The Westin Soberano Chihuahua

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Barranca Del Cobre 3211, Fraccionamiento Barrancas, Chihuahua, 31125, Mexico
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Coyame Caverns

by EmilioR

Coyame is located 142 km. from Chuihuahua City in the State of Chihuahua, Mexico by the federal highway 16.
Coyame is famous for its mineral springs, whose water is bottled for drinking.

1 km. south, by dirt road, you can visit the Coyame Caverns, with its 15 rooms with stalactites, stalagmites and crystallizations that only compare in beauty with the Cacahuamilpa caves in the State of Guerrero.

Nearby the town you can fish in the Conchos River and hunt at the surroundings; Thirty-one km. northeast, is situated the Peguis lookout over the canyon where the waters of the Conchos river fall forming a beautiful cascade.

Casas Grandes

by EmilioR

Casas Grandes is the most important archaeological zone of the northern part of the country in Chihuahua, Mexico, also known as Paquime.
Casas Grandes is found in a valley without vegetation on a surface of more than 50 hectares; its buildings and ceremonial monuments were constructed with clay using a system of percolated mud.

Our curiosity is immediately aroused by the small, T-shaped doors; we don't know if they were made this way for security or for ceremonial purposes.

Aside from the living area, another unusual feature of this site, compared to others in the region, is the presence of a ceremonial center, a funeral mound, various ball courts and El Monticulo de la Cruz, a small hill with the cardinal points of the compass sculpted in raised adobe, showing the customary variation of 11 degrees from Magnetic North.

Beautiful ceramics with geometric patterns that were found on Paquime are currently on display at the museum, designed by the renowned architect Mario Schetinan, who won an international prize for its harmonious integration with the landscape.

Near Casas Grandes you can visit the Cueva de la Olla, where human rests and paintings were found.

An Impromptu Drive Thru Chihuahua

by BorderHopper

"New Discoveries & an Encounter with Mennonites"

My wife and I had returned to the United States only 3 days before from a trip to Thailand and Japan and somehow we ended up in a vast, open stretch of Chihuahua State in Mexico. We left our home in Los Angeles, California at 11 pm and by 11 am the next morning we were 40 miles from El Paso, Texas. El Paso was to be our final destination on this impromptu road trip through the American south west but after studying a map of this region I saw that it would be possible to drive a little further south across the international border and take Mexico Highway 2 west through Mexico's largest State. I'm not the type of person to pass up a new adventure even if I did have my wife Wacharaporn and our 13 month old son McKinley in my car. This would become a family trip which took us through desolate regions of Chihuahua and Sonora, Mexico.

"The Mennonites of Chihuahua, Mexico"

We crossed into Mexico via a remote border post between Columbus, New Mexico and El Paso, Texas. After a brief inspection by Mexican authorities, who were looking for illegal guns and ammunition, we followed the road to Highway 2 and turned south west towards the town of Ascuncion. The countryside we passed through on the way to Asuncion was nearly devoid of people, with vast open lands for grazing cattle, and abandoned roadside dwellings. There was nothing out there except for wide open skies and a lonely road. Our first contact with Chihuahuan's were a pair of Federales manning a roadside check point. They inspected our documents and waved us on. We passed our first Pemex fuel station in a small truck stop town but I gave the town a pass and continued onward to Ascuncion. When we finally arrived in Ascuncion I quickly noticed white people congregating together near a park plaza. These were clearly not travelers...I recognized them to be Mennonites who belong to secluded communities that shun most of the modern trappings of life. They prefer to live an agraian and ultra religious lifestyle that keeps them away from big city life. (To be continued......)

HEALTH TIPS & VOLUNTEERING IN MEXICO

by pedroebc

"HEALTH & TIPS"

Mexico is a beautiful country with lush vegetation, tropical breezes, and lots of sun. Unfortunately, these wonderful things can be harmful to our bodies. This page gives travelers and vacationers medical tips on how to avoid problems, how to handle these problems yourself, and when you should seek medical attention.

Most Common Tourist Injuries:

Motor vehicle, and swimming accidents are a leading cause of injury to travelers, so please be careful when you walk the avenues of Mexican tourist Cities, when you drive the streets, and when you swim in the clear blue waters. Remember to drive defensively and always wear seatbelts. Infants should never be in the front seat? they should be in an approved car seat in the second seat of your vehicle. Another major contributor to becoming the injured tourist is alcohol. Please remember when you are drinking alcoholic beverages to drink responsibly.

Medications:

Remember to take all your medications on the plane with you. Do not pack your medications in your luggage.

Please note that prescription drugs can be purchased over the counter in Mexico at "Farmacias". Farmacias are not staffed with medical personnel. No one there can insure that side effects and the masking of your symptoms will not occur. They cannot help you with equivalent prescription drugs sold in the U.S. or Canada (the names and formulas are usually different). In these cases, you need to obtain advise regarding your medications from a medical doctor in Mexico, or from your doctor back home. Please be careful!

Some Helpful Travelers Tips:

Do not go barefoot.
Do not handle animals.
Do not share hypodermic needles.
Use sunscreen, sunglasses, and hats.
Bring your prescription medication.
Drink plenty of bottled water. It is very easy to become dehydrated while vacationing in Mexico.
If you are sensitive to insect bites make sure you wear long pants. And long sleeve shirts.
Bring an over the counter anti-diarrhea meddication.
Practice "safe sex" and use a latex condom to reduce the risk of sexually transmitted diseases and HIV.
10.- Talk with your doctor about your health problems before leaving for Mexico. If you do have problems while in Mexico, contact your doctor when your return. Make sure you always receive complete documentation regarding the care or treatment you received while in Mexico. Make sure all documentation is in English!
HAVE A SAFE TRIP, AND STAY HEALTHY! otherwise pray to the virgin of guadalupe...

www.amerimed-hospitals.com
www.genteparaviajar.com/vacunasparaviajar
www.vacunas.org

MEDICAL MATTERS
Travellers to Mexico should observe a few basic common sense precautions:
always wash your hands before meals
avoid eating from open-air food stands
drink bottled water
take a siesta each afternoon
beware the mighty Tequila God
Travellers are advised to take along ample supplies of any special medication they might be on. A common ailment in Mexico is turista, a severe form of diarrhoea brought on by new foods, unboiled water, uncooked vegetables, unpasteurized milk and raw eggs. Should symptoms such as a high fever, vomiting and nausea coincide with the diarrhoea, you should immediately consult a doctor.
Prevent heat exhaustion and dehydration by drinking a lot of bottled water.

Prevent heat exhaustion and dehydration by drinking a lot of bottled water
STAYING SAFE
Mexico is a relatively safe country. Large cities such as Mexico City will however always have a criminal element. Pickpocketing is not unknown, especially on the trains and in large, overcrowded market places. Do not carry valuables on you, rather leave them in a safe at your hotel.
If you encounter legal problems, be aware of the following:
* you may be held for up to 78 hours without being charged for crime
* foreign nationals can present in court with rights equal to those of Mexican citizens
* laws may vary from state to state and judges, rather than juries, decide cases
* foreign nationals may contact the following Mexico City office for legal assisstance: +52-761-4371
Do not go into secluded public places, such as parks, after dark.
The emergency number for the police, ambulance and fire is 06, while that for the Red Cross is 557-57-57.
Mexico's western coast is sometimes hit by earthquakes, but these usually do not cause much damage or injuries. The last serious earthquake was in 1985.

GENERAL TIPS
It might be a good idea to pack yourself a medicine kit to avoid having to visit doctors or pharmacies with relatively minor ailments while you are on holiday. Stock your kit with the following goodies:
antacid
tweezers
broad-spectrum antibiotics
pocketknife (multi-purpose)
antidiarrhoea medication
medication to prevent motion sickness
antihistamine
antiseptic
painkillers
baby powder
fibre tablets to combat constipation
feminine-hygiene products
bandages, adhesive tape, gauze and elastic bandage
decongestant
Have a thorough medical checkup before you leave home. You will handle the change better if you are in good health. If you are flying over some time zones, you might experience jet lag. Here are a few handy tips to combat that terrible feeling:

*allow one day per time zone you fly across to recover
*schedule your flight early in the day if you are flying east and late in the afternoon or evening if you are flying west
*adjust your sleeping patterns before you leave by getting up earlier or going to bed later, depending of course on the direction you are going to fly in
*set your watch to your destination time the minute you get onto the plane
have a good night's rest the first night after your flight
*get enough fresh air and sunlight during the first few days after the flight .
take in enough water on the flight, but avoid too much alcohol and caffeine as this will make the symptoms of jet lag worse

"EXCHANGE PROGRAMS TO MEXICO"

http://europa.eu.int/youth/
www.iaeste.org
www.aiesec.org
www.afs.org
www.jint.be
www.goethe.de/hn/mex
www.eurodyssee.org
www.youthforunderstanding.org
www.ciee.org
www.leonardo-france.com
www.celia.org
www.aipt.org
www.amipp.org
www.volunteerabroad.com

"GLOBAL VOLUNTEER"

www.servas.org
www.un.org/works
www.ecovolunteer.be (.nl)
www.globalvolunteers.org
WWW.pioneersofchange.net
www.cfme-actim.com
www.cfe.fr
www.ufe.asso.fr
www.coordinationsud.org
www.unv.org
www.iisd.org
www.takingitglobal.org
www.sosforevs.org
SEA TURTLE RESTORATION PROJECT

P.O. Box 400
Forest Knolls, CA 94933
(415) 788-3666 or
(800) 859-SAVE
protect endangered sea turtles.

Peacecorps
Address
333 Market St. #600
San Francisco, CA 94105

Phone Nubmer
1-800-424-8580
E-Mail
sfinfo@peacecorps.gov

Offers 40 diverse programs. Volunteer service is 2 years and includes: transportation, room and board, and a readjustment stipend upon completion of program.
http://www.peacecorps.gov/indexf.cfm

Transitions Abroad Volunteer
Transitions Abroad Work

Excellent resource for volunteer positions abroad.
Provides contact information for all volunteer positions abroad.

You need to sift through the volunteer ideas for the costs. However, transitions abroad provides a great reasource of voluntary service abroad.
www.transabroad.com

Natural Resources Defense Council
www.nrdc.org

Biogems saving endangeres wild places
www.savebiogems.org

Workers on Organic Farms
(WWOOF) Willing Workers On Organic Farms

Address
Postfach, CH-9001
St. Gallen, Switzerland

E-Mail
fairtours@gn.apo.org

Offers programs on farms around the world, in which you exchange work for room and board.
http://www.earthlink.com.au/wwoof/index.html

VWIS (Voluntary Work Information Service)
Case Postale 90
1268 Begnins
Vaud
Switzerland

Tel & Fax: +41 22 366 16 51
Email: info@workingabroad.com
Website: http://www.workingabroad.com

Volunteering in Guatemala
www.voluntariosguatemala.org/

www.gap.org.uk
www.Outreachinternational.co.uk
www.teaching-abroad.co.uk
www.i-to-i.com

www.youthlink.org
www.takingitglobal.org

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TOP PROFESIONAL RESEARCH PROGRAMS IN MEXICO (Doctorate)
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david.romo@cide.edu
www.cidecyt.org

www.ipade.mx
www.colmex.mx

LOCAL DIAL NUMBERS , MEXICO PHONE CODES ( ALL MEXICO )
www.telmex.com/explorer/hogar/docs/list_total_nd.pdf

"VOLUNTEERINGS IN MEXICO"

www.hacesfalta.org.mx
www.laneta.apc.org
www.amnistia.org.mx
www.afsc.org
mexsummer@afsc.org
www.habitatlatino.org
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http://sedepac.org.mx
www.idealist.org
www.worldsurface.com

Casa de los Amigos
www.casadelosamigos.org
amigos@casadelosamigos.org
www.avantel.net/~friends
convive@avantel.net

www.lunaria.org
www.unimondo.org
www.vivemexico.org
www.juconi.org.mx
www.foodforchiapas.org
www.rightsaction.org
www.azlera.com
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VISION MUNDIAL
Lic. Fernando Romero
tel 15002237
mexico D.f.

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AKUMAL Turttle
turtle nests. CEA has vacancies for volunteers Ed Blume ed@ceakumal.org. We ask they volunteer for at least one month. CEA provides housing in the dorms. Most of the volunteer work is during the night.
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www.casa-alianza.org
voluntarios@casa-alianza.org
voluntariosmex@casa-alianza.org
55102550
eugenia granados

**work with childrens**

Christel House
kansas 161 Col. Ampliacion Napoles tel 5682 0003
Atn. Dante Melgar

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KORIMA tarahumaras.
organisation help Taraumara indians in Chihuahua , Mexico
tarahumaradf@infosel.net.mx
tel 55499012
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FUNDACION SIERRA TARAHUMARA AC
www.amigotarahumara.com.mx
info@amigotarahumara.com.mx

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*Deutsche Gasellschaft far Technische Zusammenarbeit
www.gtz.org.mx
segem-gtz@gtz.org.mx
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FONAES-SEDESOL
www.fonaes.gob.mx
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VOLUNTARIADO EN MUSEO ANTIGUO COLEGIO DE SAN ILDEFONSO
MEXICO DF
volsnild@servidor.unam.mx
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TEPOTZOTLAN
Si estas interesado en formar parte del Voluntariado, comunicate al 58.76.02.45 ext. 102 y 120 email: virreinato.museo@inah.gob.mx
http://munavi.inah.gob.mx
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Villa Palmera (pina palmera)
Rehabilitation and Care for Children, with or without disabilities, in Oaxaca, Mexico.
Telephone: (958) 43147
Zipolite, Oaxaca (school for handicapped)
Further information on this project, which is seeking funding to secure its presence in 1996 and subsequent years, can be obtained from:

Anna Johansson de Cano (Director)
C.A.I. "Pina Palmera" A.C.
Apartado Postal 109, c.p. 70900
Pochutla, Oaxaca, Mexico

Telephone and fax: 52-958-40342
Note: It is advisable to send each fax twice due to unreliable telecommunications links to Oaxaca.

E-mail: pinapalmera@laneta.apc.org

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Medios de Communicacion
Fundacion Friedrich Ebert
Representacion en Mexico
Yautepec No 55, Col. Condesa
C.P. 06140 M?xico, D.F.
Tels: (52) 55 53 53 02
Fax: (52) 52 54 15 54
E-mail: fesmedios@laneta.apc.org
Homepage: http://www.fesmex.org

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turttle watch

www.haciendalatortuga.com
tortuga@cancun.com

www.mstravels.dk
www.mstravels.dk/2-6ugers/nordamerika/mexico/right_ophold21.htm
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NOTIMEX international press
ifernandez@notimex.com.mx
***********
emelh@servidor.unam.mx
Elsa Lopez del Hierro
Chef du departement de francais CELE - UNAM
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sustentable community in Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca
http://solar28.4t.com
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WEBSITE www.istc.umn.edu

320 East 43rd Street
New York, NY 10017
(212) 573-5000
Fax: (212) 599-4584

office-secretary@fordfound.org
Developing Country Programs internships in the social sciences take place in Mexico, and others, and last for ten to twelve weeks. Interns must be graduate students in the social sciences or allied fields, be proficient in the country's language and familiar with the area. Interns are paid

AMIGOS DE LAS AMERICAS

5618 Star Lane
Houston, TX 77057
(800) 231-7796
(888) AMI-GOSL
FAX: (713) 782-9267
An international development organization that works in public health projects throughout Latin America. Volunteers spend 6-8 weeks during the summer in villages inMexico and other countries Projects involve animal health, health and sanitation, digging, community development and other service projects. Volunteers pay a fee to participate.
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Project Assitant
Comunidad, A.C.
Cuernavaca, Morelos Mexico
http://www.idealist.org/volunteerOpportunities/93455:202/95344:241

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Web Designer
CANICA De Oaxaca
Oaxaca, Oaxaca Mexico
http://www.idealist.org/en/volunteerOpportunities/32116:102/97883:43

"VOLUNTEERINGS IN MEXICO 2"

Organization:Bioplaneta Network, Mexico
Area of Focus:environment, Rural Issues, Wildlife and Animal Welfare
Location:Pacific and Gulf Coasts, Oaxaca and Veracruz, Mexico
Contact :
Katie Kohlstedt,Phone:011 55 55 56 61 61 56,Fax:011 55 55 56 62 27 83
http://www.bioplaneta.com
voluntarios@bioplaneta.com
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Fundacion para la Educacion Superior Internacional
http://www.fesi.org.mx
Area of Focus:Xalapa, Veracruz, 91000,Mexico
Contact Person:Josue Cortes
fesi@prodigy.net.mx
Phone:+52 228 812 44 70
Fax:+52 228 812 44 70

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http://www.nabuur.com/villages/tecalpulco
Contact :
George Hoogendoorn
george@nabuur.com.
Area of Focus:
Community Building and Renewal, Economic Development, Women's Issues

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taller Restauro y Conservacion of ART
restauro18@yahoo.com.mx
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Los NinosAssistant Program Coordinator
Tijuana, Baja California Mexico
http://www.losninosinternational.org
http://www.idealist.org/en/volunteerOpportunities/11527:5/100472:172
Phone:619-409-9953 Fax: 619-426-6664
contact Chrissie Phillips, Program Coordinator, at chrissie_losninos@hotmail.com or (619) 409-9953
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Volunteer in Chiapas
Community Service and Volunteering, Economic Development, Farming and Agriculture, Human Rights and Civil Liberties, Women's Issues
San Cristobal, Chiapas, Mexico
Contact :
Vivian Stromberg
volunteers@madre.org
Phone:(212) 627-0444
Fax:(212) 675-3704

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United Planet has several projects in Mexico related to helping the disabled, elderly, homeless, children, and the environment.
quest@unitedplanet.org
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http://www.fundacionanisa.org
involved in rural junior high and high school education

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resources research project.
dana@aurisproject.org
Estacion Catorce, San Luis Potosi, MEXICO
CONTACT..Gloria Hidalgo
Phone:(52)477-771-2154
Fax:435-203-2800
http://www.naabur.com
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establishing a medical clinic in our indigenous village
Rancho Chichihuistan ....San Cristobal, Chiapas
RanchoChichi@yahoo.com

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Community work in Mexico
http://www.hoycommunity.org
Tianguistengo, Hidalgo , Mexico

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CORAL, A.C. offers hearing-impaired children and adults living in extreme poverty
http://coraloaxaca.org
Oaxaca, Mexico.
Phone:951 518 6658
Fax:951 518 6658

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http://www.peacecorps.gov
Volunteers consult in the areas of engineering, environment, agriculture, water systems development, and knowledge/information management.high level government research institutes that serve the people of Mexico.

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Auris Project
Estacion Catorce, San Luis Potosi
http://www.aurisproject.org
Contact :
Denise McVea

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Art workshop leaders and assistants
http://www.vientosculturales.org
Sara McGrath sara@vientosculturales.org
Tuxtla Gutierrez, Chiapas,
Mexico

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Centro de Juventud Tlahui
English Teacher and Youth Worker
Public Primary School
cONTACT : annie_hintz@hotmail.com
Oaxaca, Oaxaca,

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Fundacion Pro niños de la calle
www.proninosdelacalle.org.mx
proninos@proninosdelacalle.org.mx
tel 55838615 / 55979299
Contact : Montserrat

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Go Global Service Corps Mexico
NOTE: ONLY Amrican and Canadian residents qualify for this abroad volunteer program.
sprogram@ymcanyc.org
Contact :Jean Paul Sewavi
Fax:212-727-8814
http://www.ymcainternational.org

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HELP HUCHOLES INDIANS in the occident hills, Mexico
http://www.odapi.org

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CHIAPAS reconstruction
www.vimex.org.mx
vimex@vimex.org.mx
fax 5591 0265

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English and Chorus Teacher
Centro de Juventud Tlahui
Mixe, Oaxaca, Oaxaca Mexico
hkingham@hotmail.com
http://www.bicap.edu.mx/youthcenter.html

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Environmental Conservation in Oaxaca
Health Care in Oaxaca

info@proworldsc.org
http://www.proworldsc.org
PRO WORLD
Oaxaca, Mexico
Contact :
Nick Bryngelson
Phone:
877.42WORLD (877.429.6753)

"VOLUNTEERINGS IN MEXICO 3"

Developer of Content for Cereal Systems Knowledge Portal
Farming and Agriculture
Texcoco, Estado de Mexico, 56130,
Contact :Petr Kosina
p.kosina@cgiar.org
Jenny Nelson
cimmyt@cgiar.org

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Coordinadora de Grupos Culturales Indigenas y Populares
cGuillermo Hernandez Chapa: herchag@yahoo.es, cgcip@hotmail.com
Location: Cuernavaca, Morelos, 62000, Mexico
Phone: +527773124947

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FUNDACION BEST AC Nayarit , para ayudar a los que menos tienen
Elisa Angulo Parra
tel (01 311 ) 217 6339
deleg_nayarit@fundacionbest.org.mx
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GRANDEZA RARAMURI AC
grandezararamuri@hotmail.com

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FREE SPACE OF ART OAXACA
helliott@cca.edu
The space is located on tinoco y palacios 507 a few blocks from the zocalo

"Animal preservation camps, Mexico"

cideson.mx
ara.com.mx
ecosur.mx
cibnor.mx
sian@cancun.com.mx (cocodrile)
pronatura.org.mx
ihndan@montebello.unach.mx (chiapas wild animals)
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The Auris Project
Community Building and Renewal, Community Service and Computers
Estacion Catorce, San Luis Potosi, 78543,
Gloria Hidalgo
Phone:(52)488-882-6117Fax:435-203-2800

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Sea Turtle Program Volunteers
www.ceakumal.org
Centro Ecologico Akumal
Akumal, Quintana Roo, Mexico
David Nuñez
984-875-9095
Fax:984-875-9095
ivan@ceakumal.org, david@ceakumal.org

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Turttles in Michoacan , Maruata, Cocola, Tecoman
http://www.teaching-abroad.co.uk/destinations/mexico

Photos

Piedra volada, Divisadero, Chihuahua, MexicoPiedra volada, Divisadero, Chihuahua, Mexico

Kids and pigeons in plazaKids and pigeons in plaza

Scraping spines off the cactus padScraping spines off the cactus pad

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 The Westin Soberano Chihuahua

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Address: Barranca Del Cobre 3211, Fraccionamiento Barrancas, Chihuahua, 31125, Mexico