Nowadays Mexico is synonymous of drugs, violence, death and corruption. The country famous for it’s paradise beaches, pyramids, tequila, mariachis, cuisine, handicraft and colorful traditions have been overshadowed by the current situation. With this blog I will expose what is happening in Mexico away from the everyday headlines. I will focus on a wide variety of topics, whether it’s cultural, society, entertainment, current events, curiosities and anything that is relevant in this multicultural country. A blog by Gabriel Infante
Sat, 06/12/2010 - 22:34
Photo: Gabriel Infante
The 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa is finally here, and the Mexican national team had to face one of its biggest challenge, playing the inaugural game with the host team. The whole country woke up to tune in and follow the TRI’s first big match on African soil. The lucky fans that managed to travel to Johannesburg and see the game from the stands of the Soccer City Stadium is the envy of millions here, but that didn’t stop, at least for 50 thousands Mexico City’s residents to experienced a World Cup “fiesta” at the very heart of the Aztec city, where the International FIFA Fan Fest is underway.
Wed, 06/09/2010 - 05:00
The “key testimony” given by the alleged kidnapper David Orozco, on the kidnapping case against the Frenchwoman, Florence Cassez in May of 2009 and which the Mexican authorities assured that with this testimony proves the guiltiness of the French citizen in the kidnapping of a mother and son and a young man. One year later is revealed that Orozco’s testimony was made after being threatened and tortured by agents of the Federal Police, formaly the Federal Agency of Investigation (AFI).
Mon, 05/31/2010 - 03:35
Although Mexico City is the only place in Mexico where it’s recognize gay rights and allows same- sex marriage, is still far to become a “pink paradise”. In a country where most of its population is catholic, and conservatives groups won’t allow anyone to corrupt Catholic values, even if its a government disposition.
Fri, 05/21/2010 - 05:17
On Wednesday President Felipe Calderon met with President Barack Obama at the White House. The top issues that both presidents discussed were obviously the war on drugs and immigration, the latter got to the agenda, if it wasn’t for the anti-immigration law SB1070 that was approved last month in Arizona, causing outrage in all sectors of the Mexican society, otherwise this state visit was going to focus only on the war on drugs and border security.
Fri, 05/14/2010 - 18:49
The 63rd Cannes Film Festival is underway and here in Mexico, specially the press, is following more closely then ever the outcome of this world renown annual film festival. It seems that this year the Mexican film industry will shine in the French Riviera and is not a big surprise that the local press has high hopes that the Mexican films and film-makers can succeed.
Wed, 05/12/2010 - 06:27
Since the city authorities began to install checkpoints for the breathalyzer test in strategic points of this metropolis of 20 million inhabitants, back in 2003, it has become one of the worst nightmare for those who likes partying all night long, have been looking desperately for ways of avoiding them.