Fundación En Vía

Elsewhere on the Web Fundación En Vía – envia.org – is a non-profit organization that works to empower women to better support themselves and their families. Funds generated through responsible tourism provide interest-free loans and educational programs to entrepreneurial women in seven communities in the Tlacolula Valley of Oaxaca, Mexico. Fundación En Vía, which means …

Oaxaca Amigos (2008)

Photo: Gerhard Buttner, Stormy evening This page revisits the 2008 endeavor, Oaxaca Amigos: English Classes for Community Guides and Rural Artisans led by Gerhard Buttner. This page documents the lessons learned from the experience of the Oaxaca Amigos English classes conducted in Teotitlán del Valle during 2008. While a few of the conclusions are specific …

Favorite People and Places in Oaxaca City

Artwork Not only do ‘places of interest’ feed our souls, moreso the ‘people of interest’ – the locals and visitors. While I cannot physically be in Oaxaca de Juárez , I would like to give a Planeta.com shoutout to some of our favorite people and places in Oaxaca City, Mexico. Here’s where to meet our …

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 Dizhsa 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 …

Isthmus of Tehuantepec

Photo: Semana Cultural Wikipedia: The Isthmus of Tehuantepec has the shortest distance between the Gulf of Mexico and the Pacific Ocean in Mexico. Prior to the opening of the Panama Canal, it was a major shipping route known simply as the Tehuantepec Route. The name is taken from the town of Santo Domingo Tehuantepec in …

Chacahua Lagoons

Photo: Kefith, Mangrove Oaxaca – The Chacahua Lagoons National Park (Parque Nacional Lagunas de Chacahua) comprises a series of lagoons and beach shoreline between the towns of Santiago Jamiltepec and Puerto Escondido, west of Highway 200. The 14,175 hectares (35,000 acres) national park park includes savannas, coastal dunes, and mangroves. Local fauna include white egrets, …

Morph 2008

Poster In 2008 Blackbox  rewrote its manifesto via the Morph exhibt — http://morph1.blogspot.com. The idea came about as a way to expand the collaborative creation of objects with Oaxaca City’s creative community. The focal point of the exhibit is Oaxaca City’s famous Central de Abastos. Blackbox founder Gustavo Fricke says that the Central is a microcosm …

Puerto Escondido

Photo: Laguna Manialtepec Puerto Escondido is a picturesque retreat on Oaxaca’s Pacific Coast. A 19th-century shipping point for coffee plantations and later ‘discovered’ by surfers in the 1970s, Puerto Escondido is a relatively new town. The town’s official founding dates to 1928 when it took its names from rocks in the harbor known to sailors …