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Our Monthly Wrap #3: 27 August 2014 – 26 September 2014

Another month, another whirlwind 30 days and incredibly, we still find ourselves in Mexico (that’s 84 days in this vast country and still counting)!

Countries Visited: 726 more words


Chiapas, hardly

It should have been one of the highlights of our mexican trip : culturally and geographically, Chiapas sounded very promising. But its mountains will reveal some failures within our team. 1,727 more words


Palenque: Cuban Artists Exhibition Opens in France

The exhibition Palenque (hiding place for slaves), with some 100 works by Cuban artists, opened today at the Oscar Niemeyer site, in the building designed by the famous Brazilian architect in the 20th district of Paris. 168 more words


Mexico - Part Two

After swimming with the whale sharks, there was a sense of completion, of satisfaction, that meant we could finally finish our pursuit of them and continue on with our travels. 2,318 more words

Canyons, cascades and counterculture: The magical state of Chiapas

From the sapping humidity of Oaxaca’s Pacific coast, we rose through the night into the pine-covered highlands of Chiapas, Mexico’s southernmost state. As dawn broke, our bus made its final ascent to San Cristobal de las Casas, the city in the clouds. 1,750 more words

Chiapas: Ejidatarios from Candelaria express their opposition to the construction of the San Cristóbal-Palenque highway

In a press-conference held on 11 September in the offices of the Fray Bartolomé de Las Casas Center for Human Rights, ejidiatari@s from Candelaria, San Cristóbal de Las Casas municipality, made public their opposition to the planned construction of the highway between San Cristóbal de Las Casas and Palenque, with this being a decision agreed to in their communal assembly. 228 more words

Human Rights


Summer 1948: A flagstone on the floor of the Temple of Inscriptions has troubled the archaeologist Alberto Ruz Lhuillier for too many years. He cannot understand why it is the only flagstone in this room to contain these holes. 1,572 more words