June 12, 2012
The Wall Street Journal, 6/06/2012
Every year for the past decade, 200,000 Mexican men have left for the U.S.
The result has been a steady reshaping of everyday culture around those left behind—usually forcing women to become breadwinners. And as the shift deepens, it is upending one of the long-standing cultural pillars here: the Mexican cult of machismo.
August 23, 2011
National Catholic Reporter, 8/23/11
Thirteen years have passed since the massacre of 45 men, women and children in a Catholic chapel here in December 1997. Their relatives and neighbors scattered, afraid to return home or go to their fields to harvest their coffee crop.
Determination overcame fear, however, and a few years later the farmers founded Maya Vinic — which means “Mayan man” — a coffee and honey cooperative that rose from the ashes of tragedy.