BACKYARD BIRDING IN MERIDA, YUCATAN AND BEYOND – PUNCTURED PELICAN POUCHES: AMERICAN WHITE PELICAN, PART 1 OF 2

American White Pelican with blue tilapia (fish) AMERICAN WHITE PELICAN, Pelicans erythrorhynchos, Pelicano Blanco Americano(Spanish), Sak p’onto’ (Mayan) Every time I see American White Pelicans I am awestruck at their size. Wing spans of these behemoths can attain 9.5 ft.  They are among the largest flying birds in North America and More...

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By sanmigueltimes On Tuesday, June 2nd, 2020
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Dancing Through Life

Dancing is a way to celebrate, whether it is a birth, a death, a religious observance, or folklore; dances are a way to celebrate life and express your feelings. Perhaps even more than learning the Spanish More...

By sanmigueltimes On Monday, June 1st, 2020
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Secrets to Money in Mexico

Money is different in Mexico than up North.  Obviously, the look and feel, but also how money works and one’s relationship with it take some mental adjustments to financially succeed here. The currency More...

By sanmigueltimes On Monday, June 1st, 2020
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Dirty Dancing Danzon

Mercedes, a senior in my English classes, introduced me to danzon, a style of dance (like a tap, square dancing, or salsa), forever changing how I experience Mexico.  Through danzon, I performed at festivals around More...

By sanmigueltimes On Friday, May 29th, 2020
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Happy Trails!

The horse was essential to the Spanish Inquisition and occupation of Mexico.  The horse was transportation, communication, wealth, and companionship all in one friendly foal. The horse sailed over from Spain More...

By sanmigueltimes On Monday, May 25th, 2020
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Yalitza Aparicio writes her first editorial for The New York Times

Mexican actress and activist Yalitza Aparicio announced she had written her first article for The New York Times, where she discusses racism, domestic worker’s rights, and the rights of indigenous people. After More...

By sanmigueltimes On Saturday, May 23rd, 2020
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Despite a series of irregularities, the Mexican government awarded contracts worth millions to this company

The food provided by these companies contained maggots, worms, and cockroaches A corporate of companies that had been fined for the poor quality of their products, whose bank accounts were blocked by the Financial More...

By sanmigueltimes On Wednesday, May 20th, 2020
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Documentary about Yucatecan Maya midwife premiers today (TRAILER)

Jats’uts Meyah is a documentary that tells the story and life of Bacila, who seeks to recover the influence of the Maya midwives who with great knowledge have helped bring thousands of babies into this world More...

By sanmigueltimes On Tuesday, May 19th, 2020
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Churros – Controversy and Glamour

Churros, those deliciously deep fried sugar-laden breadstick-sized pieces of Heaven-on-earth, come with a controversial history and glamorous present unique in a breakfast food. The history of churros is complicated. More...

By sanmigueltimes On Saturday, May 16th, 2020
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The Rosary in Every Day Mexican Life

Walking through the jardin you can’t help but notice that in addition to selling Maria and Jose rag dolls, the Otomis, indigenous farmers, also sell multi-colored straw beads bound together in More...