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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 thefern.org How a renegade optometrist is defying Big Ag and saving Mexican farms — with the finest (organic) tequila you’ll ever taste. By Te...

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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 share what...

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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

This mini-documentary explores the wildlife, history and heritage of the British Virgin Islands, which includes Tortola and Virgin Gorda. They are a treasure trove for wildlife, a home for endangered iguanas, red-footed tortoises and flamingos, which, while under pressure, continue to thrive thanks to diverse conservation efforts and a network of well-managed preserves. Runtime: 9 min.

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Standardization and Canonization in Mexican Mariachi Music

on academia.edu The mariachi ensemble has for seventy years been a central symbol of the Mexican nation. This scholarly tracks its rise to icon statu...

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The Story of Vanilla

on fantes.net 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 aeon.co 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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