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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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[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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[12 Feb 2010 | No Comment | ]
French Government Légion d’honneur for Mexican Health Minister!

Mexican Health Secretary José Angel Córdova Villalobos was invested as Knight of the Légion d´honneur at the Elysée Palace by French President Nicolas Sarkozy for his role in the control of the A(H1N1) flu crisis.
The Légion d’honneur or Ordre National de la Légion d’honneur or National Order of the Legion of Honour” is a French order established by Napoleon Bonaparte, First Consul of the First Republic, on May 19th 1802. The Order is the highest decoration in France and is awarded for excellent civil or military conduct delivered, upon official …

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[24 Nov 2009 | 2 Comments | ]
Harvard award to Mexico City bus system

The Metrobus Project, an innovative and first-rate bus system that has considerably reduced traffic congestion and pollution in Mexico City, recently received Harvard University’s Roy Family Award for Environmental Partnerships.
The Metrobus transportation system, which is already being considered a possible model for similar implementations in other countries, was launched in 2005 along a 19 kilometers stretch (12 miles) of one of Mexico City’s busiest avenues. It complements the metropolis’ very busy subway.
More than 30 projects competed for the award. According to Harvard’s statement referring to the announcement of the …

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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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[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 …

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[20 Jun 2009 | No Comment | ]
Mexican university wins award in Europe

As reported by the Associated Press, the UNAM, which is a nearly 100-year-old Mexican university, was awarded Spain’s Prince of Asturias Award for Communication and Humanities in recognition of its role in providing Latin America with outstanding intellectuals and scientists.
The National Autonomous University of Mexico, which has nearly 300,000 students and more than 34,000 professors and researchers, had received more than 1,500 letters of support for the award, including ones from world famous authors Carlos Fuentes and Gabriel Garcia Marquez, the award foundation said.
The university, founded in 1910, “has become …