The Mexican Pulse

By Glenn Holland

Mexico City, Jun. 7 ­ Businessman, investors, politicians and unions have been discussing the idea of an energy reform for years. Almost everyone agrees that the country needs one more than ever. But if a reform passes, the ones who would lose are the unions.

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A sip of Incan culture; Experiential course contrasts traditional and present-day Perú

By Rebecca Allen

May term provides opportunities for Goshen College professors to offer concentrated studies in particular subjects ­ or cultures ­ of interest, often up close. Dean Rhodes, assistant professor of Spanish, first lived in Perú in the 1970s while serving a term with Mennonite Central Committee.

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Goshen College senior Dan Horst (Goshen) absorbs the rich Incan history as he stops at ceremonial ruins while hiking four days and 26 miles along a trail through the Andes as part of the May term class, Lost Empires of Peru. Photo by David Johnson

Goshen College students hike four days and 26 miles along a trail through the Andes to reach Machu Picchu as part of the May term class, Lost Empires of Peru. Photo by David Johnson

 

Goshen College senior Paul Horst (Evanston, Ill.) plays with a young Peruvian boy in Pamplona, a pueblo joven,or young town, on the outskirts of Lima. The residents there live in shacks constructed of woven reeds, tin or cardboard that lean into the sand. Pueblos jovenesappear literally overnight when a group of mountain people ­ desperate for work ­ build temporary homes faster than the government can tear them down. Photo by David Johnson