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.
Check out this beautiful video, it is the intro to Mexican TV show: “Lo que Callamos Las Mujeres” = The secrets we Women Keep. It’s a long running series that deals with women’s issues, and experiences . Each day a new short drama along with its main character is introduced. Sometimes the stories are sad, serious, and other times they’re lighthearted, fun, and romantic. The show’s storytelling serves as a form of commentary on important social issues. The show’s purpose is not only to entertain, but to diffuse information on important topics,to incite consideration and action in its viewers. Fun fact about the show: Many of the contestants from “La Academia”= Mexico’s American Idolesque show become cast members of “Lo Que Callamos Las Mujeres.” This is one of the reasons why the show’s popular. Fans of La Academia like to see their favorite singers act. In conclusion, it’s a really a cool show. If you are interested, you can watch it on TV on the Azteca America network or online, there’s some videos on YouTube just search “Lo que Callamos Las Mujeres”