The Eagle Lands

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Max’s older sister Myrna, Max’s Achilles heel, had announced that she was paying us a two-week surprise visit since she had never seen our house in Mexico. I cringed at the thought while Max became openly hostile. Finally the dreaded day of her visit arrived. I went to look for Max to tell him the car I had ordered to take us to the airport was More...

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More Than 2 Million Americans Choose Mexico for Retirement
By Yucatan Times On Thursday, March 19th, 2015
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What is the difference between an “Expat” and an “Immigrant”?

In the lexicon of human migration there are still hierarchical words, created with the purpose of putting white people above everyone else. One of those remnants is the word “expat”.   What is an expat? More...

A School in Nicaragua
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By Yucatan Times On Thursday, March 19th, 2015
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A School in Nicaragua

“Do you want to see our school?” he asks. This from our guide and owner of the basic wooden huts we call home. “We’ll be back in five minutes,” he says, but he is talking Nicaraguan time. Marvin has brought More...

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By Yucatan Times On Tuesday, March 17th, 2015
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Princess Rain on My Parade 

I checked this morning’s emails and my heart stopped. One of them was from Myrna Von Nettel, Max’s older sister and the person he calls “Princess Rain on My Parade.” When you marry someone you love, you More...

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By Yucatan Times On Tuesday, March 17th, 2015
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Down the Rabbit Hole and Back

One of the reasons I wanted Max to sell our catering company Presentation Is Everything was for me to follow my own dream of painting by the sea. When we sold the company and moved to Martini Cove Island, I bought More...

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By Yucatan Times On Tuesday, March 17th, 2015
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Shootin’ from the Hip

My friend Aunt Daisy got a job writing an advice column she calls “Shootin’ from the Hip” for the local newspaper. I got an email from her this morning: Howdy Cowgirl!       Monday, I walked into the More...

The world
By Yucatan Times On Sunday, March 15th, 2015
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Expats, Immigrants, or Neither?

A TYT Opinion By Stewart Mandy MÉRIDA, YUCATÁN – A recent article in UK newspaper The Guardian has the Twittersphere ablaze. Headlined “Why are white people expats when the rest of us are immigrants?” it More...

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By Yucatan Times On Saturday, March 14th, 2015
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Respect for women lacking in a country where mothers are considered almost sacred

The entire world just celebrated International Women’s Day, an occasion established years ago by the United Nations. Despite many efforts and achievements, despite there being organizations that protect women More...

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By Yucatan Times On Saturday, March 14th, 2015
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Pakalito went to an Irish Pub to celebrate St Patrick’s Day

Don’t forget that this weekend the place to go celebrate is Hennessy’s Irish Pub on Paseo de Montejo, where a 4 day St Patrick’s Celebration is taking place. By the way, Pakalito went to an Irish More...

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By Yucatan Times On Thursday, March 12th, 2015
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Same Sex Marriage Recognition in Mexican Probate cases

The issue of same sex marriages has been controversial around the world and no more so than here in Mexico. While the Mexican Supreme Court has stated that people of the same sex have the right to marry, and certain More...