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Adriana Kupijy Vargas is a 20-year-old woman who established a community library in the Sierra Mixe of Oaxaca, in the municipality of Santa María Tlahuitoltepec. Kupijy (which means ‘flower that ascends’ in the Mixe language) is a student of pedagogy at the Faculty of Higher Studies (FES) Acatlán of the UNAM. Her father is an...
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With the slogan “All for the river”, in the framework of World Environment Day, representatives of civil associations and ecologists, carried out the First Festival of the Atoyac River. Through the water ritual, the participants called on society, in general, to join the rescue efforts of the 4 elements vital for survival, especially for the...
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In the community of Maguey Largo, municipality of San José del Progreso, by agreement of the general assembly, was declared a plastic-free community. The decision was made as a step towards conserving the environment and is the first community of the Valley of Ocotlan to declare itself plastic-free. “It is time to do something for...
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During the sixth edition of the Young Entrepreneur Forestry contest, of the Civil Association Reforestamos Mexico, the students belonging to the Forestry Education and Training Center (CECFOR) No 2. in Oaxaca, were granted an honorable mention by the innovation, creativity, and design of your Crayobambú project. The young students of forest communities, granted by the...
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A group of girls and boys between 12 and 15 years old marched this Friday to ask the authorities to take effective measures to combat climate change that affects the planet. Through the ‘Fridays for future movement’, children want to make society aware of actions to mitigate the effects of climate change, in addition to...
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In the face of changes in land use, since forests, jungles and mangroves and other systems have been modified, both to create infrastructure and for livestock and agricultural areas, it is necessary to act decisively to develop a conservation plan for the environment that includes elements to address the effects of climate change. The Institute...
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Zapoteco Language Preserved Thanks to Didxazapp
Mexico’s indigenous language diversity is under threat due the overwhelming predominantly-used Spanish language, but young people like Gonzalo Santiago Martinez are doing their best to preserve their heritage by using new apps. Martinez created Didxazapp, the ‘word app,’ to translate Spanish to the Isthmus Zapoteco (or Didxaza), an Oto-Manguean indigenous language from Oaxaca, in 2016....
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day of the dead oaxaca
Keeping Mexican traditions alive, Oaxaca will hold the first Day of the Dead costume contents in the city as part of the holiday activities, which are celebrated from October 25 to November 3, 2018. Under the slogan “Accept it, you die from living”, the local administration announced the call for contest participants to take part...
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More than three thousand military units, public security, and rescue, as well as students and teaching staff of various educational institutions, participated in the civic-military parade in the streets of downtown Oaxaca. The parade that began at the corner of 20 de Noviembre and Trujano streets, bound for Paseo Juarez “El Llano”, maintained an atmosphere...
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Houses made with earth, lime, natural fibers and a minimum part of cement, are the new alternatives used by a company that supported the reconstruction of houses in the municipality of Asunción Ixtaltepec, Oaxaca, affected by the earthquake of September 7. 2017. One of the beneficiaries of this initiative was Mrs. Teodula Toral and her...
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