Lee Cuesta

Lee Cuesta

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Dr. Charles Truxillo left without a home; fire destroys his apartment in Albuquerque

Thanks for offering to help. Here is the information:
On August 4th, a fire broke out in the apartment complex where Dr. Charles Truxillo lived. The fire burned for 22 hours and he was left without a home, and literally nothing more than the clothes on his back. This has been an extremely difficult time for him as he is scheduled to begin teaching at UNM in just a week.

His friends in Albuquerque have set up a donation fund for him and I am asking as many friends as possible to make a donation. Please know that ANY amount would be greatly appreciated.

There are three ways that you can make a donation:

or you may go directly to www.paypal.com and click SEND MONEY, then type in his email address, TO: charlestruxillo@yahoo.com

Any donations made through www.paypal will be posted to his account within 24 hours at no cost to you.

BY MAIL: Truxillo Donation Fund, P.O. Box 26411, Albuquerque, NM 87125

WALK-IN: A donation can be made directly at First Community Bank, Truxillo Donation Fund.

We are thankful that he is safe and I would be grateful for any donation you are able to make.


P.S. Here are some video links regarding the fire:

Hi Lee,
I noticed that you did an interview with Charles Truxillo. I am trying to rally community support on his behalf. I was a student of his during my undergraduate studies, and I took four of his courses, which required travel for educational tours of Latin America (Mexico and Peru). On August 5, 2009, Dr. Truxillo's apartment complex was burned down to the ground. This complex is across the street from where I reside, and it was such a tragedy for the residents who lost everything they owned. Dr. Truxillo had an extensive library and art collection (which included original works). As I am sure you are aware, he is having a difficult time coping with this tragedy along with the fact that he lost his professorship last year, and he is only employed part time as a research fellow. In an effort to support him in this tragedy, a fund has been set up at 1st Community Bank of Albuquerque.
Thank you,

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LEE CUESTA, a journalist who worked in Mexico City, has written about the complexities in Chiapas for a decade, acquiring firsthand experience in both Tuxtla Gutiérrez and San Cristóbal de Las Casas. As a fully bilingual writer, the author has been published in periodicals such as Northwest, Eternity, World Pulse, Indian Life, Interlit, Prisma, El Faro and Apuntes Pastorales. The articles receive international response. In addition, Cuesta is the author of the novel entitled Once: Once, about religious intolerance and an independence movement in Chiapas, along with a conspiracy to recapture territory that once belonged to Mexico. In it, he combines the skills of a storyteller and investigative reporter to penetrate the historical, social and spiritual dimensions of this convincing tale. It provides a rare and stunning glimpse into the elements that render neighboring cultures so incompatible.

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