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Monte Alban mask on display at the Museo Nacional de Antropología, Mexico City.

Mexico's drug war has damaged its reputation with its most frequent visitors, U.S. travelers. As a result, Mexico is trying to change perception by any means necessary. Read more» 2

Marchers in Oaxaca support autonomy for San Juan Copala, Aug. 3.

In San Juan Copala, paramilitaries from nearby towns violently rebuff would-be visitors. A blockade of large rocks prevents anyone from crossing into town. Residents speak in strained voices about conditions under the blockade. They describe kidnappings, the constant threat of violence and rape and the vacuum of life in their town. Read more»