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Denver Students Design Blankets Using Mayan Hieroglyphics

A group of children at an elementary school in Denver decided to decorate blankets with drawings based on Mayan hieroglyphics and donate them to a nearby nursing home. continue reading »

Celebrate What it Truly Means to be ‘Hecho en Mexico’ (VIDEO)

From Diego Luna and Alejandro Fernandez, to Carla Morrison and Chavela Vargas, director Duncan Bridgeman weaves a cinematic tapestry composed of original songs and insights from the most iconic artists and perform continue reading »

Mexican Museum Pays Tribute to Day of the Dead With Mummy Exhibition

Large-format photos of 12 bodies mummified 300 years ago and preserved today in the Mexican capital's El Carmen Museum are being featured on an altar commemorating this year's Day of the Dead celebration on Nov. 1, the National Anthropology and History Institute, or INAH, said Saturday. continue reading »

Singer Lila Downs Honored for her Contribution to Mexican Culture

Singer Lila Downs was honored here by the organization Mano a Mano: Mexican Culture Without Borders for her work to spread awareness about indigenous people. continue reading »

Mexico Joins Group to Promote Linguistic Diversity, Communications

Mexico will join the World Network for Linguistic Diversity in order to promote intercultural education and communications, as well as to strengthen individual languages, The National Institute of Indigenous Languages, or Inali, said. continue reading »

Mexican Mariachi Music Officially Recognized by UNESCO

UNESCO has officially awarded recognition to Mexican mariachi music as an Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity at a ceremony held over the weekend as part of the 19th International Mariachi Meeting in the western Mexican city of Guadalajara. continue reading »

Happy Birthday to Frida Kahlo!

Frida Kahlo de Rivera (July 6, 1907 – July 13, 1954; Magdalena Carmen Frieda Kahlo y Calderón) was a Mexican painter, born in Coyoacán. Perhaps best known for her self-portraits, Kahlo's work is remembered for its "pain and passion", and its intense, vibrant colors. Her work has been celebrated in Mexico as emblematic of national and indigenous tradition, and by feminists for its uncompromising depiction of the female experience and form continue reading »

Music Icon Vicente Fernandez – ‘Not Worthy’ of a Monument Some Say

According to the residents of Cocula, México, Vicente Fernandez ‘lacks the merits’ needed in order to receive a commemorative monument. Cocula, a town in the western state of Jalisco and considered by many the birth place of mariachi music, continue reading »

550 Year-Old Carvings Depicting Aztec Myths Found in Mexico City

A total of 23 pre-Columbian stone plaques dating back approximately 550 years, with carvings illustrating such Aztec myths as the birth of the god of war Huitzilopochtli, were discovered by archaeologists continue reading »

Mexico’s Mariachi Music Deemed One of the World’s Cultural Treasures

Twelve elements, ranging from rice planting rituals in Japan to Mexico''s mariachi music to a horseback-riding tradition in France, were added to the United Nations-backed list of the continue reading »

World Premiere of ‘After Tomorrow’ by Mexican Composer Edgar Guzman

The Consulate General of Mexico is pleased to announce the World Premiere of 'After Tomorrow' by Mexican composer Edgar Guzman, presented by Dal Niente Ensemble. The premiere will take place at Nichols Concert Hall, 1490 Chicago Avenue, Evanston, Illinois on Thursday, October 20, 2011 at 7:30 p.m. The cost of a ticket is $20. continue reading »

Mexico City Celebrates “Halloween” with a Marriage of Traditional and Contemporary Style

Leave plastic pumpkins and wizard costumes, synonymous with the American Halloween, behind and embrace the traditional Mexico City "Day of the Dead" (Dia de los Muertos). On the annual holiday, Nov. 1 (Dia de todos los santos) and Nov. 2 (Dia de los fieles difuntos) continue reading »

In Mexico, October 12th is a National Holiday Known as Día de la Raza or Day of the Race

In Mexico, October 12th is a national holiday known as Día de la Raza or Day of the Race, this date is honored in other countries as Columbus Day. In the fifteenth century, an obscure Italian seafarer named Christopher Columbus became convinced that it was possible to reach the East from Europe by sailing continue reading »

French Fashion House HERMES Launches Collection Featuring Mexican Indigenous Art

French Fashion House Hermés has released a collection of scarves and handkerchiefs featuring colorful embroidered designs produced by a community of Mexican Otomi natives. continue reading »

Flamenco Legend Manolo Vargas Dies in Mexico at the Age of 98

The Mexican National Fine Arts Institute and the entire world of flamenco dance is mourning the passing of the legendary dancer Manolo Vargas at the age of 98. continue reading »

Invitación- Inauguración de la exposición Paisajes de México

In May 2001, a group of Mexican professionals dedicated to graphic communications lead by Alfonso Huerta created KROW, a firm dedicated to developing corporate images continue reading »

Another Gift from Corporate America for Latinos:  Cha cha cha, Charmin and a Shithouse

It’s the holidays so when I hear someone is inviting me and mi familia to a ‘history-making event’ celebrated with ‘Latin sizzle’ in none other than New York City, I am on it. If that wasn’t enough Luis Fionsi was performing and I was going to get to Cha Cha Cha all night long. continue reading »

Whose Bed Bugs Are More Bad Ass?

Paying half attention to the news I keep hearing the words ‘plague’ ‘infestation’ ‘epidemic’ being mentioned so often, I half expect to see that the illegal anchor babies have indeed invaded the U.S. Capital or assume Glen Beck is talking about the Democrats again. Since Beck is now a man of God, the talk is all about minuscule size critters lovingly known as bed bugs or ‘chinches de cama’ in Spanish. continue reading »