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My friends the exorcists

“Where the devil did you disappear to?” I asked a Mexican friend who had suddenly vanished off WhatsApp for more than a week.


Rewilding, Mexico-style

REVIVE stands for Red de Viveros de Biodiversidad. It’s a network of plant nurseries founded in Veracruz in 2020 dedicated to biodiversity, and collaborates with at least 40 other nurseries to supply the plants, seeds and training needed for reforesting.

The ghosts and goblins of Tala

Nearly 50 years ago, Dr. John Wright came to Mexico to study pyroclastic flows: great “rivers” of incandescent volcanic ash that flowed across the landscape some 95,000 years ago when a huge, explosive volcanic eruption occurred not far from what is now Guadalajara.

‘Ancestral watercolor’ exhibit launches May Culture Festival

Getting a head’s start on Guadalajara’s 27th Festival Cultural de Mayo on May 2 was the opening of “Acuarelas Ancestrales” (Ancestral Watercolors), an exhibition of  paintings by local muralist Jorge Monroy, to be displayed at the Casa Feria in the city’s historic center throughout this month.