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UK courts Mexico with pomp & circumstance

President Enrique Peña Nieto ended his three-day state visit to the United Kingdom on Thursday by signing deals designed to pave the way for greater British participation in Mexico’s oil sector.

Humane education outreach project promotes TLC for people, pets & the planet

Youngsters who learn to treat domestic animals with tender loving care are inclined to show respect and compassion for all living. This is the underlying premise of Guardians of the Planet, a novel curriculum being introduced in lakeside area grade school classrooms by the Alianza por una Educación Humanitaria-Humane Education Alliance (APEA).

Great Mexican love stories, as tragic as they are tender

Popocatepetl & Iztaccíhuatl 

There are multiple stories explaining the volcanoes, Popocatepetl and Iztaccíhuatl, which overlook the valley of Mexico. In the most popular legend, Popocatepetl, which translates as “the smoking mountain,” was sent to battle in a distant territory. 

The father of “the white woman,” Iztaccíhuatl, promised the warrior his daughter’s hand in marriage if  he returned victorious. While he was away, a love rival announced Popocatepetl had died and Iztaccíhuatl killed herself. When the warrior returned to discover the death of his beloved, he carried her to the mountaintop, hoping the cold would wake her. Instead they collapsed and transformed into mountains. This is why Iztaccíhuatl bears a resemblance to a sleeping woman, while the volcano Popocatepetl is fired by the rage of loss.