Mexico Links: Best of the Web
Thanks largely to La Red (the Web), Mexico is no longer the tierra incognita it used to be. On the other hand, sorting the best websites and online resources from the chaff can be a frustrating, time-consuming task. For example, enter the term Mexico in the average search engine, and youll have to sort through at least 234,876 hits, some offering real estate in the state of New Mexico.
To help you narrow your search down, I included some of my favorite web sites in the 11th edition of The Peoples Guide To Mexico (see the chapter For More Info). Keeping up with new and changed websites is a major task, however, so Ill post my updates and new discoveries here on a regular basis. Your suggestions are also appreciated -- dont be shy; if your own website, or one of your personal favorites isnt mentioned, let us know.
One of my favorite web references is published by the University of Texas. I reviewed their site in the Peoples Guide, but as this recent message on Mexico Connects General Forum suggests, its well worth a reminder.
Posted by Bill on November 17, 1999:
The University of Texas has one of the best "link" sites I've come across for Mexico. It links many subjects/sources, such as: Mexican Telephone Yellow Pages; Mexican Zip Codes; a copy of the Mexican Consitution of 1917, in English; etc. Some travel and tourism links are also provided. This may be helpful to some of you. http://lanic.utexas.edu/la/mexico/
Did You Feel Anything?
Servicio Sismologico Nacional, Instituto De Geofisica, Unam
Its entirely in Spanish, but if youre interested in earthquakes, check it out. Ive translated their main index below. With a dictionary at hand, you should be able to quickly get an idea of whats happening. If nothing else, you can check the bottom of the home page to learn the location, time and severity of Mexicos most recent quake. Ive included a recent one....
Ultimos Sismos: Recent Earthquakes
Reporte Semanal: Weekly Report
Acerca del SSN: About (this organization, site)
Acerca de Sismos: About Earthquakes
Notas Informativas: Informative Notes
¿Sintió un temblor?: Did you feel an earthquake?
SismoTel: Earthquake Phone Line
An example of a recent earthquake report is on the bottom line:
Date------Time------ Latitude/Longitude----Depth------Magnitude--------Epicenter Location
99/11/15 08:33:59 Lat: 16.23 Lon: -98.12 Prof: 7 km Mag: 3.7 Epicentro: COSTA GUERRERO-OAXACA