#NavajoCodeTalkersDay

August 14 is Navajo Code Talkers Day Hashtag: #NavajoCodeTalkersDay In 1942 the Marine Corps recruited young Navajos to serve in the Pacific during World War II. They would learn how to use their native language as a code during combat operations. Neither the Japanese Army nor Navy were ever able to crack the code, which remained …

Diné = Navajo

Photo: Navajo Weaving, Luchia’s Restaurant Planeta.com guide to Diné (Navajo) culture, language and travel tips for visitors. The Navajo Nation extends across Arizona, New Mexico and Utah, covering more than 27,000 square miles (70,000 square km). Planeta.com Diné (Navajo) Links #NavajoCodeTalkersDay Navajo Treaty (Naaltsoos Sání) Navajo Times Indigenous

State of Nevada

Logo Recommended Listening: KNPR’s State of Nevada — https://knpr.org/programs/knprs-state-nevada — is a weekday conversation, 9am-10am, about the places Nevadans call home. Newsmakers and experts give context to local issues; discussion and profile interviews. Call the live show in Las Vegas: (702) 258-3552 and toll-free 1 (877) ASK-KNPR. Twitter: @KNPRnews Podcast fans, subscribe directly using iTunes …

Antiquities Act

Buzzwords The Antiquities Act was established in 1906 by Theodore Roosevelt and has been used more than a hundred times since its passage. It gives the President of the USA the authority to create national monuments from existing public lands to protect significant natural, cultural, or scientific features. After a generation-long effort, on June 8, 1906, President …

Chile Links

Chile flag Links related to Chile presented in somewhat random fashion Headlines Apuesta a futuro http://envivo.grupoz.cl/sernatur douglas-tompkins-billionaire-behind-north-face-dies-after-kayak-accident ALMA Inauguration: Journey to the Atacama In Patagonia, Caught Between Visions of the Future – NYT 2017 Elections Chilean general election, November http://www.latimes.com/world/la-fg-chile-election-runoff-20171216-story.html Indigenous Peoples http://www.cascada.travel/News/Celebrating-Indigenous-Cultures-Chile Who are the Kaweskar? An Interview – Part 1 Aymara Kaweskr Mapuche …

Uruguay Links

Uruguay Flag Links related to Uruguay presented in somewhat random fashion: Headlines Uruguay’s hard currency income from tourism quadruples in a decade In a first for Latin America, Uruguay rolls out program legalizing marijuana uruguay-recycling-waste-into-livelihoods Tourism Portals Uruguay Natural – @Uruguay_Natural Time Current Local Time in Uruguay – Time and Date Sports Unión de Rugby …

Tianguis Turístico

Buzzwords As addressed in Mexico Now, locals and visitors have never been as connected as they are today. This newfound awareness is both local and global, and the awareness of one to the other is undergoing a wired and wireless transformation. So how does this impact the Tianguis Turistíco? We hear more from the ministers …

NASA

Photo: NASA Elsewhere on the Web The mission of NASA – https://www.nasa.gov – is to pioneer the future in space exploration, scientific discovery and aeronautics research. “To do that, we have worked around the world — and off it — for more than 50 years, searching for answers to fundamental questions about our place in the …

Responsible Travel and Ecotourism in Mexico

Photo: Grutas de Cacahuamilpa Mexico boasts a well-established system of ground, air, and sea-based transportation, allowing easy access to and within country. Of note is the world-famous cuisine noted for its diversity and sophisticated flavors. Like potato dishes in Peru, Mexico’s corn dishes number in the thousands. Slow food (and slow agriculture … Mexico was the first country to domesticate …