Posted October 3rd 2018 at 6:50 pm by
in Narratives of Self-determination

Muxes Rebuilding Juchitán

(English below)

Juchitán de Zaragoza es un pequeño pueblo en Oaxaca, México. Con una población de aproximadamente 70,000. La mayoría de los residentes, son Zapotecs.

El 7 de septiembre de 2017, Juchitán fue golpeado por un terremoto de magnitud 8.2. lo cual destruyó el pueblo y quitó cerca de 100 vidas.

Con pocos recursos, Muxes de Las Auténticas Intrépidas Buscadoras del Peligro, se han unido para restaurar sus tradiciones y reconstruir la ciudad.

Esta es su historia.


Juchitán de Zaragoza is a small town in Oaxaca, Mexico. With a population of approximately 70,000, the majority of residents are Zapotecs.

On September 7, 2017, Juchitán was hit by an earthquake of magnitude 8.2. which destroyed the town and took with it more than 100 lives.

With few resources, the Muxes from Las Auténticas Intrépidas Buscadoras del Peligro (The Authentic Intrepid Seekers of Danger), have united to restore their traditions and rebuild the city.

This is their story.

Yazmin Guzman is a SB/MCP student at Massachusetts Institute of Technology studying Urban Planning. Through MISTI funding, Yazmin spent this summer interning in Mexico City and was able to learn about the history and troubles faced by the Muxes in Juchitán, Oaxaca. She is excited to continue to do research that centers voices that are at the margins

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