Last updateFri, 25 Sep 2020 8am

Census 2020 up & running

Mexico’s 2020 Census kicked off March 2, with a small army of 151,000 census takers fanning out to every corner of the nation to capture data that, once tabulated, will form the blueprint for the  equitable distribution of billions of pesos in public funding over the next decade.

The wacky presidential plane lottery

Around 200,000 tickets for the lottery of Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador’s presidential plane will go on sale in Jalisco as of March 2. Each “cachito” – as the tickets are referred to – will have a cost of 500 pesos.

Lent: a time for reflection, acts of charity & fish

The majority of the country’s practicing Catholics initiated Lent by attending church on Ash Wednesday (Miercoles de Cenizas) when a priest – or in some cases a nun – stamped the sign of the cross on their foreheads in ash while reciting a familiar spiritual admonition such as “Repent and believe in the Gospel” or “You are dust and to dust you shall return.”