Benito Juárez

Photo: Guelatao Mexico commemorates Benito Juárez with a federal holiday on or near his birthday of March 21 (his birthday). A Zapotec, Juárez is the only full-blooded Indigenous leader to serve as President of Mexico. His name is used frequently throughout the country, from the state university Universidad Autónoma Benito Juárez to Mexico City’s International …

Mexico Institute

Logo Elsewhere on the Web The Mexico Institute seeks to improve understanding, communication, and cooperation between Mexico and the United States by promoting original research, encouraging public discussion, and proposing policy options for enhancing the bilateral relationship. A binational Advisory Board, chaired by Luis Téllez Kuenzler and Earl A. Wayne, oversees the work of the …

Perú Links

Peru Flag Links related to Perú presented in somewhat random fashion: Facebook Llama-Expeditions Vamos-Expeditions Flickr Groups Peruvian food South American Ecotourism Tourism Portals turismoperu.info peru.info @VisitPeru Facebook YouTube @Promperu Blogs Nomadex Llama expeditions – Peru Hikes Peruvian Graffiti Unpaved South America Unpaved South America http://dantefernandezg.blogspot.com Twitter @llamaexpedition @VamosExpedition @VisitPeru @peruviantimes @MINCETUR @Promperu @SERNANP @actualidadspda @CITDESPeru …

Mexico-USA Borderlands

Photo: Votive Quotes The border is more than geography. The border is a mindset. The farther you are, the scarier it seems. Here on the border it’s just home. – Alfredo Corchado @ajcorchado The border is more than geography. The border is a mindset. The farther you are, the scarier it seems. Here on the …

Artisan Day in Oaxaca

Poster: Cartel: Angela Mendoza Learn the name of a beloved craft in a local Indigenous language, Spanish and English. Traducir en idioma indígena. When is Artisan Day? = ¿Cuándo es el Día del Artesano? As this is a timely celebration, we ask that you post something later today and if that does not work, tomorrow. = …

SECTUR

Elsewhere on the Web Mexico’s Secretary of Tourism (Secretaría de Turismo, SECTUR) – gob.mx/sectur – is the government department in charge of the nation’s tourism promotion and development. The Secretary is appointed by the President of the Republic and is a member of the federal executive cabinet. Key Links gob.mx/sectur prensa documentos Facebook YouTube @SECTUR_mx …

Perú

Peru Flag Perú is bordered on the north by Ecuador and Colombia, on the east by Brazil, on the southeast by Bolivia, on the south by Chile and on the west by the Pacific Ocean. The capital and largest city is Lima. Photos Wikipedia Perú Cities Cusco Lima Features Q’eswachaka Bridge Machu Picchu Centro de …

Mexico City’s Templo Mayor

Photo: Melissa Biggs, Centro February 21, 1978 was a landmark day in Mexico City. A ditch digger struck something with his shovel. Scraping the dirt away, construction workers noticed it was an unusual sculpture. Work stopped at the corner of Guatemala and Argentina. Archaeologists were summoned. The carved stone disk had been uncovered that depicted …

Joshua Tree National Park

Photo: Joshua Tree National Park 2018-2019 Shutdown Joshua Tree National Park fans rally, decry impact from shutdown As Joshua Tree reopens, anger over damage to economy, environment – LA Times Desert Sun – @MyDesert Joshua Tree National Park’s Signature Trees Are Among Shutdown Victims – NYT https://www.washingtonpost.com/amphtml/nation/2019/01/11/travesty-this-nation-people-are-destroying-joshua-trees-joshua-tree-national-park/ https://www.npr.org/2019/01/08/683365340/joshua-tree-national-park-will-close-after-visitor-damage-during-government-shut In shutdown, national parks transform into Wild …

Tianguis Turistico 2019

Buzzwords Acapulco, Mexico hosts the annual Tianguis Turístico April 7-10, 2019. Hashtag: #TianguisTurístico2019 Key Links tianguisturisticomexico.com Questions Are there live and recorded videos from Tianguis? Are presentations available for download? Are tourism press releases posted online? What is the status of ecotourism and Indigenous tourism in Mexico? What would locals like visitors to know about …