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El Rosario–Sitting in a river of butterflies

  I hadn’t planned to go to Angangueo. Or to the nearby El Rosario colony of monarch butterflies.  I had heard that El Rosario was a circus, with mobs of visitors and all the associated lunacy–trinkets, food carts, souvenirs. I wanted to miss all that. Fortunately, I met Diane during my stay at the first […]

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The Monarchs of Mexico (Butterflies, that is)

  “Well, since there are fewer butterflies and more violence in Michoacán, maybe you shouldn’t go there.” This wasn’t what I wanted to hear, but the advice was coming from Luis, my gentle Spanish teacher, whose family lives in Michoacán, and whose judgement I trusted. He explained that the violence I’d been hearing about was […]

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