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28.02.2020

Rediscovering the Maya Tzeltal culture. 3- The corn people

Rediscovering the Maya Tzeltal culture. 3- The corn people

“The birds sing to ask the sky for rain. They sing for corn to grow, the life food of creation. Our elders knew the needs of the animals well; they allowed them to eat a part of the harvest, because the fruits of Mother Earth had to be shared. The… »

26.01.2020

Rediscovering the Maya Tzeltal culture – 2. The Mayan Altar

Rediscovering the Maya Tzeltal culture – 2. The Mayan Altar

“Accompany me during the construction of the altar, I will explain our culture to you” said Don Leonardo, a curandero of the Indio Theology at a meeting attended by twenty-two communities. I humbly accepted, surprised and honoured by the proposal of the elder. The Mayan Altar shows the spiritual connection… »

01.01.2020

Rediscovering the Mayan Tzeltal culture. 1 – Indio Theology

Rediscovering the Mayan Tzeltal culture. 1 – Indio Theology

Among Mexican communities, traditional doctors from the native peoples gather to fight for the survival of their culture. “Our organization is almost twenty years old. We woke up and said Enough! to the oppression of religions. Many churches continue to offend and trample us with their prohibitions, insults and indifference… »

12.12.2019

Rediscovering the Mayan Tzeltal culture

Rediscovering the Mayan Tzeltal culture

Claudio Rossetti Conti, a young Milanese psychologist fascinated by cultural diversity, is active in Chiapas and Guatemala in various indigenous communities as a community psychologist. As a scholar and friend of several women and men of traditional Maya Tzeltal medicine, he is interested in rediscovering the cultures of the original… »

20.02.2019

The world summit of Nobel Peace Laureates to be held in Yucatán in September 2019

The world summit of Nobel Peace Laureates to be held in Yucatán in September 2019

Mérida, Yucatán will be the host city of the 17th Nobel Peace Summit in 2019. The Permanent Secretariat of the World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates together with the Government of the State of Yucatán, are pleased to announce that the next Nobel Peace Summit will be hosted in Mérida,… »

03.02.2019

Governments of Uruguay and Mexico to convene international conference on Venezuela

Governments of Uruguay and Mexico to convene international conference on Venezuela

In communiqués from their respective foreign ministries, Mexico and Uruguay have called for an international conference to create the conditions for dialogue between the different political forces in Venezuela. “The purpose of the conference is to lay the foundations for establishing a new mechanism for dialogue that, with the inclusion… »

03.12.2018

Mexico: López Obrador and a memorable speech in the Zócalo: “With the people everything, without the people nothing” (Full text)

Mexico: López Obrador and a memorable speech in the Zócalo: “With the people everything, without the people nothing” (Full text)

The 100 commitments of the new president of Mexico, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, are published below. In addition to his ambitious roadmap, yesterday’s day was marked by an unprecedented and exciting ceremony in Mexico City’s Zócalo, in which AMLO received the baton of command from the indigenous peoples. Thousands of… »

27.11.2018

U.S. Border Patrol Fires Tear Gas at Families Seeking Asylum

U.S. Border Patrol Fires Tear Gas at Families Seeking Asylum

In Tijuana, Mexico, U.S. border patrol officers fired tear gas Sunday into a crowd of desperate Central American asylum seekers as they tried to push their way through the heavily militarized border with the United States. Among those attacked were mothers and small children, who were left gagging and screaming… »

05.08.2018

Emilio Gutiérrez Soto’s Fight for Asylum and a Free Press

Emilio Gutiérrez Soto’s Fight for Asylum and a Free Press

Emilio Gutiérrez Soto, a journalist who fled certain assassination in his native Mexico, has just been released from an immigrant detention center in Texas. He and his son Oscar were detained by ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) last December, two months after Emilio received an award from the National… »

02.07.2018

AMLO’s election: An awesome opportunity for Mexico and Latin America

AMLO’s election: An awesome opportunity for Mexico and Latin America

Mexico, along with Brazil, is one of the “big brothers” of Latin America and the Caribbean. Not only because of its demographic weight – its 128 million inhabitants represent a fifth of the region’s total population – or because of the size of its economy, whose GDP is equivalent to… »

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