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The lost capital of an ancient Mayan kingdom found in Chiapas

Remains of buildings from the ancient lost capital of a Mayan kingdom have been located on land owned by a Mexican rancher in southeastern Mexico. Its discoverers believe that the archaeological site, called Lacanja Tzeltal for the nearby modern community, was the capital of the Sak Tz’i ‘kingdom, located in what is now the state...
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Kisses, hugs of greeting endure in Mexico despite virus fears

Mexicans are finding it difficult to shake the habit of greeting friends, family and even strangers with a handshake, hug or kiss on the cheek despite warnings they could spread coronavirus, with the practice on display at a major banking conference. At the annual gathering this week in the seaside resort of Acapulco, a couple...
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Toloache, Mexico’s ancient love potion, or Kiss of Death

Is toloache a powerful plant to make your crush fall in love with you, or a powerful hallucinogenic drug and highly harmful to neurons? The functions of this ancient Mexican herb depend on the consumer and what they are looking for. For those who seek love, according to popular belief, a few drops of toloache...
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Mexican school teaches students to shun sex trafficking tradition

At a spacious, tree-lined high school at the foot of the Matlalcueitl volcano in central Mexico, students gathered outside to play a game of snakes and ladders with a twist. One boy stepped on a panel that read: ‘Sexual relations should never be forced’. A female classmate took a ladder away from a square warning...
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Urban gardens in Mexico fight hummingbirds’ extinction

Mexicans have created more than a hundred urban gardens, most of them in the capital Mexico City, in an attempt to attract hummingbirds that have seen their natural habitat gradually destroyed as cities sprawl. The country is home to 58 different species but half of its 13 endemic species are now at risk of extinction...
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Why does Mexico celebrate Flag Day on February 24? This is its origin.

This February 24 Mexico will celebrate Flag Day, one of the three national symbols established by law; along with the shield and the national anthem. The designThe current design of the Mexican flag was adapted on September 16, 1968, and since 1984 its use is regulated by the Ministry of the Interior. The flag is...
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Boy looking for his lost dog with drawings because he has no photos

Who wouldn’t do the impossible to recover their lost pet? That’s the story of a child in Toluca, State of Mexico, that went viral to show how this boy will move the sky, sea, and land to find his best four-legged friend, a Doxin, lost a few weeks ago. The 11-year-old boy, named José Miguel,...
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Mexico is the only country in the world where China does not own the Giant Pandas

Xin Xin and Shuan Shuan are the main attractions at the Chapultepec zoo in Mexico City, but what makes them truly unique, zoo officials say, is that they’re the only giant pandas in the world not owned by China. They were born in captivity in Mexico and although they have Chinese names, “they belong to...
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Mexico receives 8 new Creative Cities of Unesco

Eight Mexican cities were formally added to the huge list of the Creative Cities Network, which Unesco promotes worldwide. With them, now the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (Unesco) forms a list close to 250 metropolises that work together to promote cooperation for sustainable urban development and tourism development. Through this network, Unesco...
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Jalisco artist creates sculptures from seized weapons

A sculptor from the Mexican state of Jalisco transformed thousands of weapons linked to criminal acts into 21 sculptures, in the “Impacts that leave their mark” initiative to convey a message of peace and conciliation. Short weapons, long and even grenades, in a total of 12 tons, were converted into art to show that humans...
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