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A billion here, 495.6 billion there...

President Barack Obama’s administration hopes to increase funding to Central America to $1 billion next year as part of a drive to boost relations with southern neighbors, bolster security and stem illegal immigration.

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Economy & Business

Unhealthy travels

The Secretary of Health for the State of Sonora has taken the unusual step of issues a “health travel advisory”… warning Sonorans against visits to California, Utah, Arizona or Washington, because of the measles outbreak in those states. 62 more words


Crystal City... The anti-Santa Rosa

I posted the other day about Santa Rosa, the Mexican refuge for Polish exiles during the Second World War… or, as it’s styled here, “La guerra contra nazi-fascismo”.  513 more words


Lake views, Spanish schools, and "Gringolandia" in Lake Atitlan, Guatemala

Enroll in Spanish school…check. Find apartment…check. Make friends…check! All within 24 hours of arriving. We are really getting the hang of this world travel business! San Pedro La Laguna, a small-ish town on Lake Atitlan in the country of Guatemala is known for a few things: excellent Spanish schools, delicious and cheap cuisine from around the world, beautiful lake views, and backpackers or “gringos”. 569 more words


All they will call you is deportee.

Via Hermano Juancito:

Saturday after the Parish Council meeting and a meeting to prepare a workshop on the liturgy, I decided to take a quick trip from Dulce Nombre into Santa Rosa to make a few purchases. 486 more words

Economy & Business

His master's voice

Enrique Sada Sandoval, “La voz del amo: Peña Nieto en Washington“, Milenio (13 January 2015).  My translation:

In 1909, when Porfirio Diaz condescended to his famous interview with United States President William Howard Taft, the national and international context for Mexico as both promising and broadening. 560 more words


Thick as thieves?

I’m sure some are likely to reject this out of hand because it comes from the World Socialist Web Site, but Marc Wells is probably not wrong… 334 more words

Economy & Business