No Word for Welcome  


No Word for Welcome
U of Nebraska Press | June 1, 2011 | 319 pages
ISBN: 9780803235106

Wendy Call visited the Isthmus of Tehuantepec?the lush sliver of land connecting the Yucatan Peninsula to the rest of Mexico?for the first time in 1997. She found herself in the midst of a storied land, a place Mexicans call their country'sø?little waist,? a place long known for its strong women, spirited marketplaces, and deep sense of independence. She also landed in the middle of a ferocious battle over plans to industrialize the region, where most people still fish, farm, and work in the forests.