Oaxaca, Oaxaca

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for religious purposes is the small chapel. The complex was restored in the 1960s and in 1970, the Casa opened. It houses the Instituto Oaxaqueño de la Culturas, which is a state government entity to promote culture and the arts. The '''Rufino Tamayo Museum''' (Museo Arte Prehispánico de Rufino Tamayo) or Museo Rufino Tamayo, has an important collection of pre-Hispanic art that the painter himself collected. He donated


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''Becoming Naomi León'' came from a 1997 visit to the Mexican city of Oaxaca (Oaxaca, Oaxaca) to an annual Christmastime event called the "Night of the Radishes".


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. It is of Baroque style finished in 1690. Its front is made of a reddish stone sculpted to look like a folding screen. In the back of the church is the Museo de la Basilica de Nuestra Señora de La Soledad that exhibits the Virgin's dresses, offering and small painting done in her honor. The statue of the Virgin of Solitude, crowned with a 2 kg solid gold crown studded with diamonds – was the subject of a theft recently. Many years later, the cloister was converted into a correctional facility, a teacher's college and district attorney's office. Now it serves as the Municipal Palace. The building conserves a number of valuable items such as paintings, sculptures and religious vestments and a pipe organ dated 1686. ''Becoming Naomi León'' came from a 1997 visit to the Mexican city of Oaxaca (Oaxaca, Oaxaca) to an annual Christmastime event called the "Night of the Radishes".


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''Becoming Naomi León'' came from a 1997 visit to the Mexican city of Oaxaca (Oaxaca, Oaxaca) to an annual Christmastime event called the "Night of the Radishes".


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Yvonne Lopez Ayuso , singer *Maria Sabina, shaman *Carlos María de Bustamante, statesman *Ritchie Ortiz Juárez, Actor Education right thumb One of the main buildings on the campus of the Universidad Autónoma Benito Juárez de Oaxaca (Image:Rectoria, Universidad Autónoma Benito Juárez de Oaxaca.jpg) In terms of institutions of higher education Oaxaca has several universities. Oaxaca is the site of the '''Universidad Autónoma Benito Juárez de Oaxaca''', which has buildings in various parts of the city. The most visible building is the Edificio Central de la Universidad (Central Building of the University), which is located in the historic downtown. It is in a building that originally housed the Sciences Institute. It was constructed between 1899 and 1901, in the European Romantic style that was popular for academic institutions at that time. However, indigenous touches, such as the crest (crest (heraldry))ing over the portal, can be seen as well. This building houses the Department of Law and Social Studies as well as the gymnasium. Additionally, the Universidad de Mesoamérica has locations in the city. The Universidad Anáhuac Oaxaca was opened in 2000. Transportation Oaxaca-Xoxocotlan airport (Xoxocotlán International Airport) (IATA code OAX) is approximately 7 km south of the city centre. Most flights are to Mexico City for onward connection, but there are also flights to Huatulco, Cancún, Tuxtla Gutierrez and Tijuana. United Airlines has flights between Oaxaca and Houston (Houston, Texas). The city has separate first class and second class bus stations, offering services to most places within the state of Oaxaca, including the coastal resorts of Huatulco, Puerto Escondido (Puerto Escondido (Oaxaca)), Puerto Ángel and Pinotepa Nacional, and also long-distance services to Puebla (Puebla (city)) and Mexico City and other Mexican locations such as Veracruz (Veracruz, Veracruz). There are several bus lines which run in Oaxaca. The largest is TUSUG, a type of "cooperative" company. All of the drivers own their own buses and are aided by other drivers in purchasing new buses. The major highways serving Oaxaca are Federal Highways 175 and 131 (Mexican Federal Highway), southwards to the Oaxacan coastal resorts; National Highways 190 and 125, southwest to Pinotepa Nacional; National Highways 190 and 130, to Mexico City; the autopista (List of Mexican autopistas) 150D 131D, offering a more rapid route to Mexico City; and National Highway 175 north to Veracruz, Veracruz. Surrounding towns A number of small towns surround the main city and are closely linked economically and culturally with the main city. Some of these towns are known for producing certain crafts that are identified with the three central valleys of Oaxaca. In these towns one can see the workshops and the crafts being produced in the traditional manner although most of these towns' products are sold in the main city. Santa María Atzompa produces glazed, glass-inlaid pottery of green, while San Antonio Arrazola and San Martín Tilcajete make alebrijes, small painted wooden figures. San Bartolo Coyotepec is known for its barro negro pottery, and Teotitlán del Valle works with wool and llama to make tapetes, or more commonly, throw rugs. These rugs are known for their intense colors, made traditionally with natural dyes, made from cempasúchil (yellow), cochineal (red) and indigo (blue). In addition, Oaxaca city and surrounding towns have market days, where one can visit the tianguis (open-air markets) set up for that day. There are markets on each day of the week. Monday in Miahuatlan (Miahuatlán de Porfirio Díaz) is for buying daily staples, and Tuesday, in Ayoquezco (Ayoquezco de Aldama) is noted for wood furniture. On Wednesday, people head to Etla (Villa de Etla) and Zimatlán (Zimatlán de Alvarez) for dairy products, especially cheese. Thursday is reserved for the two largest ''tianguis'' in Ejutla (Ejutla de Crespo) and Villa de Zaachila. On Friday, in Coyotepec, Jalietza and Ocotlán (Ocotlán (Oaxaca)) cotton textiles, embroidered blouses, corn-husk flowers and glazed pottery from Atzompa are sold. Also Llano park in Oaxaca has a small market. Saturday is reserved for the main city of Oaxaca, and to finish, on Sunday mezcal is sold in Tlacolula (Tlacolula de Matamoros). Municipality of Oaxaca As municipal seat, Oaxaca city has governmental jurisdiction over the following communities: Arbolada Ilusión, Camino a San Luis Beltrán, Camino Ancho, Casas del Sol, Colonia Buena Vista, El Bajío (Rancho Guadalupe Victoria), El Silencio, Entrada de el Silencio, Gloria Antonio Cruz, Guadalupe Victoria, Guadalupe Victoria Segunda Sección (La Mina), Lachigulera, Las Salinas (El Arco Grande), Loma Bonita, Lomas Panorámicas, Los Ángeles, Los Ángeles Uno, Miravalle, Paraje Caballetiyo, Paraje el Cerrito, Paraje el Pando, Paraje la Canoa, Paraje la Loma, Paraje la Mina, Paraje la Rabonera, Paraje Pio V (Ojito de Agua), Paraje Tierra Colorada, Pueblo Nuevo Parte Alta, Rancho el Chilar, Rancho los Girasoles, San Bernardo, Solidaridad, and Viguera The municipality has a total area of 85.48 km2 and a population of 265,006, 97% percent of which lives in the city of Oaxaca ''Becoming Naomi León'' came from a 1997 visit to the Mexican city of Oaxaca (Oaxaca, Oaxaca) to an annual Christmastime event called the "Night of the Radishes".


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resemblance to what occurs in the natural world. Anthropomorphism is common and carvings of animals playing musical instruments, golfing, fishing, and engaging in other human pursuits are very popular. Fantastic creatures such as dragons and chimeras and others are also carved, even carvings of Benito Juárez, Subcomandante Marcos, chupacabras (imaginary beings that eat goats), "Martians," mermaids


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, and helicopters. The diversity of the figures is due to a segmented market both in Mexico and abroad which rewards novelty and specialization. In a number of cases, carvings return to images from Mexican culture such as angels, saints, and Virgins (Virgin Mary), which will have somber faces even if they are painted in very bright colors. Devils and skeletons are often parts of more festive scenes depicting them, for example, riding dogs and drinking. Foreign customers demand more creative figures with little repetition. Prices abroad range from between three to five times the retail price in Oaxaca, with a median of $100 USD, with lowest usually around $10 and highest around $2,000. One of the most expensive pieces sold from a carving village occurred in 1995, when a doctor from Mexico City paid Isidro Cruz of Tilcajete the equivalent of $3000 USD for a piece entitled “Carousel of the Americas.” This piece took Cruz three months to complete. Life Vasconcelos was born in Oaxaca, Oaxaca. He lived in Piedras Negras, Coahuila, while attending school in Eagle Pass, Texas. He married Serafina Miranda of Tlaxiaco in the state of Oaxaca (Oaxaca) in 1906. After graduating as a lawyer from the Escuela de Jurisprudencia in Mexico City (1905), he represented the Anti-Reelection Club in Washington, D.C., USA (United States), and supported the Mexican Revolution of 1910 headed by Francisco I. Madero. When Madero was democratically elected president of Mexico, Vasconcelos led a structural change at the National Preparatory School, where he changed the scholar programs, breaking with the positivistic (positivism) influence. After Madero's assassination, promoted by the US ambassador Henry Lane Wilson, Vasconcelos organized a democratic movement in order to defeat the military regime of Victoriano Huerta. Soon after, he was exiled in Paris, where he met Julio Torri, Doctor Atl, Gabriele D'Annunzio and other intellectuals and artists of that time. thumb left Bust at the Instituto Campechano. (File:Vasconcelos en el Instituto Campechano - busto.jpg) DATE OF BIRTH 1882-02-28 PLACE OF BIRTH Oaxaca, Oaxaca, Mexico DATE OF DEATH 1959-06-30 *172 (Mexican Federal Highway 172): Minatitlán (Minatitlán, Veracruz), VER - Coatzacoalcos, VER *175 (Mexican Federal Highway 175): Buenavista (Buenavista, Veracruz), VER - Tuxtepec, OAX; Oaxaca (Oaxaca, Oaxaca), OAX - Puerto Ángel, OAX *176 (Mexican Federal Highway 176): Cansahcab, YUC - Tizimín, YUC *188 (Mexican Federal Highway 188): Haltunchén, CAM - San Antonio Cayal, CAM *190 (Mexican Federal Highway 190): Puebla (Puebla, Puebla), PUE - Huajuapan de León, OAX - Oaxaca (Oaxaca, Oaxaca), OAX - Tehuantepec, OAX - La Ventosa, OAX - Tapanatepec, OAX - Tuxtla Gutiérrez, CHIS - Ciudad Cuauhtémoc (Ciudad Cuauhtémoc, Chiapas), CHIS *190D (Mexican Federal Highway 190D): Tuxtla Gutiérrez, CHIS - San Cristóbal de las Casas, CHIS *Domestic scheduled destinations: Cancún, Chetumal, Cozumel, Huatulco, Ixtapa Zihuatanejo (Zihuatanejo), Mazatlán, Mérida (Mérida, Yucatán), Mexico City, Monterrey, Oaxaca (Oaxaca, Oaxaca), Puerto Escondido (Puerto Escondido (Oaxaca)), Tuxtla Gutiérrez, Veracruz (Veracruz, Veracruz) and Villahermosa. '''El Árbol del Tule''' (Spanish (Spanish language) for '''The Tree of Tule''') is a tree located in the church grounds in the town center of Santa María del Tule in the Mexican state (States of Mexico) of Oaxaca, approximately 9 km east of the city of Oaxaca (Oaxaca, Oaxaca) on the road to Mitla. It is a Montezuma cypress (Taxodium mucronatum) (''Taxodium mucronatum''), or ''ahuehuete'' (meaning "old man of the water" in Nahuatl). It has the stout (wikt:stout)est trunk (trunk (botany)) of any tree in the world. In 2001 it was placed on a UNESCO tentative list of World Heritage Sites. ''Becoming Naomi León'' came from a 1997 visit to the Mexican city of Oaxaca (Oaxaca, Oaxaca) to an annual Christmastime event called the "Night of the Radishes".


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of romantic art. The Macedonio Alcalá Theater is a work typical for Porfirio Díaz period at the end of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th. It was first named the Luis Mier y Terán Theater, then Jesús Carranza. The current name dates back to 1932 to honor the composer of the state anthem "Dios Nunca Muere" (God Never Dies). The Macedonio Acalá Theatre is named after the author of the state anthem


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of Monte Albán, were named a World Heritage Site in 1987. It is also the home of the month-long cultural festival called


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name "mniches" Foreign customers demand more creative figures with little repetition. Prices abroad range from between three to five times the retail price in Oaxaca, with a median of $100 USD, with lowest usually around $10 and highest around $2,000. One of the most expensive pieces sold from a carving village occurred in 1995, when a doctor from Mexico City paid Isidro Cruz of Tilcajete the equivalent of $3000 USD for a piece entitled

Oaxaca, Oaxaca

The city and municipality of '''Oaxaca de Juárez,''' or simply Oaxaca, is the capital and largest city of the Mexican state of the same name (Oaxaca). It is located in the Centro District (Centro District, Oaxaca) in the Central Valleys (Valles Centrales de Oaxaca) region of the state, in the foothills of the Sierra Madre at the base of the Cerro del Fortín extending to the banks of the Atoyac River (Atoyac River (Oaxaca)).

It is nicknamed "la Verde Antequera" (the green Antequera) due to its prior name (Nueva Antequera) and the variety of structures built from a native green stone. The name Oaxaca is derived from the Nahuatl name for the place, Huaxyacac, which was Hispanicized to Guajaca, later spelled Oaxaca. "de Juárez" was added in honor of Benito Juárez, who was a native of this state. The coat of arms for the municipality bears the image of the decapitated Donaji, who was an indigenous princess in the years immediately after the Conquest.

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