Mex Independence Day Videos


Found two awesome movies and a great program to share with you guys on Mexico’s independence.  The first movie is  “Cries of Death & Liberty”. It’s actually a  short series that was  released in commemoration of the Bicentennial. Posted the trailer & part 1. Click on the vid and it will take you to YouTube where there rest of the vids are =D

The second movie is entitled “The Lit Torch” also a series based on the Independence struggle this section is entitled “The taking of Alhondiga of Granaditas”.  What’s  is the Alhondiga of Granaditas &  what’s its importance? You can discover the story and get some background at the following link before watching the movie:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alh%C3%B3ndiga_de_Granaditas

As for the show, it has a very interesting premise!  The show has a time machine concept, they bring back historical figures and interview them. I’ve posted an edition with interviews with heroes of the Mexican Independence movement.

I’ve only posted the first part to each of the interviews, but if you click on the respective video it will take you to YouTube where you can find the rest. All vids are titled with the hero’s  name & all parts are numbered.

Celebrated Mexican Journalist Germán Dehesa Passes away


Mexico grieves the loss of writer, journalist, playwright,  German Dehesa (1944-2010) . He first disclosed his battle with cancer in his column  back in August of this year. He promised his readers to write for as long as his illness would allow. He passed Thursday, Sept 2. He is survived by his wife and four children.

ABOUT MR. DEHESA:

He studied both chemical engineering and Hispanic literature at the National Autonomous University of Mexico better know as UNAM, he worked as a professor there as well for over 25 years. In 2008 he recieved the Don Quixote award for Journalism awarded to him by Juan Carlos I King of Spain. On August 11 of this year was recognized as a  “Distinguished Citizen” by the Mexico city government..

He was a writer with the “Reforma” group, his work was also published in about 50 other publications nationwide. He became famous due to his masterful ability to play & create with the Spanish language. His dynamic writing style was informative and entertaining, as he wrote by making use of curious and original idioms,expressions found in Mexican Spanish. The employment of  news spellings and double entendres, were  some of the neat tricks he used to create works of humor & genius. He mixed both the critical with the mundane and invited everyone to put their analytical caps on. His column”The Angel’s Gazzete” became famous as it was a work elaborated in colloquial and simple language. Here he shared anecdotes from his personal experiences, talked about current events, experiences common to everyone, along with the expression of his political and critical thought. The column was especially acclaimed for its mini column within the column, a section entitled “How’d You Sleep last night?” In which he called out authorities, expressing grievance, &  dissatisfaction towards ineffective politicians and other lacking posts. Beginning in 06′ the “How’d You Sleep Last Night?” column was mostly dedicated to Arturo Montiel.

He joined the ESPN team as a commentator earlier this year on the show  “Capitanes de ESPN”  along side Jose Ramon Fernandez, Rafael Puente, Hector Huerta. For his brilliant reflections and commentary on Mexican society Mr. Dehesa will continue to be admired and celebrated.

Books by Mr. Dehesa :

  • Adiós a las trampas  = Goodbye to traps
  • La familia (y otras demoliciones)= The Family (and other demolitions)
  • ¡Qué modos!: usos y costumbres Tenochcas
  • ¿Cómo nos arreglamos? Prontuario de la corrupción de México
  • Las nuevas aventuras de El Principito
  • No basta ser padre = It’s not enough to be a father

Plays:

  • Tapadeus III
  • El gabinete de Belem
  • Borges con música
  • El pórtico de las palomas
Other related Links
Must Read PDF: “German Dehesa, Mexico and the Craft of Writing”  Analysis and translation of some of his work. (In English)

http://www.pucpr.edu/hz/088.pdf

Blog post about his life & passing in English

http://dailygrail.com/blogs/red-pill-junkie/2010/9/RIP-German-Dehesa-1944-2010


Stunning Mexican Bicentenial Commercials


Here are ” Stars of the Bicentennial” commercials number  5 ,6,7 & 8 featuring the states of Veracruz , Yucatán, Quintanaroo ,

VERACRUZ (sights showcased)

Ecological Reserve Nanciyaga – Catemaco, Veracruz

Peyote (Cactus) of the Birds -Veracruz , Veracruz

Split /Divided Rock – San Andres Tuxtla ,Veracruz

Tajin’s Archeoligical Zone – Papantla ,Veracruz

Eyipantla’s Water fall – San Andres Tuxtla

YUCATÁN (Sights showcased)

Uxmal Archeological Zone – Yucatán

The Lizards Estuary  –   Biosphere Reserve, Yucatán

The Red Ones Salt Mines –  Yucatán

Celestun – Biosphere Reserve ,Yucatán

Underwater Sinkhole  Chichí of the Lakes – Homún, Yucatán

QUINTANA ROO –

Holbox Isle , Whale Shark Sanctuary

Baclar Lagoon of the Seven Colors

Arrecifes Park, Cozumel Quintana Roo

Isle of the Swallow, Cozumel Quintana Roo

Chankaanab Park, Cozumel Quintana Roo

Tulum Biosphere Reserve of Sian Ka’an, Cozumel Quintana Roo

New Find at Teotihuacan ruins


Hey guys! Guess what, I got on Yahoo this morning to find that, Teotihuacan was trending =) The reason being: Turns out that archaeologists have discovered a cool new find at the ruins that could lead to royal tombs!  The find consists of a hidden tunnel that may have been buried due to the sinking of land as a result of stormy weather.  The reason why this is such a huge & exciting deal is, very little is know about the societal structure and rulers of  Teotihuacan. That is,  archeologists are after the story of those who conformed the culture which inhabited Teotihuacan before the Aztecs,  and reached its height between 100 B.C. and A.D. 750.  The Aztecs are believed to have arrived in the area in the 1300s.  Too cool or what?! =D

You read more about this cool new find at the following link :
http://www.thirdage.com/news/teotihuacan-ruins-yield-1800-year-old-tunnel-tombs_8-6-2010

Team Chivas’s Big Day


Yesterday was the official inauguration for team Chivas’s new home, Omnilife Stadium.  Sparkling fireworks lit up the sky, magical theatrics preformed by graceful dancers brought splendor to the ceremony, and with intense  fervor Chivas’s new anthem was introduced to the impassioned, and faithfully present fans. As spectacular as the opening ceremony was, the main event was the game that was to truly christen the field, a  Chivas vs Man U friendly.  Not only was the crowd excited to see a match between two awesome teams, but their favorite star “Chicharito”  in a tour de force was set to play a half on each side.  The first half  he played with Chivas, this was a sign of him paying his respects &  honoring: his former team, his home, his family, his  brothers,  his fans. To his people  he wanted to give a most humble, gracious, and  heartfelt “thank you”.  He played with excitement and dedication as always , but something extra was present, because he got one last chance to run alongside his comrades, on their new majestic field, sweat with them and strive  for the red and white.   This was his last game as a Chiva, this was his goodbye….  And he did not leave without a goal for his beloved Chivas.

In other soccer news, “RAFA MARQUEZ  L EAVES TEAM BARCELONA”. Read about it at the following link :

http://www.fifa.com/worldfootball/clubfootball/news/newsid=1279826.html#marquez+leave+barcelona


Mexican National Anthem:Indigenous Languages Versions


Check it out!  Just got this awesome link from @Bicentenario the official twitter page for Mexico’s Bicentenial 2010. The link= a webpage with Audio of versions of the Mexican National Anthem sung in Mexican Indigenous languages!  Is that too cool or what?!  Ever heard any Mexican indigenous languages? Curious to find out what they sound like? You can by clicking this link http://www.inali.gob.mx/bicen/himno_nacional_lenguas.html

The page has versions of the National Anthem sung in : Náhuatl from Central Veracruz , Purépecha, &  Cucapá, among  others.

For those unfamiliar with the Mexican national anthem here’s a video so you can compare the version in Spanish to those in the Mexican indigenous languages. Also lyrics in both Eng & Span can be found at : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Himno_Nacional_Mexicano


El Tri Femme Fatales :Team Mexico Advances to 4 finals


FIFA U -20 WOMEN’S WORLD CUP GERMANY 2010,Team Mexico, Female El Tri have their ticket to the quarter finals & as group Group C winners.  They earned their pass with a  tie against Nigeria. With only 15 minutes on the clock, it was make it or break it time.  It was  Miss  Alina Garciamendez’s equalizer  in the second half  that sealed the deal.  Nigeria often had possession of the ball , but failed to take advantage of vital opportunities. The constant pressure in the form of a relentless and adamant defense by team Mexico lead to many errors by team Nigeria. At 16′ came the first goal of this match when Nigeria’s Ebere Orji nailed a rebound. Things were getting tricky, at halftime Charlyn Corral one of the best on the team (Mex) was substituted by Natalia Gómez Junco.

Later Nigeria would come dangerously close to a second goal, exhaustion and all  Mexican goalie, Santiago pushed the limits of her body and abilities to shut down said would be goal. However, that almost second goal was not the only worry for team Mexico, news that  Japan was beating England meant that the probability of them being eliminated was looming. With agile control of the ball, guard up, and  registering all angles,  team Mexico’s Alina Garciamendez showed everyone that team Mex was hungry and did not want to go home.  The game was called by official Cristina Petersen, team Mexico lead by coach is  Roberto MEDINA. Mexico earned 1st place in its group with 5 points and more goals than second place Nigeria who also earned 5 points, in third was  Japan who had 4 points,  and England came in with 1 pt. Team Mexico’s next rival will be the winner of the USA vs South Korea game.

FOLLOW TEAM MEXICO DURING THE  FIFA U -20 WOMEN’S WORLD CUP GERMANY 2010.

Get scores, news, pictures on the latest matches, get to know the team at their official Fifa Page:

http://www.fifa.com/u20womensworldcup/photo/photolist.html#1276482

http://www.mediotiempo.com/futbol/seleccion-mexicana/noticias/2010/07/21/nigeria-1-1-mexico-la-femenil-sub-20-logro-sufrido-e-historico-pase-a-cuartos