Day: November 2, 2017

Mezcal de Jaguar

The village of San Luis del Río Oaxaca had been terrorized for months by the presence of a wild, man-eating beast. The men who worked the fields surrounding the small valley of San Luis del Río left their homes each morning in fear of being attacked while they tended their crops and cared for the […]

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Forbidden mezcal

During the mushroom craze of the 70’s, when the mixtec shaman María Sabina (mother Mary) was sought after by hundreds of people, tale has it a foreigner entered the town of Santa María Tlahuitoltepec de Mixe: home of the Mixe (mee.heh) people, in the Northern Sierra of Oaxaca… The Mixes are –and were especially then- […]

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