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Mexican investigators may get bad rap Marvin West

K’inich Janaab’ Pakal death mask in jade.
The reputation of Mexican criminal investigators is often somewhere below zero, except on this occasion. They don’t even hear about a lot of crimes. They seldom solve cases. Even when they think they have caught a crook, they rarely gain convictions. Judges shake their heads. Maybe the warrant was defective, wrong address, misspelled name. Or maybe there is mistaken identity, that is not Jose. Stranger things have happened. I am reminded of the great Mexico museum robbery of long, long ago. It made huge headlines. I know. I wrote some. Thieves stole 140 thought-to-be-priceless Maya, Aztec and other artifacts from world-famous National Museum of Anthropology in Mexico City on Christmas Eve 1985. Nothing like that had ever happened. read more

Mexico City's Templo Mayor connects Mexicans with their past Anthony Wright

Despite years living in Mexico City, I had never been to the archeological zone of Templo Mayor — once the heart of the Aztec empire of Tenochtitlan, now located in the heart of the Historic Centre n... read more

Mexico's lucha libre: Street art in a Coyoacan museum Anthony Wright

A new exhibit running through January at the Museo de las Culturas Populares in Coyoacan, Mexico City, celebrates the "wow" factor of the wrestling phenomenon known the world over as lucha libre (free ... read more

Mexico City's Modo Museum whets the collecting appetite Anthony Wright

I once lived next to an elderly woman in Mexico City whose home was a veritable museum of unique and occasionally bizarre collectibles. Her living room was given over to the collection and there was ba... read more

Uncovering Tonala's history at the National Ceramic Museum Erin Cassin

Dating back to pre-Hispanic times, the nahual is a shape shifter who switches between human and animal forms and is often characterized as a shaman. read more

Mexico's Mariachi Museum needs music Marvin West

When the honorable and distinguished city leaders of Cocula, Jalisco select me as communications consultant for their mariachi museum, I shall recommend minor enhancements. The host who greets visitor... read more

Aguascalientes' Museum of Death welcomes you Diodora Bucur

As October draws to an end, a period of profound mysticism dawns in the heart of Mexico, a time to remember the departed but not without joy. In the hometown of José Guadalupe Posada, festivities are already well underway days before the November 2 Day of the Dead. read more

Vintage cars in a Mexico City museum Anthony Wright

El Museo del Automóvil in the south of Mexico City houses more than a hundred painstakingly restored cars. In existence since 1991, the Museo del Automóvil is unique to Latin America and was the fruit of the labors of a group of vintage car lovers, who exhibit their treasures for the joy of it. While it is basically a permanent exhibition, around 30 cars are rotated every three months to allow other collectors to also display their wheels. All the cars are registered and in fine working order, and the engines are turned over once a month to keep them that way. read more

Anahuacalli: Diego Rivera's gift of indigenous treasures Anthony Wright

Legendary Mexican artist and master muralist Diego Rivera spent so much time avidly collecting pre-Hispanic art it's a wonder he ever got around to painting. Rivera amassed a collection of thousands of... read more

Did you know? Dinosaur bones in Mexico Tony Burton

Thousands of dinosaur bones have been found in northern Mexico. Bones literally litter the ground. Here's a femur; there's a tibia; vertebrae, ribs, skulls... Dozens of dinosaurs, including the world... read more

Cuernavaca's Muros Museum: There's Heart within These Walls Julia Taylor

Muros, which means "walls" in Spanish, opened to the public in May of 2004. It is the only museum in Cuernavaca, Morelos originally designed to be a museum. The space is flexible with movable lighting,... read more

Saltillo's Museum of the Desert in Mexico explores every aspect of desert life Travis Whitehead

The Museum of the Desert in Saltillo is always changing, always exploring this unique ecosystem's diversity. read more

The museums of Guadalajara and Tlaquepaque Richard Ferguson

Guadalajara is the second largest city in Mexico. Many of the galleries of Guadalajara and Tlaquepaque can be considered museums in their own right. read more

Discover the magic of papelmalecho in Tapalpa Wendy Devlin

"Mexico has colorful folk art traditions," says the diminutive woman in white, pointing to a series of papier mache creations. "Ours are always amiable or nice, like a pleasant dream." Patricia ... read more

La Hacienda de Nogueras in Comala, Colima Wendy Devlin

La Hacienda de Nogueras is an elegantly restored hacienda hidden in the countryside of Colima. Six miles north of Colima City, it links the region's rich pre-Hispanic past with colonial and modern history. read more

Colima: City of the Palms Wendy Devlin

Palm trees reach towards the sky above the plaza. Water gushes from a swan-shaped fountain. Flowers bloom profusely. A banner above the bandstand declares February a month of 'Love and Friendship' in C... read more

Virtual galleries and museums Ron Mader

In a country that boasts of more than 3,000 years of civilization, Mexican artists have long garnered respect around the globe. During the past few millennia, artisans carved elaborate glyphs in stone ... read more

Migration: documented on the web Ron Mader

Recent events have placed migration in Mexico's political spotlight. High-level discussions between political leaders throughout North America underscore the great changes taking place. The Web provide... read more

Alfredo Guati Rojo. Painting With Light - Museo Nacional De Acuarela Charles Dews

"Without watercolors we wouldn´t know nearly what we know about the ancient Mexicans," said the gentleman across the expanse of polished desk with a sweet smile. "All of the codexes were painted... read more

Cancun's cultural oasis: La Casa del Arte Popular Mexicano Erin Cassin

Depicting death in situations of the living is an artistic tradition for which Mexico is renowned. read more

The Xalapa Museum, a walk back in time Rita Pomade

Mexico is a country rich in creative expression, and its creative roots go far back into the history of its people. In much of the modern work done today, one can still catch a glimpse of the mysteriou... read more

Zacatecas: an easy step into Mexico Allan Cogan

"Zacatecas is the town everyone wants to go back to," a friend said to me when I mentioned that we were going there. It is a charming, colonial city, and a fairly well-to-do university town with nice hotels, friendly, well-dressed people and some good attractions. In fact, on that first day, we liked it so much we decided to stay another night read more

Moon Handbooks: Guadalajara by Bruce Whipperman Reviewed by Allan Cogan

Here's a welcome addition to the growing library of Mexican guidebooks. It covers all the information you would expect, like motels, hotels, bed & breakfasts, restaurants, shopping, money exchange locations, tourist highlights and how to get from one place to another. In addition, there's an abundance of information on such items as bus fares, rental cars, walking and jogging routes, exercise gyms, language courses and even where to get rolls of film processed. read more

Churubusco, Museo Nacional de las Intervenciones David Everett

If you would like a glimpse of several slices of Mexican history in all their messy complexity, with its heroes and villains, both local and foreign, the National Interventions Museum should be on your... read more

The Leon Trotsky Museum - murder and Marxism in Mexico City John Mitchell

On a balmy summer evening in August 1940, a young man gained admittance to the study of Leon Trotsky's heavily guarded house near Mexico City. He asked Trotsky to read something he had written. While T... read more
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