Tag Archives: British Mexican Society

Improving Children’s Lives Through Sport

Juega y Aprende Mexico A.C. (Asociación Civil – non-profit) is a basketball charity working with a number of associates to improve life through sports. It was founded in 2014 by Mario Aaron Guzman Lamas, who had previously managed the New Life Mexico Chidongongo basketball programme in Puerto Vallarta. Juega y Aprende promotes the child welfare through sports and recreational programmes by providing …

Saving Native Mexican Orchids

In 2005 the Vallarta Botanical Garden was established to create “Mexico’s foremost botanical garden for the propagation, study, discovery, conservation, and display of Mexican native plants for the enjoyment of Puerto Vallarta’s residents and visitors”.  The gardens provide a wonderful and unprecedented opportunity to share the vast diversity and wonder of Mexico’s plant species with the world. Bob Price, who is …

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 …