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Slideshow: Mexico's Trinity of Death in Michoacan

R. Andrew Chesnut | Posted 11.01.2016 | Religion
R. Andrew Chesnut

All photographs by Fabiola Chesnut, a native of Morelia, Michoacan, and Head of the Department of Fine Arts at Huguenot High School in Richmond, Virgi...

Holy Death: Santa Muerte, Day of the Dead and La Catrina

R. Andrew Chesnut | Posted 10.15.2016 | Religion
R. Andrew Chesnut

The culture of Mexico is not alone in its remembrance of death, but it is unique in how, more often than not, these commemorations are more festive than somber.

Mexico Is Running Out of Tears

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 01.25.2015 | World
Yoani Sanchez

When I visited Mexico for the first time I was impressed by its tremendous potential and enormous problems. I was amazed by a culture whose calendar is lost in time, especially when compared to a Cuba that is still a teenager.

Mexico's Trinity of Death: Santa Muerte, Day of the Dead and La Catrina

R. Andrew Chesnut | Posted 10.15.2015 | Religion
R. Andrew Chesnut

As they say in Mexico, "death is just and even-handed for everyone since we will all die." For many, this unalterable truth provides a strong reason to celebrate life while there is still time.

Mexico's Day of the Dead - A Unique Celebration of Life (PHOTOS)

Holly Cara Price | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Holly Cara Price

Day of the Dead (Dia de los Muertos) is observed in Mexico on All Saints Day, November 1 and All Souls Day, November 2nd. Altars are lovingly decorat...