Beauty on the Wing – A showing of the award-winning film about the Monarch butterfly followed by an opportunity to chat with the film’s creator.

One of the marvels of the natural world in Mexico is the annual migration of the Monarch butterfly. These delicate creatures spend the winter in the forests of Michoacan and Estado de Mexico then fly the thousands of miles to spend the summer in the north east of the US. Kim Smith, documentary filmmaker and environmental conservationist, has made a …

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 …