THE HUNGARIAN TROUP “COINCIDANCE” EUROPEAN CHAMPIONS OF IRISH DANCING WILL GO ON TOUR IN MEXICO ON MARCH 2016

The troupe comprising of competition level dancers renowned throughout Europe, featuring two European Champions of Irish dancing will go on tour in Mexico on March 2016 offering evening entertainment of high artistic quality. Coincidance was born by a unique blend of authentic Irish step and modern dance. The Midsummer Night’s Dream, Twelve Dancing Princesses and The Irish Impulse are extended dance productions that are staged in big theatres, cultural centers and local festivals.

The audience’s enthusiasm and interest on their last production – The Midsummer Night’s Dream – motivated the creators of the show to turn to a fairy tale from the brothers Grimm and create The Shoes That Were Danced to Pieces as their next production. This dance production is a perfect family activity, a magical theatre experience divided in two acts with virtuous dancers and Spanish narration. What other fairy tale would suit the European champions of Irish dancing better than this exciting story about the enchanted princesses whose dancing shoes are found to be worn through as if they had been dancing all night. Their kind father the king has no idea that his daughters are under the spell of a dark prince...

 

Date

City

Place

Time

March 3rd 2016

Morelia

Theatre Ocampo

20:00 o’clock

March 4th 2016

Mexico City

Cultural  Centre Theatre1

20:30 o’clock

March 5th 2016

Mexico City

Cultural  Centre Theatre1

13:00 & 17:00 o’clock

March 6th 2016

Mexico City

Cultural  Centre Theatre1

13:00 & 17:00 o’clock

March 8th 2016

Monterrey

San Pedro Theatre

20:30 o’clock

March 9th 2016

Nuevo Laredo

Principal Laredo Theatre

18:00 & 20:00 o’clock

March 10th 2016

Ciudad Victoria

Amalia Theatre

19:00 o’clock

March 11th 2016

Tampico

Metropolitan Theatre

19:00 o’clock

March 12th 2016

Matehuala

City Theatre

20:00 o’clock

March 13th 2016

Guadalajara

Diana Theatre

18:00 o’clock

March 14th 2016

Puerto Vallarta

Vallarta Theatre

20:30 o’clock

March 16th 2016

Manzanillo

Municipal Auditorium

20:00 o’clock

March 18th 2016

Mazatlán

Angela Peralta Theatre

20:30 o’clock

March 19th 2016

Culiacán

Villavicencio Theatre

20:30 o’clock

March 21th 2016

Durango

Victoria Theatre

20:00 o’clock

March 22th 2016

Zacatecas

Velarde Theatre Festival

20:00 o’clock

March 23th 2016

Tepatitlán

Municipal Auditorium

20:00 o’clock

 

Fecha

Ciudad

Lugar

Hora

3 de marzo de 2016

Morelia

Teatro Ocampo

20:00 hrs.

4 de marzo de 2016

Ciudad de México

Centro Cultural Teatro1

20:30 hrs.

5 de marzo de 2016

Ciudad de México

Centro Cultural Teatro1

13:00 & 17:00 hrs.

6 de marzo de 2016

Ciudad de México

Centro Cultural Teatro1

13:00 & 17:00 hrs.

8 de marzo de 2016

Monterrey

Teatro San Pedro

20:30 hrs.

9 de marzo de 2016

Nuevo Laredo

Teatro Principal Laredo

18:00 & 20:00hrs.

10 de marzo de 2016

Ciudad Victoria

Teatro Amalia

19:00 hrs.

11 de marzo de 2016

Tampico

Teatro Metropolitano

19:00 hrs.

12 de marzo de 2016

Matehuala

Teatro de la Ciudad

20:00 hrs.

13 de marzo de 2016

Guadalajara

Teatro Diana

18:00 hrs.

14 de marzo de 2016

Puerto Vallarta

Teatro Vallarta

20:30 hrs.

16 de marzo de 2016

Manzanillo

Auditorio Municipal

20:00 hrs.

18 de marzo de 2016

Mazatlán

Teatro Angela Peralta

20:30 hrs.

19 de marzo de 2016

Culiacán

Teatro Villavicencio

20:30 hrs.

21 de marzo de 2016

Durango

Teatro Victoria

20:00 hrs.

22 de marzo de 2016

Zacatecas

Festival, Teatro Velarde

20:00 hrs.

23 de marzo de 2016

Tepatitlán

Auditorio Municipal

20:00 hrs.

MEXICO: THE NEW WINERIES ARE SUCCESSFUL TOO

In the winter of 2015 the Bor & Párlat quarterly wine and gastronomy magazine published an analysis of 4 pages written by Dr. Jozsef Kosárka – retired ambassador of Hungary – about the Mexican wine industry.

The article revises the history of the Mexican wineries from the beginning of the wine consumption until nowadays. However the 90% of the alcohol consumption comes from the acquisition of beer in Mexico, tequila is perhaps one of the first associations that foreigners have when they think of Mexico. The total quantity of wine in the market is growing every year and due to wine associations it can reach 925 thousand hectoliter a year.

The author highlights Baja California, Ojos Negros, Parras/Coahuila and Ezequiel Montes/Querétaro as the best wine-producing regions of Mexico where owing to the growing popularity of wines encouraged the internal mobility and increased the number of vineyards in Mexico.

According to Dr. Jozsef Kosárka’s assumption, the recent production of the Mexican wineries reaches 200 thousand hectoliters a year, while the quantity of imported wine is approximately 550 thousand hectoliters every year. He outlines that compared to the total population of the country this amount cannot be considered high, but if we have a look at the number of wine consumers (approx. 3 million people) in Mexico, it is relatively significant.

In spite of putting the beginning of the wine consumption history in Mexico to 1593, he emphasizes that the true progress of the wine industry was brought about around the millennium, since the real development started in the middle of the nineties due to the success of the Mexican wineries.

Thanks to its high-quality wines Dr. Kosárka underscores the winery of Monte Xanic and Durand Viticultura, whose wines were renowned by the famous French wine guide, the Gilbert & Gaillard. The author mentions the L.A. Cetto – the winery with the largest volume of production in Mexico – that in addition to producing 90,000 hectoliters of a wide variety of wine (32 tipes) every year, exports its products to 17 countries with 14 European ones among others, and won almost 400 awards in prestigious international wine competitions.

In conclusion, Dr. József Kosárka calls the attention to the Festival of Mexican Wine (Festival del Vino Mexicano - FEVINO) that was held the first weekend of November, 2015 in Mexico City and the last day of the same month in Guadalajara. He notes that in the last years several wineries from less-known wine-producing regions of Mexico participated in this event and even if in respect of the quantity of their production they are not that competitive, regarding the quality the industry has to count on them.

MEXICO HOSTS THE FIRST CONFERENCE OF THE PARTIES TO THE ARMS TRADE TREATY IN CANCÚN BETEWWN THE 24TH AND 27TH OF AUGUST

As a demonstration of the Mexican government’s commitment to international peace and security, our country will host the first Conference of States Parties (1CSP) of the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) from August 24-27 in Cancun, Quintana Roo. The conference will be attended by foreign ministers, senior officials from around the world, international organizations, regional organizations, civil society organizations, industry and academia, and by the former president of Costa Rica and Nobel Peace Prize winner, Oscar Arias.

Foreign Secretary José Antonio Meade will chair the high-level segment of the conference. In addition to hosting the conference, Mexico has chaired the 1CSP preparatory process over the last year and acts as Interim Secretariat of the Treaty.

At present, the arms trade is regulated by an international legal framework thanks to the adoption of the ATT by the UN General Assembly on April 2, 2013 and its entry into force on December 24. During the 1CSP, the States parties will be responsible for implementing the treaty by constructing an institutional and procedural architecture.

Adoption of the ATT is a historic achievement. It is the first legally-binding international instrument that establishes common rules to regulate the transfer of conventional weapons, in order to promote responsible trade and prevent their diversion to the illicit market.

The ATT entered into force when it was ratified by 50 countries. To date, 130 States have signed, of which only 72 have ratified it. Mexico was one of the first countries to sign and ratify the treaty, on June 3, 2013 and September 25, 2013, respectively.

By hosting the 1CSP, the Mexican government renews its commitment to international peace and security, demonstrates its confidence in the effectiveness of multilateral forums, particularly the UN, and makes a significant contribution as an actor with global responsibility.

 

THE 6TH GREEN SOLUTIONS FORUM WILL BE HELD IN DURANGO BETWEEN THE 15TH AND 16TH OF DECEMBER IN DURANGO

The Secretary of Foreign Affairs in coordination with ProMéxico and the Secretary of Economy will organize the 6th edition of the Green Solutions Forum in 2015 that will take place between the 15th and 16th of december in the Cultural and Bicentennial Convention Center of Durango, Dgo.

Since 2010, ProMéxico has been organizing Green Solutions, a forum which is intended to promote green investments in Mexico through the organization of business meetings and a space for exhibition and dialogue about public politics in the field of green investment promotion, just like investigation and development of environmental technologies.

The main topic of Green Solutions 2015 will be “Mexico, economy and sustainable industry” with five cross-cutting themes: agriculture, livestock and fishing; forestry; mining and petroleum industry; renewable energy; and sustainable manufacturing.

 

If you want to read the program of Green Solutions 2015 in Spanish please click here. If you want to read that in English please click here.

 

Instructions for participation as investors and purchasers interested in requesting a travel grant

 

RFI format required for applicants of travel grant

THE MEXICAN EMBASSY INVITES THE MEXICAN CHILDREN LIVING IN HUNGARY TO PARTICIPATE IN THE 19TH CHILDREN'S “ESTE ES MI MÉXICO” DRAWING CONTEST

The Institute for Mexicans Abroad welcomes your participation to the annual “This is my Mexico” Drawing Contest. This year we invite you to create a drawing about the subject “My favorite place in Mexico”.

Mountains, jungles, cities, towns, archaeological sites and beaches. Do you have a favorite place in Mexico? Do you want to know more about Mexico? This is your chance!

Have you ever been there? What have your parents, your family, friends or your teachers told you about our beautiful country? With imagination and fantasy, you can use a drawing to express your favorite place in Mexico and what Mexico means to you.

Choose your favorite place. Where is it located? You can be inspired by history, culture, art, food, nature, people, traditional festivals… We invite you to look through your books, in the library, on the internet or on sites that you prefer.

What are you waiting for? Capture your favorite place in Mexico in a drawing. Use your imagination and get to know Mexico. Participate and tell us!

 

CONTEST GUIDELINES:

  • The contest is open to children between the ages of 7 and 11 years old living outside of Mexico (from any other nationality).
  • Drawing must be on a square paper (30cm x 30cm or 12”x12”) using brushes, pencils, acrylics, water paints, crayons, or any other drawing technique.
  • In your drawing, capture everything that you remember of your visit to Mexico, what your favorite site is, or what you have learned about Mexico. Remember to choose your favorite place in Mexico.
  • Sign and date your drawing. Copied or traced drawings will not be taken into consideration. Drawings left unfinished with missing information or that are bigger or smaller than the indicated measurements (30cm x 30cm or 12”X12”) will be disqualified.
  • Send your drawing directly to the nearest Mexican Embassy or Consulate before the deadline: September 21th, 2015.
  • To participate in the contest, you must complete your registration form and stick it on the back of your drawing. It is very important that all of your information is complete or you could be eliminated from the contest. You should also name the drawing and write a brief description about it. The drawing will be sent to the Institute for Mexicans Abroad, through your nearest Mexican Embassy / Consulate.

Artists pay close attention!

  • All the rights of use and reproduction of the received drawings will be granted to the IME which can use them for promotional purposes.
  • The Institute for Mexicans Abroad also has the right resolve any situation that has not been clarified in this document.

 

PARTICIPANT REGISTRATION

To participate in the Contest it is mandatory to fill this registration form and stick it on the back of your drawing.

Ask an adult for help to fill in and print the online registration form.

Do not forget to paste your registration form behind the back of your drawing.

If you have any problem with your registration form, visit the nearest Mexican Embassy or Consulate or write to the following email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

AWARDS:

A panel of specialists in children’s artistic expression from the Program “Alas y Raíces” from CONACULTA will select the 10 winning drawings.

The winners will receive a package of Mexican literature books for children, a diploma and a surprise gift.

All participants will receive a diploma and their artwork may be part of an exhibit which will travel around the world, even if their drawing did not win.

The results will be announced on the 30th of October through the Mexican Embassy / Consulate as well as in www.ime.gob.mx @IME_SRE, #EsteEsMiMéxico.