Tren Maya = Maya Train

Logo Mexico – Tren Maya (Maya Train), the proposed train service in the Yucatán Peninsula, is under scrutiny. Public referendum scheduled for November 24-25. Key Links https://www.tren-maya.mx @TrenMayaMX Headlines http://www.globalconstructionreview.com/news/mexico-hold-referendum-8bn-yucatan-tourist-train https://www.theyucatantimes.com/2018/11/its-official-mexico-will-hold-referendum-on-8-billion-usd-maya-train-project https://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2018/11/12/world/americas/ap-lt-mexico-yucatan-train.html https://mexiconewsdaily.com/news/indigenous-communities-say-no-to-maya-train https://www.lajornadamaya.mx/2018-11-19/Expertos-plantean-a-AMLO-posponer-construccion-de-Tren-Maya https://www.contralinea.com.mx/archivo-revista/2018/10/17/el-tren-maya-sin-consulta-atropello-a-las-comunidades-indigenas https://www.bbc.com/mundo/noticias-america-latina-45254080 https://expansion.mx/empresas/2018/09/28/los-pros-y-contras-del-tren-maya https://www.eleconomista.com.mx/empresas/El-sueno-del-Tren-Maya-de-AMLO-no-es-el-unico-ortos-megaproyectos-de-infraestructura-ferroviaria-en-el-mundo-20180919-0061.html http://ibero.mx/prensa/sin-perspectiva-ambiental-tren-maya-podria-ser-una-obra-no-positiva-rector https://www.mimorelia.com/tras-anunciar-su-construccion-amlo-presenta-animacion-del-tren-maya Facebook Videos Embedded Tweets El 24 y 25 de noviembre habrá consulta sobre construcción del …

Marlene Ehrenberg Enríquez

Photo Marlene Ehrenberg Enríquez is a Mexican pioneer in the development of responsible travel and ecotourism. Her mantra: Promover Protegiendo. Starting her work in tourism in the 1968 Olympic games, Marlene has more than 40 years of experience in designing and organizing trips that are bespoke and out of the ordinary. She has a mastery …

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 …

Hernán Cortés

Photo: Sergio Lubezky, Veracruz Casa 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. Elsewhere on the Web https://www.economist.com/christmas-specials/2014/12/17/on-the-trail-of-hernan-cortes https://www.history.com/topics/exploration/hernan-cortes https://www.tripline.net/trip/The_Journey_of_Hernan_Cortes-5214410504011006B049B37101E423CE Wikipedia: Hernán Cortés de Monroy y Pizarro Altamirano, Marquis of the Valley of Oaxaca; 1485 – December …

Dizhsa Nabani

Poster For anyone keen on Indigenous languages, language revitalization and the International Year of Indigenous Languages (2019 at its finest!), this conversation spotlights a favorite new video series: Dizhsa Nabani = Lengua Viva = Living Language, a documentary project on Zapotec language and identity in San Jerónimo Tlacochahuaya, Oaxaca, Mexico. Thank you, thank you, thank …

Coloquio Internacional Vida y creencias en la Huasteca posclásica

November 2018 event Coloquio Internacional Vida y creencias en la Huasteca posclásica (International Colloquium Life and beliefs in the post-classical Huasteca) YouTube Bienvenida al Coloquio por: Antonio Saborit. Director, Museo Nacional de Antropología Claude Stresser-Péan. Directora, Fundación Stresser-Péan Mesa Tamtoc Ponencias: Uso y transformación del paisaje precolombino de la región del río Tampaón Guillermo Córdova …

Porfirio Díaz

Photo: A.Carrillo – AGN México José de la Cruz Porfirio Díaz Mori (September 15, 1830 – July 2, 1915) was a Mexican general and politician who served seven terms as President of Mexico, a total of three and a half decades, from 1876 to 1880 and from 1884 to 1911. Headlines La vida secreta de …

Mexico USA Borderlands Links

Poster Links related to the borderlands that connect Mexico and the USA presented in somewhat random fashion: November 2018: Troops to the border https://www.politico.com/story/2018/11/19/troops-us-mexico-border-come-home-1005510 https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/us-militia-groups-head-to-border-stirred-by-trumps-call-to-arms/2018/11/03/ff96826c-decf-11e8-b3f0-62607289efee_story.html https://qz.com/1445975/how-trump-sending-troops-to-the-border-wastes-tax-money https://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/plum-line/wp/2018/11/01/trump-must-be-held-accountable-for-his-troops-to-the-border-stunt https://www.cnbc.com/2018/11/01/trump-says-border-troops-could-hit-15k-surprising-pentagon.html https://www.militarytimes.com/news/your-military/2018/10/30/the-5239-troops-headed-to-the-border-is-just-the-beginning/ Soundcloud Hear Luis Alberto Urrea — What Borders Are Really About, and What We Do With Them https://soundcloud.com/onbeing/sets/luis-alberto-urrea-what-borders-are-really-about-and-what-we-do-with-them-jul2018, a playlist on #SoundCloud. Headlines The immigration syllabus: …

México 2018

Poster What’s happening in Mexico in 2018? We are paying attention to the national election as well timely tours, environmental conservation and cultural heritage. Curating tweets and pointing to timely resources on the social web. Suggestions are welcome. Twitter Moment Mexico 2018 Mexico 2018 🇲🇽 Headlines https://showsnob.com/2018/11/09/vice-season-6-episode-24-reacp https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/mar/14/cancun-tourist-paradise-mexico-drug-violence Elections Mexico 2018 Elections Planeta.com México Mexico’s …

Live Living Language Hangout Monday, November 5

Announcement: Planeta.com hosts a live conversation Monday, November 5 with Brook Danielle Lillehaugen, Moisés García Guzmán, and others about living languages and in particular Zapotec in San Jerónimo Tlacochahuaya, Oaxaca, Mexico. Our conversation will mostly be in English, but there will be some clarifications and explorations in Spanish and Zapotec. We start at 2pm Oaxaca-time …