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100 Years of Promoting Freedom – the History of PEN International. PEN International was founded in 1921. It affirms that “literature knows no frontiers and must remain common currency among people in spite of international upheavals’. It works to defend literature of all types, including journalism, against the many threats to survival posed by the modern world. Jennifer Clement, the …

Bringing Clean Drinking Water to the Children of Puerto Vallarta

New Life Mexico initiated a “clean drinking water” programme in the City of Puerto Vallarta, Mexico for children in 2010.  The first “Water House” was built at the offices of Child Protection and was quickly followed up by the construction of another at Centro Salud, the Health Department in Pitillal.  The City has two hundred and ninety-five schools, all of …

Mexico’s Day of the Dead

Mexican poet Octavio Paz once wrote, “Our cult of death is also our cult of life.” Those words capture the spirit with which Mexicans celebrate Día de Muertos. Families in Mexico honour those who have departed, setting up colorful altars at home and in public places with the images of loved ones. These ancestors are greeted with their favorite foods, …

Discovering Mexican culture at the British Museum

For anyone interested in learning more about Mexico, its history and culture a visit to the British Museum is a good start – assuming a visit to Mexico’s own renowned museums is not on the cards. This is how the British Museum describes Room 27 – the Mexico Room: Distinctive regional cultures flourished in Mexico from prehistoric times, until its …