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Not to be Missed Day of the Dead Video

Not to be Missed Day of the Dead Video

Another short film about Day of the Dead, this time by the renowned designers Charles and Ray Eames, created in 1957. Find it here, on Open Culture.  

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Day of the Dead Film School Short

Day of the Dead Film School Short

A little girl visits the land of the dead and experiences the Mexican holiday Dia de los Muertos with the help of someone very special to her. Click here for a short film by Ashley Graham, Kate Reynolds and Lindsey St. Pierre.

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10 Tasty Insects and Bugs

10 Tasty Insects and Bugs

For centuries it wasn’t meat that sustained Aztec warriors but protein-rich, fat-free stink bugs, mescal worms and fly eggs. Here are the most common edible bugs in Mexico and where to sample them.

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Mexico’s Growing Wine Scene

Mexico’s Growing Wine Scene

Grape vines were first planted in Mexico in the 1530s by Spanish settlers. One estate can trace its lineage back to 1597. Want to know more?  Here’s a great article from the Wall Street Journal.

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Mexico City’s Roma Norte

Mexico City’s Roma Norte

Curious about Mexico City? Here is a foodie’s couple of weeks in Colonia Roma Norte.

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Where to Drink and Learn about Mezcal in Oaxaca

Where to Drink and Learn about Mezcal in Oaxaca

The number of mezcalerías in Oaxaca, as well as bars in the city specializing in artisanal mezcals, has been increasing virtually every couple of months throughout 2014. Want to know more?  Here’s a great post to get you going.

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The Mercado Libertad in Guadalajara

The Mercado Libertad in Guadalajara

Mexico Cooks! writes a new post about Mexico every Saturday, you really shouldn’t miss reading it…. this week’s is a wonderful history and tour of the Mercado Libertad in Guadalajara. Check it out!

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Mexico City’s Fabulous Architecture

Mexico City’s Fabulous Architecture

Visitors to Mexico City are often surprised by its breadth of architectural styles, from 16th century churches to oddly shaped skyscrapers of the past decade. Take a look, here.

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13 Phrases only Mexicans Understand

13 Phrases only Mexicans Understand

Try these on for size, we think you’ll love them.  Matador Network is always fun and interesting.  Here’s the article “13 Phrases only Mexicans Understand.”

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Good Article on DF, and in Vogue, no less!

Good Article on DF, and in Vogue, no less!

Vogue’s Guide to the Coolest Megalopolis in the World, Mexico City.  Don’t miss it!  Here’s the article.

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Six Unique Activities in Mexico

Six Unique Activities in Mexico

 

Travel Age West magazine recently published an article about off the beaten track experiences that we think you’d like to know more about.  Check it out!  

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Artists can pay taxes with artworks in Mexico

Artists can pay taxes with artworks in Mexico

 

The Atlantic’s Eva Hershaw has written a very interesting piece on artists in Mexico being allowed to pay their taxes with artwork.  We think it’s a fabulous idea.

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Sixty Languages at Risk of Extinction in Mexico

Sixty Languages at Risk of Extinction in Mexico

 

Can they be kept alive?  Here is a worthwhile piece by Christine Dell’Amore of National Geographic. (free subscription required)

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Did you grow up eating Mexican food?

Did you grow up eating Mexican food?

 

If you think you did, check out “53 Signs You Grew Up Eating Mexican Food” on BuzzFeed. You’ll love it!

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Comforting Mexican Mourners

Comforting Mexican Mourners

 

Here’s a wonderful article and great video about musicians who play for mourners in Mexico City.  

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Sculptor Elizabeth Catlett dies in Mexico

Sculptor Elizabeth Catlett dies in Mexico

 

“If I had stayed in the States, I wouldn’t have done this work,” says Elizabeth Catlett…” Read the Inside Mexico article “Elizabeth Catlett, rock of ages”, here.  

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Electronic Music in Mexico

Electronic Music in Mexico

 

If you like electronic music, you’ll want to check out Thump on Vice.  Here’s their latest article (with audio and video) titled Seven New Faces of Electronic Music in Mexico.  Turn your speakers up and enjoy!

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Untold Stories from the Mexico You Don’t Know

Untold Stories from the Mexico You Don’t Know

 

Visit Round Earth Media’s website “Mexico Uncovered” for links to powerful radio documentaries.  Awesome! 

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A tour of the modern city of Monterrey

A tour of the modern city of Monterrey

 

Kim G is taking a road trip from Boston to the Yucatan (and blogging about it) – in this blog post he gives us a nice tour of the city of Monterrey.  Read “Monterrey – an entirely different face of Mexico” here. 

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Sunshine & sophistication in Mexico City

Sunshine & sophistication in Mexico City

 

The Minneapolis Star Tribune published an article today – “Sunshine and Sophistication in Mexico City.”  You’ll want to read this in depth piece that shows that “Mexico City offers an urbane alternative to beach resorts for tourists seeking fine cuisine, culture, and history.”

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The Mexico you don’t see on the Nightly News

The Mexico you don’t see on the Nightly News

 

Blogger and mother Beth and her family live in Mexico.  Her post “The Mexico You Don’t See on the Nightly News” will resonate with all of us who live in Mexico (and love it here.)

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Mezcal, the “moonshine of Mexico”

Mezcal, the “moonshine of Mexico”

 

“Mezcal is the moonshine of Mexico,” says Raul Yrastorza of the dedicated downtown L.A. mezcal and tequila bar Las Perlas. “From glass to glass, it’s amazing.” Here’s the article.

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Wine?  Mexico? Recycling? You Bet!

Wine? Mexico? Recycling? You Bet!

 

Have we got your interest?  Read “The Hippest Winery in Mexico is Made of Recycled Boats.”

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A Year in Mexico

A Year in Mexico

 

Thinking of moving to Mexico?  Have kids?  You’ll want to read “8 Powerful Lessons I have Learned from a Year of Mexican Adventures.”

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Where to go in Mexico City

Where to go in Mexico City

 

Love the NY Times article by Freda Moon ” 36 Hours in Mexico City.”  Don’t miss it!

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Love that Transcends Borders

Love that Transcends Borders

 

The Truth About Mexico Recommendation: “Amor and Exile tells of love that transcends borders—a story shared by hundreds of thousands of U.S. citizens—cutting through the immigration debate rhetoric and providing a courageous perspective for one of the most vexing policy problems of our time.” Link to the book, here.

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Mexico is in the top 5 Countries for Health Care!

Mexico is in the top 5 Countries for Health Care!

 

“Pretty much across the board, health care in Mexico costs a quarter to a half of what you would pay in the U.S.”  Read the article World’s Top Countries for Best Health Care 2014.  

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Foreigners in their own land…

Foreigners in their own land…

 

A reader brought this PBS video to our attention, we’re sure you’ll enjoy knowing more about the history between Mexico and the US.

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Old Mexico Lives On

Old Mexico Lives On

“They didn’t jump the border—it jumped them.” Read the article “Old Mexico Lives On” here.

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Sad News about the Monarch Butterflies

Sad News about the Monarch Butterflies

 

 

Texas Butterfly Ranch reports that only three million monarch butterflies will make the trip to Mexico this year. Sigh.

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