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Experts find early ocher mine in Mexican underwater caves

Experts and cave divers in Mexico’s Yucatan peninsula have found ocher mines that are some of the oldest on the continent, which could explain why ancient skeletons were found in the narrow, twisting labyrinths of now-submerged sinkhole caves. Since skeletal remains like “Naia,” a young woman who died 13,000 years ago, were found over the...
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The coronavirus offers “historic opportunity” to rebuild tourism in Mexico

Mexico highlighted the “historic opportunity” to build a new global tourism era after the crisis caused by the coronavirus pandemic, which has left more than 8.4 million cases and exceeds 440,000 deaths worldwide. At the LXV Meeting of the Regional Commission for America of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) held virtually, the Mexican Secretary of...
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Why the Mayan Train project threatens the jaguar in Mexico

In the Mayan culture, the jaguar was called Balaam or Chaac, it was believed that throughout the night the large cat fought against the Xilbalbá (underworld), defeating them, and emerging the next day. Today, this protector of the Mayan people is in danger of extinction. In Mexico, more than 40% of the distribution of the...
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Teacher turns her truck into mobile classroom to reach her students during pandemic

Due to the health crisis that exists due to Covid-19, which has plagued Mexico since February 27, face-to-face classes at all educational levels were some of the first activities suspended, in order to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus. Despite the fact that millions of students have had their learning process interrupted, the Learn...
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Unemployed musicians in Mexico bring tunes to the streets

After the coronavirus outbreak prompted the normally bustling streets of Mexico City to empty out, out-of-work musicians looking to make ends meet have been filling roadways with the melodies of their marimbas, trumpets and güiros. With cantinas and bars shut and private events with live music practically non-existent, musicians strolling the streets of the capital...
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Pre-Hispanic village discovered in Mahahual

A team of archaeologists from the National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH) found what is considered a Mayan village in the archaeological zone of Mahahual, Quintana Roo, which is presumed to correspond to the Mayan Postclassic period dating from the 1200-1546 years. AD; this is the first find of that time period that has...
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Water shortage leaves poorer Mexicans high and dry in coronavirus fight

In the shade of a rust-colored hill, a dozen women gathered on a dusty road to fill buckets from a water tanker truck that pulled up to service their modest community built on a former Mexico City dump. Grappling with the largest public health crisis in modern times, Mexican health authorities battling to stem a...
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‘No way out’: Emotional trauma haunts displaced indigenous Mexicans

Recalling the day she was forced off her land in southern Mexico by men shooting guns in the air and setting fire to her fields, Luz Magdalena de la Torre Vazquez is filled with despair. The 45-year-old indigenous Tzotzil woman has since found refuge with family in the town of San Juan Chamula in Chiapas...
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Why women-led countries appear to have responded better to the coronavirus crisis

The crisis opened by the coronavirus pandemic worldwide has put political leaders to the test and has shown a new reality: from Iceland to Taiwan and from Germany to New Zealand, it is women who are excelling in the management of the pandemic. If we also add what happens in Finland, Iceland and Denmark, we...
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A new herd of American bison arrives in Mexico

The Janos de Chihuahua Biosphere Reserve to the Protection Areas of Flora and Fauna Maderas del Carmen and Ocampo de Coahuila transferred 19 bison to the Coahuila plains after they disappeared from the area over 100 years ago. The American bison is the largest land mammal in the American continent, this impressive species was part...
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