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The Maya civilization, cities of the Maya

The material splendor of the Maya culture is appreciated, more than in any other field, in the architecture and ornamentation of their cities. These city-states were the center of power for the king-priests who administered the obedience, the tribute and the manpower of the people who believed in them. Many Maya cities and ceremonial centres […]

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Did you know? Mexico has over thirty UNESCO-designated biosphere reserves

A surprising percentage of Mexico’s land area is protected in one form or another. A very large number of sites of archaeological or historical importance are managed by the National Institute of Anthropology and History, more commonly known by its acronym INAH. In theory, all buildings more than 100 years old have some degree of […]

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Linda Watts

Like many college graduates, I was in a complete state of confusion about what to do with my life upon graduating from the University of Alabama in 1994. After hearing about teaching ESL abroad, I immediately decided that was the experience I needed to “clear up” my indecision. I obtained a job working in Ciudad […]

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Modern Mexico: Through the Eyes of Modern Mexicans

By “Mexico” Mike Nelson The University of Texas-Pan American Press Edinburg, Texas 2010 Available from Amazon Books: Paperback “Mexico” Mike Nelson writes a working-man prose, sturdy, usually direct, often repetitive, sometimes rambling… but usually interesting. I like his books and have found them useful, and I particularly like the “human touch” that is one of Mike’s […]

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