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Arts of Mexico

Cartonería: The Mexican art of papier mache

Just about all documentation on cartonería stops with Pedro Linares, who died in 1992. His family continues the tradition he set and has become something of the standard among many collectors and institutions. Cartoneria is growing, both taking back areas in which it had disappeared and being introduced to areas in the far north and south which did not have the craft in the first place. The publication of Mexican Cartonería: Paper, Paste and Fiesta is an important step in giving the craft and its artisans the attention they deserve. Leigh Thelmadatter

Day of the Dead - A Celebration David McLaughlin

Rituals and traditions can provide a sense of place and timelessness. They offer us the opportunity of feeling connected to wh... read more

La Virgen de Guadalupe - Mother of all Mexico Judy King

Strolling through street markets, browsing the tourist stalls, visitors to all parts of Mexico see mountains of goods featurin... read more

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Preserving the Past: The Cactus Gardens of Cadereyta de Montes Edythe Anstey Hanen

The author describes a trip to Cadereyta de Montes in Querétaro and its two botanical gardens, the older La Quinta Schmoll, f... read more

Swimming with whale sharks in Cancun: An underwater safari Pamela Dittmer McKuen

About 25 miles off Cancun's northeastern coast, past Isla Mujeres and far into the Caribbean waters, some of the largest known... read more

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A Mexican menu for Cinco de Mayo Yvette Marquez-Sharpnack and Veronica Gonzalez-Smith

Americans commonly mistake Cinco de Mayo, the day that commemorates the Mexican Victory over the French in Puebla (1862), for ... read more

The food of Easter in Mexico: a seasonal celebration of popular cuisine Karen Hursh Graber

Semana Santa — Holy Week — is the observance of a solemn religious occasion. But the mood in most of Mexico during Easter ... read more

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Mexico this month - May Tony Burton

Read about Mexico's important historical events that have occurred during the month of May.... read more

Mexico this month - April Tony Burton

Read about Mexico's important historical events that have occurred during the month of April.... read more

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MexConnect - The next twenty years Tony Burton

Mexconnect is the oldest content site about Mexico still going. Now more than 20 years old, with, at last count, 3772 articles... read more

Mexico finds new gold - with 4 wheels Marvin West

Mexico is now the North American leader in car assembly and export. The Mexico auto industry is booming, a stunning developmen... read more

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Cartonería: The Mexican art of papier mache Leigh Thelmadatter

Just about all documentation on cartonería stops with Pedro Linares, who died in 1992. His family continues the tradition he ... read more

Wheels Up: A Novel of Drugs, Cartels and Survival Reviewed by Lynda L. Lock

  Wheels-up: A Novel of Drugs, Cartels and Survival, is Jeanine Kitchel's fast-paced debut novel in her cartel trilogy. Mexic... read more

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