September 30, 2018
When we fled Oaxaca, albondigas made us feel at home
I remember the day I saw the house that was to be our restaurant for the first time. It was — is — a 200-year-old colonial house in downtown Oaxaca, a city in Southern Mexico. The sheer magnitude of the place — with several rooms arranged around a roofless inner courtyard that included a fountain...
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Saving the Prized Chile That Grows Only in Oaxaca’s Mountains
Julián Isidro’s father, Robustiano Isidro Dominguez, rotates pasillas above a heat source. In 1933, riding on the back of a second-rate horse, it took the late anthropologist Ralph L. Beals two full days to reach the Mixe town of Ayutla from the Central Valleys of Oaxaca in Mexico—a distance of approximately 90 miles. As he...
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Oaxaca’s Potent Secret, Mezcal Is Born of Time, Tradition and a Slow-Growing Plant
Mezcal is a drink like no other. “El elíxir de los dioses” (the elixir of the gods) is a potent and largely handcrafted libation that has been consumed at quinceañeras, weddings and funerals for generations in Oaxaca. Unlike its cousin tequila, mezcal is not easy to produce commercially, limiting its export. And even with a...
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The perception of insecurity by those living in Oaxaca de Juárez, and its metropolitan area, grew 8.7 percent in two years, going from 65.6 percent in March and April 2016 to 74.3 percent in 2018, according to the National Survey of Victimization and Perception on Public Safety 2018 (Envipe). In the perception of insecurity by...
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tropical storm sergio
At 1000 AM CDT (1500 UTC), the center of Tropical Storm Sergio was located near latitude 12.1 North, longitude 105.4 West. Sergio is moving toward the west near 13 mph (20 km/h) and this general motion is expected for the next couple of days with a turn toward the west-northwest expected on Tuesday. Maximum sustained...
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oaxaca abortion
Members of feminist collectives in Oaxaca marched yesterday afternoon through the streets of the city to demand the decriminalization of abortion and respect for their sexual and reproductive rights. As part of the International Day for the Decriminalization of Abortion in Latin America and the Caribbean, women from the capital joined the so-called “green tide”...
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