Recently the federal government of Mexico made an agreement with farm labor activists in the San Quintín Valley of Baja California Norte to subsidize their daily income. After a series […]
“There is no border when it comes to Mexican-American culture.” Those are the words of famed Mexican artist Roberto Gil de Montes. Gil de Montes is a long time friend and mentor to Los Angeles based artist Roberto Munguia. I’ve known Roberto Munguia for over 20 years, literally since he […]
I have to admit, I’m worried. I was in Oaxaca in the summer of 2006 when the teachers strike erupted in violence and paralyzed the city. It was a blow from which the city is just now starting to recover. As I work and travel in the area, I am […]
We want to congratulate the Lopez Family and their restaurant, Guelaguetza Restaurante, for being honored by the James Beard Foundation with the American Classics Award. The Award recognizes great regional restaurants that “are treasured for their quality food, local character, and lasting appeal.” L.A. Times food critic Jonathan Gold wrote: “At […]
Save the date…We will be there!
A simple black bow above the door of La Mano Magica heralded the bad news. On March 9, 2014, Arnulfo Mendoza, known for his unmatched skill as a rug weaver, died at the age of 59. To say that Arnulfo Mendoza was just a rug weaver is to say that […]
A semi regular feature of Dave Miller’s Mexico… a few quick reads about Mexico that showed up around the net during the last week. We don’t endorse them, and we may not even agree with them, we just share them. Enjoy! NAFTA: 20 Years of Regret for Mexico… Mark Weisbrot, […]