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. …

Mexico News

Photo: Newspaper bike Mexico news = noticias de México Planeta.com has long focused on journalism and Mexico, having featured the work of local and foreign journalists covering the country. The following resources are traditional newspapers, magazines, and other dead-tree favorites and online portals that provide insights and help explain the past, present, and future of …

Guelaguetza

Poster Guelaguetza is one of the world’s most important festivals and takes place every year in Oaxaca, Mexico. 2019 dates are July 22 and 29. Introducing the Guelaguetza Some of the most colorful celebrations in the Americas take place in the southeastern corner of Mexico. Since 1932 the city of Oaxaca de Juárez , neighboring …

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: Twitter @sandradibble @nogalesnews @borderzine @NADB_BDAN @ScubedStudio @RioGGuardian News fronterasdesk.org – Facebook – @fronterasdesk frontera.info – @fronterainfo 2019 Headlines The little-noticed surge across the U.S.-Mexico border: It’s Americans heading south The border shutdown …

Mexico-USA Borderlands

Photo: Votive Quotes The border is more than geography. The border is a mindset. The farther you are, the scarier it seems. Here on the border it’s just home. – Alfredo Corchado @ajcorchado The border is more than geography. The border is a mindset. The farther you are, the scarier it seems. Here on the …

Oaxaca Tourism

Photo: Tule Tree Presenting Planeta.com’s guide to travel and tourism in the state of Oaxaca, Mexico Key Links sectur.oaxaca.gob.mx Prensa Facebook YouTube @SECTUR_GobOax Questions Are press conference statements and documents available online? Are press conferences available as videos? Facebook Mercados de Oaxaca La Cosecha Elsewhere on the Web nvinoticias.com/turismo Features Guelaguetza Exploring Oaxaca’s Markets Culinary …

Mexican Food outside of Mexico

Eat Mexican Food Planeta.com features restaurants, events focusing on Mexican food outside of Mexico. Suggestions welcome. Features A Linguist Walks Into a Mexican Restaurant – Edible Baja Arizona When We Fled Oaxaca, Albondigas Made Us Feel at Home Embedded Tweets Dear LA: We can’t take anymore of your awesomeness. Signed, the rest of America. https://t.co/K9uiSJUOfV …