Thilla Sivakumaran named interim vice rector at ASU Campus Querétaro

Arkansas State University announced a change of leadership for Campus Queretaro as Dr. David Ray stepped down as vice rector and Dr. Thilla Sivakumaran has taken over in an interim capacity. Ray joined ASUCQ in September 2018, and retired from his position in December 2019. Sivakumaran, executive director of A-State’s Global Engagement and More...

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By sanmigueltimes On Thursday, February 20th, 2020
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Peña Nieto under investigation for graft: WSJ

“Former Mexican president Enrique Peña Nieto is being investigated over a graft scandal at the country’s massive state oil company Pemex”, the Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday February More...

By sanmigueltimes On Monday, February 17th, 2020
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“We don’t even have gloves to operate with” Doctors tell AMLO’s health secretary (video)

Health Secretary Jorge Alcocer had to put up with complaints from doctors and patients who denounced the lack of supplies. MEXICO (Agencies) – The Secretary of Health, Jorge Alcocer and the Secretary More...

By sanmigueltimes On Thursday, January 16th, 2020
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USMCA approved by US Senate

The deal awaits Trump’s signature — and Canada’s approval. WASHINGTON D.C. (Vice) —A bipartisan majority in the Senate approved the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) on today, Thursday January More...

By sanmigueltimes On Sunday, January 12th, 2020
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Mexico City’s plastic bags ban in effect… When is San Miguel going to do the same?

Mexico City’s new ban on plastic bags has inspired visions of a journey back in time even as local makers of the packaging worry they could become obsolete. The city’s government last week banned More...

By sanmigueltimes On Saturday, January 11th, 2020
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Guanajuato congressman surprised to see hammocks at Campeche IMSS clinic

“The people of the Yucatan Peninsula … are born, grow, reproduce and die in a hammock,” Mexican federal congressman Emmanuel Reyes Carmona wrote on a Facebook post. This publication was posted More...

By sanmigueltimes On Friday, December 27th, 2019
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700 stands destroyed and 2 dead over La Merced Mexico City market fire

Two people are dead and over 700 stands completely destroyed after a fire tore through Mexico City’s La Merced market on Christmas Eve. The La Merced Market is a traditional public market located in the eastern More...

By sanmigueltimes On Wednesday, December 25th, 2019
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Feliz Navidad (Christmas in Mexico)

In Mexico, Christmas is celebrated from December 12th (Day of the Virgin of Guadalupe) to January 6th (Day of the Three Kings). From December 16th to Christmas Eve, children often perform the ‘Posada’ More...

By sanmigueltimes On Thursday, December 12th, 2019
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Nude portrait of Emiliano Zapata in high heels sparks fury in Mexico

A new portrait of Emiliano Zapata has caused a firestorm of outrage for its portrayal of the Mexican revolutionary hero striking a seductive pose – clad only in a pink sombrero and high heels. Furious campesinos More...

By sanmigueltimes On Thursday, December 12th, 2019
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Tonantzin… the deity behind “Our Lady of Guadalupe”

Our Lady of Guadalupe (In Spanish: Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe), is also known as the “Virgin of Guadalupe” is a Catholic, Marian apparition and the most venerated image in Mexico. The 12 of October of 1895, More...