Dear readers and friends,
yes, its a while that you have heard from me, but I
have lots of information about Juchitán, the city of women in Mexico.
Tom DeMott is a travel writer whose book "Into
the Hearts of the Amazons" was published recently. Read his article on
matriarchy.info and visit Tom DeMott's Website and don't miss his
interview with Zapotec shaman
Matriarchy.info has informed about the building of
a Wal Mart store near Juchitán and published
an open letter (in Spanish) by Dr.
coordinator of the book "Juchitán, the City of Women", in which she describes in
detail what will happen to the citizens in the area, especially
the female merchants, if Wal Mart succeeds to
open a store in the city of Juchitán.
Meanwhile she was there and
wrote a report about the situation:
Estudios del Matriarcado (Juchitán and Matriarchal Studies)
For the non-Spanish speakers I have added a
machine translation of the article in English. I admit, machine-English is funny,
but otherwise there would not be a translation at all. Let me know if this is understandable and
acceptable for you.
Veronika also has sent me an interview with a
German magazine (taz), which I threw into the translation engine,
Juchitŕn: A Completely Special Society. You will find interesting thoughts in
'til next time,
Good news from Maureen Gosling, filmmaker of "Blossoms on Fire"
about Juchitán's women. She wrote:
distributor, is releasing BLOSSOMS on DVD, with a new cover, chapters, a brand
new featurette called SKETCHES OF JUCHITAN 1992, two photo galleries and an
insert article by yours truly.
It may be the most colorful DVD you've ever seen!! I'll be selling it on my
web site, for $29.95 plus $5 shipping for Home Use!