The Mexico Report Announces 2013 Real Heroes of Mexico Awardees

Patrice Wynne, moved to Mexico and launched “San Miguel Designs”, a company that employs local women in a fair trade environment.

Patrice Wynne, moved to Mexico and launched “San Miguel Designs”, a company that employs local women in a fair trade environment.

August 31, 2013 – Today, The MEXICO Report announced the ‘2013 Real Heroes of Mexico’ awardees showcasing 30 profiles of those making a difference in Mexico.  With a team of nine Ambassadors who helped nominate the heroes along with the general public, the book is now available to preview free online or for purchase in print version. (#RealHeroesofMexico) 

The purpose of the ‘Real Heroes of Mexico’ project is to recognize the goodwill efforts and positive, inspirational stories taking place in Mexico today. From fundraising and creating healthy eating programs to education and healing the sick in rural communities, this one-of-a-kind effort showcases their acts of kindness, their achievements and dedication.

“The nominees this year were phenomenal again and their stories never cease to amaze,” said creator of the project, Susie Albin-Najera. “It’s truly rewarding to be able to bring these stories to life and this project allows for others to learn about and celebrate their outstanding efforts and the work they are doing. These are the real heroes and champions of Mexico.”

The nominations came in from all throughout Mexico including Baja California, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico City, Oaxaca, Merida, San Cristobal de las Casas and everywhere in between.  Nominations also came in from the U.S., Canada and even London, connecting countries and communities alike.

The MEXICO Report humbly recognizes and congratulates the 2013 Real Heroes of Mexico!

2013 Real Heroes of Mexico

Alfonso Rocha

Blanca Olivera

Bonifacio Luis Hernandez

Chris Pesenti

Claudia Muñoz Bono

Colectivo Tomate

Denise Deramee

Dra. Sandra Solis

Eddie Wharez

Enrique Valdes Garcia

Gary Titus

George & Loretta Leavitt

Gina Machorro

Hortensia Celis

Jack Robinson & Catherine Rael

Jackie Jackson

John & Rachel Pack

Jose Carlos Leon Vargas and Aurelia Annino

Julieta Villacaña Cárdenas

Laurel Patrick

Mayra Vasquez

Ora Anekananda Hernandez

Patrice Wynne

Peter Noll

Romayne Wheeler

Serge Dedina

Sergio Castro Martinez

Sylvie Laitre

The Learning Center

Tricia Pohlman


About the Real Heroes of Mexico

The Real Heroes of Mexico project was created in 2012 by Susie Albin-Najera, the creator and editor of The MEXICO Report, an internationally recognized blog showcasing everyday good news about Mexico The project was launched in order to showcase the true champions of Mexico, the unsung heroes in the community and those celebrating Mexican culture through their goodwill efforts, bravery, inspirational stories, sacrifices and hard work.

If you would like to become a 2014 Real Heroes of Mexico Ambassador, please email themexicoreport at

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Susie Albin-Najera
Susie Albin-Najera is the creator and editor of The Mexico Report, an award winning travel blog showcasing news, deals and resources for the modern traveler. Najera is a writer, author, travel blogger, marketing and public relations specialist and producer. Najera serves on the host committee for Maestro Cares, founded by singer Marc Anthony and producer Henry Cardenas; and on the advisory board for Corazon de Vida, providing aid to children in Mexico. She is also the creator of 'The Real Heroes of Mexico' showcasing community heroes in Mexico and producer of Latino Thought Makers. Najera has been recognized by the Mexican Consulate and Mexico Tourism Board for fostering positive relations between countries and her dedication to showcasing Mexico as a premiere destination. She can be reached at

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