The search for authentic Mexican food—or rather, the struggle to define what that meant—has been going on for two hundred years, and some of the most important battles have been fought outside of Mexico. Notions of authenticity have been contested through interactions between insiders and outsiders, they have changed over time, and they have contributed to broader power relations. The very idea of Mexico was first conceived by Creoles, people of European descent born in the Americas, who imagined a shared past with Aztec monarchs to claim political autonomy within the Spanish empire, but who scorned the native foods made of corn. When independence came in the nineteenth century, attempts to forge a national cuisine were torn between nostalgia for Creole traditions and the allure of European fashions. Foods considered to be Indian were largely ignored, along with yet another variant of Mexican cooking that emerged in the northern territories conquered by Yankee invaders. With the U.S. rise to global power in the twentieth century, this Tex-Mex cooking was industrialized and carried around the world. Mexican elites, confronted with the potential loss of their culinary identity to this powerful neighbor, then sought to ground their national cuisine in the pre-Hispanic past.
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Most of the time when dinosaur skeletons are found, scientists are lucky to find the bones in any sort of arrangement even remotely resembling a skeleton. Time and geology and whatever else usually rearranges bones, heaps one dino’s bones on another… it’s a big mess. So it was astounding when a dig in Mexico revealed the skeletal remains of a tail that are nearly as perfectly placed as when the dinosaur was alive.
Congratulations, America… you’re no longer the fattest country in the western hemisphere. That title now officially belongs to Mexico, whose obesity rate has skyrocketed, pushing them past America, the reigning king of flab.
The remains of one of the most advanced civilizations of ancient times has lead to many speculations as to why, out of nowhere, it seemed to vanish as a culture and allow its remarkable architecture and knowledge be reclaimed by the South American jungle. Now, there are new theories and evidences that show a multiple factor scenario, including religious and political conflict, overpopulation, and climate change. A haunting resemblance to our present day world issues.
Apple picked a fight in Mexico with a company that registered the name “iFone” in Mexico four years before Apple, and lost. The company behind the iFone trademark tried to block Apple from selling products with the name “iPhone”, but as of right now, Apple will still be able to use the name. FOR NOW.