Rescuing a grand collection

In Mexico, the somewhat dramatic word "rescatar" (lit. rescue) is used to mean to write about something that has fallen into obscurity. But perhaps in this case, "rescue" may be accurate. Until the 1985 earthquake, Mexico City's main handcraft museum was the Museo de Artes e Industriales Populares, located on Juarez Street near the Torre … Continue reading Rescuing a grand collection

Valuable tree sap in Chiapas

There are only a certain number of ambar mines in the world. They have come about because there are certain conditions that must be right in order to form deposits. First, it is necessary to have forests of trees the exude sap, often as a means of protecting themselves against parasites. This excess sap runs … Continue reading Valuable tree sap in Chiapas