Monthly archive August, 2013
Aeromexico gets a Dreamliner!

Aeromexico gets a Dreamliner!


Photos courtesy of Boeing, Aeromexico and airplanephotos.net This week Aeromexico took delivery of their 1st Boeing 787 Dreamliner, amid fanfare and celebration.   Boeing´s much anticipated, technologically advanced new 787 aircraft has been rolling out commercially since 2011 and despite a few glitches and literal bumps, it represents the most successful launch in commercial aviation...

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InMexico: Arts & Culture podcast -Intercultural Communication

InMexico: Arts & Culture podcast -Intercultural Communication

Today we are talking about Intercultural Communication – the art of communicating across cultural boundaries …      Expats are so often strangers in a strange land.  Foreigners can easily find themselves frustrated in their business or social interactions in Mexico.   Have you ever found yourself in a situation that seemed simple and straightforward but then...

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InMexico Business week, August 16, 2013

InMexico Business week, August 16, 2013

The big news in Mexico this week is the debate over energy reform and the privatization of the state run oil giant PEMEX… Mexico´s president Enrique Peña Nieto proposes Energy Reform amid debate about privatization of Mexico´s petroleum industry       Energy reform and the privatization of Mexico´s oil and gas industry is a...

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Huatulco

Huatulco

  A bit of history: it is said that under Spanish rule pirates ransacked Huatulco, but that they didn’t succeed in stealing its beauty. The Pacific Ocean laps the shores of Huatulco’s 36 stunning beaches, spread across nine bays boasting warm waters and golden sands. This area was a successful commercial port and favorite haunt...

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Ixtapa Zihuatanejo

Ixtapa Zihuatanejo

Mexican travelers include the neighboring beach towns of Ixtapa and Zihuatanejo, in the state of Guerrero, as favorite destinations, but that’s where their similarity ends. Visitors to this area will encounter two decidedly different vacation destinations just 6.5 km (4 miles apart). Ixtapa, once a coconut plantation, boasts the high-rise hotels, all-inclusive resorts, air-conditioned restaurants...

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Puerto Vallarta

Puerto Vallarta

Before John Huston’s 1964 film, The Night of the Iguana, Puerto Vallarta was a just sleepy fishing village on the Pacific Coast where the states of Jalisco and Nayarit meet. But Liz Taylor came to keep an eye on her lover Richard Burton while he was filming with the voluptuous Ava Gardner. The publicity buzz...

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5 Fundamental Points of the Oil Energy Reform

5 Fundamental Points of the Oil Energy Reform

          The press release of President Enrique Peña Nieto´s staff, detailing the five main points of his reform proposal:   On the subject of oil and other hydrocarbons, the Energy Reform contains five fundamental points: – It reiterates, word for word, the text of Article 27 of the Constitution at the...

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Mexico´s president proposes Energy Reform amid debate about privatization of Mexico´s petroleum industry

Mexico´s president proposes Energy Reform amid debate about privatization of Mexico´s petroleum industry

Energy reform and the privatization of Mexico´s oil and gas industry is a controversial issue in Mexico and  has been in the national debate for many years.  The main point of contention being whether Mexico needs to open up the state run monopolies of energy to private investment to allow much needed funding for upgrades,...

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My 4 inch life

My 4 inch life


Sitting in a classical guitar recital in a stark, echo-y room, I am drifting away on my own musings and wondering (not for the first time) just what is this obsession with cell phone recording?  It´s world-wide, it´s multigenerational, it´s multi-genre, and apparently completely indifferent to acoustics.  Rumbling buses thunder by, church bells gong, metal...

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