Maya Piedra

Maya Piedra is a Global Press Journal reporter based in Guadalajara, Mexico.

Santos Hernández Ramírez, or Maxatuxame (his name in Wixárika), dressed in a hand-embroidered shirt, guides three Wixárika families through the riverbanks of Altavista, in the municipality of Compostela, Nayarit.

Mexican Indigenous Group Fights to Preserve Sacred Sites

In August, Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador signed a decree to protect sacred indigenous sites, but for the Wixárika community, the struggle isn’t over.

June 7, 2024

Eleno collects plastic trash for recycling.

A Mexican Entrepreneur With a Painful Past Is Finding New Purpose With a Recycling Startup

Eleno Ulloa endured ridicule, rejection, drug and alcohol addiction, and two deportations from the United States. Today, he is his family’s breadwinner and, with his recycling business, a sign of hope for many in Nayarit.

February 2, 2024