Category Archives: Culture

Stunning pictures of indigenous beauty queens of Guatemala

Rodrigo Abd, Argentinian photoprapher for Associated Press, recently went to Guatemala and took pictures there of candidates for the title of National Indigenous Queen of Guatemala. Myles Little of Time Magazine has a very interesting short article about it. The … Continue reading

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What do anthropologists think about the 2012-phenomena?

I came across an interesting interview with John W. Hoopes, anthropologist at the University of Kansas. In it, he approaches the 2012 phenomena from the anthropologic point of view. You can find the whole interview here. However, I want to … Continue reading

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Where does North America begin?

As a European, I’m familiar with the common misconceptions about countries south of the USA. There are for example always the same discussions about Mexico not being North America. Such a judgement might be coming from ignorance, but it is … Continue reading

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A humoristic approach to the Mesoamerican ballgame

Rob Sylvester over at Cracked.com covers the Mesoamerican ballgame or in their words The Greatest Sport Ever Invented. Readers of cracked.com might expect an humoristic approach, but nevertheless the given information is overall accurate. For example there is no mention … Continue reading

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The Big Picture covers Mixteca

The Big picture of boston.com covers the Mixteca region today, especially the little town San Miguel Cuevas. The Mixteca region, which covers parts of the Mexican states Guerrero, Oaxaca and Puebla, has been hit hard by emigration to the USA. … Continue reading

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Just a picture…

I just loved this picture posted today by hedonism101 on reddit.com. So much in fact, that I wanted to share it with you, although it’s a bit blurry.

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Happy Cinco de Mayo!

Happy Cinco de Mayo to everyone. It’s a special day, we talked about it in the article The last emperor of Mexico. As I don’t have the necessary dancing skills to show a picture of me dancing, here is someone … Continue reading

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