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Dogs and Women Not Allowed

A short history of the Mexican cantina The well known Mexican writer/activist Carlos Monsivais once wrote: ‘A cantina is that somber corner where you take refuge to calm the pains...

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Wheeling for Awareness

To make a point, sometimes you have to go really far! After three years of preparation, and with little pomp and circumstance – not even the usual social media blasts...

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Stowing Away to a New Life

How a young Chinese stowaway came to develop the largest privately-owned supermarket chain in Mexico One night, after a fight with his father at the tender age of only ten,...

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A Stranger in my Own Land

Adapting well to living in Mexico can have its drawbacks As the exit door opened and I stepped out, a blast of hot air blanketed me and immediately I felt...

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A Lost Boy Found

How one young man found his community again Imagine waking up one day in a place surrounded by strangers that look much like you but have totally foreign habits and...