August 17, 2008 |
"The most interesting part about [El Morro] is the signatures of all the people going through there," reader Laura LaCour-Johnson, a native of Albuquerque, write in her nominating letter. "The best time to go is just before winter, when it's chilly but you can still go up. If it has just snowed, it's really, really nice. " THE SETTING El Morro National Monument , a much-carved bluff in the high desert of western New Mexico. THE VIBE Anasazi, with one layer of Spanish colonialism and another of American Manifest Destiny, all seen through the lens of National Park Service stewardship.
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April 13, 2008 |
In Mexico, the story of the country's black population has been largely ignored in favor of an ideology that declares that all Mexicans are "mixed race." But it's the mixture of indigenous and European heritage that most Mexicans embrace; the African legacy is overlooked.
December 28, 2001 |
When Mexico's secretive counterinsurgency squad came looking for her in this industrial city two hours' drive from the U.S. border, Violeta Tecla Parra was already hardened by detention and savvy to their ways. So, as she opened her apartment door that day in April 1978, Violeta pulled out a pistol and opened fire, striking one agent in his flak jacket before she was bearhugged to the ground. And that, as far as the official record goes, was the last anyone heard of her.
December 19, 2001 |
They were joined together in a clandestine ceremony, a blessing from a Catholic priest. It was a substitute for the wedding that had to be canceled because both bride and groom were wanted by the police. Once devotees of the teachings of Jesus, Ignacio Salas Obregon and Graciela Mijares had just become urban warriors, self-styled guerrilla fighters who robbed banks and planned kidnappings from "safe houses" scattered across this capital city.
November 28, 2001 |
Fulfilling a key campaign pledge, Mexican President Vicente Fox said Tuesday that his government will prosecute and punish officials who are found responsible for killing hundreds of leftists in the 1970s and '80s. Speaking in the courtyard of a former jail once filled with political prisoners, Fox also said that security files from that era will be opened, allowing public scrutiny for the first time of human rights abuses during the government's "dirty war" against leftist insurgents.
June 3, 2001 |
It was Eden and Atlantis rolled into one. A Shangri-La where old age and death supposedly were unknown. A paradise that, inscribed in ancient tribal memory, has passed from legend into tradition into myth. Nearly every world culture has its epic of origin, a story that explains where its people came from and defines who they are. The Israelites had their Exodus, the Romans their "Aeneid," the Germans their Nibelungenlied.