Oaxaca Chocolate

Photo: Chocoluchy (Some rights reserved) Chocolate is not just a dessert in Oaxaca. Here is our updated insider’s guide for drinking, eating and buying cacao products. Embedded Tweets HistoryChocolate comes from the beans of the cacao tree that grows in tropical climates. The word cacao has been traced to the Olmec. The Maya continued the …

Tren Maya = Maya Train

Logo Mexico – Tren Maya (Maya Train), the controversial, under-construction train service in the Yucatán Peninsula, is under scrutiny. Scheduled to be operational in December 2023, the 1,500km track will have sections open from Chetumal-Escárcega and Chetumal-Cancún.  Key Linkstren-maya.mxEl Tren y la Tierra (PDF)@[email protected] HeadlinesGovernor Mauricio Vila proposes to link Progreso with the Maya Train …

Maya Links

Image: theilr, Circle (Some rights reserved) What would Maya people like others to know about their culture, history, language, and more? Presenting relevant links in a somewhat random fashion = ¿Qué les gustaría a los mayas que otras personas supieran sobre su cultura, historia, idioma y más? Presentar enlaces relevantes de una manera algo aleatoria: …

Indigenous Peoples Day

Photo: Caldo de Piedra We celebrate the second Monday in October as Indigenous Peoples Day. Hashtag #IndigenousPeoplesDay In the past two plus decades, this celebration has become a counter narrative to Columbus Day. USA Today reports that more cities are recognizing Native Americans on Columbus Day. The roots of rethinking the holiday go back several …

Exploring the Maya World

Indigenous peoples There are an estimated 7 million Indigenous Maya living in southern Mexico and northern Central America at the start of the 21st century. The breakthrough we would like is one in which we learn more from the Maya themselves. We’d like to see tourism that benefits the Indigenous communities and in which locals …

El Chilam Balam

Logo El Chilam Balam – elchilambalam.com – is one of our favorite local websites. Based in Mérida, Yucatán, El Chilam Balam covers the Maya World in Spanish. Listen to local and expert voices via the Soundcloud account and follow the Mayan language lessons and regional news via Twitter. Certainly this account is one to pay …

Origins of Maya Civilization Reconsidered: Ritual, Sedentism, and Olmec Connection

Upcoming event Las Vegas, Nevada – The College of Liberal Arts’ University Forum lecture series presents “Origins of Maya Civilization Reconsidered: Ritual, Sedentism, and Olmec Connection” a talk by Takeshi Inomata, Agnese Nelms Haury Chair in Environment and Social Justice, School of Anthropology, University of Arizona. This event takes place Monday, April 16, 7:30pm at …