Opinion

Obesidad, diabetes y Coca Cola en México

10/24/2013
Recuerdo que de niño, ya era símbolo de estatus y buen gusto comer con una botella de refresco sobre la mesa. En ocasiones especiales o cumpleaños, mi mamá nos mandaba a comprar tres Coca Colas grandes a la tienda de junto—éramos ocho. Los refrescos en México son “un lujo” que...

To tell the truth

10/10/2013
Some gurus teach that if we think positively, we can achieve anything we want. Books, seminars and programs have been sold to people who want to improve their lot in life through some version of that theme. As the basis for hope, positive thinking is necessary; however, it is not...

Los Niños Héroes de Chapultepec

10/03/2013
El pasado viernes 13 de septiembre hubo una celebración por la independencia de México en Point Reyes Station, organizada por el Latino Photography Project de la Gallery Route One. Aunque fecha oficial es el día 16, cuando hay un gran desfile militar en la ciudad de México, pero la fiesta...

Commerce is a central purpose in parks

09/26/2013
One of the dominant and oft-repeated arguments against having an oyster farm in a national park is that it is a commercial venture and that private commerce should not be allowed to flourish in national parks. It might surprise the folks who proffer this argument to know that there are...

What’s the problem?

09/26/2013
Each of us has our own list of the world’s most urgent problems. For some, a Fukushima Nuclear Nightmare tops it, but Runaway Climate Chaos is a big contender. Toxic Pollution of Air, Water and Land is another favorite, and Ocean Acidification is often cited as Global Warming’s twin. Deforestation...

Structural reforms in Mexico

09/19/2013
On September 8, Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto presented his fiscal reform initiative to Congress—with significant changes. The unpopular value-added tax on food and medicine was, surprisingly, removed from the proposal, using arguments from the left that it further undermines the ability to buy basic food for 80 percent of...

Minding the earth, walking

09/12/2013
It came to me to walk before breakfast, first thing. Perhaps the memory of communal work was calling: at Green Gulch Farm, after zazen meditation, we gathered in the old barn for tea and a muffin, followed by a long silent walk to the lower fields to tend the vegetables...

Reformas estructurales en México

09/11/2013
El domingo 8, Enrique Peña Nieto, presidente de México, presentó su iniciativa de reforma fiscal al Congreso, con importantes cambios. El IVA (impuesto al valor agregado) a alimentos y medicinas, un punto impopular de la reforma del gobierno para ampliar la base impositiva, fue sorpresivamente retirado de su propuesta, usando...

Marketing bill threatens organic producers

09/11/2013
Marin Organic has worked tirelessly for more than a decade to protect, nurture and expand small-scale farming in our county with help from partners like Marin Agricultural Land Trust. Much of the character and beauty of Marin can be traced to the diversity, care and good stewardship shown by our...

Spanish language television and its interests

09/05/2013
The Spanish language commercial television model has mostly followed and adapted American guidelines in its style, technique and content since its birth in the early 1950’s in Mexico and continuing through its expansion into the most important medium of communication in all Spanish-speaking countries. As such it displaced radio, along...

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