Congressman Luis Gutierrez Arrested @ Rally


About 35 immigrant advocates have been arrested in front of the White House fence, including a U.S. congressman, after they sat down and defied orders from police.

Protesters are usually required to stay in motion when demonstrating in front of the White House. U.S. Rep. Luis Gutierrez of Illinois was among those detained on a nearby bus.

Many of those arrested Saturday held letters of a sign saying, “Obama, Stop Deporting our Families.”

Hundreds of protesters turned out for the rally at Lafayette Park, urging President Barack Obama to fulfill his campaign promises to achieve immigration reform.

Mexican Geeks


Meet the Mexican American super brains of MIT= The prestigeous Massachusetts Institute of Technology a private research university located in Cambridge ,Massachusetts.MIT has five schools and one college, containing a total of 32 academic departments, with a strong emphasis on scientific and technological research. This illustrious school has an awesome group representing!  The MAES Society = Mexican American Engineers and Scientists. Just who is MAES and what is their purpose?

The primary mission of the Society is one of image development. Firstly, by projecting the positive image of our members through their accomplishments, MAES will achieve its underlying mission, which is to eradicate the stereotypic perception that society has had of Mexican Americans. Secondly, by providing a networking and nurturing environment to develop their professional image, its members have opportunities to develop and hone their leadership, communication, management and technical skills. The goals of MAES are to assist its members with:

Development of opportunities
Placement and recruitment
Promoting and recognizing achievements
Technical and professional meetings
National Symposium and technical presentations
Promoting science and engineering among students
Scholarship assistance

http://web.mit.edu/maes/www/history.html

Next time someone tries to tear you or our people down by saying that Mexicans don’t have: the talent, brains,  the drive or dedication , just look to people like these wonderful talents that not only gained entrance to such an important institute, but are there as leaders. Yet another fine example of “SI SE PUEDE”

P.S. Speaking of “SI SE PUEDE” check out this awesome article by lauramartinez.wordpress.com entitled “FORGET ARIZONA. MEXICO GETS OWN NASA YAY!”

http://lauramartinez.wordpress.com/2010/04/26/forget-arizona-mexico-gets-own-nasa-yay/

Mexico gets early Xmas present: Guinness Record for World’s Largest XMasTree


Mexico beat the previous record held by Brasil with their tree by 24 cm

HEIGHT: 112 Meters

Diameter: 35 meters

WEIGHT: 330 Tons

The tree lighting ceremony took place on DEC 5th

The next Video : The video talks about  the tree’s construction, and the preparation of the worlds biggest ice skating rink being set up for the 3rd year in a row  in the  famous town square “El Zocalo” in Mexico City. There will be two skating areas 1 for kids and 1 for adults. The reporter points out some wood as she explains that slides will be built for the children to play on. Through out the holidays, parades ,Posadas( precessions where the journey of Mary & Joseph looking shelter are renacted.) & Contests are planned among other forms of entertainment. This year the city is planning a celebration to top all others. She goes on to explain that special bleachers have been installed for those who wish to be spectators instead of spectacles on the ice lol

Cool video someone uploaded on YouTube , of them driving downtown on “El Paseo de la Reforma” = “Reform Promenade” * famous street in Mexico city.  The tree was in the midst of instruction &  visible on the road.  As he drives on, he then zooms in on the  famous land mark ” El Angel de la Indepencia” =  The  Angel of Independance .   Next the town square “El Zocalo” in the afternoon. *The 1st  tv screens he closes up on are children’s drawings of  the Mexican Revolution. Then another one that counts down the days till Mexico’s Bicentennial, 290 days it said.  Next a photo he took of a mall’s Xmas tree. Finally  their house’s Xmas  lights. =)

picture sources:

informador.com.mx

terra.com.mx