Protection for Indigenous Peoples Runs Up Against Hurdles in Mexico
IPS News Agency
Abandonment of ceremonies, lack of legal protection and budget, as well as poverty, violence and environmental damage undermine the application of the Mexican government’s Justice Plan for the Wixárika, Na’ayeri and O’dam peoples.

Gardening for Good: Bringing the Community Together
Gardening is often thought of as a solitary activity, but it can also be a powerful tool for bringing communities together.

DIF Vallarta Opens ‘Gifts From the Heart’ Toy Collection Campaign
With the aim of bringing joy to the boys and girls of Puerto Vallarta, the Municipal DIF System has initiated the “Gifts from the Heart” toy drive to bring a gift to less fortunate children on Three Kings Day.

Study Finds Illegal Wildlife Trafficking in Mexico Is ‘Out of Control’
Existing legislation in Mexico makes the problem challenging to address, as the relevant authorities are often complicit in the crime.

GivingTuesday Has Become a Day Charities Can’t Afford to Sit Out
Despite the work it takes to pull off a successful GivingTuesday campaign, fundraisers say they can’t afford to sit it out.

Casa Yvonneka to Host Annual Dinner & Show FUNraiser
Yvonneka Foundation
Casa Yvonneka will host ‘Frida VII’ its Annual FUNraiser to save the many stray dogs of Puerto Vallarta on Saturday, December 16.

Compass in Action at the American School of Puerto Vallarta
Compass Education
Following the guidance of the Sustainability Compass, our students are learning how to think holistically about school subjects as well as everyday decision-making.

Special Banderas Bay Legion Post 12 Meeting This Friday
Banderas Bay Legionnaire
Although the regular monthly meeting of Post 12 will not take place this Saturday, we will be holding an Executive Board meeting on Friday at 4:00 pm at Murphy’s Irish Pub.

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