8 Deer Jaguar Claw is a major figure in the history of the Oaxacan Coast; the empire he founded lasted 400 years. I hope you will take the time to read Denise Lechner’s article on him.
The best part of publishing this magazine is that it gives me an excuse to explore the region, talk to the people and report back on what I find. In this issue it’s not only the new highway to Oaxaca but also a road that will connect Santiago Cuixtla to the Coast.
This will be the last issue until November, but as Puerto Escondido grows so does the magazine. The print-run has gone from 3,000 to 4,000. Li Valenzuela has now joined the crew of contributors. Welcome aboard, Li.
Barbara Joan Schaffer
Editor and Publisher
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In the article titled How Coffee Put Puerto Escondido on the Map (¡Viva Puerto! #14), it states that Guillermo Rojas Mijangos had been an administrator of La Korruba. In fact, Guillermo Rojas Mijangos never worked for La Korruba and he bought La Aurora, a property of Korruba, at a government auction after World War II. Vidal Rojas Alderate was the first to cultivate coffee in the region. He started the Jamaica finca in San Gabriel Mixtepec in the 1870s. Jamaica remains in the Rojas family to this day.
We also stated that starting in the 1940s the big producers had airstrips on their fincas and that they would fly the beans to the airstrip on the Rinconada. In fact, Guillermo Rojas Mijangos built the airstrip on the Rinconada and was the only coffee producer to fly beans into Puerto.