Mexico http://tpr.org en A Modern Twist On Mexican Tradition Hits The Runway http://tpr.org/post/modern-twist-mexican-tradition-hits-runway In a small shed in Tenancingo, Mexico, partly open to the sky, about a half-dozen men stand behind huge wooden looms. They pedal side-by-side, their churning feet making a beautiful harmony as they craft handmade <em>rebozos.</em><p><em>Rebozos</em>,<em> </em>long rectangular shawls that came into style in Mexico in the 16th century, and the <em>huipil, </em>a woven and embroidered blouse or dress of pre-Columbian origin, are the main elements of Mexican traditional dress.<p>Today <em>rebozos</em> and <em>huipiles</em> bridge the past and future of Mexican garments. Sat, 28 Jun 2014 21:48:36 +0000 Jacki Lyden 34209 at http://tpr.org A Modern Twist On Mexican Tradition Hits The Runway Tequila Nation: Mexico Reckons With Its Complicated Spirit http://tpr.org/post/tequila-nation-mexico-reckons-its-complicated-spirit The Mexican town of Tequila in the western state of Jalisco is the heart of a region that produces the legendary spirit. Any bottle of tequila must be made from the Weber Blue species of agave, grown and distilled in this region.<p>Field after field of agave gives this land a blue hue, defining an economy and its traditions.<p>But using just one species of blue agave to make 100 percent blue agave tequila is done through cloning the plants, without pollination or flowering. Tue, 24 Jun 2014 07:28:00 +0000 The Kitchen Sisters 33910 at http://tpr.org Tequila Nation: Mexico Reckons With Its Complicated Spirit Texas Sees Money In Proposed Mexico Energy Overhaul http://tpr.org/post/texas-sees-money-proposed-mexico-energy-overhaul <p><strong>Fronteras:</strong> In what would be a historic move, Mexico may open up its energy industry to private domestic and foreign investors. How Texas is preparing to get ahead of a proposed overhaul of Mexico’s energy industry. U.S. and Mexico authorities released water into the Colorado River Delta this spring to try to jump-start habitat restoration. We check in to see how that experiment is going.</p><p><strong>Texas Eyeing Mexico Energy Industry Overhaul</strong></p> Fri, 20 Jun 2014 19:04:07 +0000 Crystal Chavez 33753 at http://tpr.org Texas Sees Money In Proposed Mexico Energy Overhaul South Texas Lawmaker Urges House To Prepare For Mexican Natural Gas Boom http://tpr.org/post/south-texas-lawmaker-urges-house-prepare-mexican-natural-gas-boom <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Landmark reforms that could lead to a deregulation of the Mexico oil industry has a Texas state lawmaker wanting to explore how the state could benefit. &nbsp;</span></p><p>Early this year Mexico passed one set of reforms in regard to the country’s oil exploration and now the state-run oil company PEMEX is seeking investors and private companies with the skill to help extract one of the biggest oil reserves in the world. &nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Mon, 16 Jun 2014 21:28:53 +0000 Ryan Poppe 33512 at http://tpr.org First Listen: Pasatono Orquesta, 'Maroma' http://tpr.org/post/first-listen-pasatono-orquesta-maroma They had me at "vintage Mexican circus music." <em>Maroma</em>, the new album by the roots band Pasotono Orquesta, is dedicated to music of the one-man circuses — known as <em>maroma</em> — that traveled in rural Mexico during the late 19th century. Mon, 12 May 2014 18:58:18 +0000 Felix Contreras 31566 at http://tpr.org First Listen: Pasatono Orquesta, 'Maroma' Thousands March In Mexico City On May Day http://tpr.org/post/thousands-march-mexico-city-may-day <p style="padding-left: 30px"><em>Many Mexicans say they don&#8217;t believe a series of political and economic reforms being pushed through Congress will benefit them. Tens of thousands took to the streets yesterday in annual May Day demonstrations to protest the new laws, which take aim at everything from Mexico&#8217;s flagging education system to opening up the state controlled oil industry to foreign investors. Sat, 03 May 2014 00:29:41 +0000 Carrie Kahn 31093 at http://tpr.org Thousands March In Mexico City On May Day Mexico-U.S. Economic Agreement Could Help Solve Immigration, Other Issues http://tpr.org/post/mexico-us-economic-agreement-could-help-solve-immigration-other-issues <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Experts say a new bi-national agreement just signed in San Antonio has the potential to solve issues on several fronts: from immigration to water supply.</span></p><p>San Antonio was chosen for the signing of the Mexico-U.S. Entrepreneurship and Innovation Council (MUSEIC) agreement because of its bi-cultural assets that can assist business growth between the two countries.</p><p>The purpose of the MUSEIC is to establish a unified North American entrepreneurial pathway to promote competitiveness, trade and innovation.</p> Thu, 01 May 2014 15:55:14 +0000 Eileen Pace 30924 at http://tpr.org Mexico-U.S. Economic Agreement Could Help Solve Immigration, Other Issues Hot, Sour, Sweet And Mobile: Loco Border Street Food http://tpr.org/post/hot-sour-sweet-and-mobile-loco-border-street-food Thousands of people cross the U.S.-Mexico border everyday. Thu, 01 May 2014 15:29:00 +0000 editor 30984 at http://tpr.org Hot, Sour, Sweet And Mobile: Loco Border Street Food Strong Quake Rattles Mexico, But No Injuries Reported http://tpr.org/post/strong-quake-rattles-mexico-no-injuries-reported A powerful magnitude 7.2 earthquake that struck near Mexico's resort town of Acapulco could be felt as far away as Mexico City, but there were no immediate reports of injuries or major damage.<p>The U.S. Geological Survey says the epicenter of Friday's quake was located about 80 miles northwest of Acapulco at a depth of about 15 miles. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 16:28:00 +0000 Scott Neuman 30281 at http://tpr.org Strong Quake Rattles Mexico, But No Injuries Reported Rodrigo y Gabriela, 'The Russian Messenger' http://tpr.org/post/rodrigo-y-gabriela-russian-messenger <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0dN91dhERgA</p> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 13:20:39 +0000 Robin Hilton 30134 at http://tpr.org Rodrigo y Gabriela, 'The Russian Messenger'