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Group Uses Needle and Thread to Remember Those Killed in Mexico’s Drug War

Arizona Public Media

Fuentes Rojas is embroidering handkerchiefs to memorialize those who have been killed by cartel-driven violence.

Colima Volcano Is Nat Geo’s Travel Photo of the Year


Tapiro’s winning photo shows an erupting Colima spewing ash into the starry night sky. A massive lightning bolt leaps between the ash cloud and the volcano.

Looking for a Fight: Transgender Boxer Born a Woman, Fighting as a Man

The Los Angeles Times

Pat Manuel once tried out for the US Olympic Woman’s Boxing team, then came out as transgender and began transitioning to being a man, but still a boxer.

Exhibition of Mayan Beauties Opens in Mexico City

Prensa Latina

The Mayan exhibition, Language of Beauty, composed of 350 pieces, indigenous testimonies and civilian and religious chronicles of the 16th century, has opened at the National Museum of Anthropology.

Why Are These Tijuana Barber Shops All the Rage with Mexican Men?

San Diego Union-Tribune

Hidden a few blocks away from Tijuana’s main thoroughfare, an old warehouse has become a cultural landmark for the city’s fashion-conscious men.

Designers Tell the Story of Mexico City with Emojis

Next City

City-specific emoji are on the rise in the U.S. Now, Mexico City is hopping on the textable symbol train with a host of Lucha Libre wrestlers, Mexican salamanders, Frida Kahlos.

Donald Trump’s ’Despacito’ Remix Shows the President Finally Speaking Spanish


Record-breaking song “Despacito” has gotten yet another remix, perhaps the most remarkable yet.

’Valentina & Her Magic Crayons’ Against Child Abuse

El Universal

The Studies Center for the Advancement of Women and Gender Equality in Mexico, part of the Chamber of Deputies, presented the book “Valentina and her Magic Crayons”, with the objective of preventing child sexual abuse.

Threads to the Past: Oaxacan Artist Weaves Together History, Art, Culture and Tradition


Porfirio Gutierrez is a renowned Zapotec weaver who learned the skill from his father while growing up in Teotitlan del Valle, Oaxaca, Mexico. As he recounts, that was the culture; weaving was a way of life.

Mexicans Relying on Religion to Break Their Addictions

Agencia EFE

Some Mexicans are turning to their faith to break their dependence on alcohol or drugs by taking oaths to the Virgin of Guadalupe, whose basilica here receives some 200 devotees each day who swear to leave their addictions behind.

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