Monthly Archives: September 2016

A beginner’s guide to Mexican folk saints

“Anyone who has visited a Mexican botánica, or spiritual store, can confirm that the country doesn’t lack for saints or spiritual iconography. A wide variety of religious statues are typically on offer, along with an eclectic array of potions, herbs … Continue reading

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Filmmakers set focus on the US-Mexico border

Alondra Hidalgo sees her first lead role in a feature film as a political project as much as a personal one. The Mexican actress stars alongside Gael García Bernal, one of Mexico’s most recognisable faces, in Desierto, a thriller about … Continue reading

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‘I organized Canelo’s first-ever fight’

Rigoberto Alvarez, the brother of Tapatio boxing world champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez, as told to Stephen Woodman. I was born in Guadalajara in 1978, but we didn’t stay long. My family would travel from town to town as my father … Continue reading

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