At the Arena México, within the National Day of Wrestling and the Professional Mexican Wrestlers, as well as the International Day of Peace, on September 22, the Ministry of Foreign Relations (SRE), through the Technical Council Diplomacy and Sports Cooperation, and the World Wrestling Council (CMLL), presented the communication and public diplomacy campaign called "Unmasking the wrestlers."

"Unmasking the wrestlers” wants to show the world the cultural and sporting value of Mexican wrestling through six documentary micro-stories, which exhibit the characteristics of this sport-show and which will be broadcast monthly on the social media platforms of the Foreign Ministry, especially in those of the diplomatic and consular representations of Mexico.

As part of this initiative, we will publish in our website and our social media platforms the episodes of the series " Unmasking the wrestlers ", the first episode of which focuses on "El Luchador", the central character of the action in the ring. Hero, villain, person, character, a mix of attributes, colors and styles that arouse the passion of the public.



Episode 1 - El Luchador (The Wrestler)





Episode 2 - The Mask 




Episode 5 - The Arenas



Next March 8th, #InternationalWomensDay, we invite the entire Mexican community and all those who are interested to watch "Resistencias Fílmicas", a documentary series produced by PROCINE based on interviews with 55 women and sexual dissidents from the audiovisual industry.

Resistencias Fílmicas integrates 5 chapters: Naming violence, Right to motherhood, Our stories, Film Sorority and Utopias, where the protagonists, from their own direct or indirect experience describe how they define gender violence; how they have overcome and confronted it, how they have organized themselves in the creation of collectives and/or support ties on sets, filming, festivals, film clubs and the necessary actions they propose to eradicate these behaviours to achieve spaces free of violence. In the series, the space for complaints stands out, however, it is not of a punitive nature; but of dissemination and resolution of conflicts in order to promote their prevention, reduction and eradication. Similarly, it aims to contribute to the reconstruction of the social fabric in the audiovisual field, as a political, aesthetic space and promoter of a culture of peace. The first two chapters address the concept of gender violence explained by more than 30 filmmakers and the experience of being a mother in this sector.

The first chapters will be available from Monday, March 7th and the episode "Our stories" can be viewed from March 11th, on this platform:




Cultural Affairs, Embassy of Mexico | Diplomacia Cultural MX

Day of the Dead is a traditional Mexican celebration prior to the Conquest. As every year in the different regions of Mexico, the communities celebrate the temporary return of their deceased  relatives and loved ones. Its a syncretic festival between the pre-Hispanic culture and the Catholic religion that, given the pluricultural and multiethnic nature of the country, has given rise to diverse popular expressions, transmitted from generation to generation and which, over time, have been added different meanings and evocations according to the indigenous people, community or group that carry them out, in the countryside or in the city.

The Day of the Dead in the indigenous worldview implies the transitory return of the souls of the deceased, who return home, to the world of the living, t olive with their families and to nourish themselves with the essence of the Food that is offered to them on the altars placed in his honor. Its origin is located in the syncretism between the celebration of the Catholic religious rituals brought by the Spanish an the commemoration of the day of the dead that the indigenous people carried out since Pre-Hispanic times. The ancient Pre-Hispanic people transferred the veneration of their dead to the Christian calendar, which coincided with the end of the agricultural cycle of corn, the country’s main food corp.

In the celebration of the Day of the Dead, death does not refer to an absence but to a living presence; death is a metaphor for life that materializes on the offered altar: those who today offer to their dead will be invited to the party in the future.

Due to its extensive history and contribution to the culture of Mexico, in 2003 the celebration of the Day of the Dead was named by UNESCO as Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity. This celebration is a mixture of magic, joy, prayers, songs and food.




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As part of the commemorations of the year 2021, declared "Year of Independence and Greatness of Mexico", the Secretariart of Culture of Mexico and the National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH) opens to the public the great exhibition "La Grandeza de México  | “The Greatness of Mexico” in two different venues: in the National Museum of Anthropology (MNA), in Mexico City, and in the Ibero-American hall, in the building of the Ministry of Public Education (SEP).

Repatriations, he added, come from the United States, Italy, France, Germany and the Netherlands, while temporary loans are from the United States, France, Italy and Sweden. In addition, 23 works of the 32 in different states of the country. It should be remembered that during the the current government, 5,746 historical heritage assets have been recovered, of which 5,149 are archaeological and 597 are historical.

The model at the MNA exhibition has five topics: the territory, the spirituality, the person, the symbolism and the road of freedom, while the SEP offers a regional vision of the country that covers the southeast and the Mayan region; the plateau and northern Mexico, and a general module to explain different historical moments of Mexico.

To access to the virtual exhibition click the following picture:




The contents of this virtual exhibition are part of the collection of the Ministry of Culture, the Ministry of Public Education and the National Institute of Anthropology and History, which may be subject to copyright or regulations on its publication, dissemination, use and reproduction.



The Ministry of Foreign Affairs through the Institute of Mexicans Abroad (Instituto de los Mexicanos en el Exterior, IME), Artistic Reflection and various committed entities invite the Mexican and foreigner artistic community to paint -in any technique- with the central motif of a skull.

Each work must be photographed by the artist and to be sent in .jpg format to the following emails: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., and copy to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The received images will be placed in the rows that will make up the Tzompantli 2021 and whose set will transmit to us the reflection of the community describing all that has been lived this year.

The exhibition of the works received will be done through publication which will be shared on the Internet and on the social media platforms of the Institute of Mexicans Abroad, the embassies and consulates of Mexico.


What kind of characteristics should the work have?

  • The work must be created from the figure of a human skull, the skull that we represent and decorate on the Day of the Dead.
  • The technique is free, could be drawing, photography, watercolor or any other method to decorate it, according the idea of the creator.
  • Once the work is finished, the artist must take a photo of it, retouch it or cut it
  • The size of the image must be at least 2,000 pixels in jpg or pdf format.
  • The works will only be received to the indicated emails, with the title "Tzompantli 2021" and adding the country from which the artist is participating. In addition, each email must include:
    • The name of the artist.
    • The title of the work.
    • Used technique.
    • City and country of the artist.
    • A phrase -in English and Spanish- that describes what the year 2021 has meant for the artist.
  • It is important to give all these information, otherwise it will not be included in the digital magazine.
  • The deadline to receive Works: October 25th, 2021.

Key Date.

From November 1st and throughout the month, the link to the publication will be available on social media platforms.


To learn more about this artistic and cultural initiative, we invite you to visit the portal where you can find the first version of “Tzompantli, Artistic Reflection”.


What was tzompantli?

It was an altar in the form of a frame where a set of skulls were mounted for the public view in order to honor the gods. It is a structure that is believed to have derived from the ancient Mesoamerican practice of decapitating victims of human sacrifice and keeping their skulls in a wooden palisade for public display.



If you have questions about this project, please send us an e-mail to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.