World Toilet Day

Toilet = sanitation fixture used primarily for the disposal of human urine and feces. International organizations, particularly the World Toilet Organization, have promoted World Toilet Day. In 2013, the United Nations officially recognized November 19 as World Toilet Day in a bid to make sanitation for all a global development priority. More than one billion …

Michael D. Higgins’ Springtime Message from Ireland

St. Patrick’s Day Message from President Michael D. Higgins On this St. Patrick’s Day 2017 may I, on this special day for the Irish at home and abroad, send my warmest greetings as Uachtarán na hÉireann President of Ireland to Irish people, wherever they may be, and in whatever circumstance, and greetings too to all …

Turismo y Medio Ambiente

por Gustavo López Pardo y Bertha Palomino Villavicencio (1998) Aunque el turismo no es considerado objeto de estudio por los científicos sociales y es percibido, por lo general, como un asunto de moda, su importancia económica, su creciente impacto cultural y ambiental justificarían la realización de una investigación sobre la materia. Efectivamente, el turismo es …

The Origin of Mexican Folk Healing

by Annette Sandoval Despacio se va lejos. Slowly one goes far away. Mexican folk medicine is a healing philosophy with several disparate pasts. Two significant influences are the seemingly incompatible races of the American Indian and the Spanish conquistadors. The fusion of these two cultures has created the unique healing philosophy of the Mexican people. …

The Great Training Robbery

Poster: Ron Mader, Certifiers by Michael Kaye In their brilliant book Dangerous Game, authors James O’Shea and Charles Madigan, describe how the big consulting firms have bilked the world’s major corporations out of literally tens of billions of dollars by selling them bad advice. While the ecotourism consulting industry has not achieved that scale, it …

San Luis Potosí y el Ecoturismo: Estrategia de Desarrollo Sostenible (1999)

por Ricardo del Blanco Después de entender las fuerzas y el mercado del ecoturismo a nivel nacional como internacional quiero introducirme a un ejemplo regional. Analizaremos como el ecoturismo puede ayudar a al estado de San Luis Potosí a llegar a un desarrollo integral. Este desarrollo se dará en comunidades que tengan el potencial necesario …