Monthly Archives: January 2015

Feeling the heat in a traditional Mayan temazcal

Before dawn on a cold winter’s morning in a field outside of Guadalajara, a row of young people file past a bonfire and throw tobacco into the flames. The women wear long flowing dresses, while the men are shirtless and … Continue reading

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Muslims in Mexico: the link to a hidden Islamic heritage

In 2014, Islam and Mexico were most frequently mentioned together in the context of terrorism. Republicans such as Rick Perry and Duncan Hunter caused controversy by saying that Muslim extremists were entering the U.S. through its southern border. The allegations … Continue reading

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Former Mayor charged in 43 missing Mexican student case

The former Mayor of Iguala, Guerrero, has been formally accused of kidnapping 43 student protestors in September. Jose Luis Abarca, from the Party of the Democratic Revolution (PRD) was already imprisoned in a high security jail in the State of … Continue reading

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Mexican president visits White House but fails to get noticed

If President Enrique Peña Nieto envisioned his visit to Washington to meet President Barack Obama as sparking favorable coverage abroad and revitalizing his tarnished international image, the reality fell badly short. Protestors gathered in the snow outside the White House … Continue reading

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