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Who are the Normalistas?

Students attending Escuelas Normales see as their purpose not only “to bring education to the poor rural population, but also to combat social injustice and maintain the dignity of the poor.”

México’s Ignored “Third Root”

Yanga founded the first free African township in the Americas, San Lorenzo de los Negros, near Veracruz.

Uses and Customs

The term usos y costumbres (uses and customs in Spanish) is a political term denoting indigenous customary law in Latin America.

Could History Repeat Itself? Part II of II

I do not believe the mistake was made in permitting foreign investors to exploit its resources, but in the government’s failure to regulate that exploitation.

Could History Repeat Itself? Part I of II

The 75 years México has had control over its oil and gas does not reveal a shining example of stewardship.

Chile, Chili, Chilli or Chile Pepper?

Long before someone coined the term “Tex-Mex” Americans have been flavoring their food with chilies found in México.

Pueblo Bonito and its Founder: Ernesto Coppel Kelly Part II of II

Pueblo Bonito Sunset Beach opened in 2002. It is repeatedly on Condé Nast Traveler’s Gold List of the World’s Best Places to Stay.

Pueblo Bonito and its Founder: Ernesto Coppel Kelly Part I of II

Like most boys, Ernesto Coppel Kelly adored his father, who was charming and handsome, as evidenced by having been chosen “King of Carnaval” in Mazatlán’s 1942 festival.

Muxes: the Third Gender

Anthropologists say that the acceptance of people of mixed gender reaches back to pre-Colombian México.

México’s Mid-Term Elections: The Take Away

To the surprise of many the PRI took the largest percentage of the votes on Election Day.

Tenancingo: Pimp City

It is said that sex trafficking began in Tenancingo in the 1950s when working-age men returned home from neighboring states and found few opportunities for work.

Watering the Palms on the Malecón

I guess it never dawned on those pouring the new concrete for the tree wells that something was amiss.

The Legacy of César Chavez Lives On

In 1962 César Chavez set out single-handedly to organize migrant farm laborers in California’s grape fields.

The PRD and its Future Part II of II

As the country moves closer to the 2015 mid-term elections on June 7, the support for the country’s main left-wing party, the Party of the Democratic Revolution (PRD), is looking weak, as is the party itself.

The PRD and its Future Part I of II

The leftist PRD has only gained support in the central and southern parts of México. In the north it is able to gather on average only 5 percent of the voters.