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In loving memory of Alejandro Lopez Lopez

Client: planeta.com MEXICO In loving memory of Alejandro Lopez Lopez by Barbara Kastelein Publication date: May 2009 At around 11.30 pm on April 14th, the glinting stars of the black mountain sky witnessed the sad loss of one of the country’s impassioned environmentalists, the much-loved Director of the Izta-Popo Zoquiapan National Park. Alejandro López López was a popular and enthusiastic conservationist,… Read More »In loving memory of Alejandro Lopez Lopez

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MEXICO: Chatting with Marlene Ehrenberg: Ecotourism Pioneer

One can learn about regional textiles, cacti, fiestas, art, astronomical observation, musical groups and choral associations, orchids, indigenous ceremonies, ceramics, different trees, Olmecs, as well as join in culinary workshops and balloon flights.This is just a small taster of what Marlene Ehrenberg is offering with Rebozo, a tour operator whose tentacles stretch anywhere in the country. “I have the Republic in my… Read More »MEXICO: Chatting with Marlene Ehrenberg: Ecotourism Pioneer

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Cholula

Client: planeta.com MEXICO — Cholula in the last years has been taking over from Puebla City as the place to go on a Friday and Saturday evening.It attracts younger poblanos (people from the state of Puebla) for its much more accessible prices, especially for a beer and light snack to the tune of live trova music underneath the arches, and it appeals… Read More »Cholula

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Nature Paths at the Foot of the Volcanoes

Client:  planeta.com MEXICO — One of the country’s first ecotourism initiatives to combine government, private initiative and organized civil society has come to fruition in the national park area around the volcanoes of Popocatépetl and Iztaccíhuatl. Three years in the making, the “senderos interpretativos” (educative nature paths) have been up and running for nearly a year and are now in… Read More »Nature Paths at the Foot of the Volcanoes