El Tri’s upcoming friendly


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Plans for Mexico’s next match have been announced. The preliminary details have been outlined,  though specifics such as a set list of those who will take the field are yet to be fully established. The game will be a friendly match, both teams of course will take this meeting as a very significant opportunity for observation , and future preparation in regards to this year’s upcoming international completions.

More about the game-

The date : Feb24,

The venue : Candlestick Park in San Fran.

Their opponent :Bolivia.

Don’t forget to tune in & show ur support for our Aztec warriors!!

picture credits:http://www.televisadeportes.com/copa-mundial-fifa-2010/131519/tri-contra-bolivia-febrero

Just to get ya dancing


This song is : fun, upbeat, & infections. Makes ya wanna dance. It is “banda” music. Banda music is a really popular genre with Mexican’s. Just like boybands or rappers might be a big deal and there’s a whole bunch of groups here in the U.S. it’s the same thing in Mexico with bandas.  What is banda music exactly? Banda is a brass-based form of traditional Mexican music. Bandas play a wide variety of songs, including rancheras, corridos, cumbias, baladas. Banda music is a melting pot of traditions and rhythms. It is composed of : Traditional Mexican rhythms , German polka, some Latin American style flavors, and even some Jazz influence , just to name a few. Mexico has adapted all these styles and made music all its own, the unique Banda flavor!  This type of music celebrates the culture of the mountain ranges and desserts, which are areas that have a very cowboy kinda history.

This song is called : El Mechon. The Band’s name is : Banda Sinaloense MS de Sergio Lizarraga. Meaning, Sergio Lizarraga’s MS band from Sinaloa(Sianloa is one of the 31Mexican States located in the northwestern part of the country). LOL it’s a long name, I know…. but there’s a reason behind that. Bandas are groups that are around for years and years. Once founded they are kept alive by passing on the torch to new members. In order to preserve the history and pride of the band a good name must be chosen, and often times in honor of its founder, his name is included in the band’s name. The song’s name means ” The Lock of hair” it’s talking about a guy who wants to look cool will he travels and parties, so he wants to change his image by using something that’s become popular, instead of dying your hair you use a hair clip with dyed hair extensions. LOL & basically that’s what the whole song’s about.  It’s just fun and random like that.

This song was a big dance hit recently, as many banda songs are. Each year a new song is chosen as the dance hit of the season, because it gets big either in the dance clubs, or at parties, especially weddings and Quinceañeras. Often times the songs come a long with a special dance, so the “something” dance will be a trend for the year that a specific song was popular.

Honest truth, this song got on my nerves in the beginning, but my mom & brother love it. They kept playing it and singing it, I kept hearing it on the radion, and on TV… and well in the end it just grew on me.

For all your authentic Mexican Product Needs


Get to know MexGrocer  an awesome online company who’s mission is to share with you Authentic,specialty,

Mexican products.  MexGrocer is definitely Mega Super Chido stuff!  Some of the products they sell you can find in regular super markets, but other stuff is exclusive & special finds that are only available online. And even though some stuff is sold in supermarkets there are those who do not live near a Hispanic shopping center. But if that’s your case, then no prob, MexGrocer is her to help.

Mexico’s Topos join rescue effort in Haiti


The Rescue Brigade “Topos” of  Tlatelolco has set of to Haiti . The plan as explained by Director of  the institution and leader in operations Fernando Alvarez, is to have form 18 to 24 experts on the island by this Saturday. On Thursday the first group of 6 took of on their mission. The members of the brigade intend to provide : aid in search & rescue missions, pre hospitilization medical attention to those hurt, and general assistance to the affected. He went on to say that their flight which took place on a private plane was made possible with help from hotel businesses and the Caritas delegation in Cancún(a non profit org), which provided emergency provisions, and  essential items to be transported to the isle. The next group to be sent over will be comformed of a canine unit and those armed with the special tools necessary for further advancement in search & rescue.

Photo credits:

http://vivirmexico.com/2008/05/la-brigada-de-topos-de-rescate-sin-dinero

http://www.brigada-rescate-topos.org/sitio/

Food Network A la Mexicana


New show about Mexican cuisine coming soon to Food Network

For more info on the show & its chef visit:

http://www.foodnetwork.com/mexican-made-easy/index.html

Special 2010 Performance


Pop/Cumbia  Singer Pee Wee ‘s  performance on show: Feliz 2010

What an awesome performance!  Kick butt way to start off the year ! Here’s wishing the best of luck & success in 2010 to Pee Wee. Looking forward to future posts featuring his debut novela “Camaleones.”

=(  Sorry the video’s not the best quality, I think the audio is a little outta sync =(  but it was the only vid I could find of this performance.

Anywho ENJOYNESS MUCH GUYS!!!

Mexico: Making headlines now


MEXICO’S MAJOR CURRENT EVENTS

*Moises Saba dies in helicopter accident: Mr. Saba was an Industry captain, member of the renowned line of impresarios with influence in diverse sectors , a prevalent figure in Mexican society. Bried history: He became president of  Unefon in ’99 a prominent mobile communications franchise.  Was a Board member for the internet provider Cosmofrecuencias .  Took part in the textile & communications industries as executive president of  Textiles Ayotla & Grupo Alsavisión, and by buying 50% de Radio Televisora Centro, S.A. de C.V,  a company which bought Television Azteca from the Mexican government.  Once owner of soccer team Veracruz, then team Morelia.  Also operated  Ecocinemas movie theaters and had two hotels in Acapulco : The Grand Hotel Acapulco Crowne Plaza. In Israel owned a television channel. He was killed in a helicopter crash in the outskirts of Mexico city last Sunday night. Four deaths were the result of the accident, with three victims being of the Saba family.

Complete story: http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSN10646920100111?type=marketsNews

*Mexico makes  the Top ten 10 in the list of  Happiest countries in the world: Mexico has ranked 7th in a study conducted by The World Database of Happiness. The results  the study are being attributed by many to the following conclusion :  Mexicans have the virtue of being capable of judging their quality of life positively. The ranking is as  follow:Happiest #1 = Costa Rica, #2  Denmark, #3Iceland,#4 Switzerland, #5Canada,#6 Norway,#7 Mexico, #8Finland,#9 Sweden, #10Panamá, #11Luxembourg ,  #12Colombia.

See slide show related to this headline at : http://www2.eluniversal.com.mx/pls/impreso/noticia.html?id_nota=22063&tabla=miami

*Severe  Weather Conditions :   Rain, sleet & snow!  Mexico is freezing over it seems , as the cold will not seize. The cold has gotten so severe that  in 10 states school was canceled. In 20 out of the 32 Mexican states the temperature is a least -5. Conditions are especially serious for young children and older citizens as they are more acutely affected by such conditions. 9 deaths is the sum so far attributed to the harsh weather. Among the affected state :Aguascalientes, Baja California, Baja California Sur, Chihuahua, Coahuila, Distrito Federal, Durango, Guanajuato, Hidalgo, Jalisco, México, Nuevo León, Puebla, Querétaro, San Luis Potosí, Sonora, Tamaulipas, Tlaxcala, Veracruz y Zacatecas.

More on this story: http://www2.eluniversal.com.mx/pls/impreso/noticia.html?id_nota=22063&tabla=miami

*Entertainment- Comedian Carlos Villagran to say goodbye to his  famous character “Quico” Mr. Villa gran who has just turned 66 is getting ready to set of on the last tour with his circus “Quico’s New Circus”. Here he plans to retire the character that made him famous & launched his career. “Quico” was a character which he played on

famous writer, producer, & comedian idol Roberto Gomez Bolaños’s program ” Chavo del 8″

More on this story:  http://mx.entertainment.yahoo.com/especialesnoticias04.html

SPORTS: More Drama for Chivas : Amidst more drama , turmoil, confusion, and accusations surrounding the team, goal keeper Luis Michel is named new team captain.

Follow this story: http://mx.sports.yahoo.com/noticias/d-sport-luis-michel-advirtio-solapara-nadie-12012010-75.html

Photo Credits:

http://mx.sports.yahoo.com/futbol/mexicano/

http://impreso.milenio.com/node/8701300

http://www.everyoneweb.es/WA/DataFileshomenajeaquico/quico1.jpg

(Foto: EFE)