Sunday, July 21, 2024


El Chavo del 8 and La Chilindrina

The story of ‘Little Shakespeare’ and a generation of Mexican comedy

Who was the man behind Mexican TV's most iconic characters and what was the complicated legacy he left behind?
A rapt audience in the dark watches a film at last year's Guanajuato International Film Festival (GIFF)

Guanajuato International Film Festival opens its 27th edition

The festival will show nearly 200 films, including 16 that are making their world premiere.
201st Airborne, Mexican airforce WWII

The Aztec Eagles: Mexico and the Second World War

Often overlooked, Mexico's brave airmen saw combat alongside the United States in the war over the Pacific, winning the respect of their American colleagues.
Mexican artifacts including pottery figure of a dog and dishware on display at the Nashville Parthenon museum

Nashville museum returns over 200 artifacts to Mexico

Many of the artifacts were originally collected in Colima by sons of a doctor who used museum donations to lower his tax bill.
Alan Glass

Alan Glass: The Canadian surrealist who found his home in Mexico

Famed across the world, the quiet Canadian was part of a revolutionary wave of artists that found their spiritual home in magical Mexico.
Ulises from I'm no longer here and Mia from La La Land

Cumbia rebajada: Monterrey’s accidental music genre

Monterrey's Colombian population arrived in difficult circumstances, but the music and culture they created provided a cultural touchstone unlike any other.
The pieces were voluntarily returned by Susana Zarco Carón, a Mexican citizen who has lived in Canada since 1968.

Canada returns 257 archaeological artifacts to Mexico

Many of the artifacts, which were voluntarily returned in Montreal, Canada, are at least 1,000 years old.
Three skulls from ancient skeletons found near Mexico City's Felipe Angeles International Aiport on display on a piece of cloth

Ancient skeletons found at AIFA tell story of pre-Columbian women warriors

A new INAH report hypothesizes that among the 112 skeletons found while building Mexico City's newest airport were ancient women warriors.

Bones of ancient ‘Man of Bilbao’ go on display in Torreón, Coahuila

When a group of tourists found a skull in Coahuila in 2022, they feared the worst. But it turned out that the man's untimely death was not a recent tragedy.
Residents of the Nahua town Cuentepec in Morelos walk by a multi-lingual mural.

Indigenous languages including Maya, Zapotec and Nahuatl added to Google Translate

With the new additions, millions of Mexicans who speak Indigenous languages can now use machine translation in their native languages.
La Guelaguetza festival in Oaxaca City

Oaxaca prepares to welcome 139,000 tourists for La Guelaguetza festival

Taking place from July 22-29, La Guelaguetza attracts people from all over the world in celebration of eight Indigenous communities.
A Monterrey FC player celebrates

Mexican Slang 101: Sport

If you don't know what it means to cruzazulear - then maybe it's time to brush up on your Mexican soccer vocabulary!
Human remains at the bottom of a cavity in Uxul, Campeche

New exhibit to showcase some of the best-preserved remains of the Maya world

The remains, which belonged to several dozen prisoners, offer clues to the ritual violence performed at the ancient site of Uxul.

The Mexorcist: Driving out diablos in Mexico

Whether Catholic or Indigenous, the priests and shamans of Mexico have many stories of combatting demonic posession across the country.
Centro Cultural Elena Garro

Mexico City’s coolest alternative bookstores

From brutalist cultural centers to reclaimed Condesa mansions, these bookstores offer classic titles and impeccable architecture.
A flag flies at the 2024 Mexico City pride parade

Mexico City’s 46th pride parade draws over 260,000

Mexico City's Paseo de Reforma came alive with color as members of the city's LGBTQ+ community celebrated pride on Saturday.