Sumidero Canyon

Photo: Rod Waddington, On the river Chiapas – The spectacular, 1-kilometer-deep Sumidero Canyon (Cañón del Sumidero) was the stage for an epic battle between the Spanish and the Chiapanecan Indians, who chose to jump into the sacred canyon rather than submit to the invaders. More recently, engineers tamed the whitewater by building the Chicoasén Dam, …

Guadalajara Links

Guadalajara flag Links related to Guajalajara, Jalisco presented in somewhat random fashion: Government guadalajara.gob.mx Genera Alternativa Manuel Acuña #469, Colonia Centro https://generaalternativas.weebly.com Facebook 4to Festival de lenguas y culturas originarias Book Fair fil.com.mx Radio emisoras.com.mx/jalisco Universities Autonomous University of Guadalajara ITESO University of Guadalajara Guadalajara Reporter theguadalajarareporter.net theguadalajarareporter.com Facebook Facebook Casa ITESO Clavigero Wikipedia Estadio …

Christmas in Mexico

Poster Christmas (Navidad) is a joyous holiday in Mexico celebrated from December 12 to January 6 (Puente Guadalupe-Reyes). Calendar Dec 8 Juquila – Virgen de la Concepción, San Juanito Church Dec 12 Virgen de Guadalupe Dec 18 Virgen de la Soledad Dec 23 Radish Night o Noche de Rábanos en el Zócalo (Oaxaca) Dec 25 …

Tianguis Turístico 2019

Buzzwords This week Acapulco, Mexico hosts its annual tourism trade show, the Tianguis Turístico April 7-10, 2019. Hashtags: #TianguisTurístico2019 and #TianguisTurístico 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? …

Kuáhl

Indigenous Languages Kudos to Pie de Pagina for featuring the story of the last speakers of Kuáhl, an Indigenous language native to Baja California. They made their own museum to preserve their culture. Ku’ahl is a linguistic derivation of the Paipai. A sign for the “Ku’ahl Museum” is seen on the road leading to the …

Mexico’s Secretary of Tourism (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 …

San Jerónimo Tlacochahuaya

Photo: 2013 Festival San Jerónimo Tlacochahuaya is one of the oldest settlements in the Central Valleys, founded by Zapotecs around 1100 AD. Named after a Zapotec warrior (Cochicahuala, or ‘he who fights at night), the town is located two kilometers from the Pan American highway behind a large hill called Cerro Negro. Churches = Iglesias …

Teotihuacán

Photo: Jose Antonio Gelado, Pyramids Teotihuacán (elevation: 2,300 meters or 7,500 feet) boasts the third-largest pyramid in the world, and the remains of an ancient city. Its original name is not known. The archaeological site covers a total surface area of 83 square kilometers and was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1987. The …

CEHM: Studying Mexico’s History

Logo Elsewhere on the Web The Carso Center for the Study of the History of Mexico (Centro de Estudios de Historia de México Carso) – cehm.org.mx – was created in 1965. The objective was and is to recover printed and documentary works concerning the history of Mexico, from the viceregal period to the present day. …