North America

Photo: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Planeta.com spotlights the North American continent — the big three  (Canada, Mexico and the United States) and the rest of the continent including Central America and the Caribbean. Translating: What is North American identity? Spanish: ¿Cuál es la identidad de América del Norte? French: Quelle est l’identité nord-américaine? Wiki …

Mexico 2018 Elections

Mexico Flag Mexico’s 2018 Federal elections took place on July 1, 2018. For those following Mexico on the web, we have compiled some of the headlines, videos and key links. Outcomes Third time’s the charm (la tercera es la vencida) for Andrés Manuel López Obrador. Key Links http://www.ine.mx http://centralelectoral.ine.mx https://www.pscp.tv/INEMexico https://www.youtube.com/user/IFETV https://twitter.com/inemexico Questions = Preguntas …

Puebla

Photo: Melissa Biggs, Museo Internacional del Barroco Puebla is bordered by the states of Veracruz to the north and east, Hidalgo, México, Tlaxcala and Morelos to the west, and Guerrero and Oaxaca to the south. Cinco de Mayo Twitter @MuseoAmparo @CECAPuebla @sipuebla @TurismoenPuebla Tourism Portals @TurismoenPuebla https://www.facebook.com/PueblaTravel Radio http://lamejorpuebla.mx Baseball http://www.pericosdepuebla.com.mx @Pericos_Oficial Embedded Tweets Any tips …

Tzintzuntzan

Photo: Travelian, Pottery Tzintzuntzan (elevation: 7,000 feet) is a small town in the state of Michoacán. Today, Tzintzuntzan is a small town with two major attractions, the archeological site of Tzintzuntzan and the former monastery complex of San Francisco. Natural World Located on the southern side of Lake Pátzcuaro, the town boasts about forty olive …

Zapotec

Indigenous Peoples: Zapotec Zapotecs are an Indigenous group in Oaxaca with an incredible breadth and depth of culture. There are about 100 variations of the language. This page feature working notes on Zapotec culture, including language, traditional dance and food. Headlines http://bulletin.swarthmore.edu/spring-2017-issue-iii-volume-cxiv/zapotec-talking-dictionary TuxTyping dedizh diiste / TuxTyping en Zapoteco http://www.pri.org/stories/politics-society/los-angeles-immigrant-community-pushes-to-keep-zapotec-language-alive-14648.html http://linguistics.oxfordre.com/view/10.1093/acrefore/9780199384655.001.0001/acrefore-9780199384655-e-73 Elsewhere on the Web Ticha http://zapotecinoaxaca.weebly.com – …

#MexicoExplained

Hashtags Hashtag: #MexicoExplained Some of our favorite tweets help explain Mexico in English. Podcast – mexicoexplained.com – is no longer in production. Embedded Tweets Excellent piece by @ioangrillo on AMLO in @TIME … ironic that "populist" is used in headline to define him, while article closes with AMLO's spot-on statement that critics "fail to define (populism) …

Morelia

Photo: Salvador, Morelia Morelia is the capital of the state of Michoacán. History Founded in 1541, the original name was that of ‘Valladolid’ as the Spanish Virrey Don Antonio de Mendoza christened after the city of the same name in Spain. Later it was renamed ‘Morelia’ as tribute to Mexico’s hero José María Morelos, a …

Teocintle

Image: Conabio Teocinte is the wild ancestor plant from which corn was domesticated as a crop by the Indigenous peoples of Mesoamerica. Find more information on the CONABIO Website, Biodiversidad Mexicana: http://www.biodiversidad.gob.mx/usos/maices/teocintle2012.html Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zea_(plant) Planeta.com Corn = Maíz Wild México

Mexico-USA Borderlands

Photo: Nogales We need a better understanding of where the United States and Mexico meet. The ten border states — Arizona, Baja California, California, Chihuahua, Coahuila, Nuevo Leon, New Mexico, Sonora, Tamaulipas, and Texas — together exercise an economy that ranks third in the world for size. (double checking) Updating Planeta’s guides to borderland jewels …