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 …

Mexico City’s Barrio Tourism

Photo: Chapultepec Park New initiative from Mexico City Tourism: Turismo de Barrio = Barrio Tourism Barrio Tourism is a window to the identity and true essence of Mexico City. It is a maximum recognition of our roots, our culture, the dedication and effort of each and every one of the inhabitants of this wonderful city. …

Puebla City

Photo: Russ Bowling, Puebla Puebla City (Ciudad de Puebla) (elevation: 2,160 meters or 7,085 feet) is the capital of the state of Puebla and the fourth largest city in Mexico. Puebla is a modern city with rich history and beauty. The city is justly famous for its colonial architecture, gastronomy, and folk art. History Founded …

Guelaguetza Loteria

Buzzwords Agradecimento (Thanks) – Aguardiente – Atzompa – Auditorio (Auditorium) – Autenticidad (Authenticity) – Ayuda (Help) – Ayook – Azucenas (Lilies) – Bailables (Dances) – Baile (Dance) – Barbacoa – Calenda – Carmen – Centéotl – Cerro – Chapulines (Grasshoppers) – Chocolate – Chinas Oaxaqueñas – Cocos (Coconuts) – Comercial – Compartir (Share) – Compromiso …

Tlacolula de Matamoros

Photo: Market Tlacolula de Matamoros has a storied past. The Zapotecs founded this town around the year 1250 and called it Guichiibaa. Sunday Market Sunday is Market Day and this is one of the oldest in all of Mesoamerica, and it is the largest in the Central Valleys. Locals used to refer to this market …

CORTV

Elsewhere on the Web The Corporación Oaxaqueña de Radio y Televisión (CORTV), aka the Oaxacan Radio and Television Corporation, is a government agency of Oaxaca charged with the operation of radio and television stations in the state. Official spin: CORTV is a public non-profit means of communication that fosters the socio-cultural wealth of the state …

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 …

Chile en nogada

Photo: Andrea’s Chile en nogada Among our fave Mexican foods: Wikipedia: Chiles en nogada is a dish, traditionally served at room temperature with cold cream sauce, from Mexican cuisine. The name comes from the Spanish word for the walnut tree, nogal. It consists of poblano chilis filled with picadillo (a mixture usually containing shredded meat, …

Mexico News Dictionary

Mexico Flag From the archives. Many thanks to Mark Stevenson and Tom Buckely for input Beneficio: Beneficio can mean a mill or milling process in agriculture; in legal terms “beneficio” or ‘proteccion de la ley” means granting an appeal. Almost never ‘benefit’ (job benefits are ‘prestaciones’). Brujo (a): in Central Mexico, usually a faith or …

Frida Kahlo

Photo: Ceramic Happy birthday, Frida Kahlo! Frida Kahlo de Rivera (born Magdalena Carmen Frieda Kahlo y Calderón; July 6, 1907 – July 13, 1954) was a Mexican painter best known for her self-portraits. Quotes En la inauguración de su exposición individual en la Galería Mexicana de Arte Contemporáneo le aseguró a su doctor: “si me …