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feliz día de la revolución.

You may think that I, like Billy Pilgrim, have come unstuck in time. That I am five days early with my revolutionary greeting. But I have the Mexican holiday calendar on my side. Last night, I attended the season opening of Papa Gallo's on the beach in San Patricio Melaque. I knew some big event must be afoot in town. Several of the side streets were packed with tour buses and the main street in front of the restaurant had nary a parking space. It has been a long time since I have seen that many cars in town for a weekend. When I saw the beach, I knew where the occupants from all of those buses and cars had gone. The beach was not completely full, but there were more people than I had seen since at least March -- probably for the entire year. Part of that could be attributed to the fact that Friday was the last day of the Jalisco mini-shutdown. People were now free to leave the confining retritions of their urban lives to head for the beach. But the

Published by mexpatriate at November 15, 2020 1:36 pm.

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Spectacular illumination projects citys colorful history on San Fernando Cathedral.

These photographs from 2014 are not great, but reposting them to refresh a suggestion for an outing appropriate for these times entertaining, outdoors and admission-free on a plaza large enough to allow ample room for spreading out. The painterly projection of Xavier de Richemonts San Antonio Saga (click there for much better photographs) sweep Continue reading Spectacular illumination projects citys colorful history on San Fernando Cathedral

Published by Postcards from San Antonio at November 15, 2020 12:38 pm.

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Living Simply and Affordably in Mexico.

Some people living in Mexico come to simplify their life situations, and are experiencing the attractions and benefits a simpler lifestyle can provide

Published by Mexperience at November 15, 2020 5:05 am.

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Demonstration Alert – U.S. Consulate General Merida, Mexico.

Demonstration Alert – U.S. Consulate General Merida, Mexico (November 14, 2020) Location: Cancun, Quintana Roo, Mexico (Hotel Zone Cancun) Event: November 14 Demonstration in Hotel Zone Demonstrations are expected to take place on Saturday, November 14, 2020, beginning at 4:00 p.m. (EST), to protest recent killings of women in Quintana Roo. The march will begin at ...

Published by U.S. Embassy & Consulates in Mexico at November 14, 2020 3:08 pm.

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November 20th: Anniversary of Mexico’s Revolution Day.

November 20th is the anniversary of the start of the 1910 – 1917 Mexican Revolution. The date is observed on the third Monday in November.

Published by Mexperience at November 14, 2020 1:00 pm.

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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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