Tag Archives: mexico

January 13

Weekly Photo Challenge: Window

Window in La Casa que Canta, Zihuatanejo, Mexico

March 25

Santa Muerte: Unusual saint gaining popularity in Mexico and the US

Originally the saint of drug traffickers and criminals, Santa Muerte is attracting a whole new class of converts From my column in Communities @ Washington Times  WASHINGTON DC, March 04, 2013 – At a time when devotion to the Catholic Church is in decline, the cult of Santa Muerte, a Mexican folk saint, is flourishing […]

September 27

“A Few Words About Short Stories,” Augusto Monterroso

“A Few Words About Short Stories,” Augusto Monterroso Born in Teguscigalpa, Honduras, Augusto Monterroso (1921- 2003) is mainly known as a Guatemalan writer.  In his early life in Guatemala city, where his family relocated in 1936, Monterroso began to publish his short stories and was one of the founders of El Espectador with several other […]

August 19

Chavela Vargas, 93, dies in Mexico

From my column in The Washington Times Communities WASHINGTON, AUGUST 7, 2012 – Chavela Vargas, at the age of 93, transcended this life, as befits a person regarded by many as a Shaman. Vargas was widely known for her songs.  A plaintive, scratchy voice comes through the speakers and seems to cling to the air as Chavela […]