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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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Oaxacans will celebrate Mexico’s Independence Day this Saturday, September 15, with the Cry for Independence at the Government Palace and the traditional military parade the following morning. Last year the city cancelled the events due to the earthquake of September 7, but this year it has been arranged to celebrate the Independence Cry at the...
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Teatro Macedonio Alcalá bears the name of a Mexican composer, an emblem of Oaxaca, turns 109 years old this month, surviving the earthquakes of 1931, 1999, and 2017. In the first years of the last century, while campaigning for the governorship of Oaxaca, the lawyer Emilio Pimentel proposed to the Oaxacans the construction of a...
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oaxaca pottery
The art of Oaxaca pottery will be on exhibit at the Franz Mayer Museum, through an exhibition consisting of 150 pieces made by 75 families from more than 35 villages of Oaxaca. It exhibit is called “Barro y fuego. El arte de la alfarería en Oaxaca” (Mud and fire. The art of pottery in Oaxaca)...
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traffic signals
The Municipal Highway Commission of Oaxaca continues with the implementation of “Uno por Uno, Primero el Peatón”, which is enabled in downtown streets and the Reforma colony. The English translation is “One by One, Pedestrians First” as the program slogan. The head of the department, Felipe Reyna Romero, said that to date 25 intersections have...
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oaxaca markets
One of the most rewarding and fascinating experiences that travelers can have when they visit another country, especially if the area falls into the category of exotic, is to visit a traditional market. They are usually picturesque places that allow you to see and understand the reality of the local day-to-day life better than any...
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Instituto Municipal de la Mujer
With the purpose of providing a better service to the women of the capital, Instituto Municipal de la Mujer (IMM) invites you to participate in the scheduled activities from May 11 to June 1, 2018. The activities are designed to raise awareness among the participants about the importance of generating a culture of gender equity;...
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