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[10 Nov 2009 | No Comment | ]
Mexican writer wins award in France

Mexican writer Chloe Aridjis has received the French Mercure Award for her first book titled “Book of Clouds.”
“Book of Clouds” is a portrait of Berlin in the early twenty-first century through the eyes of Tatiana, a young Mexican who comes to the German capital on a scholarship, Aridjis explained.
The writer, daughter of Mexican poet and diplomat Homero Aridjis said she is pleased because the award coincides with the twentieth anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. She vividly recalls how she lived those days, watching from the other …

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[20 Oct 2009 | No Comment | ]
Lincoln and Juárez honored together in Chicago

When president Obama visited Mexico earlier this year, he made reference to the parallelisms between two icons of Mexican and American history: Benito Juárez and Abraham Lincoln.
A few months later, the lives of these two extraordinary ex-presidents are celebrated with two exhibitions at Chicago’s History Museum as part of the commemoration of Abraham Lincoln’s bicentennial.
The life of Benito Juarez (1806-1872) is legendary. Born in a small village in the Mexican southern state of Oaxaca and from very humble origins, he embarked in his pursuit to reform Mexico in the …

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[29 Sep 2009 | No Comment | ]
Last Aztec Ruler at the British Museum

Moctezuma: Aztec Ruler is an exhibition that opened only last week at the British Museum and it has already been reviewed by the British press as a blockbuster.
The exhibition, which runs until January 2010, explores the Aztec civilization through the role of its last elected ruler: Moctezuma II, who reigned from 1502 until the Spanish conquest of Mexico in 1520AD.
Moctezuma was considered part-deity, chief army commander, commissioner of the arts, orator and had none less than 19 kids. While his life was indeed complex and semi-mythical, he …

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[25 Sep 2009 | One Comment | ]
The Moon…from Jaime Sabines (translated by W.S. Merwin)

You can take the moon by the spoonful
or in capsules every two hours.
It’s useful as a hypnotic and sedative
and besides it relieves…

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[23 Aug 2009 | No Comment | ]
Mexican artist crosses borders with her talent

Monica Escutia is a talented Mexican artist who lived in San Diego for some time. This allowed her to experience first-hand the extremely interesting mixture of cultures that is part of the essence of the lively border city.
During her stay in San Diego she participated in the exhibition “Beyond Frida” organized jointly by the CECUT in Tijuana and the Oceanside Museum from California.
For the past fifteen years her work has been displayed on many private and collective expositions both in Mexico and the USA.
Monica, who has been the recipient …

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[14 Aug 2009 | One Comment | ]
I love you at ten in the morning, and at eleven…by Jaime Sabines

I love you at ten in the morning, and at eleven, and at twelve. I long for you, my soul and my body long for you, sometimes, when it rains in the evening…

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[26 Jul 2009 | No Comment | ]
Mexican filmmaker gets award at Moscow’s Film Festival

As reported by CONACULTA (Mexico’s National Council for Culture and the Arts), Mexican filmmaker Mariana Chenillo received the Best Director Award for her film “Five days without Nora” at Moscow’s International Film Festival.
Moscow’s International Film Festival has been held every year since 1935, is the second oldest film festival in the world after the Venice Film Festival, and is considered one of the most prestigious in the world.
“Receiving this award has been one of the most significant events of my life,” Chenillo said on having won the award in Russia …