Notes on COVID-19 from Oaxaca

Long-standing interlocutors tell us about how the pandemic has affected local cultural practices and community life.

People of the Bean

An heirloom bean club brings culinary community and diverse foodways to its legume lovers’ doors.

Debt and Dispossession among Maya Peoples

Contemporary credit and finance systems are ensnaring Mayas in Mexico and Guatemala in predatory practices that are being met by Mayas with forms of resistance that are both new and old.

From Mexico to the Moon

The Biosphere Reserve of El Pinacate in northwestern Mexico, sacred to the Tohono O’odham, is considered a paradise by biologists for its diversity of plant and animal life, and by geologists for its immense dunes and lava fields.

Posting at the Margins

“Okay, let’s start the memes,” posted a member of a community Facebook page in the town of Playa del Carmen, shortly after the first presidential debate concluded. Within minutes, the comments section of the post filled with hilarious, insulting, insightful, and downright offensive memes making fun of the five (currently four) presidential candidates.