Mexico, Natural World, Spanish Culture and Language, The Americas

7 Reasons You’ll Love Desserto Cactus Fabric

What if you could make an animal-friendly leather-like fabric that was breathable and environmentally sustainable? Mexican inventors Adrián López Velarde (auto industry) and Marte Cázarez (fashion industry) have discovered a way to make this dream come true. Move over pleather, there’s a new textile in town. They’ve invented a breathable, natural vegan material made from […]

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Mexico, Nature

Happy World Wildlife Day

The United Nations began the tradition of this annual celebration March 3rd, 2013. Today, on the seventh anniversary, is a great time for a wildlife update. Let’s look at the status of a few animals on the World Wildlife Fund endangered list. These three are personal favorites: leopards, orangutans and vaquita porpoises. Amur Leopard: Panthera […]

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Afro-Latinos, Mexico, Texas

Two Families, Two Ferries to Freedom

Two families on the Texas-México border are notable for their roles in the Underground Railroad heading south of the Río Grande. The Jacksons and the Webbers have similar histories. The women were Black former slaves and the men were White. Jackson was a former slave owner who freed his slaves, including Matilda who became his […]

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