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[11 May 2011 | 2 Comments | ]
Mexico’s Cuisine: A Way for a Merrier World

J.R.R. Tolkien once said, “If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world”. 
Maybe Mexico’s high regard for food explains it merry character and its unique UNESCO’S recognition as Intangible Cutural Heritage for humanity should also be seen as a lesson to follow. In any case, Mexico is definitely more than “what meets the eye” and therefore the America’s Champion for Cultural Heritage.
When it comes to choices, enjoying and learning might transform into a solo word that would describe the …

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[11 Feb 2011 | 6 Comments | ]
Mexican Wine is Harvesting Recognition!

Mexico is world know by the quality of the drinks that go with its food. Whereas we talk about unmistakable tequila or the extraordinary mexican beer. In the case of Mexican wine, though not as world reknown as those drinks, follows the same path of world quality and acknowledgement. Mexico has always had excellent natural conditions for grape growing and wine production is not a novelty. It started since the Colony, but was forbidden by Felipe II, King of Spain in 1595, given that its quality and quantity threatened the …

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[25 Dec 2010 | 2 Comments | ]
Mexican Tenor: Umberto Veloz, another pride of Mexican birth.

Mexico is known for its great cultural contribution to the world, considered by UNESCO as one of the largest contributor worldwide in terms of cultural heritage and the importance of culture´s value in national economy. Added to this, Mexico also offers great human talent, as is the case of Umberto Veloz, undoubtedly the most beautiful male voice of the Latin American Folk music and the most important discovery of this artistic genre in recent years.
Mexico is worldknown as a birthplace of great tenors. Umberto broadens this group even …

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[3 Sep 2010 | One Comment | ]
Highly Cultural Mexico

Culture is valued differently according to each country, and its people’s beliefs, although it is not always clear how one could measure this. According to Ernesto Piedras, in his book “¿What is the value of Culture? Economic Contribution of Copyright Protected Industries” the value of culture considers activities which are developed upon artistic and literary original creations, which are subject to copyright. Ernesto Piedras implies that cultural industries are by themselves, a sector of economic activity that shares similar characteristics to other economic activity sectors.
Although Mexico is known for its …

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[21 Jul 2010 | 2 Comments | ]
Mexico tops the Americas in UNESCO’s World Heritage List

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) was founded in 1945 with the aim of contributing peace and security to the world through education, science, culture and communications. The Convention concerning the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage was founded in 1972 merging from two separate movements, the first focusing on the preservation of cultural sites, and the other dealing with the conservation of nature.
Every year the UNESCO publishes the World Heritage List, which lists objects (such as a forest, mountain, lake, desert, monument, building, complex, …

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[26 May 2010 | No Comment | ]
Mexican cinema coming up strong worldwide

The 63rd edition of the International Film Festival Cannes was lived in a very Mexican way, demonstrating that Mexico is following close in the film industry. One of the first signs of this is that Mexican actor Gael Garcia Bernal was elected to preside the jury, which is made up of experts, actors, directors, etc.
The award of the Golden Camera for Best Opera Prima was for the Mexican film Leap Year, directed by the Mexican director, Michael Rowe. As he handed over the award, Gael García Bernal said, “It was …

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[2 Mar 2010 | No Comment | ]
Coldplay, Frida Kahlo, and Viva la Vida…

Chris Martin, Jonny Buckland, Guy Berryman and Will Champion form Coldplay, a British alternative rock band that was formed in London in 1997. Being one of the world´s most popular bands, it is interesting to know that Coldplay’s lead vocalist, Chris Martin has very strong feelings for Mexico, which inspired the band in their last album’s name and led the group to close their Viva la Vida tour in Mexico.
Coldplay’s last album, Viva la Vida or Death and all his Friends, is named after one of Frida Kahlo’s most …