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. Elsewhere on the Web Náhuatl – whp.uoregon.edu La revista Tonelhuayo es un foro de divulgación de la escritura y la cultura nahua. Tonelhuayo magazine is a …

United States–Mexico–Canada Agreement (USMCA)

Buzzwords USCMA = Acronym for the United States–Mexico–Canada Agreement, a pending free trade agreement between Canada, Mexico, and the United States of which negotiations have been concluded, but which has not been signed or ratified. Version 2.0 of NAFTA Headlines https://qz.com/1480539/at-the-g20-trudeau-and-nieto-rejected-trumps-name-for-the-new-nafta USMCA, the new trade deal between the US, Canada, and Mexico, explained – Vox …

Oaxaca Amigos (2008)

Photo: Gerhard Buttner, Stormy evening This page revisits the 2008 endeavor, Oaxaca Amigos: English Classes for Community Guides and Rural Artisans led by Gerhard Buttner. This page documents the lessons learned from the experience of the Oaxaca Amigos English classes conducted in Teotitlán del Valle during 2008. While a few of the conclusions are specific …

Nevado de Toluca

Photo: Semarnat Nevado de Toluca is a large stratovolcano in central Mexico, located about 80 kilometers (50 miles) west of Mexico City near the city of Toluca. It is the fourth highest of Mexico’s peaks, after Pico de Orizaba, Popocatépetl and Iztaccíhuatl. On October 21, 2016 the Secretariat of Environment and Natural Resources (Semarnat) issued …

Puerto Escondido

Photo: Laguna Manialtepec Puerto Escondido is a picturesque retreat on Oaxaca’s Pacific Coast. A 19th-century shipping point for coffee plantations and later ‘discovered’ by surfers in the 1970’s, Puerto Escondido is a relatively new town. History Its official founding dates to 1928 when it took its names from rocks in the harbor known to sailors …

Mexico USA Borderlands Links

Image: Biodiversity Heritage Library Links related to the borderlands that connect Mexico and the USA presented in a chronological, then somewhat random fashion: November 2018 https://deadline.com/2018/11/geraldo-rivera-migrant-caravan-jesse-watters-the-five-fox-news-1202510144/ https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/418109-mexican-official-pushes-back-on-trump-claim-that-asylum-seekers-will https://www.latimes.com/nation/nationnow/la-na-pol-mexico-caravan-border-20181124-story.html https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/migrant-caravan-live-latest-update-asylum-us-border-mexico-trump-immigration-a8652771.html https://www.newsweek.com/i-traveled-migrant-caravan-you-have-no-idea-what-theyve-been-through-opinion-1231084 November 2018: Troops to the border Politics Podcast: Is Trump’s Border Crisis Manufactured? https://www.msnbc.com/david-gura/watch/migrants-storm-u-s-border-near-san-diego-ca-1380007491692 Trump threatens to close US-Mexico border as ‘migrant caravan’ reaches Tijuana …

Concepción y Perspectivas del Ecoturismo en México

From the archives. First published in 1998. Written by Arturo Carballo Sandoval RESUMEN El presente artículo analiza el evolución del Ecoturismo en Mexico. También ofrece información de las Areas Naturales Protegidas y su contribución para el futuro del ecoturismo. México cuenta con un amplia variedad de recursos naturales, ecológicos, históricos y culturales en toda la …

Colibri Ecotourism Award

Poster As part of the global celebration of World Environment Day, Planeta.com presented the Colibri Ecotourism Award from 2000-2010. ‘Colibri’ means ‘hummingbird’ in Spanish. Winners include Steve Bridger, Gerhard Buttner, Hector Ceballos-Lascurain,Jorge Chàvez de la Peña, Fernando Garcia Aguinaco, Verena Gerber, Marlene Ehrenberg, Juan Carlos Ibarra, Pedro Martinez, Jennifer Morfín, Allan Rhodes, Antonio Suárez and Francisco …

Mole

Photo: Lucia’s mole and chocolate (sold at La Cosecha on Fridays/Satudays) Mole — rhymes with Olé! — is a rich, smooth sauce and a chief component in many of Mexico’s signature dishes. Oaxaca Connections The most well-known mole sauce in Oaxaca is the black (negro) variety, which includes spices and chocolate. To many Oaxacans, mole …

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 …