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Mexico’s Government Secretary has revealed that Congress has declared 2014 as “The Year of Octavio Paz.” Poet, writer, essayist and diplomat, Octavio Paz was born in Mexico City on the 31st of March 1914 and died on the 19th of April, 1998. He received the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1990. The statement from the...
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A new documentary examines the links between soccer and Mexican life during El Tri’s rise to international prominence. “In every failure there is a victory. For every day of pain there is a day of glory,” proclaims Mexican soccer documentary Ilusión Nacional. A look back at the nation’s participation in the World Cup and other...
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Having a terminal illness does not stop children and young people from having dreams, or wanting to accomplish them. Sarai, 17, has cancer, and unable to move her right arm, however she loves music, especially rock music, and one of her favorite bands is Moderatto, so she has always had the dream to learn how...
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Juanes has made one of TIME’s 100 Most Influential people — and quite frankly he could have been on that list a long before most of mainstream America knew of him — but nonetheless, the U.S. has finally caught onto the creative genius and infectious beats of Colombian rock star, Juanes. The multi-Latin Grammy-winning star...
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In an effort to continue broadening the range of opportunities for its artists, Sony Music U.S. Latin has partnered with ZZinc group, the entertainment company headed by Mexican promoter/manager Armando Lozano and Mexican film financier Alex García. Through the partnership, ZZinc and Sony will leverage their assets to jointly develop talent and music-related projects, focusing...
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Puerto Vallarta has established itself as a vibrant center of art creation, exhibition and promotion. An important contribution to the city´s art scene is Puerto Vallarta´s ArtWalk which this year will be held every Wednesday from October 30, 2013 through May 28, 2014 from 6 PM – 10 PM. The participating galleries in Centro Historico...
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The final resting place for the ashes of Gabriel Garcia Marquez remains unclear. It could be Mexico where he lived for decades or his native Colombia. Perhaps even both. Colombia’s ambassador to Mexico says it’s completely up to the family of the Nobel laureate who died Thursday in Mexico City. And the family so far...
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Unlike the hordes of travellers adding Mexico to their travel bucket lists, Peter Kuruvita had never considered the vast Latin American country as a dream destination. Strange, then, that the London-born, Sri Lankan-raised, Australian-based chef chose Mexico as the setting for his latest television series. “I was full of the same preconceptions others would have...
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Mexicans Yolanda Cruz and Rodrigo Reyes are the recipients of the 2014 Heineken VOCES Grant, presented by the Dutch brewer in conjunction with New York’s Tribeca Film Institute. The grant winners were formally presented at an invitation-only event hosted by Heineken coinciding with the Tribeca Film Festival. Cruz, who has now made seven documentaries, won...
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Last month, the art and auction website Artnet posted a video interview with Ella Fontanals-Cisneros, on the occasion of the opening of Permission To Be Global: Prácticas Globales: Latin American Art from the Ella Fontanals-Cisneros Collection at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. The exhibition debuted last December at the Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation in...
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Mexican cinema will make its first foray into 3D with a new version of late Mexican director Carlos Enrique Taboada’s horror classic “Mas negro que la noche” (Blacker Than the Night), which is scheduled to hit theaters in September. Cutting-edge 3D technology has been employed in this Spanish-Mexican production that “has never been used” elsewhere,...
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For the first time this year, the festival played host to Meets, a film market aimed at fostering networks for co-production, sales and distribution of Latin American projects. Panama City was also chosen by EGEDA and FIPCA as the venue for their first Premios Platino awards, also during the week of the festival. A Mexican...
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Her birthday was back in March, but Eva Longoria’s celebrations were worth waiting for. The actress and 19 of her closest chums flew to Mexico to celebrate with a four-day stay at the luxurious Garza Blanca Preserve Resort & Spa in Puerto Vallarta. The group were also celebrating the new engagements of two of their...
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VYC is again honored to welcome celebrated keyboardist and award winning composer Tom Coster for a dinner show. During Tom’s long and distinguished career he has played with some of the finest artists in rock and jazz, including Carlos Santana, Vital Information, Gabor Szabo, Third Eye Blind and Loading Zone. He has also produced an...
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Every March for the last few years, Felix Contreras and I have flown to Mexico City to partake in one of the biggest music festivals Latin America has to offer. Tens of thousands of music lovers accompany us from stage to stage, enjoying legendary bands and discovering up-and-comers. Here’s how great Mexico City and the...
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