Chiapas

After experiencing two natural disasters of its own, Mexico pulled its initial aid offer for Harvey victims in Texas.
After a decade of deliberation, the US state of California may soon let its companies meet part of their emission-reduction obligations by saving forests in places like the Mexican state of Chiapas. For it to work, the process must not only be socially and scientifically rigorous; it must also be well-communicated.
They also used their bodies to spell out "Welcome to Morelia" in Spanish.
For many, Mexico is seen as a beach destination, filled with all-inclusive resort properties. For others that are more adventurous, there's a whole world beyond these safe confines that's waiting to be discovered.
Arriving on the outskirts of Chiapa de Corzo, we spied a masked duo a block away and began to follow them, certain they would lead us to what we had come to witness.
Some Syrian activists question how committed the Kurds are to toppling the Syrian dictator. The Kurds, for their part, distrust Turkey, which supports the Syrian opposition. These debates and dynamics are mostly unknown to American progressives.
La roya. It may roll off the tongue, but this local term for "Coffee Leaf Rust" describes a fungal blight that has wiped out a significant amount of the worldwide coffee crop, adding insult to injury as farmers in Chiapas now doubly face the pressures of decreased output and falling global coffee prices.
Deep in the heart of rural Mexico, you'll find the Pueblos Mágicos, a select group of Mexican villages whose cultural, historical, or natural treasures have been deemed, well, magical.
Like my life here, these words represent many worlds melded into one beautiful language.
It is a food steeped in history and spirituality that has lost its place in Mexican agriculture and production. This is a story about bringing it back.
Traditional farmers share a respect for the land and the people who eat what they raise on that land. This means they follow ancient traditions of agrarian knowledge and practice. Some even touch the gods with their farming.
Chiapas' nutty version, called tamales chiapanecos, are a regional creation, filled with pork, raisins, tomatoes, almonds, onions and spicy herbs then wrapped in banana leaves.
Retired Catholic Bishop Samuel Ruíz Garcia, known as the champion of the poor and indigenous in southern Mexico, died Jan. 24 of complications from diabetes. He was 86.
More info: Visit the Mexico Tourism Board at www.visitmexico.com. The state's official site (in Spanish only) is www.turismochiapas.gob.mx