SOUTH: June 29, 2015
There are a gaggle, (a school? Herd? Flock? Yes, that’s it, a flock), of cranes spread along the Sea of Cortez, easily visible to the casual driver cruising down the fourlane between San Jose and Cabo San Lucas.
Most Americans know that a donation made to a 501(c)(3) organization can result in a deduction against the giver’s federal income tax, but few know, that under the U.S.-Mexico tax treaty, a U.S. person may be able to take a U.S. deduction for contributions made to some Mexican charities.
Winston Virgen and Nixania Barragan are two Mexicans who are concerned about kids reading printed books. Winston is a teacher in the local Cobach, a public high school. Nixania is a former contemporary dancer but now she is committed to youth reading clubs she and Winston founded.