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500 Kilos Of Furia – The Huamantlada of Huamantla, Tlaxcala

Huamantla, Tlaxcala – As the bull charged towards me I lost my footing and fell backwards. As I leaped off behind the wooden fence, the bull began to butt against the plywood. Once, twice, three times. I hold my breath. Every year in this town, on the first Saturday after August 15, 20 bulls are […]

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Tlaxcala City: Traveling the Central High Plains of Mexico

The Plaza de la Constitution is the main plaza or zocalo. Its grounds are well landscaped with large old shade trees, flowers, park benches, decorative green cast lampposts and several fountains. In the center is a kiosk, serving as a bandstand, etc., which is rather new. It was built in the mid 1800’s. It is […]

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Tlaxcala State: Traveling the Central High Plains of Mexico

I have been receiving a number of letters from people who have an interest in pre-Columbian Mexico and therefore this article will be mostly about my explorations in the vicinity of Tlaxco. Tlaxco is a small town in the small state of Tlaxcala where I live. It is stated that man has inhabited Tlaxcala for […]

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Hacienda San Juan de Tlaxco, Tlaxcala: The people

Dateline – Tlaxco, Tlaxcala, Mexico August 3, 1998 Night-shadows play over the weathered stone markers in the small abandoned graveyard. A soft breeze rustles the leaves of the tall camphor trees like spirits whispering in the darkness. Last night the ghost of Don Miguel was sighted again on the other side of the ravine. He […]

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