Monthly Archives: October 2016

New tequila and mezcal regulations upset local producers

For under 200 pesos ($10), visitors to the picturesque Mexican town of Tequila can purchase a fitting souvenir from the hawker stalls lining the roads: a three-litre wooden barrel labelled as tequila. Yet the drink inside is not Mexico’s national … Continue reading

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Magic and melancholy in Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s Macondo

From the moment my bus rumbles to a stop outside Aracataca station, I have the sense that an entire sleeping village is rising from my memory. The scorched streets, rusted tin roofs and dusty almond trees—I instantly recognise it all … Continue reading

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The women transforming Mexican cinema

Women directors are still a rarity in Hollywood.  A new investigation by film industry site the Wrap discovered that two of Hollywood’s major studios, 20th Century Fox and Paramount, have no films by female directors scheduled to come out between … Continue reading

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As Catholic priests are killed in Mexico, questions and tensions rise

GUADALAJARA, Mexico (RNS) Even in a rural Mexican community that has grown accustomed to the news of brutal killings, the abduction and murder of a popular Catholic priest has triggered profound shock and outrage. The bullet-ridden body of the Rev. … Continue reading

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