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2022: A Lethal Year in Michoacán

By JESSICA GUERRERO MORELIA, Michoacán — Figures indicate that an average of 86 people are violently murdered each day in Mexico in 2022. Almost all the causes have a common denominator, and that is the drug violence that prevails throughout the country. Massacres, forced disappearances and shootings are the daily bread in states like Jalisco, Tamaulipas, Guanajuato, Zacatecas and Michoacán. In

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Narcos Blockade Zacatecas Highway, Judge Dies following Armed Attack

By MARK LORENZANA Just hours after Roberto Elías Martínez, a control judge in the northern Mexican state of Zacatecas, died of gunshot wounds he had sustained during a shooting by suspected members of a drug cartel the previous day, that state’s main penitentiary, Cieneguillas, registered a violent prisoner riot and attempted prisoner escape on Sunday, Dec. 4, followed by a

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The Forgotten Thread of Huichol Yarn Art

By THÉRÈSE MARGOLIS Most people familiar with Mexico know about Huichol art, the vividly colored, sometimes-hypnotic, psychedelia-style creations of the indigenous people of the central states of Jalisco, Durango, Zacatecas and Nayarit, known in their own language as the Wixáritari. Who has not been dumbstruck by the intricate, spiritually significant and brilliantly hued beaded folk art that now adorns museums

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