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'Not mascots or buffoons': Mexico's dwarf wrestlers in the spotlight
He is just 90 centimeters tall, but he packs muscles, power, and swagger in a little frame: meet Microman, the smallest star in Mexican professional wrestling. Mexico’s “lucha libre,” a wildly popular mix of sport and entertainment, long featured midgets and dwarves in a deeply demeaning role: they were “mascotas” — a word that can...
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The Office of Cultural Projects, in collaboration with the Manuel Álvarez Bravo Photographic Center (CFMAB) in Oaxaca, is honored to present Mexipunx, a photographic exhibition by Rubén Ortiz Torres and curated by Laureana Toledo. The images were originally exhibited in 1984 as part of the Jesus and the Mutants series at the Mexican Council of Photography. Mexipunx is an extended version of...
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netflix el chapo
Netflix is shining a spotlight on Mexico’s elite in its new reality show, Made in Mexico , but according to the cast, fans will see much more than the glitz, glamour and drama of the country’s upper class. ET’s Denny Directo sat down with Kitzia Mitre, Columba Diaz and Roby Checa, at our Burbank studio,...
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Tickets are now on sale at Incanto’s website and box office for the Opening Night performance of the international off-Broadway musical hit, Naked Boys Singing!, Oct. 31 at 7pm. This campy American Vaudeville-style musical comedy revue is celebrating a phenomenal twenty-year run. Directed by Robert Schrock, the original creator, it features a cast of six...
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Singer Belinda hit for involvement in Mexican politics
Pop singer Belinda may have illegally interfered in Mexico’s politics because she’s a Spanish citizen and campaigned for President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, authorities said Wednesday. A rival party filed a complaint because the singer gave out articles with Lopez Obrador campaign emblems. The singer, whose real name is Belinda Peregrin Schull, also appeared in...
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Bert and Ernie arent gay
The producers of “Sesame Street” want you to know that Bert and Ernie are not, in fact, gay. Sesame Workshop tweeted Tuesday that the characters are best friends and have many human traits but “remain puppets, and do not have a sexual orientation.” In a follow-up tweet, it says “Sesame Street has always stood for...
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border wall
The U.S. border wall with Mexico is frequently in the news, but few people have a chance to visit it up close, or to see details of the various sections. Kenneth Madsen, an Ohio State University geography professor and border wall expert, hopes his new photo exhibit will help bring the border closer to people...
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acorn tv mexico
Popular streaming service Acorn TV launches in Mexico. Renown for being one of the leading streaming services in North America, the channel has distinguished itself for the high-quality content it offers: World Class TV from Britain, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, Canada. For less than $100 pesos per month ($4.99 USD dollars), users can access premium content...
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George Gracia is a local singer-songwriter who is known for his acoustic guitar music featuring soul, pop, and blues. Originally from the state of Veracruz, music came naturally to him at a young age. His passion for performing was only enhanced after relocating to Puerto Vallarta some years ago. “I began to understand that music...
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Mexico's National Anthem
Since its independence, Mexico has had a variety of songs or “hymns”, but none managed to endure and be a true song that represented the country well. In 1849, an Austrian pianist, Henri Herz, resided in Mexico and offered to create a hymn of gratitude to Mexico, which would be sung on September 16, 1854,...
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1. Tequila The national drink is a world standard in bars, with exports to 96 countries. Tequila should be sipped and savored like a fine whiskey. You can get a taste of the best in the Ruta del Tequila, which includes some of the most famous distilleries in the country. The alternatives are the Tequila...
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A ballerina’s tutu, submerged in the Dead Sea and “frozen” by accumulated layers of salt into a 200 kg (440 lb) crystal-like sculpture, will soon go on international display, part of a unique artistic project at the lowest point on the planet. Israeli artist Sigalit Landau, 49, has used the high salinity that makes aquatic...
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