To celebrate the ‘end of the world’, Damian Lazarus – head of record label Crosstown Rebels – is organising a 24-hour festival, called Day Zero. Featuring appearances from a variety of electronic music acts, along with spiritual awareness classes, meetings with Mayan descendents, special ceremonies… and all taking place in an awe-inspiring site in Mexico. I caught up with Damian recently to talk about the Mayans and his forthcoming event.
The feather headdress, commonly known as the Feather Headdress of Ancient Mexico – housed at the Museum of Ethnography in Vienna – is a cultural good that represents the feather craftsmanship of Mesoamerica, unique in that it evinces the quality and mastery of Mexican artisans.
Sleek and telegenic, Mexico’s Enrique Pena-Nieto was sworn in as president for a six-year term on Saturday. It’s been five long months since Mr Pena-Nieto won the presidential elections amid allegations of fraud and protests.
Mexico is one of the most dangerous countries in the world to work as a journalist – since 2006, 67 journalists have been killed and 14 have disappeared in the country.
In 1972, President Richard Nixon signed his “war on drugs” into law. Drugs were “public enemy number one,” said Nixon, and action was necessary because addiction to narcotics had “assumed the dimensions of a national emergency”. Four decades on, and the global clampdown on drugs continues unabated.
As all 32 teams in the World Cup enter the final stages of the first round, only a few can with confidence say that they will be making the second round; teams like Argentina, Brazil and the Netherlands. While for the rest their fates will unfold in the next couple of days.
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