#San Cristobal

Spiders, Scorpions, and Treasures!

Having now held a huge tarantula in my hand and on my shoulder, I felt compelled to visit her home, the Museo de los Bichos – no, not what you think – it means museum of bugs or small animals! So off I went, empowered as a spider handler. I paid the 25 peso entrance fee (< $2 US), and then I entered. They had a nice little garden courtyard with 3-4 rooms around it with cases of pinned insects, spiders, and scorpions and posters explaining fascinating facts for children. ...

October 2 -- A Sad Day to Remember

2 October protest marches remembering the “1968 massacre, a day on which Mexican soldiers violently repressed a rally organized by the student-led National Strike Commission (CNH) in the Plaza de las Tres Culturas in the Tlatelolco district of Mexico City. The exact number of victims left by the massacre is still unknown, although social organizations estimate that around 300 people were killed.”  “43 years after the Tlatelolco massacre, the behavior of the Mexican State has been the constant repression against those who raise their voice for justice and access to a dignified life. ...