Chicxulub Impact Crater

Photo: Hotel Medio Mundo, Chicxulub Sign Located offshore of the town of Progreso lies the Chicxulub Impact Crater, buried deep under hundreds of meters of sediment. Google Maps HistorySome 65 million years ago, an iridium-rich asteroid at least 10 kilometers-wide struck the earth and which many suggest caused the extinction of 45% of species on …

Mexico News Dictionary

Mexico Flag From the archives. Many thanks to Mark Stevenson and Tom Buckely for input Beneficio: Beneficio can mean a mill or milling process in agriculture; in legal terms “beneficio” or ‘proteccion de la ley” means granting an appeal. Almost never ‘benefit’ (job benefits are ‘prestaciones’). Brujo (a): in Central Mexico, usually a faith or …

Corn = Maíz =

Photo: Maíces biodiversidad y cultura (Museo Cabañas), Guadalajara Maíz, also known as corn, is a large grain plant first domesticated by Indigenous peoples in Mexico about 10,000 years ago. CelebrationsSeptiembre = September: Mes de Maíz (Corn Month) (Mexico) September 29 Día Nacional del Maíz (Mexico)https://www.planeta.com/dianacionaldelmaiz Translating: CornSpanish: MaízAyöök: Tëëmt (Seed) Features Planeta.com

Mexico City’s Avenida de los Insurgentes

Photo: Christian Frausto Bernal Mexico City – Spotlight on the Avenida de los Insurgentes, the longest avenue in Mexico City, with a length of 28.8 km (17.9 miles) on a north-south axis across the city. Google Mapsgoo.gl/maps/hYoSVAam61PbgpH28 El FocoJune 5https://youtu.be/NQBcN9pbjzY June 28https://youtu.be/FLqk38PZLk0 Normal Mexican GuySurhttps://youtu.be/OLpO_kbEciE Sur Al Nortehttps://youtu.be/g79-hkYQjlc Photos Embedded Tweets MetrosMetro stations are also …

Cuernavaca

Photo: Arches The city of Cuernavaca (elevation: 1,548 meters, 4,856 feet) boasts one of the most agreeable climates in the country and is adorned with colorful flowers year-round, earning the moniker “land of eternal spring.” Google Mapsgoo.gl/maps/BHUgXfGgkC7DMNvu7 HistoryCapital of the state of Morelos, Cuernavaca has a storied past. What is today the state of Morelos …

Jennifer Morfin

Photo: Xochimilco (2005 Spotlight on Jennifer Morfín Morgan The 2005 Colibri Ecotourism Award was presented to Jennifer Morfín Morgan for her work with communities and facilitating tech tools useful for those developing ecotourism. She received her Masters in Sustainable Tourism at the UCI in Costa Rica and then was part of the Colegio Mexicano de Ecoturismo with …

Yagul

Photo: Signage The archaeological site of Yagul boasts the largest ball court found in Oaxaca’s Eastern Valley. Google Maps goo.gl/maps/LfgySbwd53UoiVqB9 Located near Mitla, the site is located on a beautiful hillside. See if you can spot the petroglyph markings on the cliffs as you approach the site. Archaeologists suggest that Yagul was settled by the …

Wild Mexico (México Silvestre)

Photo: Semarnat, Contacto con la naturaleza Planeta.com spotlights biodiversity and conservation in Mexico. This page collects relevant links and resources related to the parks and reserves, archaeological sites and world heritage sites across the country. Suggestions are welcome. 2020 Parks Government Agencies Wildlife Celebrations Planeta.com

Mexico Tourism Links

Photo: Mexico Bike Tour Links related to Mexico tourism presented in somewhat random fashion HeadlinesAMLO: “elefante blanco” será nueva sede de Sectur – Universalhttp://www.eloriente.net/home/2019/08/27/sector-turistico-1er-trimestre-2019-en-mexicohttps://twitter.com/Gomcard/status/1168237677419925504https://twitter.com/carlos_glezgtez/status/1218941080747401217 Aeromar Ruta SuresteHashtag: #AeromarRutaSurestehttps://twitter.com/Sefotur_Yuc/status/1234449320037974016 Embedded Tweetshttps://twitter.com/TomBuckley519/status/1100179036456869888 Joaquín López-Dóriga shows off a new campaign video from Mexico’s tourism secretariat and asks: what do you think?https://twitter.com/lopezdoriga/status/1100410160655216642 National Programs Mexico’s Tourism Secretariat (SECTUR) FlickrLessons …