San Antonio Necua, Baja California Sur, Mexico – Here in the binational Kumiai tribe’s largest community south of the U.S. Mexico border, a guided tour of the living medicine chest yields an abundance of traditional knowledge that centers on indigenous remedies and edibles. The native herbal garden is a focal point for revitalizing the nearly […]
Este artículo está disponible en español aquí On the internationally advertised wine-country tour of Baja California, a well-known destination among dozens is the L.A. Cetto vineyards, a large-scale producer of table wines. Next-door is the rustic and charming family-run Casa de Doña Lupe winery, with quite a local following. Yet not all is about the […]
In recent years, the popular tourist attraction of Semuc Champey in the Guatemalan department of Alta Verapaz has become a point of social conflict for the indigenous Q’eqchi’ Mayan communities surrounding the site. On February 8, tensions erupted and led to the occupation of the municipality building of Lanquín by over 200 members of the […]
The charm of ecotourism loses its varnish when penetrating virgin territory becomes a means for US and Canadian mining companies to dispossess indigenous peoples. As noted by Hermann Bellinghausen in an interview posted at Upside Down World, “All the major resorts of Mexico started with dispossession.” Even the patina of ethnic tourism loses its gloss […]
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