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Isthmus Culture in Southern Mexico

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Dancing at the Candelaria Festival, San Mateo del Mar, Isthmus of Tehuantepec, Oaxaca, Mexico (Photo: Wendy Call)

For the Geo Quiz we are looking for a narrow slice of land in southern Mexico. It is known as Mexico's "little waist." It is the narrowest point between the Gulf of Mexico and the Pacific Ocean.

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The Isthmus of Tehuantepec is the answer to the Geo Quiz. The isthmus is the shortest stretch of land between the Gulf of Mexico and the Pacific Ocean.

Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with author Wendy Call about the clash of traditional Mexican culture with economic globalization in the Isthmus of Tehuantepec. Call's book "No Word for Welcome: The Mexican Village Faces the Global Economy" talks about the villages and cultures found on the isthmus.

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