When I walked into the mass and saw twenty mariachis in the middle of the crush of parishioners I chuckled to myself, wondering what I had been thinking.
I know Mexico well at this point. Not so well that cultural quirks like Candelaria don't still draw me in, but well enough to know that no Mexican holiday is ever complete without music, dancing and of course, fireworks. Sure enough, there were workers setting up the firework tower outside and a fair-like atmosphere in the street.
Due to the COVID crisis in Mexico City, a mutual aid group has formed to help local residents withstand the economic and social impact of quarantine.
The Covid pandemic has revealed that Mexico City's pollution problem goes much deeper than simply lots of cars on the road. This piece explains why the Valley of Mexico has such particular social, political and geographical elements that add to the toxic mix.
A 20 year foundation is working Chiapas to redesign how marginalized kids get educated and the access to that education through a scholarship program and work with local teachers.
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Less than a mile away from an endless stream of Mexico City traffic,
I am at the water’s edge, staring into the face of a grazing dairy
cow. In a bright blue boat with a flat bottom, I listen to the chirp of
nearby cranes and wave good morning to children being paddled
to school in canoes.
The Vallarta Botanical Gardens is in the fight of its life to save the pristine river canyon and forest of Los Horcones river just outside of Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.
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“Caliente!” Juan calls out, and we all duck to avoid the steaming hot pan as it floats across the kitchen. Each day for the three weeks leading up to Día de los Muertos, the Day of the Dead holiday, Tito Garcia, the stand’s owner, and the rest of the crew, will make hundreds of pan de muerto sweet rolls, as part of the Jamaica Market’s holiday romería.
While chaos of post-independence and then post-revolution societies created inequality, instability and deep scars on the nation, it was also a time of passion ignited by politics, flourishing of social and artistic movements and an artistic effervescence that demonstrated a hunger for expression and faith in the future of the nation.
Fireplaces, mountain views and clean forest air not far from Mexico City — but a world away.
The wine harvest is about timing. The time it takes for a grape to ripen to optimal sweetness, the moment they are cut from the vine, the days or weeks that each mix of crushed grapes and juice sits in fermentation tanks or oak barrels. Timing is everything and to get it right, you not only have to be obsessed with accuracy, but also have a passion for perfection.