México 2018

Poster What’s happening in Mexico in 2018? We are paying attention to the national election as well timely tours, environmental conservation and cultural heritage. Curating tweets and pointing to timely resources on the social web. Suggestions are welcome. Twitter Moment Mexico 2018 Mexico 2018 🇲🇽 Headlines https://showsnob.com/2018/11/09/vice-season-6-episode-24-reacp https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/mar/14/cancun-tourist-paradise-mexico-drug-violence Elections Mexico 2018 Elections Planeta.com México Mexico’s …

Live Living Language Hangout Monday, November 5 (2018)

Announcement: Planeta.com hosts a live conversation Monday, November 5 with Brook Danielle Lillehaugen, Moisés García Guzmán, and others about living languages and in particular Zapotec in San Jerónimo Tlacochahuaya, Oaxaca, Mexico. Our conversation will mostly be in English, but there will be some clarifications and explorations in Spanish and Zapotec. We start at 2pm Oaxaca-time …

2018 Dia de los Muertos / Day of the Dead

Photo Mexico’s celebrations of Día de los Muertos / Day of the Dead are world famous. Here are snapshots from 2018: Oaxaca, Mexico Michoacán Background Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) is a holiday celebrated throughout the Americas and combines ancient Indigenous traditions and modern fanfare. It is a whimsical and yet serious …

Mexico’s Bats

Photo: US Department of Agriculture, Vampire Bat VideoUniversity of Mexico Professor of Ecology Rodrigo Medellin travels deep into the Yucatan rainforest to research and photograph two rare carnivorous species of Vampire bat. Rodrigo Medellinhttp://web.ecologia.unam.mx/medellinhttps://www.instagram.com/rodrigomedellin1223/https://twitter.com/rodrigomedellin Photos Embedded Tweets Planeta.com

Pueblos indígenas en red: apropiaciones tecnológicas contemporáneas

Photo: Danza de la Pluma, Teotitlán del Valle Mexico City – Livestreaming today Monday, October 22, International Symposium on “Networked Indigenous Peoples: Contemporary Technological Appropriations” (Simposio Internacional acerca de los “Pueblos indígenas en red: apropiaciones tecnológicas contemporáneas”)https://youtu.be/CbMgJk_y8aQ Key Linkshttps://www.iis.unam.mxhttps://www.iis.unam.mx/event/pueblos-indigenas-en-red-apropiaciones-tecnologicas-contemporaneashttps://www.facebook.com/IISUNAM/https://www.youtube.com/user/canaliisunam Coordinator: Elena Nava Morales Participants: Natividad Gutiérrez Chong, Lilia Héber Pérez Díaz, Guilherme Gitahy de Figueiredo, …

Mexico’s 1968 Olympics

Poster Mexico celebrates the 50th anniversary of the 1968 Olympics. Monday, October 8, 4pm-9pm, Cineteca Coloquio: Detrás de los Juegos de la XIX Olimpiada México 68 www.mexico68.org/es/intervenciones/coloquio-cineteca/cineteca.html” Facebook www.facebook.com/events/681238495587632/ Key Links http://www.mexico68.org https://www.olympic.org/Mexico-1968 Facebook Fanfarrias Olímpicas 50 años Olimpiada México 68 – Marlene Ehrenberg Tours En el Palacio de Bellas Artes, volvieron a sonar las …

Mexico City 1968: Tlatelolco

Poster Remembering the October 2, 1968 massacre in the Tlatelolco Plaza in Mexico City. Hashtag: #2DeOctubre, #Tlatelolco68 Google Maps goo.gl/maps/WXGzPKphQKC43db7A Headlines Mexico’s Tlatelolco Massacre, and Its Echoes Today As Mexico marks 50th anniversary of Tlatelolco massacre, students say they’re still under attack Javier Barros Sierra, el gran rector frente a la tragedia – @revistaproceso 2 …

Guadalajara’s 2018 Feria del Maíz

Poster One more reason to visit Guadalajara: the 4th Corn Fair takes place Sunday, September 30, 11am-6pm at the Club de Leones de Guadalajara, Avenida De los Leones # 75, Colonia Tepeyac Casino. Admission is free with voluntary contributions to be granted to the winning producers of the traditional dishes contest. Key Linkshttp://www.feriadeproductores.mxhttps://www.facebook.com/events/[email protected] 4th MAIZE …

Huitlacoche

Photo: Mutated Corn Smut Huitlacoche is an edible corn fungus, aka mushroom, aka corn smut, that comes into season once it begins to rain. Absolutely delicious in a soup or taco and countless other dishes. Huitlacoche season: July-October Flickr Corn Smut Where to find Huitlacoche in Oaxaca Central de Abasto(s) Elsewhere on the Web ¿Por …

Fiestas Patrias 2018

Mexico flag Celebrating the 2018 Mexican Independence Day weekend around the world: Grito de Dolores (on the evening of September 15) and Aniversario de la Independencia (September 16) commemorate Father Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla’s Grito de Dolores — on September 16, 1810, in the village of Dolores, near Guanajuato. Hidalgo called for the end of …