1. “Mexico’s culture crisis” – As Mexico is struggling though a financial crisis caused by the pandemic, budget cuts to cultural landmarks are threatening the survival of long standing museums and heritage sites. A story by Elizabeth Mistry in The Art Newspaper.
2. “Why are tourist resorts attractive for transnational crime? The case of the Mayan Riviera”– Elisa Norio presents the first academic study analyzing the Mexican Caribbean resorts Cancún and Playa del Carmen as venues suitable for transnational crime and what are they used for. Check the paper in Tourism Critiques by Emerald Publishing.
3. “Pandemic Death Narratives in Mexico and the United States” – Amid the pandemic, Rafael Luévano explores the rich history of ideas about death that permeate Mexican culture from Día de los Muertos to Octavio Paz. Plus, how the Mexican idea of death contrasts with the American one. The story in the Los Angeles Review of Books
4. “Mexican artist Graciela Iturbide receives Outstanding Contribution to Photography” – Mexican photographer Graciela Iturbide won one of the most prestigious awards in photography. Alistair Campbell on the artist’s life and work. The Story in Digital Camera World.
5. “Spring Migration Begins” – With spring around the corner, monarch butterflies are beginning their migration from their winter grounds in Mexico into places like California and Arizona. The Journey North team on everything you should know about this year’s migration. The story in Journey North.
* Around the Web is a weekly list of must-read content about all things Mexico. Curation by Roberto Bosoms. Twitter: @RBosoms