Friday, December 12, 2014

Día de la Virgen de Guadalupe

On December 12th, Mexican Catholics celebrate the Día de la Virgen de Guadalupe (Day of Our Lady of Guadalupe). Read more about it from previous posts (including my trip to the Basilica on the Día de la Virgen de Guadalupe in 2010) here

Today also marks the start of the "Guadalupe-Reyes Marathon," an informal name for the holiday season, which begins with the Día de la Virgen de Guadalupe (December 12th) and end with the Día de los Reyes Magos (Three Kings Day, January 6th). 

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Video: "The Missing 43: Mexico's Disappeared Students"

And again...

As much as it hurts my heart to share negative news about Mexico, this is a pretty good overview of what's going on with the 43 missing students and current situation in Mexico. Violence at the hands of the police (and others) and impunity feel especially overwhelming today, on both sides of the border.