Valentine’s Day in Mexico: Celebrating Love & Friendship

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A Mexican Valentine’s Day. February 14th is celebrated in Mexico as El Día del Amor y la Amistad, or “The Day of Love and Friendship”. The holiday has been embraced by Mexicans and enriched with their unique traditions and expressions of love. Warm, festive and generous, this is how Mexicans are defined by most foreigners. It’s More...

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Laura-Davis
By sanmigueltimes On Wednesday, February 14th, 2018
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Writing workshop with Master Teacher Laura Davis: sign up now!

Master Teacher Laura Davis Will Be Offering Her First — and Only — Intensive Writing Workshop in San Miguel. For years, Laura has been one of the most popular teachers at the San Miguel Writer’s Conference More...

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By sanmigueltimes On Tuesday, February 6th, 2018
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BACKYARD BIRDING IN MERIDA, YUCATAN AND BEYOND-LOVE BIRDS: HYACINTH MACAW

HYACINTH MACAW Anodorhynchus hyacinthinus, Guacamaya azul or Guacamaya jacinto (Spanish) In honor of Valentine’s month, interpret this photo sequence of a monogamous Hyacinth Macaw pair in Brazil as you wish. More...

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By sanmigueltimes On Tuesday, February 6th, 2018
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Centro living is what everyone in SMA wants, right?

Charming furnished Spanish Colonial home on north Loreto Street boasts the advantage of being a short walk to both the Jardin and the Fabrica Aurora, as well as the nearly-adjacent artisan’s market and numerous More...

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By sanmigueltimes On Monday, February 5th, 2018
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Rare Baby White Lion Born at Mexico’s Altiplano Zoo

The Altiplano Zoo in Tlaxcala, (Central Mexico) recently introduced their newest addition – an almost four-month-old white lion cub – to the press. White lions are unusual yet beautiful creatures that More...

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By sanmigueltimes On Sunday, February 4th, 2018
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Tillerson to Venezuela’s Maduro: Allow democratic elections or step aside

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Friday urged the Venezuelan government to hold open and democratic elections. Tillerson’s visit to Mexico is the first stop of a Latin America tour that also will include More...

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By sanmigueltimes On Monday, January 22nd, 2018
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Protecting Our Elderly Ex-Pats

Recently one of the local papers ran a profile piece on an elderly ex-pat.  My first thought, as a volunteer with local elderly, was “That’s cool.  It’s always good to make folks (particularly women of an More...

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By sanmigueltimes On Monday, January 22nd, 2018
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“Is It Cheaper To Live In Mexico?” cost of living study (co-sponsored by The Yucatan Times)

Lake Chapala, Jalisco, Mexico—January 20, 2018— Best Places In The World To Retire (Best Places) announced today the release of its second research study of 1,129 current expats living in Mexico, “Is It More...

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By sanmigueltimes On Thursday, January 18th, 2018
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Coco in San Miguel

The animated film Coco follows a boy who is accidentally transported to the land of the dead, where he seeks the help of his deceased musician great-great-grandfather to return him to his family among the living More...

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By sanmigueltimes On Wednesday, January 17th, 2018
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St. Tony, Every Dog’s Best Buddy

St. Anthony the Abbot was a hermit and early monk who lived in seclusion in Egypt’s desert with animals as his only companions. St. Anthony the Abbot’s believed strongly in man’s responsibility to protect More...