Mexico's immigrant communities ... on the Web. (Mexico on the Web).Last month's column about migration generated quite a few emails. As a follow-up, it seemed appropriate to examine the depths of Mexico's racial, cultural and religious diversity by focusing on migrant mi·grant
1. One that moves from one region to another by chance, instinct, or plan.
2. An itinerant worker who travels from one area to another in search of work.
Migratory. communities in Mexico. One caveat-- historical connections are poorly documented on the Web. If an event happened more than 20 years ago, it's hard to find quality information online. For example, there is very little online about the Cornish miners who settled in Pachuca and developed Mexico's very own "cradle of soccer." That story and countless others about the Irish, Italians, Canadians and Gringos in Mexico are better sought in antique-book stores or in the reference section of the library. Not everything can be found on the Web.
Ethnic Diversity In Mexico
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This exclusive feature of the Mexico Connect website helps assemble the jigsaw A Web server from the W3C that incorporates advanced features and uses a modular design similar to the Apache Web server. Jigsaw supports HTTP 1.1 and provided an experimental platform for HTTP-NG. See HTTP-NG and Amaya. puzzle of cultures. The guide includes a handful of excellent articles and resources. Highlights include Joe Cummings portrait of Chinese immigrants who settled on the Northern Border: www.mexconnect.com/mex_travel/jcummings/jcchina.html. Did you know that Mexicali lays claim to the highest per-capita concentration of Chinese residents in Mexico? Other excellent features include Roberto Rodriguez and Patrisia Gonzales' exploration of Mexico's African roots (www.mexconnect.com/mex_/feature/ethnic/bv/spec03O3.html) and Shep Lenchek's history of Jews in Mexico (www.mexconnect.com/mex_/travel/slenchek/sljewsinmexico I.html).The guide also features resources about indigenous cultures. For those who are not familiar with this site, be sure to check out the General Message Board (www.mexconnect.com/wwwboard/index.html), probably one of the most active bulletin boards used by the ex-pat community in Mexico.
Centro Cultural Islamico de Mexico
This site provides a fascinating glimpse into the development of Islam in Mexico While some have claimed that official data estimates that there are 318,608 Muslims in Mexico, representing 0.3 percent of the total population, the Mexican government does not identify particular non-Christian religious traditions , Developed by Omar Weston, president of the Muslim Center of Mexico, the site has a collection of reference articles in Spanish, a history of the development of Islam in Mexico in the section "Dawa in Mexico" and links to other Islamic centers in Latin America Latin America, the Spanish-speaking, Portuguese-speaking, and French-speaking countries (except Canada) of North America, South America, Central America, and the West Indies. . Downside Downside
The dollar amount by which the market or a stock has the potential to fall.
You might hear someone say that the downside on stock XYZ is $10. What that means is that the stock could fall by this amount if things got bad. : it needs better navigational tools and should be updated on a more regular basis.
Black Mexico Home Page
This stellar website profiles the Afro-Mexicans of the Costa Chica--the Pacific coast of Oaxaca and Guerrero. Webmaster BobbyVaughn writes:" As a cultural anthropologist Noun 1. cultural anthropologist - an anthropologist who studies such cultural phenomena as kinship systems
anthropologist - a social scientist who specializes in anthropology , I am interested in how issues of race, color and nationalism make the Afro-Mexican experience what it is today, and hopefully, I tan come to some general conclusions as to larger issues of race and ethnicity."
The website provides a historical overview and includes interesting factoids like this: In 1570, Mexico's black population was three times greater than that of the Spanish, and it wasn't until 1810 that Spaniards outnumbered Outnumbered is a British sitcom that aired on BBC One in 2007. It stars Hugh Dennis and Claire Skinner as a mother and father who are outnumbered by their three children. blacks.
The site also includes news about local projects, a photo gallery and even the webmaster's dissertation abstract. The entire site accompanies his academic work. Kudos to Bobby for making such fascinating research available on the Web.
OTHER SITES WORTH VISITING:
BASQUES Basques (băsks), people of N Spain and SW France. There are about 2 million Basques in the three Basque provs. and Navarre, Spain; some 250,000 in Labourd, Soule, and Lower Navarre, France; and communities of various sizes in Central and South IN MEXICO
Member of a people of unknown origin living in Spain and France along the Bay of Biscay and in the western Pyrenees mountains in the region of the Basque Country. About 850,000 true Basques live in Spain and another 130,000 in France. .unr.edu/09/9.3/9.3.51 t/9.3.51.03.mexico.htm
* Fascinating essay from a 1995 conference.
JEWISH WALHING TOURS OF MEXICO CITY Mexico City
Spanish Ciudad de México
City (pop., 2000: city, 8,605,239; 2003 metro. area est., 18,660,000), capital of Mexico. Located at an elevation of 7,350 ft (2,240 m), it is officially coterminous with the Federal District, which occupies 571 sq mi
* Learn about the Jewish culture in the heart of Mexico City.
the condition of being an alien.
Law. the seizure of foreign subjects to enforce a claim for justice or other right against their nation.
Rare. LIVING IN MEXICO
* Tom Penick's handy reference guide for foreigners currently living in, or planning to move to, Mexico.
Ron Mader is the host of the popular Planeta.com website www.planeta.com, which features environmental news and travel information. Ron is also the author of the guidebook Mexico: Adventures in Nature.