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Tepotzolán and the Pastorelas

By THE PULSE NEWS MEXICO STAFF     It’s an ideal setting for a Christmas pageant: the little colonial town of Tepotzotlán, just an hour northwest of Mexico City. Sometimes referred to as the capital of the uniquely Mexican Churrigueresque style of architecture, the 17th and early 18th century buildings of Tepotzotlán, with their gilded, flourished, curlicued and cherub-topped buildings, indeed offer

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The Pastorelas of Tepotzotlán

By THE PULSE NEWS MEXICO STAFF     It’s an ideal setting for a Christmas pageant: the little colonial town of Tepotzotlán, just an hour northwest of Mexico City. Sometimes referred to as the capital of the uniquely Mexican Churrigueresque style of architecture, the 17th and early 18th century buildings of Tepotzotlán, with their gilded, flourished, curlicued and cherub-topped buildings, indeed offer

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Mexican Marigolds, the Flowers of the Dead

By THE PULSE NEWS MEXICO STAFF     While the ubiquitous images of painted skeletons and sugar skulls that abound across Mexico this time of year might be a bit off-putting for visitors from other countries, the golden orange color of thousands of marigold (cempasúchitl) flowers that line Avenida Reforma and decorate the omnipresent ofrendas (altars to the deceased) at least give

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