WCU in Chiapas

WCU in Chiapas Information on the May 2016 trip to San Cristobal de las Casas, Chiapas, Mexico from Western Carolina University.

Not to bombard you with info, but here's an NPR podcast covering the relationship between the US, Mexico, and countries ...
01/24/2016
Why Are Some Central Americans Saying No to US Aid?

Not to bombard you with info, but here's an NPR podcast covering the relationship between the US, Mexico, and countries in Central America. We'll be talking a lot about this in the course on Literatures of Immigration. All immigrants from Central America must pass through Chiapas on their way to the US. http://latinousa.org/2016/01/22/central-americans-saying-no-to-us-aid/

For decades, the number of migrants from Central America detained and deported from the United States has been rising steadily. In response, the U.S. has beefed up its security and spent billions on immigration enforcement and border patrol. In 2008,...

Travel blogpost covering San Lorenzo Zinacantán, a Tzotzil Maya community about 30 minutes outside of San Cristobal.
01/14/2016
Jim & Carole's Mexico Adventure: Chiapas Part 13: Zinacantan, center of Maya weaving &...

Travel blogpost covering San Lorenzo Zinacantán, a Tzotzil Maya community about 30 minutes outside of San Cristobal.

Carole and I live in Ajijic, a village on the shore of Lake Chapala, Mexico's largest natural lake. During our travels in Mexico, we have found a startling cultural mix from ancient pre-hispanic to the 21st Century.This is a land of vivid colors and contrasts, a country which provides us with fascin…

People have referred Chiapas as the site of the US's "southernmost border with Central America." Since one of the WCU in...
12/20/2015
What It’s Like to Fall Off La Bestia

People have referred Chiapas as the site of the US's "southernmost border with Central America." Since one of the WCU in Chiapas courses will be on Literatures of immigration, here is a recent NPR story about the train immigrants try to catch in Chiapas, known as "The Beast."

José Luis Ortega was 17 when he first tried to migrate from Honduras to the U.S. He took La Bestia —aka The Beast – a freight train that cuts through Mexico, heading towards the U.S. border. He slipped off the train. His right leg got caught on the...

12/08/2015
San Cristóbal de las Casas - Chiapas, Mexico

Here's a video of the city that will give you some idea of what it's like there!

San Cristóbal de las Casas - Chiapas, Mexico San Cristobal is a picturesque historical Spanish colonial town in the highlands of Chiapas, Mexico. The Santo D...

12/04/2015
Videoclip: Svokol Ololetik - Yibel Jme'tik Banamil

So for Friday: Rock from San Juan Chamula/Zinacantán:

Yibel Jme'tik Banamil es una banda de rock tzotzil que forma parte del movimiento de rock en lenguas originarias. Sus integrantes son de San Juan Chamula y Z...

Info on Zinacantán, the other Tzotzil town we'll visit in May.
11/23/2015
Zinacantán - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Info on Zinacantán, the other Tzotzil town we'll visit in May.

San Lorenzo Zinacantán (pronunciation: /siˈnɑːnkɑːnˌtɑːn/) is a municipio (municipality) in the southern part of the Central Chiapas highlands in the Mexican state of Chiapas. 99.1% of its population is Tzotzil Maya, an indigenous people with linguistic and cultural ties to other highland Maya peopl…

A bit about San Juan Chamula, one of the towns we'll visit this summer.
11/02/2015
Experience San Juan Chamula

A bit about San Juan Chamula, one of the towns we'll visit this summer.

Experience San Juan Chamula - Guide to attractions, practical information, cultural insight and local weather

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10/13/2015

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Here's the official flyer for the upcoming faculty-led trip to San Cristobal de las Casas in Chiapas, Mexico!
10/13/2015

Here's the official flyer for the upcoming faculty-led trip to San Cristobal de las Casas in Chiapas, Mexico!

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