Fenix Language Institute in Zacatecas was recently recommended to us as “awesome!” From the website: “Fenix Language Institute was founded in 1973 with a firm commitment to perfecting strategies for the teaching of Spanish as a second language. Until then, the traditional method had stressed grammar model imitation, mechanical repetition exercises, and rigorous memorization. The results were not impressive. The founders of Fenix rejected these ideas and searched for a better, more natural approach. As a child, you acquire your […]
Dispatch from El Rebalsito…Dobie writes: Nothing new with the beach. The gate is still there, and access is still restricted. The new presidente of La Huerta, the municipality that was given the concession (the right to administer use of the beach) takes office at the end of this month. He has promised to help us open the access and there are several people who will be working with him, including the president of the ejido, Ernesto Garcia, and Chava Magaña, […]
A fascinating article from The Washington Post about the corruption in Mexico’s school system and how this could spell trouble for the ruling party. There’s also a growing protest movement among Mexican university students who oppose the PRI candidate. Lopez Obrador just rose to second place, so this election is going to be a hot one.
Our friend Dobie, who lives in El Rebalsito, near Tenacatita, has organized a fund to provide laptops to local schoolkids who are in need. She writes, “The computer fund was very successful. We were able to purchase a netbook and a laptop. The netbook was given to a young woman in high school and the laptop will go to the student graduating from middle school that the teachers pick as the best all around student, and with the most […]
PG Managing Editor Churpa Rosa Rogers wrote the following text many years ago, when she was still a teenager. I have been to six different schools in my life, and the common link I find in reminiscing about these experiences, is that I was always the kid who didn’t get to wear a uniform. I know, being an American, and raised in the ‘counter culture,’ I should at least pretend to denounce the idea of conformity, but being the […]
Our dear friend Dobie recently wrote a post in which she lamented that morale is flagging in Rebalsito, where people have been valiantly fighting to keep Tenacatita libre. The battle has been going on for decades, but the past three years (since the development group Rodenas closed access to the beach) have been especially rough for local residents. People have been brutally beaten, arrested, and cut off from their land and their major source of income, but they have continued […]