El Volcán – Popocatépetl, a volcano located about 55 kilometers from Mexico City, is erupting, prompting officials to restrict access in the area and to prepare for evacuations. We camped within view of Popo in calmer times on our trip.
Extraño – The grandson of Malcolm X, Malcolm Shabazz, was beaten to death in a Mexico City nightclub. Two waiters at the nightclub have been arrested for allegedly assaulting Shabazz and a friend when the two refused to pay a 15,000 peso tab for 12 beers.
¡Victoria! – Disney has decided not to trademark Dia de los Muertos. According to The Guardian, the entertainment behemoth “wanted exclusive domain for goods including ‘fruit-based snack foods’, ‘Christmas-tree ornaments and decorations’, ‘decorative magnets’, ‘non-medicated toiletries’ and ‘frozen meals consisting primarily of pasta or rice’, as well as for education and entertainment purposes.”