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

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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

Heroes of Mexican Independence Honored at Palacio Nacional


Today fourteen patriotic heroes’ remains were transfered to Mexican landmark “El Palacio Nacional”  (National Palace ) as part of the Mexican Bicentennial celebration. Military personal ceremoniously escorted the remains of  heroes :Miguel Hidalgo, José María Morelos, Juan Aldama, Ignacio Allende, Nicolás Bravo, Vicente Guerrero, Mariano Jiménez, Mariano Matamoros, Guadalupe Victoria, Francisco Javier Mina, Andrés Quintana Roo, Leona Vicario, Pedro Moreno y Víctor Rosales from Castillo de Chapultepec (Chapultepec Castle) to Palacio Nacional.  Citizens with flowers lined up along Reform Avenue, they cheered and applauded as they witnessed caravan go by.

At Palacio Nacional President Felipe Calderón headed the ceremony. He delivered an uplifting speech in honor of : the heroes, their memory and their transcendent contribution to the birth of the Mexican nation & it’s  people’s struggle for independence. “Let us not forget that we are descendants of Hidalgo” “Everywhere we go, in all we do, let us carry our patriotic heroes’ ideals with us.” Drums rolling, a chivalrous color guard marching, stately flag statues, the heroes where escorted to their resting place and so the ceremony concluded.

Pictures and video of the ceremony can be found at : http://www.bicentenario.gob.mx/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=1920&Itemid=55

This is not a video of today’s ceremony, it’s a video of when the heroes’ remains were taken out of the mausoleum located at the base of the  Angel of Independence for the first time in 85 years in order to be taken to Chapultepec Castle earlier this year. The transfer was made for the purpose of putting them in the custody of the  National Institute of Anthropology Mexico. The remains were to undergo a series of  forensic examinations, precise registry, and preservation in preparation for the transfer to Palcio Nacional.

Mexican Culture Once Again Turned Tacky Gimmick


Found this article & I just had to share with you guys.  The article’s a little old, it’s from July. Perhaps some of you have already seen it or something related to the story, but for those who haven’t thought it only right to diffuse it.  Sorry for being tardy, but I hadn’t visited the website which I found it on in a while and so I missed it when if first came out. Weird, it’s such an important story, can’t believe I never ran into it anywhere else.  The article is from AboutFace.com a site dedicated to fighting and changing a “toxic media environment” for everyone, but especially focusing on  being a source of empowerment for :  girls, young ladies, and women everywhere.  They wrote an article about how MAC (the make up brand) thought it’d be so ingenious,colorful and becoming to turn the: suffering , hardships, and terror of the people of Juarez into a  lucrative opportunity.  “Art is controversial, it imitates life” Yes, very true!  And perhaps this would have been acceptable from someone with a noble cause who sincerely wanted to  make an impact for the right reasons. However, these people clearly had only one thing on their minds “Shock factor sells”.  Human dignity,  social consciousness ….. Not part of their product’s “color scheme”.  The creators visited Jurez and gained “inspiration”, they gave night-workers the “edgy/artsy” nickname “sleepwalkers” and gave their make up shades names like: “Factory,” “Juarez,” “Ghost Town,” “del Norte,” and “Quinceanera.”  An ad for the cosmetic line shows a model wearing the make up, painted up like a zombie.  What do you think , artistic or tasteless?

To me this is just another example of how Mexicans and Mexican lives are seen as less.  Our way of life &  culture is  just something amusing to be turned into a tacky gimmick and marketed.  I’ve never been a person who’s been totally brand absorbed. I love fashion & if I had money to study fashion, I would in a heartbeat. It’d be my dream come true. However, my vision of what fashion & art are, totally differs from what big names sell. But, what can you say, they’re  like that. They think : a girl in a bathing suit being physically subdued by a group of shirtless men in sexy, to them black face in magazines spreads is artistic….  Big names turn me off to “high fashion”.  To me small businesses and underground designers is where the real art’s at.

READ THE ARTICLE AT THE FOLLOWING LINK

“Had MAC and Rodarte intended to draw attention to the horrific crimes in Juarez and raise money for the people living there, I’d be all for it. But it wasn’t until bloggers caused an uproar that MACpromised to donate “a portion of the proceeds from the collection to help those in need in Juarez.” – http://about-face.org/blog/archives/3597#more-3597