Mexico City’s Museo Nacional de Culturas Populares

Photo: TJ DeGroat, Museo Nacional de Culturas Populares Mexico City – The Museo Nacional de Culturas Populares (National Museum of Popular Cultures or MNCP), Avenida Hidalgo #289, corner with Allende, Colonia Del Carmen, Delegación Coyoacán, “fosters interest, respect and appreciation of its own cultural achievements among Mexican society, and promotes respect for the cultural pluralism …

Mexico City

Photo: Pablo Leautaud, Consume Local Mexico City is one of the oldest cities in the Americas. The Distrito Federal (Mexico City, also known as ‘DF’ and ‘CDMX’) (elevation: 2,240 meters or 7,350 feet) is the political hub of Mexico. The city is surprisingly green thanks to numerous city parks, including the Alameda, Chapultepec, Viveros and …

Tamales

Photo: Biulú What’s a tamale? Tamales are self-contained meals using an outer covering of corn mixture to envelop meaty and vegy goodness. These are prepared and then steamed in corn husks or banana leaves. Varieties served with chicken include verde, amarillo, mole and rajas. Veggie options include frijoles (bean), dulce (sweet) and chepil (a local herb). On the Pacific …

Saltillo

Photo: Comisión Mexicana de Filmaciones, Saltillo The state capital of Coahuila, Saltillo (elevation: 1,600 meters) has preserved more of the hallmarks of its colonial past. Natural World El Cerro del Pueblo overlooks the city. Due to its higher elevation, the city is much cooler and drier than nearby Monterrey. Desert Museum The Chihuahuan Desert takes …

1519 – 2019

Poster In 2019 Planeta.com spotlights the 500th anniversary of the Spanish conquest of the Aztec Empire. We will follow the timeline of the expedition led by Hernán Cortés. Updates to include links to headlines and features, videos and presentations and virtual tours of the places visited during 1519. A special shoutout to Colibri winner Marlene …

Tula

Photo Tula is in the southwestern part of the state of Hidalgo in central Mexico. Natural World The site is at and around the junction of the Río Rosas and the Río Tula. That said, the region is very arid. Toltecs Tula was the capital of the Toltec civilization, established around 900AD. In the 9th …

Mexico-USA Borderlands

Photo: Nogales We need a better understanding of where the United States and Mexico meet. We are standing at the front door of one another’s country. In 2019 look for an expansion on Planeta.com of regional coverage. If there is a way to arrange a physical roadtrip or meetup, we are happy to oblige. There …

Digesting Borderland Environmental News = Por un nuevo periodismo ambiental en la zona fronteriza (1997)

From the archives This presentation was made at a 1997 conference When it chooses to cover the U.S.-Mexico border, the majority of both U.S. and Mexican press accounts portray the border as a sharp dividing line, with one set of issues in the United States and another in Mexico. The reality is that the borderlands …

Nogales, Arizona and Sonora

Photo Spotlight on the border cities of Nogales, Arizona and Nogales, Sonora Arizona https://www.nogalesaz.gov https://www.youtube.com/user/CityofNogalesArizona nogalesinternational.com – @nogalesnews Nogales,_Sonora Nogales,_Arizona http://www.tripadvisor.com/Tourism-g31292-Nogales_Arizona-Vacations.html Sonora http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nogales,_Sonora http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nogales,_Arizona http://www.nogalesinternational.com Planeta.com Mexico-USA Borderlands Mexico USA Borderlands Links Arizona Sonora Border Wall