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AMVIAC 2015 International Volunteering Programs in Mexico

The Mexican Association of International Volunteers participates in the country’s transformation through projects organised by civil associations, municipalities, and communities, as well as by helping Mexican citizens to volunteer abroad.

PDF with more information (in Spanish).

Link (in Spanish) to government website with further information on programs in Mexico for International Volunteering.

Mexican Film Screening at the Cervantes Film Institute

The Mexican community in Stockholm and the Swedish public are cordially invited to a screening of the Mexican film "La guerra de Manuela Yankovic" (Manuela Yankovic's War) at the Cervantes Institute this Tuesday, March 5, at 18:30. The movie will be in Spanish with English subtitles.

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More information on the Cervantes Institute website.

Sea Turtles, Protected in Mexico

Seven out of eight of the world’s existing sea turtles nest on Mexican coasts. The Mexican government has undertaken a set of measures to protect these endangered species, as well as to increase their population levels.

The Ministry for Agriculture, Livestock, Rural Development, Fishing and Food (Secretaría de Agricultura, Ganadería, Desarrollo Rural, Pesca y Alimentación, or SAGARPA) has established measures for their protection, including the following:

  • Establishing a Temporary Zone of Refuge, in which interaction of fishing activities with sea turtles is minimized.
  • Commercial fishing activities in the designated area will be carried out exclusively in authorized fishing areas.
  • Recreational and sport fishing will only be allowed under the “Catch and Release” modality.
  • Fishing for domestic consumption will only be permitted with nets and manual lines which are utilized individually by the fisherman.
  • Among the additional measures undertaken to prevent interaction with sea turtles in fishing activities, it is noted that, in the case of accidental capture, the specimen must be liberated under adequate survival conditions.

Mexico's Automotive Industry Expands

A few days ago, General Motors announced a major investment of five billion dollars to modernize the operations of its four manufacturing complexes in Mexico, doubling its production capacity. This is helping to drive the successful development of the automotive industry in the country.

Mexico is positioning itself as the seventh automotive producer in the world, and today, and it is the first producer in Latin America. The country has 700,000 workers in the automotive industry.

From January to November, vehicle production exceeded three million 11 thousand units, which implies an increase of 8.7% over the same period last year; and exports exceeded two million 447 thousand units, 8.2% higher than the same period last year.

These achievements cement the automotive and auto parts industries as pillars of Mexico’s economic development.

Mexican Pianist Alejandro Vela in Uppsala

Don't miss a concert by upcoming talent and Juilliard graduate Alejandro Vela. He will pe playing at Missionskyrkan, Uppsala, on March 7th at 15:00.

Tickets cost 140 SEK, 120 SEK for students and subscribers to the Uppsalatidningen.

Read more about this pianist on his official website:

Foreign Secretary Meade in Sweden on a Working Visit

The Secretary of Foreign Affairs, José Antonio Meade Kuribreña, concluded on Saturday his working visit around Nordic countries which included Denmark, Finland and Sweden, allowing Mexico to strengthen political dialogue as well as friendship and cooperation linkages with this region of Europe.

In the last part of the tour, in Stockholm, Sweden, he met with the Minister for Foreign Affairs, Margot Wallström. Secretary Meade highlightened the opportunities offered to Swedish investment by the structural reforms implemented in our country.


2015, International Year of Light

Last week, Mexico’s Ministry for Foreign Affairs announced the beginning of year-long activities commemorating the “International Year of Light and Light-Based Technologies.”

The agenda was programmed by the National Committee for the International Year of Light, and is meant to raise awareness in society about the importance of light-based technologies and optics-based applications in areas as wide-ranging as health, the environment and weather, agriculture, optoelectrics, energetics, information technologies and communication, space research, archaeology, culture and the arts, industry, and commerce.

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 opened on November 10th in Riga, Latvia's City Hall, where it remains 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.



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