on its notes -- or replaces them with new faces. A little bit of both is happening with the new series. In 2018, the stern visage of President Benito Juarez was moved from the 20-peso note (that is being discontinued) to the new 500-peso note (money makes the words go round). In 2019, José María Morelos y Pavón was moved from the 50-peso note to the 200-peso note where he joined Miguel Hidalgo (old heroes, new money).
Yesterday the Bank unveiled its latest revision. A 100-peso note featuring Sor Juana Inés de la Cr

Published by mexpatriate at November 14, 2020 10:10 am.

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An Ostrich-Plumed Hat: Chapter Fifteen.

Begin with Chapter One ~ Return to Chapter Fourteen Emma Dumpke, December 1911 My dearest Hedda, I just finished reading The Judgment by Mrs. Mary King. While not fine literature, the tale is compelling because its true. A virtuous young woman is virtually sold to a worldly man by her selfish mother, who loves luxury Continue reading An Ostrich-Plumed Hat: Chapter Fifteen

Published by Postcards from San Antonio at November 14, 2020 8:22 am.

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Day of the Dead ofrendas.

Living and being in Oaxaca during the Días de los Muertos is hard to put into words. There is so much to experience and to think about. It is the ofrendas that touch me the most — they are all so personal, even those on display to the public. And, one of the unexpected delights ...

Published by View From Casita Colibrí at November 13, 2020 8:21 pm.

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November in the Tropical Urban Garden with Nik: Merida, Yucatan, Mexico.

November is the best month to plant your vegetable garden in the Yucatan. Don't wait another day.

Published by Nik of Thyme at November 13, 2020 4:51 pm.

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Health Alert – Mexico COVID-19 Update.

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Mexico City, Mexico (November 13, 2020) Location: Mexico Event: Mexico COVID-19 Update (November 13, 2020) The number of confirmed and suspected COVID-19 cases reached its peak nationwide by mid-July and began a decrease that continued for eight weeks. This decline stopped by the second week of September and plateaued for four weeks. ...

Published by U.S. Embassy & Consulates in Mexico at November 13, 2020 2:35 pm.

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New Writing Projects.

Some new writing projects will keep me busy next year. It's harder to retire than you might think.

Published by To Mexico and Beyond at November 13, 2020 8:26 am.

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Coronavirus Dashboard November 13, 2020.

Latest Changes: SMA: 11 new cases, 90 active confirmed cases. GTO: 27 new deaths, 396 new cases. MEX: 626 new deaths. SMA: 43 deaths, 793 confirmed, 44 suspected, 660 recovered. SMA: 43 deaths, 782 confirmed, 45 suspected, 654 recovered (previous). SMA New cases, active cases and 7 day moving...

Published by San Miguel FAQ at November 13, 2020 5:23 am.

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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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