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Photographer Janelle Lynch launches book contemplating Mexico's nature in repose Dean Gallagher

New Yorker Janelle Lynch, at a relatively young age, has garnered international recognition over the last decade for her large-format photographs of urban and rural landscapes in which the human form i... read more

Going native: gardens in Mexico become more Mexican Jeffrey R. Bacon

As the world's environment deteriorates, some of Mexico's streets and plazas are stepping back toward better ecosystems by going native. Curiously, most ornamental plant species in many Mexican cities... read more

Did You Know? Most "bark paper" comes from wild fig trees Tony Burton

Besides being used as a kind of rough paper for records and correspondence, amate was also cut into human or animal forms as part of witchcraft rituals after which it would be buried in front of the pe... read more

Did You Know? Popular children's chorus features cockroaches and pot smoking Tony Burton

La Cucaracha (The Cockroach), one of Mexico's best known corridos, is a comic, satirical song, with infinite possibilities for creative verses. Versions of La Cucaracha have been performed by countless bands and musicians, including Louis Armstrong, Bill Haley & His Comets, Doug Sahm read more

Did You Know? Mexico in the Guinness world records: part two Tony Burton

An earlier column described several Guinness records and their connection to Mexico and Mexicans. This month's column examines four more very different Guinness records which do not involve quite as mu... read more
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