This is a project that started out with a handful of schools in Mexico City and now it is within our realm of possibility to create a full blown secondary and university national debate circuit as Mexico prepares its run up to host the World Universities Debating Championships in 2018. This is the first time it has ever been hosted in Latin America or the Caribbean. Who would have thought that we could come so far in just 6 years? WE DID!Despite what you might see and hear in the media, Mexico is a beautiful country with many wonderful people and fantastic young men and women who truly value education. These students and I know that academic debate can be the game changer for Mexico! Nothing teaches students skills such as public speaking, negotiating, critical thinking, logic, team work, research and many more life-long-learner skills that students need to be successful and lead fulfilled lives like academic debate. Students and their parents come to me or write to me every single year and say, "This changed my (son's / daughter's) life." They say it when they are in the program and they say it five, ten, fifteen, twenty and now twenty five years later. If I did not believe in this project, there is no way I could come to my friends and family and ask them for thousands of dollars to give scholarships to eager young debaters as I have done over the past three years. That is just not in my nature. However, because I know the power of academic debate, and I am in the fortuitous position to help make this dream become a reality in Mexico, I come to you with NO HESITATION to ask you to contribute to this worthy, worthy cause.Please contribute whatever you can. We receive donations between $10 and thousands of dollars each year and every penny of it has gone to help scores of students who otherwise might not be able to afford it to attend the Mexican World Schools Summer Debate Camp each year.So, you have the power to change a kid's life right now! Will you do it?! You can take my word for it, these kids are worth it. Click here to Support the Mexican World Schools Summer Debate Camp and Team Mexico. I am forever in your debt,Mark Webberhttps://mx.linkedin.com/in/mark-webber-902b5140Camp Director Team Mexico Coach Asociación Mexicana de DebateEnglish Speaking Union - Mexico
My wife has been offered a job in Mexico City and I have searching all the web sites to find out information. However no one tells you the basic stuff. Can anyone answer the following questions? What would you expect to pay for a weekly shop for 2? Normal stuff with little expat treets. What can you just not find? I am from England and drink lots of strong tea. What are the drivers like? We live in Abu Dhabi at the moment and they can be quite bad. Is karaoke big in Mexico? We love to sing and carry a large collection. Is there any other stuff I should know before we fly out? Any information would be welcome Thanks
For those of you who were not able to make it to our TLA Houston Hiring Fair, we have another opportunity for you. We will be hosting an international / bilingual schools Teachers Latin America Hiring Fair here in Mexico City on April 30th at Westhill University in Santa Fe. This is a great opportunity to get your foot in the door with some of the best international and bilingual schools in Mexico! - Yes. You can teach in English. - Yes. You can teach in your subject area. - Yes. You can save more money than you would save in the U.S. Teachers Latin America. We live here! We work here! - See more at: https://www.angloinfo.com/mexico-city/events/listing/mexico-city-teachers-latin-america-hiring-fair-april-30th1457993587
I lost my iphone yesterday without noticing - until I tried to use it later. When I realised I had lost it I remembered I have the "Find my I-Phone" appon my Ipad. I had never used it before, so didn't really believe it would work. But hey presto - it showed exactly where the phone was. Not in a taxi (where I thought I might have left it), but in the street where it must have fallen out of my pocket. Fortunately not in a busy area! So I followed the signal - and hey presto, there it was on the ground just where the map said it was. I hope Steve Jobs is enjoying paradise - he deserves to be doing so. Absolutely brilliant. I am considering chucking my PC away and buying a MAC!!!!
I'd love to know how this was decided - the format for the dates for retirement!!! Date of birth lottery! https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/310231/spa-timetable.pdf Sorry we do not need to hear that "life is not fair" - this is unjust. This is not a male against female rant! Please sign the petition below and see the WASPI site on Facebook for more info. https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/110776
Last year I spent Christmas in Medellin, Colombia and the year before in Remedios, Cuba. Both very different experiences and from what I hear, a Mexican Christmas is again, quite different. I am lead to believe there is a focus on family (this does not change anywhere in the world) with an emphasis on food. I want to ask what you think are the main constituents of Mexican Christmas and what you like (or don't like) about it?
At one user's request we are allowing the thread entitled "What we love about Mexico" to also include lists of the 3 things we least like. Rather than start a new thread can we suggest you contribute in the "What we love..." one. We do of course expect all entries to be respectful. Any comments that could be deemed offensive in any way will be deleted.
I am only an occasional Facebook user, but when I do go in to the groups I belong to I am constantly surprised by the numbers of people asking for the same kind of information again and again. Re immigration issues, looking for doctors, dentists, tradespeople, Spanish lessons etc. It makes me wonder whether people ever read what was previously posted! And despite the efforts of the AngloINFO team drawing attention to the fact that much of the required information is on their site (and they point this out regularly) the same questions keep appearing. Am I the only one that finds this strange?
What are the three things that you love about Mexico City, its places, culture or people? Mine are: 1. The friendliness of the people. The way everyone says hi and smiles a lot. 2. You can never be bored - unless you yourself are a boring person; there is always 100 things to do every day! 3. The food!! This goes for all of Mexico but in particular, the street food in Mexico City is tasty, cheap and available on nearly every corner at any hour of the day.
I see the Canucks have called elections for October. I see too that if you live abroad you have to vote by post - which in a country like Mexico - where the postal service doesn't work - pretty much disenfranchises eligible voters. I am a Brit - and we have the same problem. My ballot paper to vote in the (relatively) recent UK elections arrived here on polling day! And (for a change) it took less than 3 weeks to get here. Anyway, that was that - it was too late. Why is it that none of our Embassies make things a bit easier for us - and help the smooth functioning of our democracies - by allowing polling to take place within the security of the Embassy buildings/compounds - and send ballot papers back to our home countries for distribution to relevant constituencies via the diplomatic bag? I know that Embassies are increasingly focusing on political and trade matters to the exclusion of involvement in local national communities - mainly for cost reasons (a shame, but there it is). But surely supporting their community members ability to vote should be a priority?
So something that I have noticed much more now that I have returned from living overseas for many years (USA) is the difference between the approach / tactics / reasoning between the two different sides of the foreigner / Mexican dating story: Mexican men dating foreign women vs. Mexican women dating foreign men. It is my observation that there seems to be a rift in equivalent dating compatibility between the two sides. While a Mexican woman seems more privy to seek out the foreign man on bases of him being more liberal and with good prospects of being able to be taken care of, it would seem to me (and I bring this up as a Mexican man) that the appeal of a foreign woman to a Mexican male is diminished by the contemplation of the incompatibility between the generally speaking higher level of independence and lower level of timidity of female foreigners (and male for that matter) and the macho Mexican male. I speak about this in general terms for both sexes and also between the Mexican and foreign populations. I obviously know that there are many exceptions to this and we all know of at least one couple that breaks this rule but I just think in general that this is how things are in Mexico. I would love to hear your thoughts on this interesting topic while urging people to keep the discussion general and well educated.
My wife and I recently started a small business which - I am glad to say . is expanding. We have been both living and working from our 2 bedroom flat in the north of the city, and it is getting somewhat cramped. So we are looking for a house that we can divide up to be part office (maybe downstairs) and part home (maybe upstairs. At least 3 bedrooms and with at least one parking space (garage or off street). We have a budget of MXN 20K per month. We have been looking in Roma, Escandon, Del Valle, Narvarte, those sorts of areas. Fairly central and reasonable close to public transport (metro and/or metrobus). There seem to be p/lenty of the right kind of houses, but very few available! Does anyone know of any suitable sounding houses available? Or indeed any good estate agents (they don´t need to speak English).