Monthly archive April, 2007

Letter from the Editor – April 2007

  Welcome to Another Day in Paradise. As the final notes of the Fourth Annual Zihuatanejo International Guitar Festival waft plaintively away for one more year, and the rumble of Semana Santa looms upon the horizon…We realize it’s April and once again we have come to the end of another season.   Even after 8...

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The Netza School

Honoring Indigenous Culture and Celebrating Mexico’s Diversity to Advance Education and Opportunity– for All.


From its humble beginnings nearly fourteen years ago with forty indigenous street children gathered to study under a tree, to its second annual gala celebration, A Night of Aztec Culture, held last February at the elegant La Cala restaurant, the Netzahualcoyotl School (or Netza School) for indigenous and other deserving children, continues to break new...

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The Cuisine of Eastern Mexico

The Cuisine of Eastern Mexico

The cuisine of Eastern Mexico – encompassing the states of Coahuila, Nuevo Leon, Tamaulipas and Veracruz – is a blend of the norteña traditions of its northern neighbors with the sophisticated cuisines of central Mexico. The cultural features of a region are usually very heavily dependent on the forces of nature and the unique ecosystem...

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The Four Generals of the revolution

The Four Generals of the revolution

The Mexican Revolution, although taking place in the second decade of the twentieth century, is still very much alive in the minds of Mexicans. The bloody civil war pitted the rich against the poor, the clergy against the faithless, and the landowners against the landless. When all was said and done, one million Mexicans had...

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Closing Costs

Closing Costs

in a Real Estate Transaction


Closing costs in Mexico are often a surprise for foreign buyers… Sometimes they feel the closing costs are too low, sometimes too high, but many times they are just confused why they were told one approximate by their attorney, a different one by their real estate agent, and a completely different one by the seller....

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Tonala and Tlaquepaque

Tonala and Tlaquepaque

  Tonala and Tlaquepaque….no, neither a singing duo nor a rock group, but sister cities southeast of Guadalajara where you can shop till you drop and do much less damage to your pocketbook than you would have ever thought possible. Some people still consider Tlaquepaque and Tonala “suburbs” of Guadalajara, but with the population of...

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