Mexico

Zapatista Girl
At first glance, the city of San Cristobal del las Cases is a peaceful colonial town in the Southern Mexican Mountains. The drug wars of the northern states don’t affect the people living here. As in all tourist destinations, the streets are lined with shops and restaurants catering to their needs. I’ve arrived just before Christmas, and it's full of...
Smoke, inside a Catholic church?  I’d never seen this before.  It rose from the hundreds of candles burning on tables or the floor, covered with pine needles.  I strained my eyes to see the church alter clearly through the haze. Ancient beliefs meet modern religion The Tzotzil people, decedents of the Mayans, kneel and pray in front of the candles.  They face all...

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