Tag Archives: México

La profesionalización del instructor de Aikido

La profesionalización del instructor de Aikido era un tema controversial con los alumnos del Maestro, de los cuales por cierto ya no queda nadie, todos han muerto. Shirata, por ejemplo, aseveraba claramente que el instructor de Aikido debe ganarse su pan afuera de la enseñanza del camino. Que el enseñar es simplemente parte del proceso de aprender y comercializar el arte es comprometer su esencia. Por otro lado, los que fueron mandados al extranjero a evangelizar, en términos prácticos no tenían otra opción a vivir de su enseñanza. Continue reading

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What happened to the mexica gods after the Conquest?

Contemporary Aztec (Nahua) villages vary enormously in the degree to which they continue to practice the ancient religion and follow the old gods. Some have lost their Aztec beliefs and practice forms of Catholicism or Protestantism that are very similar to religions practiced in Europe or North America. Others follow traditions that are firmly rooted in the ancient Aztec past and hold beliefs in the same gods worshiped by their ancestors. Most contemporary Aztec communities fall somewhere between these two extremes of religious belief and practice. Continue reading

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Solar cells in Monterrey

Mexico is a country that rarely distinguishes itself as the leader, however, it likes to be an early adopter of trending fads and technology. Solar panels might be a case in point. One of my borthers has just put solar … Continue reading

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Climate change impacts in Mexico

Natural, economic, and social conditions make Mexico highly vulnerable to hurricanes.  Climate change will increase the intensity of droughts and hurricanes. Exacerbating inequities in employment, health, and access to food. Climate models suggest that global warming could bring warmer, drier … Continue reading

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Donald Trump

Fevered media speculation about Donald Trump’s psychological motivations and psychiatric diagnosis has recently encouraged mental health professionals to disregard the usual ethical constraints against diagnosing public figures at a distance. They have sponsored several petitions and a Feb. 14 letter … Continue reading

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Our Lady of Guadalupe

Our Lady of Guadalupe (Spanish: Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe), also known as the Virgin of Guadalupe (Spanish: Virgen de Guadalupe) is a celebrated Roman Catholic icon of the Virgin Mary. The shrine to Our Lady of Guadalupe was the most important Marian shrine in the medieval kingdom of Castile. It is revered in the monastery ofSanta … Continue reading

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corrupt unions in Mexico

For years corrupt union leaders have been fighting to keep Labor unions under their illegal control. MEXICO CITY — The long-simmering dispute between Mexico’s federal government and a radical arm of the country’s teachers union erupted into violence over the … Continue reading

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A Liter of Light

A Liter of Light — the community from the test site at Sitio Maligaya 1 in San Pedro, Laguna shares the benefits from the Solar Bottle Bulb. Millions of the poorest people in the Philippines live without electricity. Many are … Continue reading

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Jules Brunet

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