Huixquilucan

A former Otomi settlement, the town of Huixquilucan is a town on the western outskirts of Mexico City. The name ‘Huixquilucan’ means ‘place of edible thistle.’ Elsewhere on the Web huixquilucan.gob.mx @EnriqueVargasdV Wikipedia Huixquilucan_de_Degollado Planeta Estado de México (State of Mexico) México

Tabasco

Photo: Angélica Portales Spotlight on Tabasco, México Google Maps https://goo.gl/maps/dzaHrNo8zWV5iW4YA Headlines Mexico is illegally destroying protected mangrove trees to build an $8 billion oil refinery – Quartz Embedded Tweets ¡Hoy se vive gran alegría en Nacajuca, Tabasco! Con un mensaje del Presidente @lopezobrador_ , la radio indígena “La Voz de los Chontales” vuelve a encender …

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 …

Guelaguetza

Poster Guelaguetza is one of the world’s most important festivals and takes place every year in Oaxaca, Mexico. Due to Covid19, the July 2020 event has been postponed until December (green light permitting). Headlines Gobierno de Oaxaca suspende la Guelaguetza 2020 por pandemia de Covid-19 Introducing the Guelaguetza Some of the most colorful celebrations in …

Náhuatl

Poster Náhuatl is a language of the Uto-Aztecan language family. Varieties of Náhuatl are spoken by an estimated 1.5 million Nahua peoples, most of whom live in central Mexico. Also spelled: Nawatl Hashtags: #LenguaNáhuatl Vocabulary Tlazocamati (tlah-so-cah-mah-tee) = Thank you = Gracias Marigolds = Cempasúchil Videos Sesión 1. Las lenguas mesoamericanas y el náhuatl – …

Mexico’s Árbol de la Noche Triste

Photo: Tronco Mexico City – Commemorations take place this week on the 500th anniversary of a temporary Spanish defeat in the conquest and invasion of Mexico. On June 30, 1520 the Mexica forces defeated Hernán Cortés. Popular and contested legend says that the Spaniard wept underneath an ahuehuete tree on the outskirts of the Aztec …

Border Wall

Photo: Nogales, 2014 For all of the talk of a supersized wall on the USA/Mexico border, few people from either country have visited the region. The wall is stuff of stories, true and mythical. On this page we curate some of the recent headlines and plot our next trip to the region. Headlines Feds reveal …

Mexico City’s Templo Mayor

Photo: Centro Key Links templomayor.inah.gob.mx Facebook @MusTemploMayor Google Maps goo.gl/maps/NfHBeNpndSmZ9fc76 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 …

Estado de México (State of Mexico)

Photo: Desierto de los Leones Spotlight on the Estado de México (State of Mexico), located in Central Mexico. The state capital is Toluca. The state is bounded to the north by Hidalgo, to the east by Tlaxcala and Puebla, to the south by Morelos and Guerrero, and to the west by Michoacán. It has an …

Tren Maya = Maya Train

Logo Mexico – Tren Maya (Maya Train), the proposed train service in the Yucatán Peninsula, is under scrutiny. Key Links tren-maya.mx @TrenMayaMX Headlines Polos dedesarrollo Is Mexico’s ‘Mayan Train’ a Boondoggle? – The Nation @mbeatley @SamShepEdwards @thenation Conacyt ocultó informe crítico con el Tren Maya (Document PDF) Jueza sí concedió suspensión provisional contra Tren Maya, …