After seeing the dramatic results from the Ice Bucket Challenge, Indian journalist Manju Latha Kalanidhi was compelled to start something similar, but with an Indian slant. “I felt like doing something more locally tangible. Rice is a staple here,” Kalanidhi told CNN. “We eat it every day, we can store it for months. Why not donate rice to someone who is hungry?”
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Protests Greet Peña Nieto in California
An Aztec Dancer carrying a sign calling Enrique Peña Nieto a traitor to Mexico greeted him to Los Angeles yesterday. Peña Nieto was in California for a two-day visit with politicians and business leaders.
California happens to be home to the largest Mexican community in the United States.
Demonstrators representing various groups from those opposed to EPN’s energy reform to migrant advocates made their presence felt.
A recent survey published today by PewResearch reveals a majority of Mexicans, 57 percent, oppose the privatization of Mexico’s state-owned oil company, Pemex. Supporters of political prisoners Dr. Mireles and Nestora Salgado were present, as well, and vocal in demanding their immediate release.
A contingent of activists followed Peña Nieto from LA to protests today in Sacramento.
Photo credit: Dan Krauss, LA Times; Isela Martinez, Instagram; Jose Sandoval, Facebook.
El Castillo de Kukulkán tiene cuatro escalinatas, de 91 escalones cada una, que en total suman 364 y sumando la plataforma superior son 365. Esto porque cada escalón representaba los días del Haab, calendario maya, que concuerda a la perfección con el calendario que hoy usamos, el gregoriano.