Benito Juárez

Photo: Guelatao Mexico commemorates Benito Juárez with a federal holiday on or near his birthday of March 21 (his birthday). A Zapotec, Juárez is the only full-blooded Indigenous leader to serve as President of Mexico. His name is used frequently throughout the country, from the state university Universidad Autónoma Benito Juárez to Mexico City’s International …

Mexico Institute

Logo Elsewhere on the Web The Mexico Institute seeks to improve understanding, communication, and cooperation between Mexico and the United States by promoting original research, encouraging public discussion, and proposing policy options for enhancing the bilateral relationship. A binational Advisory Board, chaired by Luis Téllez Kuenzler and Earl A. Wayne, oversees the work of the …

National Institute of Indigenous Peoples

Logo Elsewhere on the Web Mexico’s National Institute of Indigenous Peoples (Spanish: Instituto Nacional de los Pueblos Indígenas, INPI) – gob.mx/inpi – is a decentralized agency of the Mexican Federal Public Administration. It was established on December 4, 2018, though the earliest Mexican government agency for indigenous matters was created in 1948. It is headquartered …

Artisan Day in Oaxaca

Poster: Cartel: Angela Mendoza Learn the name of a beloved craft in a local Indigenous language, Spanish and English. Traducir en idioma indígena. When is Artisan Day? = ¿Cuándo es el Día del Artesano? As this is a timely celebration, we ask that you post something later today and if that does not work, tomorrow. = …

Teocintle

Photo: Melissa Biggs, Teosintle Teocinte is the wild ancestor plant from which corn was domesticated as a crop by the Indigenous peoples of Mesoamerica. Elsewhere on the Web Un recorrido por la historia del teocintle, el antepasado del maíz Biodiversidad.gob.mx Videos Wikipedia Zea perennis Zea Planeta.com Corn = Maíz = Conabio Wild Mexico (México Silvestre)

Defending the Land of the Jaguar

Book cover Kudos to author Lane Simonian for producing the definitive English-language account of Mexican environmental history. Defending the Land of the Jaguar (1996) which traces the history of conservation and environmentalism in Mexico from the pre-Conquest era to the early 90s. Originally published by University of Texas Press, it was published in Spanish from …

Los Cabos

Photo: Carlos Villamayor Díaz Located on the southernmost tip of Baja California, Los Cabos is one of Mexico’s most popular seaside resorts. Los Cabos, which means the Capes, includes the picturesque 18th-century mission town of San Jose del Cabo to the northeast, Cabo San Lucas at the southernmost tip of the peninsula where the Sea …

Acapulco

Photo: Acapulco Bay Acapulco is the largest and most visited tourism resort on the Mexican Pacific. Located in the state of Guerrero, the city is famous for its crescent-shaped bay, its sun and beach tourism as well as excursions to natural wonders such as the Veladero National Park and the Palma Sola Archaeological Site. Aca, …

Mexico’s Forests and Notable Trees

Photo Mexico is rich in temperate and tropical forests. The country possesses 1.3 percent of the world’s total forest resource, with one-quarter of Mexico’s total land area classified as forest lands. This guide is an introduction to Mexico’s forests and notable trees. The country boasts the highest number of pine and oak species in the …