WITH THE NEW NATIONAL ANTICORRUPTION SYSTEM, WE WILL BE WORKING TO ERADICATE ABUSES BY THOSE WHO DO NOT OBEY THE LAW AND THOSE WHO DAMAGE THE REPUTATION OF MILLIONS OF PUBLIC SERVANTS WHO WORK WITH INTEGRITY AND HONESTY

President Enrique Peña Nieto signed the decrees enacting the National Anticorruption System Laws in the National Palace, during which he noted that this system is the result of the active participation of organized civil society, in favor of honesty, integrity and accountability.

He declared that in response to the demand to combat corruption, the Mexican state has created two new institutional pillars: the National System of Transparency and as of today, the National Anticorruption System.

He noted that if public confidence is to be restored, we must all be self-critical, starting with the president.

National Anti-Corruption System

It will be chaired by citizens and serve citizens.

It creates strong, autonomous institutions to prevent and punish corruption

Unnecessary red tape will be eliminated, and it will ensure that hiring and public works are carried out with complete transparency.

Public Service will be more integral and there will be real, effective accountability. An anti-corruption prosecutor's office and specialized chambers in the Federal Court of Administrative Justice are available.

The Chief Audit Office of the Federation and the Public Administration Secretariat have been strengthened.

“The new system represents a paradigm shift, which provides the country with new instruments to strengthen integrity in public service and eradicate corruption”.

“I am sure that this system will constitute a watershed in Mexico”.

ON JUNE 14TH, 2016 THE AWARDS OF THE 19TH “ESTE ES MI MÉXICO” CHILDREN’S DRAWING CONTEST WERE HANDED OVER TO THE HUNGARIAN PARTICIPANTS IN THE MEXICAN EMBASSY IN BUDAPEST

The Embassy of Mexico in Hungary organized on June 14th, 2016 the Awards Ceremony of the 19th "This is my Mexico" Children's Drawing Contest, whose theme this year was: "My favorite place in Mexico".

The event took place at the Embassy of Mexico in Budapest where the Ambassador welcomed personally the participants. Approximately 50 people, including the students, their parents and their teachers from different corners of Hungary participated on the event. The Director of Education of the I. District of Budapest, Dr. Klára Gálné Csabai, the education expert, Magdolna Rózsa and Stella Pap, Hungarian teacher of Spanish as foreign language were invited as special guests.

The Ambassador underlined that she is very proud of the massive participation of Hungarian children in the contest and she added that the massive participation shows the feelings and vision of the Hungarian children about Mexico and the way they perceive themselves. She expressed her satisfaction with the great interest shown towards the competition each year and emphasized the role of the Institute for Mexicans Abroad (IME) and the renowned Mexican painter Carmen Parra, who organized this competition in 2015, which has become a successful experience among Mexican and children of other nationalities that drives artistic expression.

Afterwards, the official certificates and calendars of the contest were handed over to the participants, a certificate with honorable mention was given to Laura Litvák and finally Mirkó Peresztegi received the most important prize as one of the 10 winners of the drawing contest. Mirkó brought home a painting of the famous Mexican painter, Carmen Parra; an iPad2 Mini; a bundle of Mexican children’s book; the official calendars and certificate of the competition.

After the celebration, the Ambassador announced the 20th edition of the competition and invited all those children present not to doubt about participating again and to spread the word about the new call in order to count on an even greater participation next year.

Eventually some refreshers, snacks and sandwiches were offered to our honorable guests.

To see the photos of the event please click here.

PARTICIPATE IN THE 20TH “ÉSTE ES MI MÉXICO” (THIS IS MY MEXICO) CHILDREN’S DRAWING CONTEST 2016 - “LET’S DRAW ABOUT MEXICAN MUSIC AND TRADITIONS”

The Institute for Mexicans Abroad invites all the children to participate in the 20th Children's Drawing Contest “Este es mi México”, through the Mexican Embassies and Consulates around the world.

For the first time, the contest request drawings elaborated by teams of at least two members, to promote teamwork, harmony and coexistence among children.

This year, the contest promotes teamwork among children, from all nationalities, to elaborate drawings about Mexican Music and Traditions, gathering ideas from friends and classmates. In addition, for the first time, we are inviting children living in Mexico, and especially migrant children who have returned to Mexico, after living abroad with their families.

Participating children must draw what they like the must about Mexico, its Music and Traditions. You can elaborate your drawing with a team of friends and classmates. It is your choice! The contest goal is to promote knowledge about Mexico, among children interested in drawing about sceneries, histories, characters, culture or whatever they learn about Mexico, its Music and Traditions.

We are counting with all the children to begin this adventure!!!!!

TO PARTICIPATE:

  1. Draw your artwork, with a team, and fill the REGISTRATION FORM;
  2. Send your drawing to the Embassy of Mexico in Hungary (1024, Budapest, Rómer Flóris str. 58., Hungary)
  3. In addition, take a picture of your drawing and the REGISTRATION FORM and send it to the following e-mail addresses: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS TO PARTICIPATE

  • Children must be around 6 and 14 years old.
  • Use brushes, pencils, acrylics, water paints, crayons, or whatever other drawing technique… feel free, it is your choice.
  • Draw on a square paper (30cm x 30cm or 12” x 12” inches).
  • Sign and date at the front of the drawing.
  • Do not forget to fill out the REGISTRATION FORM.
  • Copied or traced artworks, or drawings made with the help of an adult, left unfinished, without the registration form or with different measures than indicated (30x30 cm or 12” x 12”), will not participate in the contest.
  • Deadline to submit your drawing is September 30th, 2016.
  • The results will be published on the website of the Institute for Mexicans Abroad (ime.gob.mx) by November 22nd, 2016.

NOTE: By participating at the drawing contest, you authorize the Institute for Mexicans Abroad to use your drawing at exhibitions and publications, for non-commercial purposes.

 AWARDS:

  • The 12 winners will receive an artwork by the Mexican artist endorsing the contest, Emiliano Gironella Parra, a package of books of Mexican literature, a diploma, and a surprise gift.
  • The winners and the honorable mention drawings will be part of an itinerant exhibition in Mexico and the Mexican Consulates and Embassies around the world.
  • The Mexican Embassy and Consulate sending the greater number of drawings will receive an artwork by Emiliano Gironella Parra, the Mexican artist endorsing the contest.

JURY:

  • Representatives of the Ministry of Culture of Mexico.
  • Representatives of the Institute for Mexicans Abroad.
  • Emiliano Gironella Parra, Mexican artist endorsing the contest.
  • Mexican artists and contest guests.

Any situation not mentioned in the present document will be resolved by the Institute for Mexicans Abroad.

FROM MAY 9TH TO 11TH THE SIRHA WORLD CUISINE SUMMIT WAS HELD IN HUNGEXPO, BUDAPEST WHERE THE CHOCO N’CEPT PRESENTED THE FIRST TIME ITS MEXICAN CHOCOLATES

The premium quality chocolates of Choco were great success such as among the gastronomy lovers as among professionals. During the three-day event the Mexican chocolate besides receiving several positive feedbacks, caught the attention of the European chocolate producers and distributers that opened a door according to the management through that Europe can also familiarize with the attraction of the real Latin-American chocolate.

The special character of the chocolates of Choco n'cept is the especially pure 100% criollo cacao and the uniqueness of the Latin-American chocolate production that imparts the ancient flavor of cacao. Besides the milk chocolate pastilles of 47% cacao, the dark chocolate pastille of 70% cacao conquers the consumers of the European market with a new, exotic taste.

The Choco n'cept was founded with the aim of presenting the legacy of the age-old criollo cacao to the world and to produce the best Latin-American chocolate in the globe. The chocolates created by the decade-long formula of the Mexican chocolatiers invites the producers to an intimate journey in the home of cacao and chocolate… Mexico.

For more information please visit the following website: mexikóicsoki.hu where the products are available in 2,5kgs and 15kgs packages, or write them an e-mail with your doubts to the following e-mail address: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

THE WORLD SYNCHRONIZED SKATING CHAMPIONSHIP WAS INAUGURATED ON APRIL 7TH IN BUDAPEST WITH THE MEXICAN SKATING GROUP, MERGING EDGE, ON BOARD

The Mexican national team of synchronized ice-skating, Merging Edge travelled this week to the Hungarian capital, Budapest, to take part in the ISU World Synchronized Skating Championships 2016. On Thursday, April 7th, 2016 at 19:30 pm. the ISU World Synchronized Skating Championships 2016 was inaugurated in the SYMA Sport and Events Centre in Budapest.

The Ambassador of Mexico in Hungary, Isabel Téllez accompanied by her husband and members of her diplomatic corps attended the inauguration where as part of the show, the ‘Draw & Show’ featured the best Hungarian skaters (including Hungarian Short Track Speed skaters with great victories under their belt this season, U-18 national ice hockey team members and others) performing a program designed specifically for this occasion. The Biebers put on an exclusive live concert afterwards. The Draw of the Championship took place at 20:00 o’clock pm on the same night.

The competition is featuring 26 teams from 21 International Skating Union (ISU) Members.

The Mexican team made up of 18 female and 1 male skaters is training in the Ice Complex Club under the orders of Michele Cantú, Ana Cecilia Cantú, Erin Donovan and Donna Mitchel trainers. The Merging Edge will realize its short program on Friday, April 8th, 2016 at 18:00 pm and their free program on Saturday, April 9th, 2016 at 15:00 pm.

If you wild like to know more about Merging Edge follow them on Facebook and/or Twitter!

Tickets are available at the following website.

If you would like to see the photos of the event please click here.