Tehuacán-Cuicatlán Biosphere Reserve

Photo: Diana Hernandez, Cacti July 2, 2018 the 42WHC added this park to the World Heritage List. 42nd Session of UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee #42whc Wikipedia: The Tehuacán-Cuicatlán Biosphere Reserve is a protected natural area located in southeastern Mexico. Its name derives from its two main locations: Cuicatlán and Tehuacán. Almost all of the reserve …

Secretaría de Medio Ambiente y Recursos Naturales

Elsewhere on the Web Secretaría de Medio Ambiente y Recursos Naturales (SEMARNAT) is Mexico’s federal secretariat for the environment and natural resources. The secretariat is charged with the mission of protecting, restoring, and conserving the ecosystems, natural resources, assets and environmental services of Mexico with the goal of fostering sustainable development. Key Links https://www.gob.mx/semarnat https://www.gob.mx/semarnat/es/archivo/prensa …

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? Countries …

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 Headlines Esferas de Navidad, coloridas obras de arte Twitter @MuseoAmparo @CECAPuebla @sipuebla @TurismoenPuebla Tourism Portals @TurismoenPuebla https://www.facebook.com/PueblaTravel Radio …

#MexicoExplained

Hashtags Hashtag: #MexicoExplained Some of our favorite tweets help explain Mexico in English. 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) conceptually." #MexicoExplained https://t.co/AVhrF0KAbt — Thomas M. Buckley (@TomBuckley519) …

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 …

Netflix Faves: Phil Rosenthal’s Culinary Tour of Mexico City

Screenshot What are you watching on Netflix this month? Recommended tour of Mexico City via foodie Phil Rosenthal (@PhilRosenthal) from the Somebody Feel Phil series. Hashtag: #SomebodyFeedPhil https://www.netflix.com/title/80146601 What makes the series delightful are the variety of establishments visited, the conversations Phil has with chefs and culinary experts and the simple happiness that exudes from …

Mexico Notebook

Photo: Venus Many books have been written about Mexico under the guise of ‘guidebooks’ that, in reality, are nothing more than compilations of hotels, restaurants and nightclubs, along with a few tips about where to buy authentic handicrafts that almost look as if they came from Mexico and not Taiwan … These books don’t guide …

Where to Buy Folk Art in Oaxaca City

Photo: Ron Mader, Ayuuk Ceramic (available at La Cosecha, Alcalá #806 Arte popular has no finer home than Oaxaca City, La Verde Antequera. Whether you are seeking jewelry, woven rugs, shawls, ceramics or elaborate wooden figures, the famous alebrijes, you could be overwhelmed by the variety and quality of local crafts. Our suggestion – take your …