Category Mexico

AUGUST 13, 1521: AN AGE OF RUIN BEGINS | #Mexika #NikanTitlakah #Xicanism #decolonize

AUGUST 13, 1521: AN AGE OF RUIN BEGINS Today, August 13, marks the date that the Great Tenochtitlan succumbed to the convergence of forces against it in the year 1521. I say “succumbed” and “convergence of forces” because, contrary to the Hispano-centric narrative of this event, it was way more complicated than the usual regurgitated […]

‘BOOM’ OF MEXICAN HEROIN | #drugwar #fail #yamecanse #yamecanse2 #yamecanse3

THE STORY BEHIND THE ‘BOOM’ OF MEXICAN HEROIN Alberto Najar BBC World, Mexico City Aug 19, 2013 [Google translation, with some editing for clarity, from the Spanish original.] In recent days a, question travels through government security offices and newsrooms of various media Mexico: why has violence increased in the mountainous areas of states like […]

Echoes of ’68: Youth Massacres, Repression & Resistance… | #Tlatelolco #2deoctubre

Echoes of ’68: Youth Massacres, Repression and Resistance Jolt MexicoBy fnsnews | Published October 1, 2014“Never Forget October 2!” The slogan captures the spirit of the annual commemorations of the military-police massacre of hundreds of protesting students during the Olympic Games in Mexico City back on October 2, 1968. In 2014 new killings of Mexican […]

Offerings to #DonGoyo: Residents of Xalitzintla Ask for Calm, Rain | #elPopo #cuicaxochitl #NikanTlakah

Blog note: Whether one believes in the supernatural, or not, the stories these people tell are beautiful and imaginative, always basing them on natural observation. The poetic tradition of Anawak lives on! –Tlak The villagers of Xalitzintla, Puebla carry on thousand year old ceremony for Popocatepetl A pot of mole with turkey, bread, fruit, a […]

You Can Become #Mexican Again | #MexicanAmerican #culture #immigration

The Metropolitan Cathedral, the majestic 16th-century church in the heart of Mexico City, tilted slightly to the left, pulled into the soft earth by the weight of its own stones. Twenty-five bells ringing inside two giant towers echoed off the palaces enclosing Zócalo square, which in the twilight felt too unoccupied for a New Year’s […]

Who created Las Labradas petroglyphs? : Past Horizons Archaeology

Fifty miles north of Mazatlan in Sinaloa State, north west Mexico, there is a beach known as Las Labradas where the rocks are covered in over 600 petroglyphs. Now Mexican investigators have uncovered archaeological sites in the vicinity dating to the Archaic period (2500-1000 BCE) along with another later site that may provide clues to […]

Why are billionaire philanthropists stalking Mexico? | Environmental and Food Justice

Devon G. Peña | Seattle, WA | February 14, 2013 According to an official press release dated February 13, 2013, billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates, Jr. joined Mexican billionaire, Carlos Slim, reputedly the wealthiest man on the planet, to participate in the inaugural festivities for a new US$25 million “bioscience” research complex. The new biotechnology facilities […]

DANCING AMOXTLI — By Verónica Valadez (MA thesis, 2012)

Link: WHOLETHESIS.pdf (application/pdf Object). Master of Arts in Chicana and Chicano Studies [thesis] DANCING AMOXTLI: RESISTANCE THROUGH DANZA AZTECA AND INDIGENOUS BODY ART By Verónica Valadez (2012) ABSTRACT This body of work explores present-day manifestations of Danza Azteca and Mesoamerican body art, and their connection to the development of Chicana/o indigenous identities and resistance against […]

New Mayan Burial Ground Discovered Near Chichen Itza –NTDTV.org

[Marisa Carrillo, Archaeologist]: “The interesting thing about these burial grounds are the offerings found. The offerings mark an occupation period. The ceramics, the chronology make us realize these burials were important in that period because of the type of offerings used. We found, each burial contained two, three and even four offerings and in some […]

2013 Maya Meetings held at UT: New temples, fire glyphs and legends | The Daily Texan

The five-day Maya Meetings returned to Austin after being held in Guatemala last year, attracting scholars and enthusiasts of Maya culture from around the world to present their latest research and discoveries regarding Mayan architecture, cosmology and culture. Some of the temples shown by researchers had not been seen by an audience in centuries. The […]