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Viceroyalty of New Spain 1521 – 1821

From the Path to Citizenship series September 2017 Edition Capital                               Mexico City Languages                     Spanish (official), French, Nahuatl, Mayan, Indigenous languages, Philippine languages Religion                           Roman Catholicism Government                     Viceroyalty New Spain (Spanish: Nueva España) was a colonial territory of the Spanish Empire in…

Mexican Bean Salad

From the September 2017 Edition Ingredients 1 (15 ounce) can black beans, rinsed and drained 1 (15 ounce) can kidney beans, drained 1 (15 ounce) can cannellini beans, drained and rinsed 1 green bell pepper, chopped 1 red bell pepper, chopped…

Villahermosa, Tabasco

By Dan and Lisa Goy from the September 2017 Edition January 17 – 18, 2016 (Days 11-12) We left the RV Park in Catemaco about 8 am with Mike and Kelly in the lead headed for Villahermosa in the state of…

Facebook privacy demystified (part seven) Snopes.com is back!

By Señior Tech from the September 2017 Edition Last month I wrote that Snopes.com was having difficulties. Whatever their issues, they have returned to debunking ru-mours. Go to Snopes.com if you see a claim and wish to know whether it is…

Marrying a Mexican – Fun and Paperwork

By Ken Waldie from the September 2017 Edition We did it! Not only did we get hitched, but we also got an education in Mexican paperwork. It’s well known that you can-not just make one trip to get any paperwork accomplished….

I planted roots in Mexico – Xanadu

By Tommy Clarkson from the September 2017 Edition Xanadu Xanadu philodendron Family: Araceae Also known as: Philodendron Xanadu, Philodendron ‘Winterbourn’, Philodendron ‘Aussie’ or Philodendron Xanadue But for our immediate, horticultural purposes, Xanadu is a dramatically attractive, evergreen, low shrub that can…

Planning: Is a Living Trust Right for You?

By Yann Kostic and Tom Zachystal from the September 2017 Edition Some companies use fear-mongering tactics to sell living trusts to people who simply do not need them. So how do you know if you are really a good candidate for…

I planted roots in Mexico – Dwarf Papyrus

By Terry Sovil from the September 2017 Edition Dwarf Papyrus Cyperus isocladus Family: Cyperaceae Also known as: Miniature Flatsedge, Dwarf Egyptian Papyrus, Cyperus papyrus Nanus, Cyperus haspan, Cyperus aequalis or Cyperus papyroides (Like so many things in life today, every day,…

Waves

By Terry Sovil from the September 2017 Edition We’ve had a lot of big waves this summer. It’s made diving difficult! I started to wonder where they came from. Could it be all of the storms and hurricanes? At one point…

La Noche Triste

From the August 2017 Edition La Noche Triste (“The Night of Sorrows”, literally “The Sad Night”) on June 30, 1520, was an important event during the Spanish conquest of Mexico, wherein Hernán Cortés and his invading army of Spanish conquistadors and…