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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


The Sirius Connection

I began writing this blog on kin 69 last year, however, for one reason or another, I never came to publish it.

Today kin 52, I have decided to re-edit and release this work. 2,938 more words

Palenque - Outside the ruins

The ruins are hot. The town is hot. Palenque is one of the hottest and most humid places in Mexico during the wet season. So after days of dripping sweat in mosquito land, what do you do? 339 more words

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