San Miguel de Allende rises as a new art district in Mexico

San Miguel de Allende rises as a new art district in Mexico

Jul 20, 2017

Muros en Blanco is an initiative that since 2013 has painted a total of 70 murals through San Miguel de Allende as part of these innovative art festivals featuring 3 to 5 artists per edition. In this sense, San Miguel has effectively been turned into an art district, transforming life and the environment of all residents, thanks to murals of countless themes and genres. Walking through the streets of the Colonia Guadalupe in the “dark side” of San Miguel, you feel as if you have broken through a youthful, indomitable, free art center that explodes and overflows with motivation and all thanks to an initiative taken up by Graffiti World. Graffiti World is an organization that has worked very hard not only to transform the aesthetic environment of what previously was considered a dangerous neighborhood, but to ultimately change the social fabric, and the geogaphic location into a “safe place to take a walk”. As you stroll down the streets of Colonia Guadalupe, you can see a collection of the most impressive murals made up to date; check out an interview with Roberto Gutiérrez, curator and organizer of the Muros en Blanco festival, about the consequences, goals and achievements of this social phenomenon in San Miguel. Click here for full article...

Joint investment: 60 million pesos to pave Mexicali streets

Joint investment: 60 million pesos to pave Mexicali streets

Jul 20, 2017

Paving Mexicali streets is a challenge that every City Council in Mexicali has faced, for Mayor Gustavo Sanchez the project is of huge relevance, so the announcement of a 60 million pesos investment, with 50% of City resources and 50% State funds, for this works that are something that Mexicali has been waiting for decades and now it will become reality, the project was announced in Colonia Luis Donaldo Colosio, a popular section of the Mexicali. Sanchez Vazquez thanked Governor Kiko Vega because the State Government also looks towards Mexicali to support the State capital as it has already done with the other four cities of Baja California in order to improve and beautify their streets “together we can make Mexicali come along great” finally said Mayor Sanchez...

Ninety two million pesos investment to condition the BRT System

Ninety two million pesos investment to condition the BRT System

Jul 20, 2017

ALFREDO AZCARATE VARELA EDITOR/THE BAJA POST The Public Works Commission of the 22nd City Council of Mexicali approved 92 million pesos to finish conditioning the Palaco corridor for the BRT (Bus Rapid System), now the issue has to be brought up to the next Council Session, in case it is approved it would be applied to install intelligent traffic lights, boarding stations conditioning and other details to leave the BRT System ready, said the President of the aforementioned Commission, Alejandro Martinez Estrada. HE said that, if approved in the city Council Session this Friday, the conditioning works might start in August or September to “step on the gas pedal” so that the BRT System could be ready as soon as possible with a financial output of 73 million pesos of Federal resources and 19 million 880 thousand of municipal funds to amount a total of 92 million 880 thousand...

Are you planning a diving trip to La Paz, Baja California Sur?

Are you planning a diving trip to La Paz, Baja California Sur?

Jul 20, 2017

Located about an hour and a half drive from Cabo San Lucas and serviced by the same airport is the resort destination of La Paz. La Paz faces the Sea of Cortez/ Gulf of California. It has an outstanding reputation as a resort destination and one of the best diving destinations in the Baja Peninsula. Marisla Seamount, or El Bajo is one of the dive sites that is accessed from La Paz. This site has three peaks that reach up to just 60 feet below the surface. It is considered one of the best sites in the world for hammerhead sharks. Hammerheads are frequently seen on this site and have only been sited swimming clockwise around the seamounts. Amber jacks and tuna are some of the large marine life found here. Los Islotes is also close to La Paz. The waters around these islands are teeming with sardines. Over 200 California sea lions make the islands their home attracted by that delicious food the sardines are to them. Sea lions are very playful and will frequently check out the divers to see what’s up. The waters of La Paz is also a seasonal destination for whale sharks and some whales. Whale shark snorkeling trips are available as are whale sighting cruises. Divers often come across them while diving at the peak season. Socorro IslandsBy Hobe / Holger Behr (Own work) [Public domain], via Wikimedia ...

Huey Tzompantli: a tower of human skulls unearthed in Mexico City

Huey Tzompantli: a tower of human skulls unearthed in Mexico City

Jul 19, 2017

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – A tower of human skulls unearthed beneath the heart of Mexico City has raised new questions about the culture of sacrifice in the Aztec Empire after crania of women and children surfaced among the hundreds embedded in the forbidding structure. Archaeologists have found more than 650 skulls caked in lime and thousands of fragments in the cylindrical edifice near the site of the Templo Mayor, one of the main temples in the Aztec capital Tenochtitlan, which later became Mexico City. The tower is believed to form part of the Huey Tzompantli, a massive array of skulls that struck fear into the Spanish conquistadores when they captured the city under Hernan Cortes, and mentioned the structure in contemporary accounts. Historians relate how the severed heads of captured warriors adorned tzompantli, or skull racks, found in a number of Mesoamerican cultures before the Spanish conquest. But the archaeological dig in the bowels of old Mexico City that began in 2015 suggests that picture was not complete. “We were expecting just men, obviously young men, as warriors would be, and the thing about the women and children is that you’d think they wouldn’t be going to war,” said Rodrigo Bolanos, a biological anthropologist investigating the find. “Something is happening that we have no record of, and this is really new, a first in the Huey Tzompantli,” he added. Raul Barrera, one of the archaeologists working at the site alongside the huge Metropolitan Cathedral built over the Templo Mayor, said the skulls would have been set in the tower after they had stood on public display on the tzompantli. Roughly six meters in diameter, the tower stood on the corner of the chapel of Huitzilopochtli, Aztec god of the sun, war and human sacrifice. Its base has yet to be unearthed. There was no doubt that the tower was one of the skull edifices mentioned by Andres de Tapia, a Spanish soldier who accompanied Cortes in the 1521 conquest of Mexico, Barrera said. In his account of the campaign, de Tapia said he counted tens of thousands of skulls at what became known as the Huey Tzompantli. Barrera said 676 skulls had so far...