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As California Contemplates REDD+, Clarity Should Trump Confusion

Forest Trends | Posted 04.30.2016 | Green
Forest Trends

After a decade of deliberation, the US state of California may soon let its companies meet part of their emission-reduction obligations by saving forests in places like the Mexican state of Chiapas. For it to work, the process must not only be socially and scientifically rigorous; it must also be well-communicated.

1,000 Worshippers Welcome Pope Francis With A Living Portrait

The Huffington Post | Jesselyn Cook | Posted 02.17.2016 | World

Incredible! >1,000 people form "living portrait" at Morelia, #Mexico to welcome #Pope #PapaexMex (pic: @torreon)— Jon Wil...

Adventure Travel Mexico (ATMEX) Highlights Outdoor Opportunities

Bryen Dunn | Posted 09.13.2016 | Travel
Bryen Dunn

For many, Mexico is seen as a beach destination, filled with all-inclusive resort properties. For others that are more adventurous, there's a whole world beyond these safe confines that's waiting to be discovered.

Women Up in Arms: Zapatistas and Rojava Kurds Embrace a New Gender Politics

Beverly Bell | Posted 05.17.2015 | World
Beverly Bell

By Charlotte Maria Sáenz, Other Worlds "Office of Women for Dignity" at the Zapatista Autonomous Municipality "Caracol de Oventic," Chiapas, Mexico...

Mexico's Parachico Festival Is Antidote to January Blahs

Meg Pier | Posted 03.22.2015 | Arts
Meg Pier

Arriving on the outskirts of Chiapa de Corzo, we spied a masked duo a block away and began to follow them, certain they would lead us to what we had come to witness.

Should We Oppose the Intervention Against ISIS? An Exchange of Views

Danny Postel | Posted 02.21.2015 | World
Danny Postel

Some Syrian activists question how committed the Kurds are to toppling the Syrian dictator. The Kurds, for their part, distrust Turkey, which supports the Syrian opposition. These debates and dynamics are mostly unknown to American progressives.

The End of Coffee? The Devastating Effects of 'La Roya'

Ishani Premaratne | Posted 05.31.2014 | Impact
Ishani Premaratne

La roya. It may roll off the tongue, but this local term for "Coffee Leaf Rust" describes a fungal blight that has wiped out a significant amount of the worldwide coffee crop, adding insult to injury as farmers in Chiapas now doubly face the pressures of decreased output and falling global coffee prices.

What Are the Pueblos Mágicos? The Best Reason to Visit Mexico

minube | Posted 05.28.2014 | Travel

Deep in the heart of rural Mexico, you'll find the Pueblos Mágicos, a select group of Mexican villages whose cultural, historical, or natural treasures have been deemed, well, magical.

From Harvard to Chiapas: Seeing Healthcare From the Ground Up

Ishani Premaratne | Posted 04.21.2014 | College
Ishani Premaratne

Like my life here, these words represent many worlds melded into one beautiful language.

Chocolate As Resistance

Daniel Klein | Posted 02.03.2014 | Taste
Daniel Klein

It is a food steeped in history and spirituality that has lost its place in Mexican agriculture and production. This is a story about bringing it back.

Traditional Sacred Agriculture

Evaggelos Vallianatos | Posted 08.25.2013 | Green
Evaggelos Vallianatos

Traditional farmers share a respect for the land and the people who eat what they raise on that land. This means they follow ancient traditions of agrarian knowledge and practice. Some even touch the gods with their farming.

Nervously Enjoying Street Food In Chiapas

Off Track Planet | Posted 12.16.2012 | Travel
Off Track Planet

Chiapas' nutty version, called tamales chiapanecos, are a regional creation, filled with pork, raisins, tomatoes, almonds, onions and spicy herbs then wrapped in banana leaves.

Remembering Samuel Ruiz -- The Little Bishop Who Roared

Rose Marie Berger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rose Marie Berger

Retired Catholic Bishop Samuel Ruíz Garcia, known as the champion of the poor and indigenous in southern Mexico, died Jan. 24 of complications from diabetes. He was 86.

Chiapas Runs Hot and Cold

Bob Schulman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Bob Schulman

Some half-million people live in the balmy Mexican city of Tuxtla Gutierrez, and tonight it looks like every one of them has shown up at a downtown sq...