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Wheels: How We Teach Latino Inferiority in Schools

John Paul Brammer | Posted 09.04.2014 | Latino Voices
John Paul Brammer

European history, it was clear, is living history. When it finally came time to learn about the ancient Mesoamerican cultures, I learned instead was what they didn't do. It began with their non-invention of the wheel.

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

R. Andrew Chesnut | Posted 01.23.2014 | 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.

What's New in the City of the Gods

Judith Fein | Posted 10.23.2013 | Travel
Judith Fein

People who visit Teotihuacan, outside of Mexico City, for the first time, often wonder if it was built by aliens. How else could humans who had nothing but stone tools construct a city like this?

Back to the Future

John McWhorter | Posted 02.27.2013 | TED Weekends
John McWhorter

2013-02-27-tedprizepullProbably most children on earth grow up using a dialect or even a language at home different from the one textbooks are written in. In practice, this means that students are expected to learn in a context where they are also taught to avoid using the speech they find most natural.

Gruesome Find May Be Evidence Of Mass Human Sacrifice

Posted 01.26.2013 | Science

By: Tia Ghose, LiveScience Staff Writer Published: 01/26/2013 10:27 AM EST on LiveScience Archaeologists have unearthed a trove of skulls in Mex...

Doomsday Prophets of Greed: The Dark Side of 2012

Shaahin Cheyene | Posted 01.28.2013 | World
Shaahin Cheyene

Thousands of websites, television shows, magazines and books feed on peoples' fear that the "end" is near. Just take one look on any online book retailer and you will see "2012" is hot property.

Orlando Jones Stars in New Interactive Web Series 'Meridian'

Shira Lazar | Posted 01.19.2013 | Technology
Shira Lazar

Meridian stars Orlando Jones (Drumline, MAD TV) as Jeff, a bored employee at a tech support call center whose life is changed when he discovers a mysterious Aztec amulet.

LOOK: 50 Skulls Discovered In Aztec Temple

AP | ADRIANA GOMEZ LICON | Posted 12.05.2012 | World

MEXICO CITY — Mexican archaeologists said Friday they uncovered the largest number of skulls ever found in one offering at the most sacred templ...

PHOTOS: It's National Tequila Day!

Posted 07.24.2012 | Latino Voices

For those of you currently suffering withdrawals from the large amounts of alcohol chugged over the 4th of July weekend, never fear! Tequila Day is he...

For Ancient Indigenous Civilizations, Every Day Was Earth Day

The Huffington Post | Laura Steiner | Posted 03.27.2013 | Latino Voices

While today we must actually take a day off to celebrate the Earth, in Latin America, for thousand of years, indigenous communities had a relationship...

PHOTOS: The Mexico You Didn't See During Spring Break

Posted 03.28.2012 | Latino Voices

You read what our Mexican friends had to say about Spring Breakers in Cancun (they're not too fond of them). And while Cancun surely remains to be the...

Hopeful Prophecy Enacted Part 2

Jacob Devaney | Posted 04.18.2012 | Home
Jacob Devaney

If we dare to dream bigger and envision a better future on the planet, we have a lot to learn from the elder cultures of this land.

Colo. Couple Returning Rare Book To Mexico

Posted 11.26.2011 | Denver

A book bought by a Grand Junction, Colo. couple on their 1972 honeymoon in Mexico City for $50 is now heading to the National Institute of Anthropolog...

Who Is Xiuhtezcatl and Why Is He Marching?

Alexia Parks | Posted 07.13.2011 | Impact
Alexia Parks

A 10-year-old Aztec boy named Xiuhtezcatl is inspiring thousands of youth who are linking up around the world and marching together to protect the environment.

Cooking Art History: The Aztecs

Maite Gomez-Rejon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Food
Maite Gomez-Rejon

Run to see Dining in the Aztec Empire for yourself, then head home to prepare a simple recipe inspired by the goddess of ripe maize, Chicomecoatl.

Chia: Ancient American Superfood

Brigitte Mars | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Brigitte Mars

Though we've all heard of chia pets, this tiny ancient black seed is a bonafide nourishing food crop. It's considered an energy tonic that enhances joint activity and sexual health.

The Healing Powers Of Hairless Dogs

abcnews.com | Lauren Cahoon | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Nancy Gordon's fibromyalgia pain had haunted her for years, forcing her to quit her job and sending her into depression. She's found salvation, howeve...