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Mexico Helps Canada Fight Fires

Mexico Helps Canada Fight Fires

Mexican brigades continue to help Canada battle its forest fires as more than 250 volunteers offer their expertise.

So far, 251 Mexican technicians and firefighters, including one woman, have traveled to Canada to help control the forest fires that continue to engulf many parts of British Columbia.

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So Many Different Mexican Tortillas

So Many Different Mexican Tortillas

Even if you don’t speak Spanish, you’ll want to look at the photos here of the many beautiful and different Mexican tortillas.  Been Provecho!  

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15 Mexican Movies to Stream on Netflix

15 Mexican Movies to Stream on Netflix

 


How many times have you gone to Netflix wanting to watch something but got completely overwhelmed by the options? Well, that’s why we’re here. We scoured Netflix and watched all the crap movies so you don’t have to. Since Mexican Independence Day is upon us, this is a special list of our favorite Mexi-movies. Just in case you do too much partying the night before and wake up hungover on the 16th having lost your voice — from too much gritando, obvio — then here’s a list of Mexican movies you can stream while lying on the couch. Grab yourself some taquitos, a cerveza, and relax.

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Moving to Mexico?

Moving to Mexico?

Here is a wonderful blog post by Always a Gringa with 39 Things You Should Know Before Moving to Mexico!  Provecho!

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20 reasons to NEVER take your kids to Mexico

20 reasons to NEVER take your kids to Mexico

 

This family has a tongue in cheek way of telling you that you and your kids will love Mexico!  And we know they’re right! 

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Keeping the Aztec Language Alive

Keeping the Aztec Language Alive

For the last 20 years, a California man has been working to keep the Aztec language alive.  We say Bravo!  Read the article here.

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The New Kings of Mariachi are all Women

The New Kings of Mariachi are all Women

Flor de Toloache now has a Latin Grammy–nominated album to their name and performs at venues around the world. They’re made up of a diverse, rotating cast of members, with roots in regions including Mexico, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Cuba, Australia, Colombia, Germany, Italy and the United States. This multiplicity is abundantly evident in the music itself, which evolved past traditional mariachi to include original songs and covers, textured with influences from genres like salsa, Latin jazz, pop, cumbia, hip-hop and soul.

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Mexican Squares are the Best

Mexican Squares are the Best

One of the things first time visitors to México notice is how lively and important plazas are.  Here’s a great article by Common Edge.

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México Bicycle Delegation Succeeds in the Paris-Brest-Paris Randonneur

México Bicycle Delegation Succeeds in the Paris-Brest-Paris Randonneur

Mexico Cycling

For the first time ever a Mexican delegation participated in the 1,230 km/90 hour Paris-Brest-Paris Randonneur. We are so thrilled that México had a group of six represented at this event.

Read all about it here.

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Mexicanize Yourself!

Mexicanize Yourself!

Mexicanize Yourself

 

Here’s a light hearted look at how to Mexicanize yourself!

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Six Unique Activities in Mexico

Six Unique Activities in Mexico

 

Travel Age West magazine recently published an article about off the beaten track experiences that we think you’d like to know more about.  Check it out!  

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Artists can pay taxes with artworks in Mexico

Artists can pay taxes with artworks in Mexico

 

The Atlantic’s Eva Hershaw has written a very interesting piece on artists in Mexico being allowed to pay their taxes with artwork.  We think it’s a fabulous idea.

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Sixty Languages at Risk of Extinction in Mexico

Sixty Languages at Risk of Extinction in Mexico

 

Can they be kept alive?  Here is a worthwhile piece by Christine Dell’Amore of National Geographic. (free subscription required)

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Did you grow up eating Mexican food?

Did you grow up eating Mexican food?

 

If you think you did, check out “53 Signs You Grew Up Eating Mexican Food” on BuzzFeed. You’ll love it!

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Los Otros Dreamers

Los Otros Dreamers

 

Friday April 25, 2014, 2:00 to 4:00pm, Manzanita Hall 130

Jill Anderson and Nin Solís will present their forthcoming book: Los Otros Dreamers, about young people who have been deported or made the difficult decision to return to Mexico in response to obstacles in the US.

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Sculptor Elizabeth Catlett dies in Mexico

Sculptor Elizabeth Catlett dies in Mexico

 

“If I had stayed in the States, I wouldn’t have done this work,” says Elizabeth Catlett…” Read the Inside Mexico article “Elizabeth Catlett, rock of ages”, here.  

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Electronic Music in Mexico

Electronic Music in Mexico

 

If you like electronic music, you’ll want to check out Thump on Vice.  Here’s their latest article (with audio and video) titled Seven New Faces of Electronic Music in Mexico.  Turn your speakers up and enjoy!

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Untold Stories from the Mexico You Don’t Know

Untold Stories from the Mexico You Don’t Know

 

Visit Round Earth Media’s website “Mexico Uncovered” for links to powerful radio documentaries.  Awesome! 

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Mezcal, the “moonshine of Mexico”

Mezcal, the “moonshine of Mexico”

 

“Mezcal is the moonshine of Mexico,” says Raul Yrastorza of the dedicated downtown L.A. mezcal and tequila bar Las Perlas. “From glass to glass, it’s amazing.” Here’s the article.

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Love that Transcends Borders

Love that Transcends Borders

 

The Truth About Mexico Recommendation: “Amor and Exile tells of love that transcends borders—a story shared by hundreds of thousands of U.S. citizens—cutting through the immigration debate rhetoric and providing a courageous perspective for one of the most vexing policy problems of our time.” Link to the book, here.

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Mexico is in the top 5 Countries for Health Care!

Mexico is in the top 5 Countries for Health Care!

 

“Pretty much across the board, health care in Mexico costs a quarter to a half of what you would pay in the U.S.”  Read the article World’s Top Countries for Best Health Care 2014.  

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Foreigners in their own land…

Foreigners in their own land…

 

A reader brought this PBS video to our attention, we’re sure you’ll enjoy knowing more about the history between Mexico and the US.

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Old Mexico Lives On

Old Mexico Lives On

“They didn’t jump the border—it jumped them.” Read the article “Old Mexico Lives On” here.

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Sad News about the Monarch Butterflies

Sad News about the Monarch Butterflies

 

 

Texas Butterfly Ranch reports that only three million monarch butterflies will make the trip to Mexico this year. Sigh.

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Mexican Cinema Success!

Mexican Cinema Success!

 

What is the secret to Mexico’s cinematic success?  Here’s a BBC News article by Will Grant to tell you all about it!  

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Day of the Dead

Day of the Dead

 

 

 

Are you celebrating El Dia de los Muertos? Here’s how they celebrate in Mazatlán!

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Learning Spanish?  This is good.

Learning Spanish? This is good.

 

If you’re learning Spanish you’ll want to read “From Untranslatable to Indispensable – Twenty-Three Interesting Spanish Words with No Good Translation.” For sure!

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Learn more about Mexico with Mezcal

Learn more about Mexico with Mezcal

 

We love mezcal and think you ought to give it a try.  Or at least read about this favorite liquor of Mexico in the NY Times article Go Deeper Into Mexico with Mezcal. 

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Vintage Mexico Photos

Vintage Mexico Photos

 

Here is a wonderful glimpse into México’s past by famed author and photographer Juan Rulfo. 

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Young U.S. deportees search for a path in Mexico

Young U.S. deportees search for a path in Mexico

 

What a moving article!  The US’s loss is México’s gain.  Read Young US deportees search for a path in México.

 

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