That professional right to defend student needs doubles as a moral obligation to stand for those chained by the blight of poverty and silenced by the might of corporate greed, public indifference and government corruption.
This part of Mexico, around Lake Chapala, has been an expat haven for generations. It's estimated that 30,000 foreigners live in the small towns and villages that dot the north side of the lake -- the closest proximity to the big-city services of Guadalajara.
As a world-class vacation destination, the Riviera Maya is home to a ragbag of all-inclusive hotels and resorts, each one offering amenities that target a specific type of audience. In many ways, that's a good thing as it gives us travelers a chance to pick and choose. But having too many choices can be a frustrating thing, as you know, and sometimes we need to boil it down to what kind of vacation we want to have.
It is de rigueur among tolerant liberals who don't want to divide society further in our unsettling times to dismiss Samuel Huntington's thesis of a "clash of civilizations." But Huntington was right -- though perhaps in a way he didn't grasp. (continued)
Integrating immigrants as individuals and providing them with the means of upward mobility is what has distinguished America from the old world cultures of Europe. It is the foundation upon which America's celebrated aspirational culture has been built. To suggest otherwise in 2016 -- as Trump has done in questioning whether a U.S.-born judge of Mexican lineage can fairly try the case against Trump University -- is also to deny the mixed races and ethnicities that constitute America's makeup today. (continued)
You'll find it 50 miles west of another popular and better-known expat retirement enclave, San Miguel de Allende. Both are in the state of Guanajuato, and the city of the same name is the state capital.
Stretches of dry desert, tantalizingly golden yet intimidatingly rugged, carpet the mostly untrammeled land between the Los Cabos International Airport and Los Cabos itself, the two-city destination that has long been considered by the not-so well-traveled lot the height of exoticism.