Green Empowerment: Mexico
"La Huichola" on canvas. Artist Joel Bergner spent time in Mexico in 2012 creating murals with marginalized communities, including the Huichol Indian community. He also created work on canvas and painting the "Paz- Paz Bus." He collaborated with the Mexican organization IRRI, the International Institute of Renewable Resources.
Don't Believe the Hype: Mexico Is Safe
A deserted beach on Isla Espiritu Santo (Nathan Borchelt) The grisly discovery of 49 decapitated bodies in northern Mexico understandably populated national headlines last week. But one very important fact gets lost amid the gore and violence: Parts of Mexico are still perfectly safe. Two weeks ago—the same time that the gruesome discovery was made just outside of San Pedro—I was in La Paz, Mexico. This gem of a city sits on the southern Baja peninsula, a world away from the drug wars…