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Chiapas

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
minube

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.

Mysterious Mexican Mass Grave Was Ancient Cemetery

AP | Posted 05.12.2012 | World

SAN CRISTOBAL, Mexico (AP) — A representative of Mexico's main anthropology agency says the remains of 167 people found in a cave in the country's s...

X-Rays Find 513 U.S.-Bound Migrants Hiding In Trucks

AP | By MANUEL DE LA CRUZ | Posted 07.18.2011 | World

TUXTLA GUTIERREZ, Mexico -- Police in Mexico's southern Chiapas state found 513 migrants on Tuesday inside two trailer trucks bound for the United Sta...

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...