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Creative company turns young writers into pros

By Carol Kaufman

Imagine a program that offers Mexican children a chance to experience being a professional writer – that exhilarating moment when a youngster sees his or her short story colorfully illustrated and published into a high-quality book.

Life, death, sex and butterflies in Michoacan

The migration of the North American monarch butterfly between Mexico and Canada is a journey of life, death and rebirth, a testament to the tenacity and ingenuity with which one generation ensures that life continues after it has alighted on its last leaf, sprig, twig, or patch of soil, the desperate flutter of wings slowing down until it lies still and dead in the sunlight, its brilliant raiment of orange-red gradually fading to the sepia tone of an old photograph.