Most of the artists are unknown. A few have signed their names. Araujo, Dorantes, Fzavala, Marin, Pérez, Luna, and Ortiz. Yet, most have been forgotten, or are dead, or retired, or are painting somewhere. But we have their paintings, which is more than most people leave as proof of a career. Continue reading »
Few years ago Donald Trump piñatas began appearing in the windows of Mexican candy shops. Now they have taken over Amazon and are becoming wildly popular in Central and North America. Scroll down to see some of the funniest examples! Continue reading »
Millions of tiny fireflies transform this dark woodland into something resembling an enchanted forest more commonly seen in a fairytale. Yellow dots fill the air and dart through the trees in these stunning photos taken by photographer Sergio Robledo. Continue reading »
As water levels dropped from a Mexican reservoir, something rather surprising occurred. A 400-year-old colonial church emerged, as if it was a ghost attempting to come back to life. A drought this year hit the watershed of the Grijalva river, dropping the water level in the Nezahualcoyotl reservoir by a whopping 82 feet. Continue reading »
Dany Lizeth, a creative and talented 17-year-old in Mexico, creates expertly detailed and beautifully colorful drawings of animals and people using watercolors and colored pencils. What’s even more impressive than her amazing talent at such a young age, however, is that she taught herself how to draw this well! Continue reading »
A youth organization that’s been known to use graffiti as a means of expression has teamed up with the government of Mexico to rehabilitate Palmitas, a town in the Pachuca district. Under the moniker “Germen Crew,” the group painted 209 houses, or twenty-thousand square meters of facade, into a single rainbow mural. Continue reading »
Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman is a Mexican drug lord who heads the Sinaloa Cartel, a criminal organization named after the Mexican Pacific coast state of Sinaloa where it was formed. On 11 July 2015, Guzmán escaped from Federal Social Readaptation Center No. 1, a maximum-security prison, located in Mexico.
Piñata (mostly in Mexico and Central America) is a gaily decorated crock or papier-mâché figure filled with toys, candy, etc., and suspended from above, especially during Christmas or birthday festivities, so that children, who are blindfolded, may break it or knock it down with sticks and release the contents.
Chefs prepare tacos of Cochinita Pibil, a popular dish from Yucatan, in an attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the world’s longest taco in Guadalajara February 15, 2015. Guadalajara broke the Guinness record for the longest taco of cochinita pibil, with a length of 2.5 kilometers, as part of the COME gastronomy festival, local media reported. For the preparation of the traditional dish, the chefs used 4 tons of pork, 36,000 tortillas and spices for 325 taco servings. (Photo by Alejandro Acosta/Reuters)
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A piñata depicting TV celebrity Kim Kardashian is displayed outside a workshop in Reynosa December 6, 2014. Mexican artisan Dalton Ramirez, known in his neighborhood for creating pinatas which depict local politicians and people in the entertainment industry, jumped on the Kardashian bandwagon after the reality star was featured in a magazine showing her famous curves. The photographs in the magazine were shot by Jean-Paul Goude and recreated his iconic “Carolina Beaumont, New York, 1976”. (Photo by Daniel Becerril/Reuters)
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Photographers Alex Troesch and Aline Paley first saw the long, pointy Mexican boots on a video through Facebook. Inspired by the video they saw, the Brooklyn-based duo, who have known each other three years, traveled to Matehuala, Mexico in late January to see the boots with their own eyes.
In northern Mexico, the pointy boots trend is more about flash than fashion. “They’re worn by people who want to impress other people,” Troesch says. In fact, one boot maker they met had transformed a regular pair of shoes into pointy boots for a client who wanted to impress the jury of a dance contest. That’s how the fervor started—but not everyone is a fan. Continue reading »
El Monstruo 2011 is a homemade armored tank, the latest weapons innovation from Los Zetas, one of Mexico’s largest and most brutal drug trafficking organizations. Continue reading »
Lucha libre (Spanish for “free fight”) is a term used in Mexico and other Spanish-speaking areas to refer to a certain form of professional wrestling involving varied techniques and moves. Outside of these areas, the term is synonymous with the professional wrestling performed in Mexico and other Latin American countries.
Mexican wrestling is characterized by rapid sequences of holds and moves, as well as spectacular high-flying moves, many of which have been adopted in the United States, and colorful masks. Lucha libre performers are known as luchadores (singular luchador).
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