To be Mexican is to work work work trabajar trabajar trabajar the Chiapas taquero tells the film maker as he follows him from early morning prep to his route through the varrio with tacos al canasta. It’s Friday, and that means ceviche. Bonus footage: A welder/metal worker.
It’s dry in Mexico, too, but it’s not all bad. Low waters in a Chipas reservoir have revealed a sunken treasure. Discovery.com reports:
El Pozol, una bebida típica del estado mexicano de Chiapas, está hecha a base de maíz, agua y azúcar. Hay de distintos sabores, uno de ellos es el cacao. // Pozol is a typical Mexican beverage, it is made with corn, water and sugar. Also, it can be prepared with cocoa.
Este vídeo fue grabado en Chiapas, México. En él podemos ver la forma tradicional de hacer las tortillas, hechas por los mismos miembros de la comunidad de Petalcingo. Vuélvete un experto e impresiona a tus amigos. // This was recorded in Petalcingo, Chiapas, Mexico. We can see how native people of this community prepare traditional tortillas. Tortillas are typical in the Mexican gastronomy, so, if you want to become an expert and impress your friends, pay attention.
(PNS reporting from CHIAPAS, MX) Subcommandante Marcos, leader of the Zapatista rebels (EZLN) in southern Mexico, has announced that he is leaving the group’s leadership.
He said he no longer spoke on behalf of EZLN but will instead focus on his restaurant empire in Chicago.
POCHO amigo Professor Gary Burnett just uploaded a brilliant set of photos he shot in San Cristobal de las Casas, Chiapas, where the 1994 Zapatista (EZLN) uprising was centered. The profe has a good eye for political and surreal street art.
The Indian Store has everything the White Man needs — dream catchers, spirit animals, books on coyotes and WiFi signal boosters. [F-bombs.] Video by the 1491s.
Previously on the 1491s:
Over 30,000 Kickstarter backers pledged $2.1-plus million to Braff’s Wish I Was Here, with 25 days left in the campaign.
Not everyone is pleased with the results of this highly-successful crowd-funding effort. Chicano filmmaker Cuahctemoc Esperanza is upset that Braff raised millions yet no one has pledged any Kickstarter money for his documentary Chicana/o Vegan-themed Musical Resistance in Chiapas During the Early 90s.