La Gente de Coyoacán | People of Coyoacan

PART 1 of 2

Coyoacán is a borough of Mexico City whose colonial town center by the same name is one of the most visited places in Mexico. A haven for artists, intellectuals, hippies, politicians, the wealthy and the poor, Coyoacán has been populated for at least two millennia. Its parish church, Saint John the Baptist, was started in 1552.

Among those who have called Coyoacán home are Laura Esquivel, Luis Buñuel, Hernán Cortes and his mistress La Malinche, Mexican presidents Carlos Salinas de Gortari and Miguel de la Madrid Hutardo, Hollywood legend Dolores del Rio, modern day heartthrob Diego Luna, Leon Trotsky, Diego Rivera, Frida Kahlo and these illustrious though less-known inhabitants.

Pulquería Coyoacán

Noé, the pulque maker, at the last remaining pulquería en Coyoacan, Los Paseos de Santa Anita.

Shopkeepers on Francisco Sosa street

Shopkeepers José Roberto and Maria Cristina Soriano have been fixtures on Francisco Sosa street for decades.

School boy Eduardo

School boy Eduardo in Jardin Hidalgo.

Coyoacán - Pedro Meyer

The photographer Pedro Meyer was one of the pioneers of digital photography. He is a recipient of the Guggenheim Fellowship, was recognized by the National Endowment for the Arts, and won one of the first Rockerfeller Foundation grants for a Web project.





Stuff, Coyoacán

Fernando Dominguez is the proprietor of Stuff, a popular hipster apparel shop near the center of Coyoacan.


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