Tehuantepec

What is Tehuantepec known for?


religious cultural

Fundación e historia de Oaxaca de Juárez url http: www.elclima.com.mx fundacion_e_historia_de_oaxaca_de_juarez.htm publisher El Clima language Spanish accessdate 8 September 2009 * Vela, a playable character in the video game ''Jet Force Gemini'' * Vela (Tehuantepec#Velas), a religious, cultural celebration from the city of Tehuantepec, Mexico In the earliest days of the Triple Alliance, the Mexica initiated an expansionist phase that led them to control a good


fierce rivalry

the main entrance. Tehuantepec and nearby Juchitán (Juchitán de Zaragoza) have had a fierce rivalry dating back


century covering

, as well as items related to religion, regional dress, housing and folk art (Mexican handcrafts and folk art). It also has a library. The municipal palace was built during the railroad boom in the early 20th century. Covering an entire side of the main plaza


interest starting

for this is that traditionally women worked in the markets as men worked in the fields. Today still, men in the market can be subjected to taunts by the women who question their masculinity. DeMott, p.178-180. The dominance of women in the markets, and the city in general in the daytime, made the city an interest starting in the 19th century. The writings of French traveler and historian Brasseur de Bourbourg (Charles Étienne Brasseur de Bourbourg) and later


work made

woman from the area called La Tehuana. In the 2000s, a sculpture of this figure was created by Miguel Hernández Urbán from the State of Mexico. The sculpture is found at the main entrance to the city of Tehuantepec, made of local marble and fine wood along with stainless steel brought from Mexico City. The work made Hernández an "adopted son" of the city.


local power

" DeMott, p.93. The role model for Tehuana women was a woman by the name of Juana Cata Romero who lived in the late 19th and early 20th century. She began as a humble candy seller, but would rise to become a local power brokers and one of the most revered figures in the city. DeMott, p.18. Romero rose to prominence by befriending a young soldier, then Lieutenant Colonel Porfirio Díaz. Díaz was charged with guarding


political activism

; During the 1980s, the diocese faced violence by regional power-holders, with two serious assassination attempts in the years before Lona’s retirement. The goal of these groups was to suppress further political activism similar to the Zapatista uprising in Chiapas. Cleary, p.175. Attacks against Lona and allies would continue into the 1990s.


site+promoting

and was focused explicitly on working with the most marginalized segments of society. Cleary, p.154. He instituted a health clinic just outside the city of Tehuantepec basic hospital facilities and the promotion of natural medicine with the training of local healers called curanderos. There is also an ecological center on the same site promoting recycling and organic fertilizer for the area’s agriculture. ref name "Cleary164" >


good part

Fundación e historia de Oaxaca de Juárez url http: www.elclima.com.mx fundacion_e_historia_de_oaxaca_de_juarez.htm publisher El Clima language Spanish accessdate 8 September 2009 * Vela, a playable character in the video game ''Jet Force Gemini'' * Vela (Tehuantepec#Velas), a religious, cultural celebration from the city of Tehuantepec, Mexico In the earliest days of the Triple Alliance, the Mexica initiated an expansionist phase that led them to control a good

part of Mesoamerica. During this time only a few regions retained their independence: Tlaxcala (Tlaxcala (Nahua state)) (Nahua), Meztitlán (Otomí), Teotitlán del Camino (Cuicatec), Tututepec (Mixtec), Tehuantepec (Zapotec (Zapotec civilization)), and the north west(ruled at that time by their rivals, the Tarascan (Tarascan state)s). The provinces controlled by the Triple Alliance were forced to pay a tribute to Tenochtitlan; these payments are recorded in another


work+difficult

Isthmus makes excavation work difficult. Much of the area’s early cultural interactions are only speculated about but it is known there was contact with Teotihuacan, Tula (Tula (Mesoamerican site)), Monte Alban and later, Tenochtitlan . <

Tehuantepec

'''Tehuantepec''' (in full, '''Santo Domingo Tehuantepec''') is a city and municipality (municipalities of Mexico) in the southeast of the Mexican (Mexico) state (States of Mexico) of Oaxaca. It is part of the Tehuantepec District (Tehuantepec District, Oaxaca) in the west of the Istmo Region (Istmo de Tehuantepec, Oaxaca). The area was important in pre Hispanic period as part of a trade route that connected Central America with what is now the center of Mexico. Later it became a secondary capital of the Zapotec dominion (Zapotec civilization), before it was conquered by the Spanish in the early 16th century.

The city is still the center of Zapotec culture (Zapotec peoples) in the Isthmus of Tehuantepec and is the second largest in the region. The city is known for its women and their traditional dress, which was adopted by Frida Kahlo. Tehuantepec has a reputation for being a “matriarchal society.” Women do dominate the local markets and are known to taunt men. However, political power is still the domain of men. The city experienced a short economic boom in the early 20th century related to a rail line that was built linking the two oceans, but it was soon eclipsed by the Panama Canal. There have been plans to resurrect the line linking the Gulf of Mexico and Pacific Ocean but financing has been a problem.

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