Sunday, November 23, 2014

Guillermo Ríos and dancing dogs of Colima

Dancing Dogs are one of the best known symbols of Colima . Contrary to what you think they are not dancing or fighting. These dogs represent the transfer of power from generation to generation. The old dog transmitting their knowledge, wisdom and experience that prepares the young to the succession.

The dogs are Xoloitzcuintles, also called Mexican hairless dog, an ancient pre-Hispanic race. These dogs, according to Aztec mythology, accompanied the deceased and guided his soul to the underworld so sacrificed and buried with him. In the state of Colima found a large number of graves containing clay figures with the representation of these dogs.

The photo is the work of Guillermo Ríos and his prehispanic figures Alcalá, master of Mexican folk art.

Guillermo Ríos y los perros danzantes de Colima

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Volcán de Fuego Erupts

Mexican Volcano of Fire has erupted shooting an ash column 5 kilometers into the air and covering towns as far as 25 kilometers from the peak.

Mexico's federal civil defense office said that no injuries or evacuations have been reported as Colima volcano spewed hot, dry rock and gases two kilometers from the crater at about 12:24 local time.

"We recommend that people cover their nose and mouth, protect sources of potable water, and avoid dumping ash in drainage systems because it hardens with moisture," national civil protection coordinator Luis Felipe Puente told Foro television.

For now, the situation does not present a risk to the population, however, the Interior Ministry will send a team to conduct an evaluation of the activity at the crater. The team will be headed by the Director General of Civil Protection, Ricardo de la Cruz Musalem, and staff from the National Center for Disaster Prevention.

Ash fall is reported in the municipalities of Tonila, Zapotiltic, Jalisco, Quesería, and Colima, at distances of up to 25 kilometers from the volcano.

The 3,820-meter volcano lies 690 kilometers northwest of Mexico City, on the border of Colima and Jalisco states and is considered to be one of the most dangerous in North America.

Mexico's Colima Volcano Spouts Ash, Hot Rock

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