Category Archives: January 2013

“Quique” in Charge- Mexico’s New Presidente

By Neal Erickson

On December 1, 2012, Enrique Peña Nieto was inaugurated as Mexico’s 57th President. With this election the Institutional Revolutionary Party reclaimed the office it had held for 71 uninterrupted years until Vincente Fox of the National Action Party (PAN) won in 2000. By constitutional mandate, Mexico’s President is elected for 6 years, and cannot run for reelection. In 2006 the PAN won again with Felipe Calderon, the Secretary of Energy during the Fox Administration. Continue reading “Quique” in Charge- Mexico’s New Presidente

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The Chain of Survival: Improving Birth Rates

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By Kary Vannice

Worldwide, more than 287,000 women die in childbirth every year from obstetric complications and 99% of maternal deaths occur in developing countries. Continue reading The Chain of Survival: Improving Birth Rates

Bacaanda Foundation to Schedule Inauguration of Its Ark Project

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The Bacaanda Foundation, also known as El Sueno Zapoteco (The Zapotec Dream), has “embarked” on a multifaceted project to showcase the artisanal skills of Zapotec craftspeople.  The Foundation’s Ark floats on the tile floor of its workshop and gallery in Tangolunda.  Christened in March 2012, the Ark is now populated by almost a hundred pairs of animals created from natural materials gathered by Zapotec villagers of Santiago Xanica and its three agencias (sub-villages) in the municipio of Miahuatlan, in the Sierra Sur region of Oaxaca. Continue reading Bacaanda Foundation to Schedule Inauguration of Its Ark Project