El Carmen de Tenancingo

Monastic getaway from Mexico City: El Carmen de Tenancingo

Let’s face it. Escaping Mexico City can be a great thing. Now more than ever. So much so that one would think that this unrestrained monster we call the Federal District, and the paranoia revolving around it, is a modern phenomenon. Time to think again. In the early 1700s a century-old community of monks, dwelling […]

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Bulletin boards and forums about Mexico

Electronic bulletin boards are the digital-age equivalent of cork message boards. Instead of thumbtacks, all that is required is a click of a mouse to post a question or announce an event. Many of the Mexico-related bulletin boards are linked to traditional websites. The bulletin board, however, empowers the reader and facilitates greater interaction between […]

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Touring Oaxaca’s central valley

February 1997 Oaxaca is called “Tierra del Sol,” and it a landscape blessed with a spring-like climate and plenty of sunshine. The city of Oaxaca is located in a picturesque valley with an altitude of 1,546 meters. Two chains of the Sierra Madre Occidental converge in the center of the state of Oaxaca, creating a […]

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Mexico calling – radio on the web

ZONA LATINA MEXICO RADIO-TV SECRETARIA DE COMUNICACIONES Y TRANSPORTES OTHER WEBSITES STATION PLAYLIST Radio aficionados have turned to the Internet to tune in to favorite stations across the country and across the globe. Those interested in listening to live broadcasts of Mexican radio can turn down the receiver and preset URLs instead of AM or […]

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Virtual galleries and museums

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 stelae, inked codices on paper made from the henequen plant, and painted large murals on public buildings. Now, with the advent of the […]

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Star reading: astronomy in Mexico

INSTITUTO DE ASTRONOMIA MEXICO CITY SKY MAYA ASTRONOMY PAGE CARL SAGAN OBSERVATORY AT CERRO AZUL OTHERS ASTRONOMY WEBSITES The history of astronomy in Mexico extends thousands of years. Pre-Hispanic civilizations, developed what today is called “archaeoastronomy,” planning their cities, as well as much of their social, economic and political activities based on the movements of […]

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Consumer protection links

PROFECO – FEDERAL CONSUMER PROTECTION AGENCY CONDUSEF – NATIONAL COMMISSION FOR THE PROTECTION AND DEFENSE OF FINANCIAL SERVICES USERS Historically, Mexican consumers have not had as many rights as those in the NAFTA counterpart countries of the United States or Canada. A buyer-beware mentality prevails in Mexico instead of the “customer is always first” mantra […]

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