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Biblioteca Los Mangos

Puerto Vallarta • Riviera Nayarit 

Biblioteca Los Mangos is a true cultural and community center. It is a place where children and adults alike are able to go to read, study, use computers, take dancing lessons, play chess, learn English, watch movies, paint, among a multitude of other activities.

Los Mangos Library is a non-governmental institution administered and supported by the Board of Trustees Pro library of Vallarta AC through public and private donations.

The initiative to build our Puerto Vallarta Library, according to the needs of the city, was led by a group of citizens to be established as a civil association in 1992 under the name of Pro Library of Vallarta AC. The founders of this Association were Mrs. Bernice Starr and Prof. Carlos Munguía Fregoso.

The total construction of our library had a cost of approximately 6 million pesos, which was collected by voluntary contributions by donors, sponsors and benefactors, as well as state and municipal contributions. It was inaugurated on November 28, 1996, with almost 6,000 books.

Very soon, an agreement was signed with the National Network of Libraries that gave "Los Mangos" furniture and books. This endowment of books has remained constant each year in addition to donations from individuals.

The maintenance of our library has been the responsibility of Pro Library of Vallarta, and has remained in continuous operation since inception.

As the public library, it houses academic information from pre-school up and recreation for all attendees.

Basic services:
• In-house loan of materials without restriction (except in the "Copyright Library" collection for which identification is requested).
• Wireless internet access
• Photocopies (black & white, letter size)
• Prints (black and white, letter size)
• Sale of used books

Services for partners of the library:
• External loan of materials (publications, books, videos, etc.)
• Computer loan

Services for teachers and student groups:
• Loan of spaces, on request
• Loan of equipment

Additional services:
• Loan of spaces for conferences, presentations of books, etc. (conditional to the purpose of each event and space provisions)
• Showroom (fine arts)

Requirements for processing the your library credentials:
• Fill out application
• Two small photos
• Proof of address
• Official ID

Last updated: September 27, 2019 · Charity ID: 604

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Coco's Kitchen & Wine Garden

Coco's Kitchen is one of the finest restaurants in Puerto Vallarta. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, you will find mouth-watering dishes created by Coco Iniguez with top quality, fresh ingredients.

Free Malecon Sculpture Tour Now Includes Sunset Tour


Since 2005, these tours are meant to help visitors and residents to appreciate the beauty of Puerto Vallarta's Malecon ocean promenade and the monumental sculptures mounted along it.

PV Poker Tour Fundraiser Sponsored by Local Restaurants

American Legion Post 14

The Annual PV Poker Tour sponsored by Murphy's Irish Pub, Nacho Daddy, Escondida, Gringo Loco, All Access & Bar La Playa, Kelly's Pour Favor and Devil’s Bar will be held on Saturday January 12th at 1:00 pm.

International Friendship Club Vallarta Home Tours 2018-2019

International Friendship Club

Net proceeds from these very interesting and fun tours support the International Friendship Club's Cleft Palate Surgery Program and other charitable programs.

New Cycle of Cultural Workshops at Puerto Vallarta Library

Biblioteca Los Mangos

The workshops, courses and classes offered by Los Mangos Library Puerto Vallarta are a service framed in our mission to Inspire, Educate and Generate Opportunities to improve our community.

14th Puerto Vallarta International Festival of Altruism


This is the most important altruism event of Puerto Vallarta and will take place on Sunday, May 6, 2018, beginning at 6:00 pm, in the beautiful beachfront garden of the CasaMagna Marriott Resort in Marina Vallarta.

Free Puerto Vallarta Malecon Sculpture Walking Tours Return for the Season

Galeria Pacifico

Participants will learn about each artist, what moved them to create each gorgeous masterpiece, how they financed their work, and background details to include scandals, gossip, love affairs, and political intrigue.

International Friendship Club Resumes Home Tours for 2017-2018 Season

International Friendship Club

Net proceeds from these very interesting and fun tours support the International Friendship Club's Cleft Palate Surgery Program and other charitable programs.

Day of the Dead Festival at Los Mangos Library Cultural Center

Biblioteca Los Mangos

We will have the participation of the community of Los Mangos with activities such as dance, singing, music, an art show, storytelling, calaveritas, catrin and catrine contest and much more.

ConComics Tour Returns to Los Mangos Library

Biblioteca Los Mangos

Returning to Los Mangos Library and Cultural Center is one of our youngest users' favorite events! You are invited to join the fun on October 21 and 22.

Support Los Mangos Library & Cultural Center with Mellow Mondays in October

Casa Karma

Casa Karma now features Mellow Mondays, intimate soirees in which beautiful live music becomes the underscore for great conversation, a casual food fare menu and cash bar cocktails benefiting local non-profit organizations.

Saturday Market to Open for the Season at Los Mangos Public Library Vallarta

Biblioteca Los Mangos

Los Mangos Market opens its doors to the public every Saturday in season beginning on October 28, 2017, from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm.

New Cafeteria with Moli Cafe Begins Operations at Los Mangos Library

Biblioteca Los Mangos

Being experts in coffee, the team at Moli Cafe offers in Los Mangos its espresso bar, and different drinks of the highest category, from the classic cappuccino to mixes like espresso with ice cream.

Los Mangos Library Cultural Center's Autumn 2017 Academic Cycle

Biblioteca Los Mangos

The new academic cycle offers 50 courses and workshops in various artistic disciplines, and for all ages. Some of them are held over three months, while others consist of independent workshops, to which one can attend individually.

Los Mangos Cultural Center Announces Intensive Ballet Course for all Ages

Biblioteca Los Mangos

This summer brings with it an excellent opportunity to soak up the ballet, thanks to an intensive course that will be offered by the teacher Laura Britos.

Los Mangos Library Cultural Center Presents 'Companions of Travel' Summer Course

Biblioteca Los Mangos

It will be four weeks - little more than 100 hours - of games, challenges, spaces to create, to learn, but above all to have fun.

Perro Bravo Announces Concert Version of Rocky Horror Show in Puerto Vallarta

Perro Bravo

The production will be directed by Alain Perreault with Paco Ojeda in charge of music direction. The cast will include many of the talented performers associated with previous Perro Bravo box-office successes.

Salty Paw Jazz Orchestra and Musical Arts Institute of Vallarta Concerts

Salty Paw Jazz Orchestra

The Salty Paw Jazz Orchestra, Vallarta's first and only youth-based jazz orchestra, will return to The Jazz Foundation on June 4 at 7:00 pm for another presentation in their First Sunday Of The Month concert series.

Casino Night Fundraiser at Biblioteca Los Mangos Cultural Center

Biblioteca Los Mangos

Join us for a fun night with friends for the benefit of Los Mangos Library, our Public Library and Cultural Center in Puerto Vallarta.

13th International Altruism Festival to Benefit 20 Local Vallarta-Nayarit Charities


This is the most important altruism event of Puerto Vallarta and will take place on Sunday, May 14, 2017, beginning at 6:00 pm, in the beautiful beachfront garden of the CasaMagna Marriott Resort in Marina Vallarta.

Step Inside the Dreamy Sayulita Surf Shack of Photographer Juan Munoz and Wife Hana Waxman

Guest of a Guest

If only you were cool enough. Cool enough to ditch your worrisome, email driven life to live everyone’s ultimate dream of a perpetually tanned existence.

Events Not to Miss This Week in Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit


A lot is going on around Banderas Bay this week including Live Shows and Concerts, Ceviche & Aguachile Market, Fundraisers, Art Walks, Cooking Classes, Charity Bingo, Dinner Theater, Film Festival, Farmers Markets every day of the week, and so much more.

17th Puerto Vallarta International Film Festival


The Puerto Vallarta Film Festival in its 17th edition features Germany as the honor guest and between March 13 and 24, the PVIFF will screen for free over 45 films from Mexico and the world.

Events Not to Miss This Week in Vallarta-Nayarit


A lot is going on around Banderas Bay this week including Live Shows and Concerts, Ceviche & Aguachile Market, Fundraisers, Art Walks, Cooking Classes, Charity Bingo, Dinner Theater, Farmers Markets every day of the week, and so much more.

Spring Opera Evening Benefit for Vallarta's Public Library & Culture Center

Biblioteca Los Mangos

No Metropolitan Opera shows simulcast on the screen here, this is a real live treat like no other! This celebratory opera event proudly features three dedicated and talented Mexican musicians.

Events Not to Miss This Week in Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit


A lot is going on around Banderas Bay this week including Live Shows and Concerts, Ceviche & Aguachile Market, Fundraisers, Art Walks, Cooking Classes, Charity Bingo, TED Talks, Chili Cook-Off, Farmers Markets every day of the week, and so much more.

Biblioteca Los Mangos Announces Annual Art Auction

Biblioteca Los Mangos

Several local musicians and entertainers donate their time and talent during the event to entertain guests, while several local restaurants contribute with food and beverages, sold at moderate prices, with all proceeds going to the library’s academic and cultural programs.

Los Mangos Library Announces New Weekly Market Every Saturday

Biblioteca Los Mangos

Los Mangos Market will be located in the beautiful garden of the library. Not only will it share the best of local products, but will also complement all the events and services that this library offers.

See What You've Been Missing at the Biblioteca Los Mangos


The library also provides special training for performing artists and serves as a meeting place for community volunteer groups and special needs groups.

International Friendship Club Resumes Home Tours for 2016-2017 Season

International Friendship Club

Our Home Tours showcase four unique homes each week ranging from small, traditional style casas to multi-million dollar beachfront condos and villas.

Eagle Wings Foundation Presents Major Donation for 32 Altruistic Organizations

Vallarta Opina

This year resources of 2,591,200 pesos were granted to 32 associations by the Eagle Wings Foundation with the support of Villas Group Resort, which was recognized by the Mayor and the President of DIF.

12th International Altruism Festival to Benefit 20 Local Vallarta-Nayarit Charities


This is the most important altruism event of Puerto Vallarta and will take place on Sunday, May 8, 2016, beginning at 6:00 pm, in the beautiful beachfront garden of the CasaMagna Marriott Resort in Marina Vallarta.

10 Places to Enjoy with Your Pets in Puerto Vallarta

Vallarta-Nayarit Blog

Puerto Vallarta keeps the title as the friendliest city in the world by expanding the options for travelers with pets. Restaurants, hotels and recreational spots, galleries and many more welcome pets to join the fun with their human buddies.

ECOBAC Puerto Vallarta 2nd Whale Conservation Fest

Ecobac PV

Today it is common knowledge, due to constant media coverage, that the climate of the planet is changing. It is now necessary that we are conscious and aware and of all of our actions, and that we try to moderate and change them to help with the conservation of the environment.

Events Not to Miss This Week in Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit


A lot is going on around Banderas Bay this week including Dinner Theater, Live Concerts, Charity Bingo, Ceviche & Aguachile Market, Southside Shuffle, Fundraisers, Murder Mystery Dinner Show, Farmers Markets every day of the week, and so much more.

16th Annual Art Auction at Biblioteca Los Mangos

Biblioteca Los Mangos

We are happy to inform you that Thursday, March 3rd Los Mangos Public Library is going to celebrate its 16th Art Auction. We would love to have you again with us participating in this fun event.

'Changing Lives Through Education' by Becas Vallarta

Becas Vallarta

Becas Vallarta provides scholarships to hundreds of Puerto Vallarta youth who would not otherwise be able to go to school because their parents cannot afford school uniforms, proper shoes and school supplies.

Air Medical Evacuation Seminars in Puerto Vallarta

We Expats

This seminar is sponsored by Travel Medevac, the plan that states in writing that you have the right to an evacuation back home and NOT one based on "nearest adequate facility" like other plans.

Vallarta Rallies for Less Fortunate to the South with Disaster Relief from Hurricane Patricia


Many local businesses in Puerto Vallarta are collecting donations and supplies for our less fortunate citizens to the south where Hurricane Patricia made landfall.

Becas Vallarta to Deliver a Million Pesos in Scholarships to Students

Nuestras Noticias

Becas Vallarta supports students from the second grade until graduation from university. This stimulus changes lives and thanks to this support over the years, many of these students are now successful professionals.

'Staycation' Advice for Locals in Puerto Vallarta

Visit Puerto Vallarta

A good choice for this vacation would be to discover places, flavors and hidden corners in your own town. All you need is your imagination to give yourself, your significant other, or your group of friends an opportunity to share experiences in new ways.

It's Time to Enroll the Kids in Summer Courses at PV's Public Library

Biblioteca Los Mangos

Our courses are for children aged 3 to 13 and will take place from July 15 to August 14, from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm. Bring your children to a healthy, safe and educational summer camp.

Sunday Splash PV Library Benefit at Villa Mandarinas


The entire villa will be open to the public including the swimming pools, water sports, food, beverages, music, games and more on Sunday, June 21. Don't forget your bathing suit and join the fun for a great cause.

UNITY in the Grand Vallarta Pride 2015 Parade

Comite Organizador Vallarta Pride

The Vallarta Pride 2015 Parade will take place on Saturday at 5:00 pm. More than 30 LGBT and LGBT-friendly companies have confirmed their participation in the parade, where a jury will award the best float, the best car and the best walking group.

Conference and Book Fair at Puerto Vallarta Library & Cultural Center


Spend the day on April 25 from 10:00 am until 8:00 pm for the Book Fair where you can purchase books and other items to support the library. There will be story-telling, musical and theatrical presentations and performances by the string ensemble.

11th International Altruism Festival to Benefit 20 Local Vallarta-Nayarit Charities


This is the most important altruism event of Vallarta-Nayarit and will take place on Sunday, May 17, 2015, beginning at 6:00 pm, in the beautiful beachfront garden of the CasaMagna Marriott Resort in Marina Vallarta.

Labor Inspection and Fines Seminar at Coco's Kitchen


The LGBT Civil Association of Commerce and Tourism will present a seminar on April 14 on Labor Inspections and Fines which will be open to the general public to inform them on various policy reforms to help them to avoid paying costly fines.

IFC Education Grants Are Money Well Spent

International Friendship Club

Many tourists, seasonal residents and ex-pats that live here year 'round consider that Puerto Vallarta is a small slice of paradise. It's good to be able to share a little of our wealth with those who live here in less than idyllic conditions.

Events Not to Miss This Week in Vallarta-Nayarit


A lot is going on around Banderas Bay this week including Theater Shows, Movie Screenings, Fundraisers, Chamber Orchestra, Culinary & Art Fest, IFC Home Tours, Magic of Dance, Driving Miss Daisy, Martial Arts, Nicklaus Golf Tournament, Farmers Markets almost every day, and so much more.

Magic of the Dance Benefit for Puerto Vallarta Public Library

Biblioteca Los Mangos

The Biblioteca Los Mangos is excited and proud to present this Spring 'La Magia de la Danza' on March 26 at 8:00 pm in the Exposition Hall, under the generous sponsorship of the grand Sheraton Buganvilias Resort Hotel of Vallarta.

Leaving Our Mark - Awakening More Than Memoir at PV Writers' Conference

The Mazatlan Messenger

The joint venture of Puerto Vallarta Writers Group and Biblioteca Los Mangos on March 6-8 weekend at the library will concentrate on helping writers get their ideas from their brain to the printed page.

International Friendship Club PV Actively Supports Many Educational Projects

International Friendship Club

The International Friendship Club supports many people and organizations in Puerto Vallarta and in addition to the Cleft Palate program some of our most important work is focused on education.

Annual Art Auction Fundraiser at PV Public Library

Biblioteca Los Mangos

The Los Mangos Art Auction is one of the main events of the year in terms of fundraising for our Puerto Vallarta Public Library, thus allowing us to remain as the regional leader in cultural services to the community.

Canadian Rotary Club Continues to Support ASPV Public and Rural School Library Program

American School Puerto Vallarta

At the end of 2014, the award-winning student leadership and service program Leer y Crecer (Read & Grow) at the American School of Puerto Vallarta received another personal delivery of funding from the Rotary Club of Invermere, British Columbia, Canada.

PV Visitors Love IFC Home Tours!

International Friendship Club

Experienced and knowledgeable volunteers help guide you through the homes and also have great recommendations for things to do and places to see and visit in and around Puerto Vallarta.

Los Mangos Library Calls for Art Auction Entries

Biblioteca Los Mangos

The Los Mangos Art Auction is one of the main events of the year in terms of fundraising for the Puerto Vallarta Public Library, thus allowing us to remain as the regional leader in cultural services to the community.

Colors on Canvas Presents Art Exhibit to Benefit Vallarta's Public Library

Colors on Canvas

Come and enjoy a cold drink and a meal at the Sea Monkey's affordable prices and visit our exhibition on December 11 to shop and find that Christmas present for a friend or a painting for yourself.

International Friendship Club Home Tours Support Cleft Palate Surgery Program

International Friendship Club

Enjoy the beauty of Puerto Vallarta by touring some of its most architecturally interesting homes. Our Home Tours showcase four unique homes each week ranging from small, traditional style casas to multi-million dollar beachfront condos and villas.

Marina Vallarta Golf Classic Tournament to Benefit Library and Augie's Quest Foundation

Biblioteca Los Mangos

We are all convinced that education and culture are the formula to reach development and peace, so we are pleased to invite you to play golf with us on November 1 at 9:00 am.

'Waters of Oblivion': Puerto Vallarta Writer David Lyons Releases New Thriller

The third in the critically-acclaimed Jock Boucher mystery thriller, action and adventure series, takes this unique and charismatic protagonist to an explosive new level of action from the very first page.

Yazmin de la Torre Original Accessory Designs at the Summer NewMarket Co-Op


When Yazmin's creations started selling from the first day, she was surprised that her pieces were so popular and was fascinated by how much she enjoyed making them.

Summer Splash in Mismaloya Supports PV Library

Biblioteca Los Mangos

Join us on August 24 when Villa Mandarinas on Mismaloya Bay will be open to the public including the swimming pools, water sports, food, beverages, music, games and more. Proceeds support Los Mangos Library and Cultural Center.

Artwear by Barbara Peters at NewMarket Co-Op

Galeria Vallarta

Creativity is a vital element to bring satisfaction and happiness to your life and to help you stay young. Visit my table at the Saturday market for a great selection of unique wearable art or order custom designs.

Beat the Summer Heat in Puerto Vallarta with Cooling Ties


Summer heat got you down? Visit Bill Kelly at the NewMarket Co-Op on Saturday and check out his Cooling Ties. He has a great assortment of fun and elegant fabrics to choose from and if you buy two, the second one is 1/2 price.

Saturday NewMarket Co-Op at Coco's Kitchen

NewMarket Co-Op

The NewMarket Co-op debuted last Saturday morning at Coco’s Kitchen. An enormous thank you to Coco and her staff for her kindness and the invitation to return every Saturday morning.

Lido Beach Club Stages LGBT Commitment Ceremony on Los Muertos Beach

Vallarta Pride

The Lido Beach Club hosted a mass ceremony in which same-sex couples symbolically committed to their love or reaffirmed their marriage vows in front of friends and family.

A Reminder & Where to Get Your Altruism Festival Tickets Early and Save

Amigos de La Cruz

Don’t miss this very upbeat, wonderful evening of food, friendship and fun on May 4, with all proceeds divided equally among the 20 charities. Tickets, which include food, drinks and entertainment, cost just 350 pesos in advance or 450 pesos at the gate.

Art Exhibition by Capelo & Javier Cruz PV Library Fundraiser

Biblioteca Los Mangos

Galeria 200 is proud to announce the April 12 exhibition of Capelo and his son Javier at the Los Mangos Library. There will be complimentary champagne and live music in our outdoor garden with a percentage of sales donated to the Library.

Easter Piano Recital by Joshua Rodriguez Macias

Biblioteca Los Mangos

Entrance is Free on April 10 at the PV Library for this exciting program offering a coherent eclectic range of musical styles and flavours: from Bach, to Beethoven, to Hayndn, then crossing to Chopin and Debussy.

IFC Launches New Education Program with Six Grants

International Friendship Club

The International Friendship Club has a long history of funding local area schools and educational programs. For many years, IFC member Mel Bornstein headed the Education effort, helped countless schools build playgrounds and bathrooms, and made sure many a student gained a better education.

Bucerias Solar Home Tours + Fiesta by eSun Energy

eSun Energy

You´re Invited! Join us on March 22 for a free tour of solar powered homes in the Banderas Bay Community. Feel free to invite and bring friends and family. Food, drinks & live music provided by eSun Energy!

10th International Altruism Festival to Benefit 20 Local Charities

La Biblioteca Rey Nayar

This is the most important altruism event of Puerto Vallarta and will take place on Sunday, May 4, 2014, beginning at 6:00 pm, in the beautiful beachfront garden of the CasaMagna Marriott Resort in Marina Vallarta.

Second Edition of Emergente Art Exposition at Vallarta Public Library

Biblioteca Los Mangos

This is a unique opportunity to appreciate the work of a new generation of artists from different academic backgrounds or creative practices, who are rising to the cultural scene of our city. Join us at the Library on March 15.

Fourteenth Annual Los Mangos Library Art Auction Fundraiser

Los Mangos Library

Join us at the Puerto Vallarta Public Library for one of our biggest fundraisers of the year on January 30. Visit the fixed-prices room, participate in the live auction, raffles, enjoy snacks, wine or a refreshing cocktail and live music. Entrance is free.

Some Christmas Dinner Options in Vallarta-Nayarit


We've put together some restaurants that will be serving Christmas Eve and Christmas Day dinners in Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit, some with traditional Turkey and a variety of other options.

Puerto Vallarta Public Library Supported by Malecon Sculpture Tours

Galeria Pacifico

Every Tuesday morning at 9:30 am, no reservations are necessary and one must only show up at the Millennium sculpture next to the Hotel Rosita at the north end of the Malecon. The tour is free and any donations support the Library.

Solar Electric Project Fundraiser by eSun for PV Public Library

eSun Energy

Learn how you can help the Library "go green" with the help of eSun Energy in lowering the monthly expenses of the our Puerto Vallarta Public Library and keeping the doors open. Join us on December 14.

Events Not to Miss This Week in Vallarta-Nayarit


Read about some of the many events happening in Vallarta-Nayarit this week including theater presentations, fundraisers, Hardwood Tournament of Hope, Night of the Iguana Anniversary, Thanksgiving, Music & Culture Festival and more.

University of Guadalajara to Present Folkloric Ballet Benefit for PV's Public Library


Spend a wonderful evening and share the caring and support for the most important cultural institution in Vallarta on November 29 when the Folkloric Ballet takes the stage at Teatro Vallarta.

eSun Energy Invites You to 'Solar Street Social' With Open Bar & Grill in Bucerias

eSun Energy

Help your friends, family and neighbors reduce or eliminate their high CFE bill by making clean energy from the sun. Join us on Saturday, November 23, on "Solar Street" in Bucerias for a fun solar social event.

Suggestions About How You Can Support our Puerto Vallarta Library

Biblioteca Los Mangos

Biblioteca Los Mangos, our Puerto Vallarta Public Library, is struggling to keep their doors open and continue to supply our citizens and tourists with a Cultural Center. Here are some suggestions of how you can help.

Celebration of 50 Year Anniversary of Filming 'The Night of the Iguana'

Vallarta Opina

From November 25 to 29, Puerto Vallarta will present a tribute celebration endorsing the value and exhibiting the great difference this movie and surrounding events have made in the major focus of collective identification for Vallarta.

Add Some 'Colors on Canvas' Art to Your Home and Support the PV Library

Biblioteca Los Mangos

Colors on Canvas presents original acrylic and oil paintings by artists painting and living in Puerto Vallarta. Join us for three days of exhibitions on November 29 - December 1 and help to support Biblioteca Los Mangos.

eSun Energy and Your Donations Will Bring Solar Power to Los Mangos Library

Biblioteca Los Mangos

The Puerto Vallarta Public Library (Biblioteca Los Mangos) is going through rough times. The government took away the subsidy so we are having a hard time meeting with the operational costs.

Deja New Consignment Invites You to Clean Out Your Closets for Charity

Deja New Consignment

Planning your trip to Puerto Vallarta? It's so simple to support our local charities! Did you know you can neuter up to 20 animals with just one suitcase full of clothing donated to the account of the Colima FREE Spay & Neuter Clinic? That's right! It's that easy!

Puerto Vallarta Public Library Needs Your Help to Keep the Doors Open

Biblioteca Los Mangos

Biblioteca Los Mangos is a non-profit organization which, thanks to your donations, offers over 80,000 services per year. Now, they need your support and donations in order to keep their doors open.

Make Way for Summer Sale Exceeded Expectations!

Colors on Canvas

We are very pleased with the turn out at the Sea Monkey Restaurant and 22 sales. We will be donating a percentage of the sale money to the Biblioteca Los Mangos (Puerto Vallarta Public Library) this week.

Celebrate Canada Day at the Puerto Vallarta Public Library

Biblioteca Los Mangos

Biblioteca Los Mangos invites you to join the Canadian Consular Agency of Puerto Vallarta in celebrating the 146th Year Canada Day festivities. Come to the Library on July 1. You do not have to be Canadian to join the fun.

'Fantastic People' Chosen as Theme for 2013 Los Mangos Library Summer Courses

Biblioteca Los Mangos

It will be four wonderful weeks where there will be dozens of activities related to the arts, culture, and environmental conservation, as well as recreational novelties that stimulate team-work, patience and the tenacity to achieve their goals.

Colors on Canvas Artwork Summer Sale to Support PV Public Library

Biblioteca Los Mangos

Colors on Canvas PV "Make Way for Summer Art Sale" will be held at the Sea Monkey Restaurant on Friday, June 14, and Saturday, June 15, featuring original acrylic and oil paintings by artists painting and living in Puerto Vallarta.

Dinner Fundraiser for Puerto Vallarta Public Library

Biblioteca Los Mangos

Choose from three entrees at Las Palomas Restaurant in Marina Vallarta on May 16 while supporting our local Public Library. The Library receives no funding from any government source so it must fund its total operations from public donations and fundraisers.

Charities Announced to Benefit from Vallarta's 2013 Altruism Festival

U.S. Consular Agency Vallarta

Twenty-four of our local charity and non-profit organizations in Banderas Bay have been announced to participate and benefit from Puerto Vallarta's largest fundraising event of the year to take place on Sunday, May 5.

9th International Altruism Festival to Benefit 24 Local Charities


This is the most important altruism event of Puerto Vallarta and will take place on Sunday, May 5, 2013, beginning at 6:00 pm, in the beautiful beachfront garden of the CasaMagna Marriott Resort in Marina Vallarta.

Cash-In Your Closet for Charity at Deja New

PVM City Paper

One of Kathleen's most ingenuous ideas has been to invite area charities to open consignment accounts at Deja New in Puerto Vallarta. People can then bring in clothes and accessories to consign and the charity of their choice receives the proceeds.

EMERGENTE Art Show At Puerto Vallarta's Los Mangos Public Library

PVM City Paper

On March 23, Los Mangos Public Library opens its doors at 6:30 pm to fill the night with light, art, movement, color, and intense, creative energy in the “EMERGENTE” exposition of alternative art, art as you may have never seen it before in this city.

Exciting New Art and Antique Gallery Supports Local Charities & Non-Profits

PVM City Paper

Galeria200 in Conchas Chinas, just south of Puerto Vallarta, is unique in that it will be open only during its evening charity events. Upcoming events will benefit four of our local non-profit organizations.

Special Screening of 'Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry' at Los Mangos Library

Biblioteca Los Mangos

Join us at Biblioteca Los Mangos on February 18. Admission is free for this documentary revealing the inside story of a dissident for the digital age who inspires global audiences and blurs the boundaries of art and politics.

The Puerto Vallarta Library Asks for a Little Help for a Big Project

Visit Puerto Vallarta

We need your help. Contribute to the library and feel the pride of giving your community a space where thousands of children, teenagers and adults find answers to broaden their opportunities and enrich their lives through culture.

Annual Art Auction Fundraiser for Vallarta Library

Biblioteca Los Mangos

The entry is free at the 13th Annual Subasta Art Auction with food, drinks and raffle tickets available for purchase. The live auction is always fun and full of activity as the attendees vie for the art treasures that touch their hearts. There is also a silent auction.

'Writers Unleashed' Announced as Theme for 2013 Puerto Vallarta Writers' Conference

Virtual Vallarta

David Lyons, long-time Puerto Vallarta resident and author of the thriller Ice Fire, will be keynote speaker at the eighth annual Puerto Vallarta Writers' Conference February 22-24, 2013, at Biblioteca Los Mangos in Puerto Vallarta.

Colors on Canvas Sends a Special Thanks for Vallarta Library Fundraiser

Biblioteca Los Mangos

Colors on Canvas PV would like to thank the people who came to our first art exhibition on December 8, 2012, at the Biblioteca Los Mangos (Puerto Vallarta's Public Library). Thanks to you, it was a huge success.

Colors on Canvas Art Exhibition to Benefit the PV Library

Biblioteca Los Mangos

Colors on Canvas PV is having its first art exhibition on Saturday, December 8, 2012, from 2:00 until 7:00 pm in the Sala Bernice Starr at the Biblioteca Los Mangos. Add some beautiful art and color to your home while contributing to a great cause.

New Year's Gala Concert Fundraiser for Biblioteca Los Mangos

Biblioteca Los Mangos

Under the generous sponsorship of Sheraton Buganvillias Hotel and with everyone eagerly celebrating the holidays throughout, Puerto Vallarta Library offers this very special "event of events" to round off good ol' 2012 and greet a dawning New Year!

Nu Global Tapas Bar 'Goes Mangos' for Library Fundraiser

Biblioteca Los Mangos

Join us on November 15 as Nu Global 'Goes Mangos' with 50% of all sales donated to support our local Puerto Vallarta Library, Biblioteca Los Mangos, and enjoy a special Thanksgiving tapas menu, drinks, fun, raffles and prizes.

ConComics 2012 Comes to the Vallarta Library


Biblioteca Los Mangos is proud to announce the presentation of ConComics, the most important tour of comics, animation and science fiction in Latin America, on November 10 and 11.

Puerto Vallarta Free Malecon Sculpture Tours Return

Virtual Vallarta

The highly popular free Malecon Sculpture Walking Tour, created and conducted by Galeria Pacifico owner Gary Thompson, will again be offered this season every Tuesday beginning November 13, at 9:30 am.

La Calaca Press Exhibit at Los Mangos Library

The cultural exchange is entitled "La Calaca Press" and its theme revolves around general traditions of Latin America in respect to death. This event will be accompanied by other activities such as altars for the Day of the Dead.

24th Season of Home Tours by International Friendship Club

International Friendship Club

The proceeds from the home tours, returning on November 14, fund a number of Puerto Vallarta charities, primarily our Cleft Palate Surgical Program and other in-house Educational and Community Service Programs.

Fall Cleaning: Our Local Banderas Bay Charities Count On It


Now that the weather is getting cooler, go through your closets, empty the storage building and clean out the garage. Everyone knows there are things you have stashed that you are never going to use. Pull it out and pass it on to someone that can do good with it.

Eagle Wings Deliver 1.5M Pesos to Local Charities

Puerto Vallarta Convention and Visitors Bureau

Alas de Aguila continues to improve lives of vulnerable Vallarta residents through various civil associations as part of their commitment to work together to lend support to a greater number of people.

Action Packed Weekend Ahead for Banderas Bay


With everything from the new exhibition at the Naval Museum, a visit to La Tovara National Park, the Becas Scholarship Awards, Arabian Nights at Teatro Vallarta and learning to fly like a bird on a paramotoring adventure, there's something for everybody this weekend around Puerto Vallarta.

Becas Scholarship Awards at Los Mangos Library

Becas Vallarta

We will be awarding scholarships to our senior high and university students on Saturday, August 18, 2012 and to our junior high students on Sunday, August 19, 2012 - both days from 10:00 am until 3:00 pm.

Deja New Consignment Supports Local Charities

Deja New

We applaud the efforts of Kathleen, her staff and associates who have set up charity accounts to benefit our worthy causes here in Puerto Vallarta. We invite you to clean out your closet and help those less fortunate.

Philanthropy Strategy Vallarta

The city assured the Altruistic Network that during in the next session of City Council, there will be a vote on the proposal to ensure full support for the associations of the region which will be assessed by the Commission for Social Assistance.

Final Tally for Los Mangos Library Fundraiser

Los Mercados announces final tally for their season-long fundraiser in support of Los Mangos Library. Over 54,000 pesos was raised for this much-beloved community asset!

The Puerto Vallarta Writers' Group

Ofi Press Magazine

Hailing from at least five countries, most of them will never see sixty again, and they have lived long and productive lives, done it all, and have something to say about human experience and the worlds in which they've lived.

Los Mangos Library Mexican Fiesta Fundraiser

PV Scene

Come and join the fun for a great cause and a true Mexican cultural experience on May 19 at the Library. Enjoy live entertainment, Mexican dishes and drinks, as well as Mexican bingo, games, prizes, photo shoots and more.

8th International Altruism Festival

CasaMagna Marriott Resort & Spa

CasaMagna Marriott Resort & Spa is once again the proud sponsor of the 8th International Altruism Festival in Puerto Vallarta. This gastronomic and cultural event creates awareness among the population to support those who need it the most.

Fancy Dancing Makes Writers Conference a Success


A few weeks ago I posted an announcement about this 7th Annual Puerto Vallarta conference and I am pleased to bring a report from its director, and regular Flash Fiction Fridays contributor, Theodore P Druch.

Whale Watching Tours Support Charities

Deep Blue Conservancy

Ocean Friendly Tours & Deep Blue Conservancy announce their upcoming Charity Whale Watching Tours. Join them for respectful encounters with the Humpback whales to benefit Children with Cancer and the Los Mangos Library.

Puerto Vallarta Writers Conference

The Mexico Report

The Biblioteca Los Mangos has been chosen for the 7th Annual Puerto Vallarta Writers Conference to take place on February 24-26 this year. Long-time journalist and essayist Jacquelyn Mitchard will be the keynote speaker.

Library Fundraiser at No Way Jose

P. Gringo Marketing

No Way Jose!, recently named the Best Overall Restaurant and The Best Moderate Restaurant of Puerto Vallarta, invites you to join them for a very festive holiday evening to help raise funds for the Los Mangos Library.

Charity Cruises by Ocean Friendly Tours

Ocean Friendly Tours

Not only will your money fund valuable whale research that helps to ensure the survival of the Humpback whale, you will also be helping the people of PV through the money that will be donated by Ocean Friendly Tours to the various charities.

Los Mercados Supports Los Mangos Library

The favorite one-stop-shop in Old Town Vallarta for everything delicious has now re-opened for their 2nd season and in celebration, each store at Los Mercados will donate 10% of its sales on a certain day of the week to support the Los Mangos Library.

Fundraiser for Los Mangos Library at No Way Jose

Join us for a memorable "Best Of Vallarta" holiday event that combines the delicious food of Mexico with the comfort of your Mexican Family in Vallarta on Wednesday, December 21, from 5:00 pm - 7:30pm.

The Wives of El Chapo’s Henchmen Reveal How They Hid and Spent $2 Billion

Business Insider

Margarito and Pedro Flores, twin brothers from Chicago, Illinois, are credited with helping take down one of the most infamous narco-terrorists in the world, Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman. Their wives, authors of the book "Cartel Wives," reveal how the brothers hid all the money they trafficked.

Turkey Opens New Libraries in Poor Towns in Mexico

Anadolu Agency

Turkey’s state aid agency has established eight new libraries in Mexico, in one of two poor states recently hit by a powerful earthquake.

Why These Mexican Writers Are Ditching Spanish for Indigenous Languages


For hundreds of years, the literature written in languages that existed before European colonization were all but silenced on the global scene — even though they were well-recognized by many Mexicans. Now, interest in this writing is surging worldwide.

How to Travel Without Seeing: Dispatches from the New Latin America

A kaleidoscopic, fast-paced tour of Latin America from one of the Spanish-speaking world’s most outstanding writers.

’Valentina & Her Magic Crayons’ Against Child Abuse

El Universal

The Studies Center for the Advancement of Women and Gender Equality in Mexico, part of the Chamber of Deputies, presented the book “Valentina and her Magic Crayons”, with the objective of preventing child sexual abuse.

Migrant Comic Book Tells Stories of Those Who Cross US-Mexico Border

Arizona Public Media

The Kino Border Initiative of Nogales, Sonora, and the Hope Border Institute have partnered with an illustrator and a social-justice author to create a comic book made up of true stories of immigrants seeking to enter the United States.

How Anti-Chinese Propaganda Helped Fuel the Creation of Mestizo Identity in Mexico


From the late nineteenth century to the 1930s, antichinismo found potent expression in Mexico. Jason Oliver Chang delves into the untold story of how antichinismo helped the revolutionary Mexican state, and the elite in control of it, build their nation.

Stories of Famous Mexican Author Being Carted Around the Land of His Birth


A schoolteacher driving an old car is carting the stories of a famous Mexican writer around the farms and villages of Jalisco, with the intention of paying homage to the author in the land of his birth while raising people’s enthusiasm about reading his works.

Mexican Author Stresses Need to Avoid the Language of the Establishment

Latin American Herald Tribune

Mexican author Emiliano Monge says he painstakingly chooses the words he puts to paper and that as part of that effort he uses language that differs from the establishment voice.

Death Cult and Drug Cartels Collide in ’Pacific Reaper’


Acapulco detective Emilia Cruz confronts a death-worshiping cult in PACIFIC REAPER, the fifth novel in the series that takes you inside Mexico’s drug wars with a fearless style and an unforgettable woman.

Mexican Writer Valeria Luiselli on Child Refugees

Democracy Now!

As President Trump continues to vow a crackdown against immigration and immigrants living inside the United States, we turn to a new book described by the Texas Observer as "the First Must-Read Book of the Trump Era."

Behind the Mask: Third Gender Defies Image of Macho Mexico in a Zapotec Community

The image of biologically male people dancing while dressed in the traditional, colorful attire of Juchiteca females stands in sharp contrast to the prevailing view of Mexico as the land of charros, machismo, and unbridled ranchero masculinity.

Creator of Popular Mexican YouTube News Parody Show Says He's Not Beholden to Elites

Agencia EFE

The creator of a satirical YouTube Mexican news program that has gained thousands of followers attributes his success to his not being beholden to his country’s elites and to viewers’ frustration with traditional media.

Baby Boomers: Reinvent Your Retirement in Mexico

Cozy up in a comfortable chair with this book and share a margarita with couples who have found a way to fill their retirement years with passion, purpose, and potential.

Long-Lost Diary of Tortured 'Converso' Jew in 16th-Century Mexico Found

The Times of Israel

A manuscript by Luis de Carvajal was missing for 75 years until spotted by a keen-eyed collector. Now it joins others on display at the New-York Historical Society.

New Book Tells Story of Mexican First Lady's Journey from Heroine to Villain

Agencia EFE

In her new book, journalist Sanjuana Martinez tells the story of Mexican first lady Angelica Rivera, who has gone from being a woman “loved by the people” to getting booed when she goes by and slammed on social media.

Oxford Dictionaries Names 'Post-Truth' Word of Year

The Guardian

US election and EU referendum have driven the popularity of an adjective describing situation ‘in which objective facts are less influential than appeals to emotion.’

'Corrupcionario Mexicano' Glossary of Graft Lays Bare a Lexicon of Corruption

The Guardian

Corruption is so endemic it has generated a vocabulary of its own. A new book, the Corrupcionario Mexicano, hopes to make people stop seeing it as normal.

Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus Arrived

Originally published in 2005, Mann’s book "1491" is still essential reading for anyone seeking to understand the expansive, teeming realities of the human experience in North and South America before Columbus arrived.

'Corrupcionario Mexicano' Lists 300 Different Ways of Referring to Mexican Corruption


Language is shaped by a people’s environment. Inuits famously have more than 50 words for snow, while Hawaiians have 65 to describe fishnets. In Mexico, there are 300 terms to refer to corruption.

Library of Congress Has Online, Interactive Exhibit of Mexican Revolution

NBC News

Just in time for Hispanic Heritage Month the U.S. Library of Congress has rolled out an interactive online exhibit that tells the story of the sometimes complex but never boring relationship between the neighboring countries of the United States and Mexico.

'Wolf Boys' Tells the Story of Americans Lured to Join Mexican Drug Cartel

Former legal affairs reporter Dan Slater's new book Wolf Boys tells the true story of two American teenagers recruited to a Mexican drug cartel, and the Texas detective obsessed with capturing them.

Three Books on Writing Every Fundraiser Should Read

The Storytelling Non-Profit

As someone who identifies as a writer, it’s always fun to get a peek behind the curtain to see how other writers do it.

New Kobo Aura ONE Waterproof eReader Designed with the Help of Real Booklovers


The world's first eReader with a blue-light reducing front-lit display – so while stories might keep booklovers up at night, their device won't.

Army Behind Mexico's Iguala Missing Students Case, Journalist Says

Agencia EFE

Authors' say the army was behind the disappearances of 43 education students two years ago, with the likely knowledge of President Enrique Pena Nieto, highlighting the network of corruption that ties together those who hold power in Mexico.

'Narco-Cultura': Drug Slang Enters Mexico's Dictionary

Agence France-Presse

Mexico’s underworld has its own lexicon, which has been used for years by drug traffickers and addicts but also the police and the media. Now it’s fully going mainstream.

MUCA's 'Ghost Walker' Project Seeks to Uncover Part of Mexico City's Past

The News

The collaborative book and exhibit presented at MUCA reveals the past geographies of the Juárez and Cuauhtémoc neighborhoods.

'Sudden Death' Novel Deconstructs and Reimagines the Origin Story of the Modern World

A daring, kaleidoscopic novel about the clash of empires and ideas, told through a tennis match in the sixteenth century between the radical Italian artist Caravaggio and the Spanish poet Francisco de Quevedo.

Hilarious Summaries of Classic Novels? There's a Comic for That


There are few things in life as relaxing as cuddling up with a good book. And it's even better with a classic novel, right? But classics can sometimes be ... kind of funny.

The Glory of Rapping for Writer Miguel de Cervantes

The New York Times

“Rap in Cervantes” is among the innovative celebrations being held this year to mark the 400th anniversary of the death of Cervantes.

Carlos Slim, Mexican Billionaire, Launches Free Online Education Platform

CCTV America

Carlos Slim, Mexico’s richest man, just announced the launch of a new online platform that provides free educational courses intended to help Mexico’s poor.

'Dancing with the Tiger': Expat Lili Wright's New Novel Set in Mexico

A rollicking combination of art and archeology, forgeries, drug deals, and tourists, Montezuma, murder, and love, "Dancing with the Tiger" is smart, sexy, and extremely suspenseful.

A Bookmobile Transports Wisdom to Mexico's Children

CCTV America

A Mexican man is turning a popular transportation vehicle into a mobile library. Created by Rodrigo Vasquez and his organization “Bico Yubo,” the vehicle is called the “Nomad.”

This Free App Encourages Mexican Kids to Read Before They Play on Their Smart Device


to encourage children to read in Mexico, where literacy rates are low, educational organization Cengage developed an app that ensures they get in some valuable reading time as well as playing their games.

'The Weight of Shadows: A Memoir of Mexico Immigration and Displacement'

Iowa Public Radio

In his book, author Jose Orduna tells his family's story of emigrating from Mexico and reflects on the process of becoming a North American citizen in a post-9/11 United States.

Solar Power Could be Answer to Mexico Oil Problems

El Daily Post

As the oil industry faces expensive problems in Mexico, here is a look at how and why solar energy is set for a boom south of the border.

Oscar Martinez's 'A History of Violence: Living and Dying in Central America'


Oscar Martinez's new book "A History of Violence: Living and Dying in Central America" takes the reader into the murderous cauldron of narco-capitalism.

Is Rejecting Shakespeare a Sign of Cultural Decline?

Postmedia Network

In America, often teased for being uncultured, only 63% are fans. But they’re at least higher than the big shocker: Only 59% of folks in the U.K. like Shakespeare.

Writers Group Shares Positive Stories About Mexico

Mexico News Daily

The Mexico Writers Group's affection for Mexico has found a new outlet with the newly-released book, 'Insider's Guide to the Best of Mexico.'

Mexico-Based Journalist Profiles Criminal Organizations and Their Leaders

Giovana Sanchez

While covering organized crime in Latin America, Mexico-based British journalist Ioan Grillo identified parallels in the mode of operation of the largest criminal organizations in the region – whether in Rio de Janeiro, Mexico City or Kingston, Jamaica.

Sam Quinones' 'Dreamland' Paints a Haunting Picture of Heroin in the Americas

MPR News

Quinones takes us to a small town in Mexico that sends its sons north to deal heroin, and to cities like Portland, Ore.; Salt Lake City; Columbus, Ohio; and Minneapolis that seem to have an unquenchable thirst for it.

More Reading Occurs in Mexico Than People Think

Agencia EFE

More reading takes place in Mexico than is commonly believed, a prominent author told EFE, pointing to a well-attended giant bargain sale in the capital as evidence.

Trilogy for Popular Mexican Love Story 'Like Water for Chocolate' in the Works

Fox News Latino

Laura Esquivel is working on a trilogy based on her popular novel, that was a love story told through food and cooking that quickly became an international classic.

Pope Francis Answers Kids' Tough Questions in First Book for Children


Pope Francis, who has penned weighty encyclicals and decrees, has taken a stab at the simpler side of his job with a book for children to answer such questions as "What did God do before the world was made?"

One Shrink's Practical Advice for Managing All Life's Impossible Problems

The only self-help book you’ll ever need, from a psychiatrist and his comedy writer daughter, who will help you put aside your unrealistic wishes, stop trying to change things you can’t change, and do the best with what you can control - the first steps to managing all of life’s impossible problems.

Green Book: A Jim Crow Era Guide for Black Travelers

Atlas Obscura

The need for a travel guide specifically tailored to African-Americans arose during the Jim Crow era, when the consequences of entering a "whites only" space ranged from having the door slammed in one's face to being assaulted or even lynched.

We All Want to Change the World: The Dramatic Life of Leon Trotsky

National Post

Those who loved Leon Trotsky and those who hated him could agree that his life was one of the great dramas of modern history.

Los Cuarenta Tres: New Book Remembers Victims of Mexico Massacre

Vatican Radio

A book just unveiled by 52 Mexican authors about the massacre of 43 student teachers, has been created as a memorial, with a message urging Mexico and the World to remember the tragedy and not to be indifferent.

Bookstore Challenges 'Narco Culture' in Hotbed of Mexico's Drug War

The Guardian

Arts center in city of Apatzingan, where law is not enforced and basic services are patchy, is promoting literature and dance in the hopes of preventing crime.

Carlos Slim: Biography of Mexico's Richest Man Penetrates 'Cloak of Silence'

The Guardian

Diego Enrique Osorno faced hundreds of interview refusals as he spent eight years writing the most comprehensive Slim biography yet: ‘I learned you have to proceed calmly in the land of power.’

Green Libraries! Turn Oaxaca's Garbage Into Hope


Si-Kanda wants to provide children and youth who attend underprivileged public schools in the area surrounding the largest landfill in the state of Oaxaca, with decent, active and transformative school libraries built with a certified technique using recycled materials.

John Irving Tells the Story of a Mexican 'Dump Kid' Who Learns to Read

Off The Shelf

Novelist John Irving, author 'A Prayer for Owen Meany' and 'The World According to Garp', discusses Juan Diego, the lead character in 'Avenue of Mysteries' who is a self-taught reader raised in one of Mexico’s dumps.

Author Debunks Common Mexican Tequila Myths

First We Feast

Author Chantal Martineau digs into the history of this agave spirit, and explains why it's time to drop the notion that tequila is worthless party fuel.

International Book Fair in Mexico City Brings the Love of Reading to Thousands


With over 700 publishers, the International Book Fair in Mexico City brings the love of reading to thousands of enthusiastic citizens in the course of a week.

Q&A: A Look at Mexico's Armed Conflict Through a Lens of Drug War Capitalism

Free Speach Radio News

One book that tries to make sense of the apparently senseless violence is “Drug War Capitalism,“ which uses an economic and geopolitical lens to examine the conflict, rather than relying on the stated goals of drug warrior policy makers.

'Tacopedia' Is an Encyclopaedic Tribute to the Vibrancy of Mexican Taco Culture

Explore one of Mexico's most popular culinary traditions through 100 recipes accompanied by interviews, street and food photography, illustrations, graphics, and maps that bring the full story behind each taco to life.

Ron Jackson's 'Love Redemption Tacos and Tortillas'

Come, meet Salvador and Maria, Salvador the story teller, Maria the mother and cook, Salvador the man, now sober for over 20 years, the man, who after reading his story, will leave you wondering why he is not dead.

Bilingual Spanish-Mayan Mexico Constitution Translation Completed After 2 Years


A bilingual Spanish-Mayan version of the Mexico's Constitution is ready to be presented, after years of work on the translation.

Not Food for Old Men: A Mexican Culinary Adventure

This gastronomic and photographic adventure enables us to explore Baja California and its cuisine. For those who love pungent dishes, with chili packing a powerful punch, there is no place in the world better than Mexico.

Author Don Winslow Lovingly Critiques Mexico in New Novel, 'The Cartel'

The Washington Post

Don Winslow’s epic new novel, “The Cartel,” about Mexican drug lord Adan Barrera’s desperate moves to stay on top of a quickly changing political and competitive landscape, couldn’t have been released at a better time.

Voices in the Ocean: A Journey Into the Wild and Haunting World of Dolphins

From Susan Casey, the New York Times bestselling author of 'The Wave' and 'The Devil’s Teeth,' a breathtaking journey through the extraordinary world of dolphins.

Mexican Child Author Promotes Gender Equality

Agencia EFE

Mexican writer Fernanda Gonzalez is just 11, but she lectures at schools and universities, has addressed lawmakers and has been nominated for an international award, thanks to a book she wrote with a message of equality between men and women.

If You Don't Fear a Robot Takeover, This Futurist Explains Why You Should


'A Dangerous Master,' a new book by academic and futurist Wendell Wallach, takes us on a tour of the nefarious possibilities technological innovations can lead to.

Examining the War on Mexican Drug Cartels, Through Film and Fiction

Two new works of art - the documentary film 'Cartel Land,' and the novel 'The Cartel' - shine a light on the seemingly endless drug war in Mexico.

Five Million Mexicans Over 15 Years Old Are Illiterate

Prensa Latina

Five million Mexicans over 15 years old cannot read or write, figures released by the National Institute for Adult Education show.

This Mexican Author Says Languages Are Tools to Start a Bilingual Conversation

Betto Arcos caught up with writer and professor Cristina Rivera Garza, and asked her what it's like being a published author in two languages, and how living on both sides of the border has affected her work.

The Double Life of Fidel Castro: My 17 Years as Personal Bodyguard to El Lider Maximo

In 'The Double Life of Fidel Castro,' one of Castro's soldiers of 17 years breaks his silence and shares his memoir of years of service, and eventual imprisonment and torture for displeasing the notorious dictator, and his dramatic escape from Cuba.

The Illegal and the Refugee - An American Love Story

'The Illegal and the Refugee,' a novel inspired by the harsh realities that migrants from Cuba and Mexico experience trying to reach the U.S., is now available in paperback.

ML Howard's New Book Reveals a Flaw in Creation

Did you ever wonder why there are so many problems on the planet? According to M.L. Howard, author of the book 'The Flaw,' it is because there is a flaw in creation.

UNESCO: More Than Five Million Mexicans Are Illiterate

The News

This historical lag is not unique to Mexico. There are 793 million people worldwide who don’t know how to read and write. Most of them are in Asia and Africa, but Latin America also has a significant number.

A Mexican University Wants to Promote Reading Through Grinding and Twerking


Mexico’s National Autonomous University has launched a campaign encouraging Mexican youth to read by equating perreo, or grinding, with a good book.

Garcia Marquez Tops Best-Selling Authors in Mexico

Prensa Latina

The Colombian writer Gabriel Garcia Marquez leads this week's list of the 10 best-selling authors in Mexico, with his novel 'One Hundred Years of Solitude.'

'Destino' Tells What It's Like to Ride the 'Train of Death' in Mexico

In 'Destino,' Michelle Frankfurter seeks to capture the experience of people who struggle to control their own destiny when confronted by extreme circumstances.

Mexico Poet Susana Chavez Castillo Paid a Heavy Price for Her Verses

PEN International

Mexico remains one of the most dangerous countries in the world in which to exercise one's right to freedom of expression. At least 67 print and internet journalists, bloggers and writers have been murdered in the country since 2004.

Contemporary Codex 'Migrant' Teaches Children About Mexican Migration


A Mexican boy tells of his journey to the U.S. with his family. The narrative is accompanied by one long, beautifully vivid illustration reminiscent of pre-Hispanic codices, packaged as an accordion-style foldout frieze.

Hay Festival Abandons Veracruz, Will be Held Online

The Guardian

A popular literary festival is abandoning its venue in Mexico’s Veracruz state this year due to protest over the killings of journalists.

'The Jaguar's Children' Is An Unsettling Tale of Mexico's 'Illegals'

Both an outstanding suspense novel and an arresting window into the relationship between two great cultures of Mexico and El Norte, 'The Jaguar’s Children' shows how deeply interconnected all of us, always, are.

New on - 'Chasing the Scream'

In 'Chasing the Scream,' journalist Johann Hari reveals his epic three-year journey into the war on drugs entirely through the stories of people he met across the world whose lives have been transformed by this war.

The Strength of the Wolf: The Secret History of America's War on Drugs

The Strength of the Wolf is the first complete history of the Federal Bureau of Narcotics, which existed from 1930 until its wrenching termination in 1968.

Sor Juana: Mexico's Most Erotic Poet and Its Most Dangerous Nun

The Daily Beast

She was a woman who’d be extraordinary in any century. A look at the new translation of the works of Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz.

Something Needs to Be Done About Mexico's Empty Libraries, Says Expert

Mexico News Daily

An ambitious program introduced in 1984 has resulted in Mexico having the largest public library system in Latin America. Each state capital has a public library, as does every town with more than 5,000 people. But they’re not very useful when empty.

Story Time From Space: Astronauts Are Getting Kids Excited About Science


Astronauts onboard the space station are reading books to the children of Earth, and conducting exciting science experiments.

UNESCO: On World Book Day, Mexico Ranks Second to Last in Reading

The Mazatlan Messenger

During this week's celebration of World Book Day, the light shining on Mexico was not favorable. According to UNESCO, globally Mexico ranks 107 out of 108 countries in the organization's Reading Index.

International Fair of Children and Youth Literature Opens in Mexico

Prensa Latina

Children and young Mexicans will be offered more than 120 new books and interesting panels and educational projects, with the opening of 33rd International Fair of Literature for Children and Young People.

Judy Goldman's Whiskers, Tails & Wings: Animal Folktales from Mexico


Author Judy Goldman takes animal folktales from five indigenous peoples of Mexico and retells them in a what that makes you feel like you've known the story all your life.

Mexico City 13th International Book Fair Attracts 800,000 Visitors


Some 800,000 people visited the 13th annual International Book Fair in the Mexican capital and enjoyed the activities organized by publishing houses in which some 200 writers took part, the capital's government said Saturday.

Neil deGrasse Tyson: Want Scientifically Literate Children? Get Out of Their Way.

Big Think

I'm often asked by parents what advice can I give them to help get kids interested in science? And I have only one bit of advice. Get out of their way. Kids are born curious. Period.

Among World's Least Prolific Readers, Mexico Aims to Reverse Waning Reading Habit

Al Jazeera

Mexicans rank amongst the world's least prolific readers but amongst the most avid television viewers. However, some people are dedicated to reversing this trend.

Amazon Launches Mexico Kindle Store with 70,000 eBooks in Spanish

Business Wire

Amazon has launched the Mexico Kindle Store, offering Mexican customers the largest selection of the most popular eBooks, the most Spanish-language best sellers, over 1,500 free books in Spanish and a broad selection of titles from leading Mexican authors and publishers.

True Stories of Love Across America's Borders

Amor and Exile is the story of American citizens who fall in love with undocumented immigrants only to find themselves trapped in a legal labyrinth, stymied by their country's de facto exclusion of their partners.

The Writing on Mexican Walls Isn't Graffiti - It's 'Vernacular Branding'

The Atlantic

A new book by Patricia Cue documents the tradition, commerce, and politics of colorful bardas de baile (loosely translated as "music walls").

Top 8 Latino Writers You Should Know About


Latinos and writing are a couple made in heaven. Their passion and heritage provide for fantastic literary universes once and again recognized worldwide. These eight are perhaps the creme de la creme of Latino writers - ever.

National Reading Survey Says Mexico is Second to Last in Reading Among 108 Countries


Mexicans read an average of 2.8 books a year, and only 2% of the population has the lifelong habit of reading, while in Spain people read 7.5 books a year and in Germany it is 12.

With Release of 'Rastros,' Mexican Poet Javier Sicilia Retires From Literary Work


In January of 2014, the book of poems titled "Rastros" ("Traces") will be released in Spanish. It is a book the poet Javier Sicilia dedicated to his son, who died a victim of violence. With its publication, Javier Sicilia will permanently retire from literary work.

Katiuska Blanco's New Book, 'Fidel Castro, Guerrillero del Tiempo,' Presented in Mexico City

Prensa Latina

The book Fidel Castro, Guerrillero del Tiempo (Warrior of Time), which narrates life passages of the leader of the Cuban Revolution, was presented by its author, Katiuska Blanco in Mexico City.

Test Scores Better at Mexico's Public Schools, But Still Room for Improvement

Rumbo de Mexico

The public education secretary says that while officials have seen improvements in elementary and high school ENLACE test results, the public education system still faces challenges.

Mexico Creates Prize to Honor Outstanding Literary Translators


A new award bearing the name of Spanish-born Mexican author, translator and poet Tomas Segovia has been created to honor outstanding work in literary translation.

Read It: The Future of Books en Espanol

Fox News Latino

Over 67,000 people attended the second Spanish-language book fair in Los Angeles May 11 – 13, known as "LeaLA," or "Read It" in Spanish, nearly twice the attendance of the previous year.

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