When Mexico held its first presidential debate on May 6, it was caricatured publicly as a contest between a “Pretty Boy” (Enrique Peña Nieto), a “Quinceañera Doll” (Josefina Vázquez) and a “Has Been” (Andres López Obrador).
At the time, Peña Nieto, of the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI), was the candidate to beat, leading both Vázquez, of the incumbent National Action Party (PAN), and López Obrador, of the Democratic Revolution Party (PRD), by more than double digits in opinion polls. Continue reading
Modesto, CA — Mexican romantic group Los Dandys, along with La Sonora Santanera, will rally support for Jose Hernandez’s congressional race the evening of April 14th at the Modesto Banquet Hall.
SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY, CA — Members of the Mexican Heritage Center and Gallery in Stockton, CA, remembered their loved ones by elaborating on “ofrendas” (altars) in their memory; while communities in Mexico and other Latin American countries observed the memory of their loved ones in celebration of “Dia de Muertos” (Day of the Dead).
SACRAMENTO, CA– The Consulate General of Mexico has invited author Ignacio Gomez Zepeda to do a presentation of his books “Las haciendas del sexto cantón de Jalisco en 1825″; “La silla presidencial”; and “Historia gráfica de El Grullo” on November 10th, 2011, at 6:00 pm, at 2093 Arena Boulevard, Sacramento, California, 95834.
“Ignacio Gomez Zepeda has published fifteen works on irrigation and agronomy issues. But his great passion is the history of the region where he was born, “ Said a representative of The Consulate General of Mexico.
He has dedicated eleven books to his birthplace region of El Grullio, Jalisco, such as: “Memorias de un soñador”; “Historia del Valle del Grullo”; “Historia del Valle de Unión de Tula“; and “Historia del Valle de Limón”.
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By Mayra Barrios ( bw) — Sacramento, CA The Mexican Consul, Carlos Gonzales Gutierrez, met on Monday with university students in an open forum at the recently established Mexican Consulate site in Sacramento. Continue reading
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STOCKTON, CA —The traditional Cinco de Mayo Parade —scheduled for downtown Stockton on May 1, 2011— will kick-off with a Menudo Cook-off during the evening of Saturday, April 30, 2011. Continue reading
STOCKTON, CA – The 2011 Cinco de Mayo Parade was announced to be scheduled on Sunday, May 1, 2011.
Sacramento, CA – Carved Copal wood, papier-mache creatures and hand- woven textiles from the southern State of Oaxaca, Mexico are exhibited as, “Oaxaca: Textiles and Alebrijes,” will grace the walls and halls of La Raza Galería Posada with an exhibition in midtown Sacramento — beginning April 9 and concluding May 14, 2011. Continue reading
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Vicente Fox, the former president of Mexico, will be the keynote speaker at University of the Pacific’s 2011 Commencement Ceremony at 9 a.m. May 7. He will be the first former head of state to speak at a Pacific graduation ceremony. Continue reading
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Stockton, CA — the traditional Mexican songs, La Bruja, Ella, la Bamba, and other famous pieces filled the ambiance at Lozano’s Pacific Avenue Grill, as Michael Tejada performed lived on the evening of November 11th. Continue reading
The Mexican Heritage Center and Gallery is hosting an educational program celebrating the Day of the Dead. Between November 2nd and 30th the center will exhibition a colorful display of altars, ofrendas and “wall art” created by local artists and community members celebrating this rich Mexican tradition, fusing Aztec and Christian beliefs, honoring the dead. Continue reading