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Global Network of Mexican Talent

The inauguration ceremony of the Sweden Chapter of the Global Network of Mexican Talent took place on November 7th at the facilities of the Embassy of Mexico in Sweden, in Stockholm.  With the accretion of the Sweden Chapter, the Global Network of Mexican Talent now totals 37 chapters throughout the world; their number reaches nearly 4,000 members in 19 countries and 4 continents.

The Sweden Chapter, comprised of 31 founding members, will be led by entrepreneurs José de Jesus Escandón Bolaños and Hector Martínez Cardenas, in the capacities of Chairman and Vice Chairman of the Board, respectively. The chapter is divided into four thematic areas which it will be based on the following: new IT technologies; sustainability and ecology; the automotive sector; and cultural management and marketing communications. Each of the branches will be led by a board member with a specialization in the area which he or she coordinates.

The Chapter has set a goal to organize the highly skilled Mexicans residing in Sweden to promote the development of projects and academic, scientific, technological, and business initiatives between Mexico and Sweden.

The Mexican Ambassador to Sweden, Agustín Gasca Pliego, chaired the event and swore in the Chapter Board, referring to the social commitment that its members were entrusted with, as well as offering the full support of the Embassy, while fully respecting their autonomy.

Jorge Marín Exhibition in Latvia

Mexican artist Jorge Marín's itinerant exhition will open on November 10th in Riga, Latvia's City Hall, where it will remain open to the public until December 28th. Later on, from December 3rd to January 16th, the exhibit will move to the "Dauderi" Department of Latvia's Museum of National History.

Day of the Dead altar at the Stadsmuseet

On Saturday, November 1st, the Embassy of Mexico and the Stadsmuseet in Stockholm inaugurated a traditional altar for the Day of the Dead at the museum's premises. The altar was dedicated to the Mexican writer Octavio Paz on the 100th anniversary of his birth, and will remain open to the public until Thursday, November 6th.

Sabor: Mexican Cuisine Showcase at the Clarion Hotel

You are cordially invited to the Clarion Hotel, Stockholm, from November 3rd to the 7th, to enjoy a selection of traditional Mexican appetizers.

Prices are available at the hotel.

Clarion Hotel.

Day of the Dead Altar at the Stadsmuseet

Mexican Author Álvaro Enrigue at the Stockholm Literature Festival

Mexican writer Álvaro Enrigue, recipient of the Herralde Award, visited Sweden from October 24th to the 27th to present the Swedish translation of his novel, "Sudden Death" (Muerte Súbita).

The writer participated in the Stockholm Literature Festival, from October 24th to 26th, and also presented his book in Malmö on October 27th.

For more information, please visit the following websites:

Stockholm Literature Festival

Malmö Internationell författarscen

Mexican Film in Latvia

For more information, visit: MehikoMāja.

Ambassador Gasca Pliego Celebrates Independence Day with Mexican Children

On Saturday 13 September, the organization of Casa de la Catarina, which is dedicated to teaching Spanish and to organizing Mexican-related activities for children in Stockholm, held the traditional ceremony of "El Grito" with the participation of the Ambassador, Agustín Gasca Pliego. The event, which awas organized in collaboration with the Embassy of Mexico for Mexican children in Sweden, was attended by about a hundred people, including 40 children from 0-10 years of age. The activity began with a historical account of the exploits of Independence to children by Marcela López Beltrán, founder of the Casa de la Catarina. After its introduction, the members of child ballet "Mexico Lindo" interpreted a traditional jarabe tapatío dance; immediately afterwards, the ceremony of the "Grito de Independencia" was initiated and the national anthem was sung.

Mexico City's New Airport Project

One of the main challenges in infrastructure in Mexico has been to find a viable alternative to build a new airport that caters to the capital's needs, and to the country's needs as a whole.

Given its size, design and social benefit, the new airport will be a momentous work; an emblem of modern Mexico. The first stage includes three tracks for simultaneous use, which is projected to carry more than 50 million people; while its second phase will have a total of six tracks, which will serve 120 million passengers a year.

The New International Airport of Mexico City is a symbol of modernity and a legacy for future generations of Mexicans.

Watch the video, in English and Spanish, here.

UNESCO Names Calakmul a Heritage of Humanity

Secondary Energy Reform Legislation Enacted in Mexico

The Secondary Energy Reform Law was signed  on August 11th in Mexico's National Palace by President Enrique Peña Nieto.

Among the various objectives the Energy Reform pursues, we would like to highlight the following:

  • Attract more investment to the Mexican energy sector in order to boost the country's development, taking in consideration social and environmental responsibility.
  • Ensure international standards of efficiency, quality and reliability of energy supply, as well as transparency and accountability among the various activities of the energy industry.
  • Replace the most polluting power plants with clean technologies and promote the use of natural gas in electricity generation.
  • Increase oil production from 2.5 million barrels per day to 3 million barrels by 2018 and to 3.5 million in 2025.
  • Increase the production of natural gas from 5.7 billion cubic feet per day to 8 billion by 2018 and 10.4 billion in 2025.
  • Create 500,000 additional jobs in the next four years in order to achieve 2.5 million jobs by 2025.

Read the press release.


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