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Summer Reads

If you’re looking to learn a little more about Mexico for a good summer read, here we recommend a few of our favorites. Like Water for Chocolate Published in 1989 by Mexican novelist and screenwriter Laura Esquivel. This is the story of the De La Garza family in turn-of-the-century Mexico, romance, cooking, societal compromises, and […]

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A Weekend Getaway in México City

What Will it Cost? By Carole Reedy, The Eye Magazine Old Basilica of Guadalupe with Mexico City skyline behind it Mexico City is considered by many to rival Paris, London, Tokyo, and New York as a cultural destination. The energy, color, and joie de vivre of this grand city of more than 20 million exceeds […]

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Oh Papaya!

Papaya (Carica papaya) is native to southern Mexico and Central America and has become naturalized throughout the Caribbean Islands, Florida and several countries in Africa. It is also cultivated in India, Australia, Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines, and the U.S. state of Hawaii. The Maradol variety of papaya was developed in Cuba between 1938 and 1956 by […]

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20 places to travel in your 20s

There’s no better way to change your perception of the world — and maybe yourself — than travel. You’ll experience different cultures, meet new friends and make lifelong memories. But traveling in your 20s poses challenges: You might have financial constraints, limited time off from work and concerns about safety. So think of this selection […]

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Canada – Mexico Relations

The relationship between Mexico and Canada has continued to grow since the establishment of diplomatic relations in 1944. Our trade and investment relationship has seen strong growth since the entry into force of the North America Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) in 1994. Today, with increasing bilateral trade and investment; regular parliamentary meetings; bilateral security and […]

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Juchitan Wedding

I had the honor of being invited to an Isthmus wedding last year. The groom, Asa Buchanan, was a young English teacher from London and the bride Karina Nuricumbo´s family was from Juchitán. It was an enormous, colorful affair held in an event hall right near the highway leaving the city. Almost all the women […]

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