Small talk in the United States might begin with the weather and traffic, perhaps venture further with a soundbyte from the morning news broadcast. If you’re a foreigner living in a small colonial Mexican town, you skip right over the weather (lovely day…again!) and the traffic (unless you got stuck behind a parade) and go […]

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  • Humberto Álvarez
  • Humberto Álvarez
  • Altar boy
  • Humberto Álvarez
  • Humberto Álvarez

Holyman!

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It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s a…priest?! Father Humberto Álvarez has found a new way to keep kids from Facebooking, tweeting, sexting, pulling each other’s hair or whatever it is that kids do these days to alleviate boredom during mass. How? He shoots at them! With holy water of course. “I want to shoot […]

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This one made the international news: an entire Mexican “vallenato” band (save one member who escaped) named Kombo Kolombia was kidnapped and murdered, their bodies dumped in a well. So far, 17 corpses have been recovered. Details of the story are slowly being revealed – including possible ties between the band’s agent and drug traffickers […]

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Award-winning Mexican playwright, film and theatre director, Sabina Berman, wrote an opinion piece for Proceso on January 25 encouraging Mexico’s theatrical community to “…create a thousand new spaces for theatre. How? By forgetting about big cement box theatres, that recent invention of the dramatic arts. Return theatre to its essence, actors and audience and imagination.”   […]

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Dogs have been a hot topic in the Mexican news lately after authorities blamed the deaths of 5 people in Iztapalapa, DF on packs of wild dogs in an “ecological reserve” – which apparently is more like an unofficial dump – called Cerro de la Estrella. Animal rights activists were quick to come to the […]

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