OAXACA NEWS, LIFE, AND TRAVEL
OAXACA NEWS, LIFE, AND TRAVEL

Headline News from Oaxaca, Mexico


On September 19, Oaxaca will join the nation in remembrance of the devastating 1985 earthquake, which last year was marked by the 2017 earthquake on the same day. September 19 is considered National Day of Civil Protection and serves as a reminder to the government, civil protection, and the citizens to always maintain an emergency...
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With an illiteracy rate of 13.3%, higher than the national average of 5.5%, Oaxaca commemorates National Day of Literacy as one of the priority states of the federal government to reduce the rate of people who can not read or write. Educational authorities of the state government pointed out that Oaxaca has a great challenge...
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It was simply spectacular … riders from 16 nations showed their expertise in man dominating machine during the presentation of the Moto Trail Up Oaxaca 2018, which was witnessed by more than four thousand spectators who packed Plaza de la Danza in downtown. The motorcycle acrobatic contest was presented by the company Altius Events, in...
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For their creativity and traditional designs, seven Oaxacan artisans were winners in the National Contest of Textiles and Rebozos 2018, who won the award for the best work, as well as the first, second and third places. and an honorable mention. With the support of the Oaxacan Institute of Handicrafts (IOA), the Oaxacans participated in...
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A new blow to the pocket of the Oaxacans was announced yesterday when Caminos y Puentes Federales (Capufe) reported on its website an increase of $33 pesos in the rate of the Tehuacán-Oaxaca highway. According to information published by the Capufe, the toll for cars will be $233 pesos, up from $200 pesos for the...
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The drought that prevented producers from sowing seasonal maize “on time” will impact up to 20 percent of Oaxaca’s annual production. The preliminary calculation was made by the president of the Basic Corn-Bean Product System of the State of Oaxaca, Raúl Narváez Labastida, who assured that the final figure will be in December. With the...
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On the first anniversary of the 8.2-magnitude earthquake that hit the Isthmus of Tehuantepec, the head of the Secretariat of Territorial and Urban Development (Sedatu), Rosario Robles Berlanga, said that of the damaged homes in Oaxaca and Chiapas, they have an 80 percent progress in the reconstruction process. In addition, she said that one in...
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In the month of August 2018, the National Seismological Service (SSN) reported a total of 2063 earthquakes with epicenters within Mexican territory; of which at least 1233 had their epicenter in Oaxaca. The magnitudes of these events are in a range of 1.9 to 5.3 and the epicenters are distributed throughout the national territory, concentrating...
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Oaxaca possesses enormous natural wealth; It has a great variety of climates and soils, a product of its complex geography. These characteristics make it one of the most favorable entities for the planting of coffee in Mexico, and for this reason, it is the fourth best producer in the country, having 136 thousand hectares of...
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According to the reports of the Federal Attorney for Environmental Protection (Profepa), between September and October, the arrival of at least 3 million turtles is expected at the two sanctuary beaches of Oaxaca. The federal agency reported that each turtle spawns about 100 eggs in their nests, however, it is estimated that only one of...
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The Pan-American Race returns to Oaxaca, and in 2018 it will do so in a big way since the capital city of Oaxaca will be where the legendary race competition of the most important classic rally cars in the world will start. “The Mexican Road Race,” was one of the most famous events in auto...
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doña Juana Santiago Chávez
Between abandonment and misery, an 85-year-old woman died in the public market of Villa de Etla, some 25 kilometers from the capital of Oaxaca. According to reports from municipal news outlets, Mrs. Juana Santiago Chávez went every day to sell her products, such as corn, beans and some vegetables, which she brought from her community of origin, San Juan Bautista...
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