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 …

Dizhsa Nabani

Poster For anyone keen on Indigenous languages, language revitalization and the International Year of Indigenous Languages (2019 at its finest!), this conversation spotlights a favorite new video series: Dizhsa Nabani = Lengua Viva = Living Language, a documentary project on Zapotec language and identity in San Jerónimo Tlacochahuaya, Oaxaca, Mexico. Thank you, thank you, thank …

Coloquio Internacional Vida y creencias en la Huasteca posclásica

November 2018 event Coloquio Internacional Vida y creencias en la Huasteca posclásica (International Colloquium Life and beliefs in the post-classical Huasteca) YouTube Bienvenida al Coloquio por: Antonio Saborit. Director, Museo Nacional de Antropología Claude Stresser-Péan. Directora, Fundación Stresser-Péan Mesa Tamtoc Ponencias: Uso y transformación del paisaje precolombino de la región del río Tampaón Guillermo Córdova …

Porfirio Díaz

Photo: A.Carrillo – AGN México José de la Cruz Porfirio Díaz Mori (September 15, 1830 – July 2, 1915) was a Mexican general and politician who served seven terms as President of Mexico, a total of three and a half decades, from 1876 to 1880 and from 1884 to 1911. Headlines La vida secreta de …

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 …

Mexico USA Borderlands Links

Poster Links related to the borderlands that connect Mexico and the USA presented in somewhat random fashion: November 2018: Troops to the border https://www.politico.com/story/2018/11/19/troops-us-mexico-border-come-home-1005510 https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/us-militia-groups-head-to-border-stirred-by-trumps-call-to-arms/2018/11/03/ff96826c-decf-11e8-b3f0-62607289efee_story.html https://qz.com/1445975/how-trump-sending-troops-to-the-border-wastes-tax-money https://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/plum-line/wp/2018/11/01/trump-must-be-held-accountable-for-his-troops-to-the-border-stunt https://www.cnbc.com/2018/11/01/trump-says-border-troops-could-hit-15k-surprising-pentagon.html https://www.militarytimes.com/news/your-military/2018/10/30/the-5239-troops-headed-to-the-border-is-just-the-beginning/ Soundcloud Hear Luis Alberto Urrea — What Borders Are Really About, and What We Do With Them https://soundcloud.com/onbeing/sets/luis-alberto-urrea-what-borders-are-really-about-and-what-we-do-with-them-jul2018, a playlist on #SoundCloud. Headlines The immigration syllabus: …

Exploring the Maya World

Indigenous peoples There are an estimated 7 million Indigenous Maya living in southern Mexico and northern Central America at the start of the 21st century. Please do not ask ‘who were the Maya’ as they are very much alive today. The breakthrough we would like is one in which we learn more from the Maya …

México 2018

Poster What’s happening in Mexico in 2018? We are paying attention to the national election as well timely tours, environmental conservation and cultural heritage. Curating tweets and pointing to timely resources on the social web. Suggestions are welcome. Twitter Moment Mexico 2018 Mexico 2018 🇲🇽 Headlines https://showsnob.com/2018/11/09/vice-season-6-episode-24-reacp https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/mar/14/cancun-tourist-paradise-mexico-drug-violence Elections Mexico 2018 Elections Planeta.com México Mexico’s …

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. Spotlight https://planeta.com/dizsha-nabani 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 …

Mexico City Airport

Photo: Mexico by plane News about airport(s) in Mexico City: Key Links http://www.aeropuerto.gob.mx https://datos.gob.mx/nuevoaeropuerto https://www.facebook.com/NvoAeropuertoMx https://twitter.com/nvoaeropuertomx Headlines Mexico’s incoming president halts an airport project, and pays a price – Economist NAIM: el informe de Luege que tiraron a la basura Calderón y Peña – Proceso mexicans-vote-to-cancel-13-3-billion-mexico-city-airport-project-1540789177 mexico-city-airport-threatens-to-turn-into-investor-standoff airport-technology.com/news/mexico-city-airport-scrap Videos Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_International_Airport_for_Mexico_City https://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nuevo_Aeropuerto_Internacional_de_la_Ciudad_de_M%C3%A9xico Planeta.com Mexico City …