Monthly Archives: December 2014

Mexico 2014 – The year of the internet meme

In Mexico, humorously captioning photos has become something of an art form. Social media in 2014 was buzzing with these internet memes, which are spread virally online via Facebook and Twitter, or through instant messaging service WhatsApp. New technologies are … Continue reading

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Mindfulness movement on the rise in Mexico

Students in Guadalajara have been taking part in an innovative university course that teaches them to meditate for course credit. For the past six years, lecturer Cristina Preciado has been training students at the Western Institute of Technology and Higher Education … Continue reading

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The legacy of Samuel Joaquín Flores, Mexico’s most controversial church leader

Close to 600,000 people flooded into Mexico’s second-largest-city, Guadalajara, this month to pay respects to Samuel Joaquín Flores, the 77-year-­old head of the evangelical Luz del Mundo (Light of the World Church), who died on 8 December. Known to his flock … Continue reading

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Mexico welcomes Obama’s move to embrace Cuba

Political analysts have signaled that the agreement to restore diplomatic ties between the United States and Cuba could have positive economic consequences for Mexico. President Enrique Peña Nieto spoke with Cuban President Raul Castro on the phone and congratulated him … Continue reading

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Annual telethon comes up short as negative press holds back donations

Teleton, Mexico’s largest telethon that urges television viewers to donate money for the rehabilitation of children with disabilities, has suffered its worst ever year and last week was forced to extend its annual broadcast by four hours to reach its … Continue reading

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Visiting president provides sharp contrast to Mexico’s leader

“Peña should go! Pepe should stay!” was the chant rising from the crowd of about 500 students clustered outside the University of Guadalajara’s Salvador Allende assembly hall. The mostly young audience had gathered on a cool Saturday evening to await … Continue reading

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