INAH finds flayed god temple; priests wore skins of dead

INAH finds flayed god temple; priests wore skins of dead

Mexican experts have found the first temple of the Flayed Lord, a pre-Hispanic fertility god depicted as a skinned human corpse, authorities said Wednesday. Mexico’s National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH) said the find was made during recent excavations of Popoloca Indian ruins in the central state of Puebla. The institute said experts found

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Actress Kate del Castillo sues Mexican ex-officials

Actress Kate del Castillo sues Mexican ex-officials

Actress Kate del Castillo said she is suing former Mexican officials for $60 million US dollar in “moral and material damages” because of what she calls “political persecution” against her. Mexican authorities investigated del Castillo following the secret meeting she arranged with Sean Penn and former fugitive drug boss Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman in 2015.

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Canelo cannot afford slip in Garden bout against Fielding

Canelo cannot afford slip in Garden bout against Fielding

In an odd way, there is more pressure on Canelo Alvarez when he fights Saturday night against unheralded Rocky Fielding than there was in his two matchups with Gennady Golovkin. A loss to the WBA super middleweight champion not only could taint his decision over Golovkin this year, but it could also significantly muddle the

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Virgin of Guadalupe – Empress of the Americas

Virgin of Guadalupe – Empress of the Americas

It would be virtually impossible to travel to Mexico without seeing the colourful, star-cloaked, evil-crushing image of Our Lady of Guadalupe on street corners, in private homes, on restaurant walls, and certainly in church chapels. Four hundred and eighty-seven years ago, the Virgin Mary appeared multiple times to St. Juan Diego, an Aztec convert to

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Vanessa – The first Miss Mexico to be crowned Miss World

Vanessa – The first Miss Mexico to be crowned Miss World

Congratulations are in order for Vanessa Ponce de Leon! The 26-year-old model was crowned Miss World on Sunday. “I can’t believe it. I really can’t believe it,” she said backstage. “And I think all the girls deserved it. I am proud to represent all of them. I will do as much as I can in

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Yalitza Aparicio from Indigenous teacher to red carpet luminary

Yalitza Aparicio from Indigenous teacher to red carpet luminary

Yalitza Aparicio was studying to become a preschool teacher when her sister encouraged her to attend a film audition. A native of Mexico’s Oaxaca region, she had never acted before. When she arrived, Aparicio had no idea what the film was about; even after she landed the role, she didn’t know all the details. But

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Meet Juan Pablo Tirado – Possibly the future baseball Star from Mazatlan

Meet Juan Pablo Tirado – Possibly the future baseball Star from Mazatlan

Juan Pablo Tirado once again won the Most Valuable Player title this time at the Pan-American u-14 in Tampico Tamaulipas. Last year he won the same title at the U-12 World Championship held in Japan. Juan Pablo is the pride of El Habal, a rural village, 10 minutes north from Mazatlan. Juan Pablo, said he

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The Storm that swept Mexico – Video

The Storm that swept Mexico – Video

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NFL cancels Mexico City trip, moves Chiefs-Rams game to LA

NFL cancels Mexico City trip, moves Chiefs-Rams game to LA

The NFL has decided to move Monday’s game between the Chiefs and Rams from Mexico City to Los Angeles because of poor field conditions at Estadio Azteca, it was announced Tuesday. Players had strongly considered not playing if the NFL had opted to keep the game in Mexico City, sources told ESPN’s Adam Schefter earlier Tuesday. The issue

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El Chapo’s twin daughters had a decadent Barbie-themed birthday.

El Chapo’s twin daughters had a decadent Barbie-themed birthday.

It was a Barbie-themed birthday party most kids could only dream about, with carnival rides, hundreds of pink balloons and a theater-worthy set featuring gold chandeliers and a rosé-colored throne. The guests of honor were the 7-year-old twin daughters of the world’s most notorious drug lord, Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman. Photographs and videos of the decadent

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Mexico lost focus after Matt Miazga mocked Diego Lainez

Mexico lost focus after Matt Miazga mocked Diego Lainez

The United States’ 1-0 victory over Mexico will be remembered mainly for Matt Miazga mocking Diego Lainez’s height in the second half. It was an incident and a photo that will go down in the collective consciousness of the relatively young U.S.-Mexico soccer rivalry. It gave a spark to a game that threatened to be

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A Reflection of September 11, 2001

A Reflection of September 11, 2001

On the morning of September 11, 2001 I was a junior in college at NYU. I remember getting ready for class in my six-story walk-up apartment at 175 Thompson Street in Greenwich Village in New York City. It was a sunny morning and I was listening to the radio, sitting on my couch when the

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Starbucks opens Mexico City cafe staffed by seniors

Starbucks opens Mexico City cafe staffed by seniors

Starbucks customers in Mexico City may notice something distinct about one particular coffee shop’s new employees: They’re all seniors. The company recently opened its first cafe operated by people ages 50 and older, in partnership with the National Institute for Older Persons (INAPAM), a government welfare program in Mexico. Fourteen older workers will run the

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What is Nike’s Angle? – The Real Story behind the Colin Kaepernick Fiasco

What is Nike’s Angle? – The Real Story behind the Colin Kaepernick Fiasco

Nike, the company, has always been a symbol of athletic achievement and greatness. When you saw that Nike swoosh you thought of Cristiano Ronaldo, Michael Jordan, and Tiger Woods. But Nike now has a new face for the “Just Do It,” 30th-anniversary campaign. His name is Colin Kaepernick. He isn’t even a current athlete, but

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Marijuana Should Be Added to Nafta, Fox Says

Marijuana Should Be Added to Nafta, Fox Says

Cannabis should be added to the North American Free Trade Agreement just like any other form of produce, says former Mexican President Vicente Fox. Fox, who sits on the board of Vancouver-based medical marijuana producer Khiron Life Sciences Corp., said he expects Mexico’s new government to legalize recreational cannabis in 2019. The country legalized medical pot

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