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Working Towards a Sustainable Community in Tapachula Misión México

 
 
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In its most basic form, a sustainable community is one that can continue in a healthy way into an uncertain future. 

More formally, a sustainable community reflects the interdependence of economic, environmental, and social issues by growing and prospering without diminishing the land, water, air, natural and cultural resources on which communities depend.
Misión México is a refuge that is working towards a sustainable community in Tapachula, Chiapas, Mexico by providing a loving, secure family home for children of all ages who have been abused, neglected, orphaned or abandoned, and mostly from backgrounds of extreme poverty. 

A charity was founded  in 2012 in the UK to raise awareness of the refuge in Tapachula and support the sustainability of the programmes run for the children; namely the Education Programme, Surf Programme, Working Training Programme and Youth Transition Programme.  

All the children attend school; our education programme ensures all the children living at Misión México have the opportunity to get an education, a critical step in ensuring the cycle of poverty is broken and the children have the chance to create a future for themselves. Our programme enables all the children to learn from the beginning at kindergarten through primary, and higher education at college, university and apprenticeships. The children also attend extracurricular educational programmes including orchestra, music, dance and English classes.

A vital aspect of working towards a sustainable community has been our young adults becoming independent and self-sufficient. A number of our young adults are now at a stage in their lives where they need to establish life skills that are difficult to develop in the current Misión México system. We are establishing a Youth Transition Programme that will enable our teenagers in their transition to adulthood and will provide them with life skills that they would not have otherwise. 

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FINANCIAL TIMES

BMW to build $1bn car plant in Mexico

July 3, 2014

BMW will invest $1bn to build a car plant in Mexico as it follows other premium automakers in seeking to use the low-cost location to tap growing sales in North America.

The plant is set to have an annual capacity of around 150,000 vehicles, with production expected to begin in 2019. It will be built near San Luis Potosi and create an initial 1,500 jobs. The BMW group, which comprises BMW, Mini and Rolls-Royce, sold almost 2m vehicles last year.

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Daimler and Nissan
Marriage of cost convenience


June 30, 2014 

The car industry can make for strange bedfellows. Nowhere is that more apparent than in the fast-expanding three-way alliance between Germany’s Daimler, Japan’s Nissan and France’s Renault: once rivals they have realised that working together far outweighs any competitive drawbacks.

Renault and Nissan first paired up in 1999, with Daimler making it a ménage à trois in 2010 after it divorced Detroit’s Chrysler. The original goals of the expanded alliance were relatively modest: the partners wanted to create just three joint ventures. That number has now reached ten. But last week the Japanese and Germans went a step further: they announced that would jointly build an assembly plant worth about $1.4 billion in Aguascalientes, Mexico. 

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THE ECONOMIST

The power and the glory

July 5, 2014

Foreigners enthuse over Enrique Peña Nieto’s reforms. Mexicans are warier

Twenty years ago Juan Morales shut his beautifully preserved 19th-century mill in Morelos, a village in Coahuila close to the Texan border, after reductions to subsidies made the flour business unprofitable. Now he hopes the mill will get a new lease of life, thanks to a historic energy reform by President Enrique Peña Nieto (pictured). 

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Arjen Robben says sorry for diving but insists he was fouled for Holland's winning penalty against Mexico

June 29, 2014

An incandescent Miguel Herrera has accused Holland's Arjen Robben of being a cheat. The Mexico manager also insisted that his team had been eliminated from the World Cup through a refereeing conspiracy.

“Today it was not a wonderful goal that put us out, it was bad decision by the referee, an invented penalty,” he said of the injury-time spotkick that secured a 2-1 win for the Dutch.

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TRIQUIS BASKETBALL TEAMS IN LONDON
 

Ten kids from the Triqui community in Mexico will be visiting London and Oxford after arriving from Barcelona where they were playing basketball in the renowned Copa Barcelona. 

While in London they will be visiting the Natural and History and Science Museums, they will visit the Christian School of London where they will meet the students and of course play a game of basketball with them. 

The restaurants members of the MexCC, Wahaca, Lupita and Mestizowill be receiving them for dinner. 

Lovis, also member of the MexCC is sponsoring all the transportation while they are in London.

Thank you very much to all our members that sponsored the visit!!
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