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Mexican Handcraft Masters | Copper

Watch on Vimeo A brief documentary about local artisans in the state of Michoacan. Craftsmen forge reclaimed copper by hand to create one of a kind vases and sculpture. Runtime: 5 min.

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Heart of Agave

on How a renegade optometrist in Mexico's Jalisco is defying Big Ag and saving Mexican farms — with the finest (organic) tequila you’...

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A Behind-the-Scenes Look at the Current Agave Crisis

The tequila industry is booming, but agave’s fluctuating prices make for an unstable business for those who farm it. Here, four agaveros (agave har...

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Chilaquiles sandwiches would be the only reason we’d get up in the morning, too

Guadalajara’s lonches — sandwiches, on soft baguettes, filled with things like pierna (pulled pork leg) and chilaquiles (soggy tortilla chips cov...

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British Virgin Islands | Wildlife & Heritage

In this short film, host Stewart McPherson explores the wildlife, history and heritage of the British Virgin Islands, which includes Tortola and Virgin Gorda. A famous stopping point for Christopher Columbus during his second journey to the New World, the BVI are a treasure trove for wildlife, a home for endangered iguanas, red-footed tortoises and flamingos. Runtime: 9 min.

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Standardization and Canonization in Mexican Mariachi Music

on Born in Jalisco, the mariachi ensemble has for seventy years been a central symbol of the Mexican nation. This scholarly article trac...

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The Story of Vanilla

on An excellent resource for learning about Mexico's vanilla, the original source of the world's supply. (Note: This links directly to a P...

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Cruel ships of prosperity

on For more than two centuries the huge profits and profound suffering of the Manila Galleons — Spanish colonial trading ships linking the ...

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