Diego Rivera & Frida Kahlo on Mexican Money


Today the Banco of Mexico known as Banxico placed  new 500 peso bills into circulation which depict celebrated Mexican artists: Diego Rivera & Frida Kahlo. The new bills are equiped with special security measures and are the final in a series of  new bills that first began to be released back in September ’06.  The front of the bills will have Rivera’s self portrait and the reverse will have his wife’s, Frida Kahlo’s self portrait.

Among the special features which will serve to distinguish authentic bills are:  three dimensional threading, a section of  the bill will be color changing, micro script, and a watermark.

Mexican defender Carlos Salcido(PSV) Signs with Fulham


In soccer news, club Fulham has just obtained Mr. Carlos Salcido(30-year-old left-back) from PSV Eindhoven with a three year contract.  The exact expense was not disclosed but is supossedly about 1.6 million pounds ($2.5 million). He’s described as a  go-geter , a guy who can play many roles. He joined PSV in 06 and made over 100 appearances & won 2 Dutch titles. Now he takes the next important step in his career best of luck Carlos.

READ MORE ON THIS STORY AT:

http://www.goal.com/en/news/462/netherlands/2010/08/25/2087177/fulham-agree-terms-with-psv-over-carlos-salcido-report

http://www.femexfut.org.mx/portalv2/aspx/WEB_DetalleNoticia.aspx?pnIDNtca=27840

http://www.usatoday.com/sports/soccer/2010-08-27-2457070423_x.htm

Rafa Marquez’s 1st MLS goal (video)


Check out this sweet goal by Rafa, only three matches in & he’s already got a hot score like that under his belt. The message to Bulls fans & to the MLS is clear:  Mr. Rafael Marquez is here!  P.S. fellow Bull Thierry Henry is still waiting for his 1st  in a league match. The final score for this match played on Sat was  4-1 New York over Toronto. Congrats Rafa way to go!

TwitPic of the day


Get a special behind the scenes look at the Mexican Soccer League with today’s TwitPic of the day uploaded by @yosoy8a (Memo Ochoa goalie for team America of the Mexican League & team Mexico) the caption attached to it reads : Rumbo al estadio!!!! = On our way to the stadium!!! Referring to today’s América vs Querétaro match.

credit: http://twitter.com/yosoy8a

Mexican Bicentennial’s Official Theme Song (free download)


A cool song has been released as the official theme song for the Bicentennial entitled “El Futuro es Milenario” (The Future is Millennial) sung by Aleks Syntek & Jaime Lopez, and it has been made available for free download ! Just go to the following link and it will take you to the official Bicentenario website where you can get the song.  http://www.bicentenario.gob.mx/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=1922

LYRICS TRANSLATION

We were born to sing. We were born to dance.

We were born in the land of the beautiful sky….

More centuries of love

More centuries of color

More centuries of one song

will all be welcomed.
A pride that is shared From Mexico to everywhere.

The soul flies and flutters at the grand celebration.

The plaza is filling up, the best is just starting.

United for what’s to come to the rhythm of the Bicentennial.

Shalalala
The future is millennial
Shalala
here we go step by step
Shalalala
The future is millennial
Shalalala
here we go step by step

The world is right, Mexico is pure love.

It’s a flower that gives itself  to the warmth of a clay oven.

We dance our hearts out, it’s a rhythm to celebrate.

We thoroughly delight in being Mexicans

In the streets it’s a party differences forgotten, all united

Voices sing from deep within our hearts.

The plaza is filling up, the best is just starting.

United for what’s to come to the  rhythm of the Bicentennial

Shalalala
The future is millennial
Shalala
here we go step by step
Shalalala
The future is millennial
Shalalala
here we go step by step