Mexico Tourism

Photo: Taxco Updating our snapshot of travel and tourism in Mexico. Essay The role of travel and tourism needs to be re-evaluated – what works for locals and visitors and what does not. It cannot just be an issue of ‘bums on seats’ but rather the engagement of the cultural and social lives of those …

Coahuila

Photo: Comisión Mexicana de Filmaciones, Boquillas del Carmen Coahuila borders the Mexican states of Nuevo León to the east, Zacatecas and San Luis Potosí to the south, and Durango and Chihuahua to the west. To the north, Coahuila accounts for a 512 kilometers (318 miles) stretch of the Mexico–United States border, adjacent to the U.S. …

Mexico’s Food and Culinary Adventures

Photo: Angelica’s Tamales de frijol Documenting our slow adventures in Mexico’s kitchens, markets, and restaurants. Headlines http://www.bbc.com/travel/story/20190910-mexicos-ancient-caviar Where there’s no queso in quesadilla Carne Asada, Hold The Meat: Why Latinos Are Embracing Vegan-Mexican Cuisine Guamoche Twitter @CocinaTlaxcala @melisu_b @marviajaycome Foods Ma’atsy Tamales Tortillas Planeta.com A Gathering of Oaxaca’s Traditional Cooks (2018) Netflix Faves: Phil Rosenthal’s …

Kumoontun

Photo: Marco introduces Kumoontun Oaxaca, Mexico – Kumoontun is the Ayöök (Mixe) word for tequio or collective work. This initiative launched in late 2018 / early 2019 participates in research, awareness, and reflection on what happens in Ayöök community life. Key Links kumoontun.wixsite.com/kumoontun soundcloud @kumoontun Publication Ayöök Tales (Cuentos Ayöök) Features https://kumoontun.wixsite.com/kumoontun/blog/engracia-p%C3%A9rez-castro App https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.seit.felix.kumoontun 2019 …

Mexico 2020

Mexico Flag Rolling coverage – headlines and tweets – about Mexico in 2020: January ¿Dànèh gànìn-int agah atxeé xàtàh-a sisàh girih-it nànj?¿Dónde estacionarán el avión si lo consiguen?#triqui_trs pic.twitter.com/AQo0BQOhwF — Lengua y Cultura Triqui (@LyC_Triqui) January 18, 2020 The first year in power of @lopezobrador_ was also the most murderous one for Mexico. And crime …

Milpa

Buzzwords As part of our series of global vocabulary, we would like to start a cheer for the milpa. Milpa = Translating Maya: kool Mazahua: tjöö Mixteca: itzzu Otomí: huähi Purépecha: tarheta Totonaco: takuxtu Tzotzil: yaxcol Tarahuma: ichírari Zapoteco: guela or cue Definitions Milpa is a crop-growing system used throughout Mesoamerica. It has been most …

Rarámuri

Indigenous Peoples The Copper Canyon is home to the Tarahumara, or in their own language, they are the Rarámuri, ‘those who walk through life correctly.’ The Rarámuri are the second largest Indigenous group north of Mexico City (the Diné or Navajo in the United States are the first). They are famous for their long distance …

Tamales

Photo: Biulú What’s a tamale? Tamales are self-contained meals using corn mixture to envelop goodness of meaty and vegy varieties. These are wrapped in corn husks or banana leaves and then steamed. Varieties served with chicken include verde, amarillo, mole and rajas. Veggie options include frijoles (beans), dulce (sweet) and chepil (a local herb). On the Pacific coast of …

Oaxaca Chocolate

Photo: Chocoluchy Chocolate is not just a dessert in Oaxaca. Here is our updated insider’s guide for drinking, eating and buying cacao products. Embedded Tweets Siabguez cadën Bac! #Usatuvoz pic.twitter.com/O6NtRisvw0 — DizhSa (@DizhSa) June 24, 2018 Yu' doo btsëny lo Chucluat re' bineti chi ru' lani Ndua' // In Oaxaca, you'll enjoy a foamy hot …

San Lucas Quiaviní

Poster for 2020 Zapotec Language Course Spotlight on San Lucas Quiaviní Wikipedia: San Lucas Quiaviní is a town and municipality in Oaxaca in south-western Mexico. The municipality covers an area of 58.69 km². It is part of the Tlacolula District in the east of the Valles Centrales Region. As of 2005, the municipality had a …