Isthmus of Tehuantepec


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Noun1.Isthmus of Tehuantepec - the narrowest part of southern Mexico is an isthmus between the Bay of Campeche on the north coast and the Gulf of Tehuantepec on the south coast
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Olga Sanchez Cordero, head of the Mexican Government Ministry, warned last month that 20,000 people were preparing to arrive from Honduras in the "mother of all caravans." She called for federal forces to form a "containment" belt across Mexico's narrowest point, the Isthmus of Tehuantepec, to block their passage.
Among them were 16 gorgeously embroidered blouses and 25 skirts from the indigenous and matriarchal Tehuana society, based in the Isthmus of Tehuantepec. These ensembles become unforgettable when worn with stiff lace collars, originally Spanish but transformed by the Tehuana, who wore them as a frame around the face.
Study site: As defined by Schuchert (1935), NCA comprises the mainland area between the Isthmus of Tehuantepec in Southern Mexico and the Nicaraguan Depression in Northern Nicaragua, excluding Belize and the Yucatan Peninsula (Fig.
(AEM) to own and operate a 102MW wind farm located in the Isthmus of Tehuantepec in Oaxaca, in southern Mexico.
The caravan of more than 1,000 migrants--mostly from the violent and tumultuous northern triangle of Central America: Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador--was winding its way through the Isthmus of Tehuantepec in southern Oaxaca state April 2 when the Mexican government announced it would move to break up the mass movement of people through the country.
The Southern Gulf Coast toad Incilius valliceps (Wiegmann, 1833) ranges from central Veracruz, Mexico to northern Costa Rica on the Atlantic versant, and from the Isthmus of Tehuantepec to south-central Guatemala on the Pacific slope, with an isolated record for El Salvador (Oliver-Lopez et al., 2009; Frost, 2017).
From October to April (dry period) intense northerly winds known as Nortes or Tehuanos (~20 m [s.sup.-1] for up to 10 days) flow from the Gulf of Mexico toward the Pacific Ocean across the Isthmus of Tehuantepec, provoking intense upwelling, mesoscale eddies and divergence zones in the Gulf and nearby regions (Zamudio et al., 2006; Barton et al., 2008; Trasvina & Barton, 2008).
The 337-km highway and the rail line for the Ferrocarril del Sureste in the Isthmus of Tehuantepec are part of the Mexican government's grand plan to improve the country's transportation infrastructure, including port facilities.
For several hundred years, German and Lebanese and Syrian men, along with the Spaniards, had come to the Isthmus of Tehuantepec, married Zapotec women, and fathered light-skinned, Zapotec-speaking babies.
The quake hit the Isthmus of Tehuantepec just before 11 a.m.