Diana Kennedy’s Complicated Relationship With Mexican Cuisine

The brilliant and opinionated author, who died on Sunday, chronicled the recipes and culinary traditions of Mexico. Our critic considers her legacy.

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In Mexico, One Cartel Is Cleared, but Others Storm In

In the state of Michoacán, small drug cartels compete with larger ones for territory, leaving the residents caught in the middle of a brutal turf war.

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U.S. Temporarily Bans Avocados From Mexico, Citing Threat

The move is a blow to the Mexican state of Michoacán, which exports roughly $3 billion worth of the fruit annually.

#agriculture-and-farming, #agriculture-department, #avocados, #drug-cartels, #international-trade-and-world-market, #michoacan-mexico

In Mexico, Ornately Painted Churches Enshrine Years of Indigenous Resilience

As Michoacán’s centuries-old chapels undergo restorations, the buildings raise new questions about how architectural conservation should work — and whom such projects are really for.

#architecture, #art, #churches-buildings, #historic-buildings-and-sites, #indigenous-people, #mexico, #michoacan-mexico, #restoration-and-renovation

Protecting Mexico’s Monarch Butterf

Climate change and the violence in Michoacán threaten Mexico’s Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve.

#butterflies-and-moths, #endangered-and-extinct-species, #michoacan-mexico, #monarch-butterfly, #monarch-butterfly-biosphere-reserve

Economic Freeze Cuts Remittances, a Lifeline for Migrants’ Families

Migrant workers globally send hundreds of billions of dollars home every year. The economic paralysis with the coronavirus pandemic threatens that.

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