Destry Maria Sibley

From March 8 through 10, thousands of women from around the world converged in southern Mexico for the Zapatistas’ First International Gathering of Women Who Struggle. The meeting took place at the Caracol of Morelia, a completely autonomous region of Chiapas. In 1994, on the same day that the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)…

Human Journey

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There has been plenty of news coverage lately about the state of foreign relations between Mexico and the United States. But there is one issue — or rather, species — that is continuing to bring the countries together: monarch butterflies. This week, I’m taking a break from my regular focus on refugee narratives, policy, and…

Wildlife

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Sometime in the past ten years, a statue of a child went missing from a little-known park in Mexico City. The details of the disappearance are a mystery, but the reasons for it are easy to divine. The statue depicted the child Martín, the son of Hernán Cortés and Malinali. Before he was stolen, the…

Human Journey

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  When Señora Lucia Michelena looks at you, she doesn’t blink. She knows what she sees. Ha sufrido mucho, I was told before I met her. She has suffered so much. But during our conversation, Lucia Michelena had me laughing, in between crying, for two hours straight I am hard-pressed to imagine many people I…

Human Journey

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