Saturday, December 2, 2023

‘Tis the season for poinsettias, the Christmas flowers native to Mexico

Whether you call them poinsettias, nochebuenas or cuetlaxochitl, get ready to see this native Mexican plant everywhere as Christmas approaches.
Chapultepec tombs

Archaeologists reveal 3,500-year-old graves in Mexico City’s Chapultepec Park

Construction work unveiled the ancient burial chambers in Mexico City's Chapultepec Park this summer, and archaeologists are uncovering their secrets.

Got 1 min? Mexico City ranked the best city for culture...

The capital's cultural attractions beat Buenos Aires, Prague, Madrid and Melbourne for the best in the world according to Time Out magazine.

Photographing theater: capturing the artist as a healer

Danáe Kótsiras, a Mexican woman of Greek extraction, got a grant to photograph all the women doing theater in Jalisco.

Saving Michoacán forests: Purépechas plant millions of trees

Based on a pre-Columbian conservation model, Purépecha communities are regenerating their ecosystems to restore Michoacán's splendor.

More Mexican artifacts returned, this time from Germany

The repatriation of 75 ancient artifacts from Germany brings the total to over 13,000 pieces brought back to Mexico since AMLO took office.

How the Mexican Revolution inspired the Cuban Revolution

Everyone knows that Fidel Castro led the movement that overthrew the Batista regime in Cuba. Did you know that it was hatched in Mexico?
GDL book festival

What to do at the Guadalajara International Book Fair

The literature festival, billed as the biggest book fair in the Americas, will run for nine days. Here are the highlights.

Newly unearthed complex at Uxmal archaeological site opens to the public

An older section of the ancient Maya site of Uxmal, dating to the Preclassic period (500 BC to 300 AD), is now open to the visiting public.
An illustration of Mexica drummers alongside Nahuatl text

See it for yourself: 16th-century encyclopedia on Mexica life made public online

A new digitization of the 16th-century Florentine Codex in Nahuatl, Spanish and English opens a window into ancient Mexica (Aztec) culture.
Revolution Day parade in Puebla

Mexico marks 113 years since the revolution

Today is the 113th anniversary of the Mexican Revolution, a period of 20th-century history that defined the course of modern Mexico.

Cultural appropriation in Mexican fashion: The ‘Original’ revolution

What does it mean to be ‘Original’ fashion? The Mexican government joins the fight against plagiarism of Mexican traditional designs.

Archaeologists uncover ‘very interesting find’ in Chichén Itzá

The find was discovered in the Casa Colorada complex and appears to date to the earliest period of human habitation in Chichén Itzá.

Memory and Tolerance Museum: Turning tragedy into compassion

One of the top 10 museums in Mexico City, with a mission to educate the public on the values of tolerance, non-violence and human rights.

The famous María doll sparks a new line of Mexican handcrafts – and identity

Artisans combine new and old to provide a new way to appreciate Indigenous cultures and conserve traditional clothing.

Mexico in Numbers: Day of the Dead

Dive into the numbers behind Day of the Dead: how many Mexicans celebrate it? How much do they spend? How much revenue is generated?