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  • Recently Discovered Mayan Pyramid Confirmed As One Of The Largest Ever Seen

    05/06/2016 7:31:17 AM PDT · by Fractal Trader · 132 replies
    Misterious Earth ^ | 6 May 2016
    Researchers have confirmed that the Mayan pyramid excavated at the Acropolis of Toniná, Chiapas is one the largest pyramids ever discovered. Discovered in 2010, Emiliano Gallaga and his team began their excavation under the impression that the pyramid was built on the top of a hill. It was not until recently that they’ve managed to fully assess it and truly see what they’re working with. Wighing in at 75-meters tall with seven distinct districts all with their own purpose – such as Temples, palaces, markets, housing, administration – the magnitude of the Toniná pyramid compares even to that of the...
  • 16th century Mexican church re-emerges from underwater

    10/19/2015 3:25:24 PM PDT · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 28 replies
    Telegraph UK ^ | 10/17/15
    The ruins of a 16th century colonial church have re-emerged from a reservoir due to the lack of rain in the southern Mexican state of Chiapas. This year's drought has gripped the Grijalba river, which feeds the Nezahualcoyotl reservoir, dropping the water level by 75 feet. It is the second time the church has emerged from underwater. In 2002, the water was so low visitors could walk inside the church. The church, in the Quechula locality, is the work of a group of monks headed by Friar Bartolome de la Casas, who arrived in the region inhabited by the Zoque...
  • Mexican Narcoterrorist Region May Abandon Catholicism for Islam

    12/31/2012 4:02:57 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 53 replies ^ | December 29, 2012 | Daniel Greenfield
    Mexican Narcoterrorist Region May Abandon Catholicism for Islam It would seem as if Bishop Ruiz’s brand of Liberation Theology has had the same effect on Chiapas as on Europe. Chiapas is poor, but it’s now also appearing to trend Islamic as any region under the influence of the left eventually does. When you kill the local religion and replace it with social justice, foreign religions eventually take its place. In the mid-1990s, a leftist resistance group which calls itself The Zapatista Army of National Liberation (EZLN) made Chiapas its home. Its attempts to fight the Mexican Army repeatedly failed, but...
  • World's most mysterious buildings

    10/11/2012 5:03:46 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 26 replies
    Yahoo! Travel ^ | Thursday, October 4, 2012 | Adam H. Graham
    Mysteries come in many forms: ancient, modern, unsolved, and unexplained. But the world's most mysterious buildings are a physical force to be reckoned with. They've become popularized on websites full of user-generated and editor-curated like,, and, an exhaustive database of the unusual. "In an age where it sometimes seems like there's nothing left to discover, our site is for people who still believe in exploration," says cofounder Joshua Foer. Our definition of mysterious is broad and varied. Some buildings on our list are being eaten alive by the earth, such as a lava-buried church in the...
  • Games Ancient People Played [ 3000 BC Mexico ]

    05/06/2012 7:18:30 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 8 replies
    Archaeology, v65 n3 ^ | May/June 2012 | Barbara Voorhies
    The site of Tlacuachero in southern Mexico is an island in a mangrove swamp made up almost entirely of clamshells. Material recovered from the site shows that it was a place where people harvested shellfish and fish between 5,050 and 4,230 years ago -- long before the great civilizations of Mesoamerica would build their city-states. Over the years, the island grew as clams were harvested from the swamp and the shells were discarded there. While the shell mound was accumulating, the early people at Tlacuachero built several superimposed clay floors at the island center to create smooth surfaces that were...
  • Mexican authorities discover 219 migrants in truck

    01/27/2011 7:51:20 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 22 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | Jan 27, 2011 | ASSOCIATED PRESS
    SAN CRISTOBAL DE LA CASAS, Mexico – Mexican authorities have discovered 219 migrants squeezed into a trailer truck in the southern state of Chiapas. The Chiapas state government says in a statement that the driver and another person tried to bribe police who stopped the truck. The statement Thursday said most of the migrants are from Central America but six are from Sri Lanka and four are Nepalese. Thirty-three are women and nine are minors. The statement said police chased down the truck Wednesday when the driver refused to stop for inspection at a checkpoint. The migrants were being deported...
  • Tonina is One of the Greatest Mesoamerican Cities [Chiapas, Mexico]

    05/22/2010 12:12:26 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 4 replies · 287+ views
    Art Daily ^ | Saturday, May 22, 2010 | (possibly) Liz Gangemi
    Restoration and consolidation work conducted by specialists from the National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH) at the northern part of the Acropolis of Tonina Archaeological Site in Chiapas, have confirmed that it is one of the greatest constructions in Mesoamerica, only comparable to those at Tikal and El Mirador in Guatemala... It has been determined that the 75 meters-high section of the Acropolis is integrated by several structures and artificial terraces. As a reference, the Sun Pyramid in Teotihuacan, Estado de Mexico, is 65 meters high. After INAH acquired adjacent terrains, labors allowed to create a tridimensional map of...
  • Islam is the new religion in rebellious Mexican state Chiapas

    12/30/2009 5:22:34 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 40 replies · 1,737+ views
    Radio Netherlands Worldwide ^ | 12/17/09 | Jan-Albert Hootsen
    Islam is the new religion in rebellious Mexican state Chiapas Published on : 17 December 2009 - 11:13am | By RNW English section More and more Mayan and Tzotzil people in the Mexican state Chiapas are becoming Muslims. It's fifteen years since the Zapatista uprising in Chiapas and the region has undergone some profound changes. One of them is the emergence of Islam as a new religion in the state. The Muslim community, dominated by converted Mayans and Tzotzils , is slowly gaining ground. By Jan-Albert Hootsen Molino de los Arcos is one of the poorest neighbourhoods of San Cristóbal...
  • Gun battle between rival gangs kills 7 in Mexico

    10/08/2009 8:17:33 AM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 6 replies · 493+ views
    Taiwan News/AP ^ | 10-07-2009
    Prosecutors say a gun battle between gangs fighting for control of an area near Mexico's border with Guatemala has left seven people dead. Two women are hospitalized with injuries suffered in the attack in a rural part of Chiapas state. The women apparently belonged to one of the gangs. Chiapas' Attorney General's Office said Tuesday that gunmen dressed in black attacked rivals in an area where the Zetas drug gang is active.
  • 70 Hospitalized After Mexican Killer Bee Attack (bee hive at a shooting range)

    04/08/2008 9:37:46 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 30 replies · 92+ views
    NBC ^ | 04/08/08
    70 Hospitalized After Mexican Killer Bee Attack POSTED: 3:41 pm PDT April 8, 2008 MEXICO CITY -- At least 70 police officers were hospitalized after so-called Africanized bees swarmed a police shooting range in southern Mexico, authorities said Tuesday. The attacked occurred Monday in Tapachula, Chiapas, after one of the policemen hit the bees' hive with a bullet, local police officer Miguel Serrano said Tuesday. At least 10 of the 70 officers stung were in serious condition, he said. "We tried as hard as we could, but we weren't able to avoid getting stung," Serrano said. "Some of us hit...
  • Islam Is Gaining a Foothold in Chiapas - The Religion of Peace: Coming to a U.S. Border Near you.

    11/02/2006 3:50:59 PM PST · by auntyfemenist · 20 replies · 853+ views
    Der Spiegel ^ | May 28, 2005 | Jens Glüsing
    Long a bastion of Catholicism, southern Mexico is quickly turning into a battleground for soul-savers. Islam, too, is gaining a foothold and the indigenous Mayans are converting by the hundreds. The Mexican government is worried about a culture clash in their own backyard. Anastasio Gomez, a Tzotzil Mayan from Mexico, fondly remembers his pilgrimage to Mecca. He circled around the Kaaba, the highest sanctuary of Muslims, seven times. At Mount Arafat he prayed to Allah and then he, together with 15 other Indians, sacrificed a sheep before boarding the flight back to their Mexican home. "In Islam, race plays no...
  • Governor of State of Chiapas Election Returns

    08/20/2006 7:25:36 PM PDT · by rovenstinez · 14 replies · 755+ views
    The Universal Newspaper ^ | Aug, 120, 2006 | rovenstinez
    Precinct reports of the Southern Most State of Mexico
  • Islamic Radicalism in Mexico: The Threat from South of the Border

    06/02/2006 11:32:21 PM PDT · by MinuteWoman1776 · 54 replies · 1,559+ views
    Jamestown Foundation ^ | 6 June 2006 | Chris Zambelis
    Islamic Radicalism in Mexico: The Threat from South of the Border By Chris Zambelis The ongoing controversy surrounding the debate over illegal immigration and border security issues in the United States, specifically as it applies to the porous U.S.-Mexico frontier and the status of millions of undocumented workers and other migrants that enter the country each year from Mexico, continues to dominate headlines. Although the overwhelming majority of those entering the United States from Mexico each day are in search of opportunity, many observers worry that it is only a matter of time before al-Qaeda exploits this vulnerability for its...
  • Mexico - Mexican rebel leader calls for new political alliance (Subcomandante Marcos / Zapatistas)

    08/07/2005 3:21:33 PM PDT · by HAL9000 · 2 replies · 413+ views
    Agencia EFE ^ | August 7, 2005
    San Rafael, Mexico, Aug 7 (EFE).- Subcomandante Marcos, leader of Mexico's Zapatista rebels, said early Sunday he would like to form an alliance with grassroots organizations and launch "another campaign" to take on the traditional political parties at the national level, including leftist parties. The proposal came after Marcos appeared in public for the first time in five years on Saturday and accused leftist presidential candidate Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador of "treason." Wearing a ski mask and escorted by five people, Marcos appeared at a rally in the village of San Rafael, in the southern state of Chiapas, to...
  • Islam said to gain converts among Mexico's Chiapas Protestants

    07/26/2005 12:53:46 PM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 38 replies · 1,047+ views
    Ecumenical News Inrernational ^ | 25 July 2005 | Manuel Quintero
    The rough, dusty roads are traversed by women with veils. Nearby in the state's capital, the original inhabitants are building a mosque. "There is no God but Allah, and Muhammad is his messenger," chant a group of children. A scene straight out of the Middle East, Asia or Africa? No, it's in the second largest Roman Catholic country in Latin America: Mexico, in its turbulent southern state of Chiapas. ... "Among the Indian people there is a deep-seated religious identity, marked by syncretism, and a longing for hope in the different manifestations of the sacred," he added. The teachings of...
  • Mexican Chiapas rebels threaten U.S. ranch owners

    01/31/2003 5:52:18 PM PST · by neutrino · 30 replies · 524+ views
    Reuters Alert News ^ | 01 Feb 2003 00:09 | Elizabeth Fullerton
    MEXICO CITY, Jan 31 (Reuters) - A U.S. couple from Idaho is trapped in their own hotel-ranch in southern Mexico's Chiapas state with local Indian peasants sympathetic to the Zapatista rebels threatening to take their land. Glen Wersch, 49, and Ellen Jones, 55, have closed their 10.5-hectare (26-acre) Rancho Esmeralda and the U.S. embassy in Mexico City has advised them to leave their property in the wake of threats from the neighboring Tzeltal community. "This is terrifying. We're more or less trapped here. The local government has sent us a clear message they can't do anything because they're afraid of...