Mexican Tarahumara woman wins 50km race wearing sandals - BBC News
The 22-year-old is from Mexico's Tarahumara indigenous community, known for being excellent runners.

María Lorena Ramírez defeated 500 other runners from 12 countries in the female category of the Ultra Trail Cerro Rojo in Puebla, in central Mexico.

She ran without any professional gear, and her pair of sandals was reportedly made from recycled tyre rubber.

The Tarahumara are famous for being excellent runners.

The race was held on 29 April, but only now has word about her victory spread.


Amado Nervo (August 27, 1870 – May 24, 1919) 

Mexican poet, journalist and educator. Nervo is noted as one of the most important Mexican poets of the 19th century. (Wikipedia)

From our stacks: Cover detail and title page from Poesías completas. Amado Nervo. Edición, Introdución y Notas de Alfonso Méndez Plancarte. Tomo I. Buenos Aires - México:  Espasa-Calpe Argentina, 1943. 

Qué fantástico ha de ser
ver al cielo derretirse como copos de nieve
cuando tomo tu mano y me rozo con tu cuello
qué fantástico si sucediera
pero sólo estoy fantaseando
—  Quetzal Noah - el color de los tallos

‘Mexicali’ Taco Salad

(Chose your own proportions)

  • Lean meat: ground turkey, or shaved/sliced chicken
  • Mixed greens
  • Corn
  • Sun dried tomatoes
  • Black beans
  • Shredded purple cabbage
  • Avocado, optional

Taco seasoning: chili powder, garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, crushed red pepper flakes, salt + pepper

    Dress you salad with: salsa, sour cream or greek yogurt, or cilantro lime dressing


    spanish, yiddish, hebrew, and hungarian as part of a mexican jewish family’s identity.

    So… Quick question
    Does anyone here knows “Cri Cri: El grillito cantor”?
    He was a mexican singer / song-writer who made songs for children

    María Izquierdo, Mexican painter, “Mis sobrinas”, 1940.

    “María Izquierdo’s career helped open the door for many women artists. The Mexican artist’s prestige is often compared to that of Marie Laurencin from the School of Paris and although she is not as popularly known as Frida Kahlo, she helped establish a foundation for women artists. Maintaining value in art rooted in traditional Mexican values, Izquierdo’s art stood out for it s ingenious portrayals of Mexico among an area of highly politicized art. (…) A believer that women should have the chance to explore different professional realms, she also held strong to the traditional family roles instilled in her by her aunt and grandmother. While her painting /The Jewelry Box/ sends a satirical message surrounding the roles of woman roles and her work, Alegoría del trabajo (Allegory of Work) does provoke the idea of misogyny and oppression. Painting Mis Sobrinas (My Nieces) shows how she valued and believed in family ties and the “obligation” to family. She often depicted women in a variety of social settings and backgrounds, but only painted herself with her family or alone.[3]


    (…) Izquierdo made it clear through her paintings that she believed women could be active members of society, helping to perpetuate culture and define the national identity of Mexico. Her altar scenes in particular bring her intimate style together with themes of feminism and nationalism, drawing connections that were profound for her time. Through these cupboard altars, Mexican women were able to add a rich religious context to their everyday domestic roles, and thus “propagate their national culture, generational traditions, and religious beliefs” (Donovan 162).”