Sunday, September 22, 2013

Tzintzuntzan Video

Video from The National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH)

Tzintzuntzan, lugar de colibríes o Tariaran, casa del viento, fue una de las últimas grandes ciudades del mundo prehispánico y capital económica, política y religiosa del imperio Purépecha...

Saturday, September 07, 2013

Michoacan in 1950

Asi Era Michoacan ... 1950

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Bass fishing from kayak in lake Zirahuen

Alejandro has been fishing from a kayak for 5 years, time that has helped him to focus in finesse tactics which he employs often in his home lake, Zirahuen. He has participated in several tournaments in Mexico and currently his personal record largemouth bass, caught from a kayak, stands at 14 lbs 10 oz. Alejandro also focuses his efforts on big bass, for which he employs different tactics. During 2010, he caught 5 bass over 10 lbs from his kayak.

Bass fishing from kayak in lake Zirahuen, Mexico

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Gastrocervecero Morelia Festival 2013

Morelia Gastrocervecero will host the Festival, which will take place on 20 and 21 April in the Garden Convention Center Orquidario

Morelia, Michoacán. - For the second consecutive year, Morelia will host the Gastrocervecero Festival, which will take place on the 20 and 21 April in the garden Orquidario Convention Center, with the participation of craft beer producers local, national and international and traditional cuisine.

Mi Morelia article in Spanish

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Mexico's Monarch butterflies in decline

By Mark Stevenson, The Associated Press

MEXICO CITY —The amount of Monarch butterflies wintering in Mexico dropped 59 percent this year, falling to the lowest level since comparable record-keeping began 20 years ago, scientists reported Wednesday.

It was the third straight year of declines for the orange-and-black butterflies that migrate from the United States and Canada to spend the winter in mountaintop fir forests in central Mexico. Six of the last seven years have shown drops, and there are now only one-fifteenth as many butterflies as there were in 1997.

The decline now marks a statistical long-term trend and can no longer be seen as a combination of yearly or seasonal events, the experts said.

But they differed on the possible causes.

Who's at fault?

Illegal logging in the reserve established in the Monarch wintering grounds was long thought to contribute, but such logging has been vastly reduced by increased protection, enforcement and alternative development programs in Mexico.

More in the NBC News Article

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Brilliant Soil

By custom, thousands of artisans in Mexico still use lead based glazes in their pottery without knowing the damage that this toxic element causes to their health.

Herlinda, an indigenous Purepecha potter, is one of the few artisans in her community who uses alternative lead-free glazes. Having achieved safer and healthier living conditions for her family, she faces the difficult task of finding a market for her impressive pieces.

But this does not dull her dreams of having her shop thrive and her brothers return from the United States to rejoin the family tradition.

An unexpected trip could crystallize this dream.

Friday, February 22, 2013

23rd Annual Morelia Guitar Festival

23rd Annual International Morelia Guitar Festival
The 8th to the 12th of April 

The International Guitar Festival of Morelia was founded by renowned guitarist Raul Olmos in 1991 and aims to show and expand knowledge in this sublime art. To promote and disseminate the music in all possible expressions, as well as recitals and concerts in various cultural spaces and schools within the city, the municipality and within the state.

One of the most important concerns of conducting this festival is to promote and foster awakening creativity of future generations. Capture the interest and curiosity of the general public. Expand and promote existing talent. Concentrating on different experiences, cultures and ideas to expand the expectations of our town, state and country. So the main objective of this festival is to create an open forum for young artists of Michoacan, contributing to their development.

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