Tultepec: The burning of the bulls

Once a year, the town of Tultepec, Mexico, turns into a wild celebration of lights, colors, explosions and revelry. Every March, the city launches the National Pyrotechnic Festival. The festival lasts nine days and culminates with the largest celebration of all, the “Burning of the Bulls”.

Bottle Schools in Guatemala

Kids are building schools from plastic bottles in Antigua Guatemala, Guatemala. Through the nonprofit Hug It Forward, students lead efforts to transform, and “recycle,” plastic bottles into eco-bricks to build schools. To date, they have upcycled 950,000 bottles to create over 100 schools.

The Hand Crafted Prosthetics Changing Lives

Using color samples and imprints, Anna Walls of the Dianceht team makes high quality prosthetics from scratch. Fingers, hands, arms, ears, nipples, and noses are tailor-made to each person. She didn’t realize the emotional impact these personalized prosthetics would have on their customers.

Burreros in Monterrey

Monterrey is a five million people city located in the north of Mexico. On the Colonia Independencia, a favela located near downtown, a new ocupation was created: burrero, or donkey man. This profession consists in helping people carrying stuff uphill with a donkey.

Ethanol-based fuel

Scientists in Saltillo, Mexico have discovered how to make fuel with ethanol extracted from agave, the same plant used to make tequilla.

Teen Drummer | The Warning Band

Covering Metallica since they were as young as 8 years old, Daniella, Paulina, and Alejandra Villarreal practice up to 5 hours daily to perform as The Warning, their sisters-only metal band, rocking hard enough to gain the attention of Ellen DeGeneres, perform at SXSW and release their own EP. It’s their viral hit cover of “Enter Sandman” that brought them so much attention. For this musical family, which hails from Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico, school is definitively out — and rock is in.