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.mexpatriate → Español →
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.Postcards from San Antonio → Español →
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.U.S. Embassy & Consulates in Mexico → Español →
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.mexpatriate → Español →
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.Postcards from San Antonio → Español →
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.View From Casita Colibrí → Español →
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.U.S. Embassy & Consulates in Mexico → Español →
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.San Miguel FAQ → Español →
Conforme a la suspensión provisional obtenida por Nexos, tanto la revista como la editorial pueden volver a celebrar contratos con dependencias federales, paraestatales y estatales y Nexos ha sido removido del padrón de Proveedores y Contratistas Sancionados de la SFP.
Published by Nexos at November 12, 2020 1:02 pm.Nexos →
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.mexpatriate → Español →
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.Postcards from San Antonio → Español →
Las presas son administradas por un comité técnico, coordinado por Conagua, en el que participa CFE. La prioridad en la administración del agua y las presas NO es generar energía eléctrica. La prioridad es la seguridad de la gente.
Published by Nexos at November 12, 2020 7:51 am.Nexos →