Agenda A. The true story about Mexican culture B. History C. Worldwide famous Mexicans A. Music B. Arts C. Sports D. Culture Diversity: Mexican faces Gastronomy Our Folklore E. Mexican mindset A. Life in Mexico City B. Life outside Mexico City F. Nowadays… G. Mexican beauJes
Worldwide Famous Mexicans-‐ Music Many tradiJonal Mexican songs are well-‐known worldwide, although their origin in Mexico is not clear to the non-‐Mexican listener. • Bésame Mucho (Kiss Me a Lot), La Bamba (The Bamba), Solamente una vez (English version "You Belong to My Heart"), La Bikina (The Bikina) , Cielito Lindo (BeauJful Sweetheart),Somos Novios (English version "Its Impossible"), María Bonita (PreZy María).
Mexican Music • TradiJonal folk music: Canción Ranchera & Mexican Sones Sones: a) Huastecos b) Jarocho c) Jaliscience d) Chilena (Guerrero & Oaxaca) e) Abajeño José Alfredo Jiménez
Worldwide Famous Mexicans-‐ Music • Popular music of folk roots: Mariachi Norteño Banda
Worldwide Famous Mexicans-‐ Music • Popular music (pop and rock)
Culture: Gastronomy… mmm!! Delicious! • In November 2010 Mexican cuisine was added by UNESCO to its lists of the worlds "intangible cultural heritage“ • The staples of Mexican cuisine are typically corn, chilli and beans.
Culture: Gastronomy… mmm!! Delicious! Tequila from Tequila, Jalisco Mezcal from Oaxaca Mexican beer
Culture: Our Folklore Mexico # 1 in the ranking of the Happiest Countries of the World by Coca-‐cola in 2010 (surveyed 500 thousand people in 16 countries) The Mexican Albur: a double entendre : The game of albures is a subtle Verbal compeJJon in which the players try to show superiority by using albures
Mexican Mindset: Tu casa es mi casa!! TranslaJon: -‐Gunther welcome to Mexico, this Friday party in "your" house. -‐ But Ive just arrived!! -‐ No excuses. Party in "your" house. [ In Mexico to refer to your own house, you say YOUR house as a courtesy. Means that my place is your place. Mi casa es tu casa.] -‐ I think that Gunther will not come!
Mexican Mindset: One day in a “Chilango’s” life (Mexico City)
Mexican Mindset: One day in a “Chilango’s” life (Mexico City) Good night Good morning Mexico City Mexico City
Let’s go to work! $3.00 MXN – 0.15 GBP $11.00 MXN – 0.55 GBP
Mexico City: Financial and Professional services Center LATAM Santa Fe Polanco/Reforma Insurgentes Reforma Working hard
On my way back home… $30 MXN – 1.50 GBP Traﬃc…delicious meal with family or tacos al Reforma pastor??
A weekend in Mexico City Coyoacán Caguama Beer (1.2 lt) $20 MXN – 1 GBP 1 Corona $10 MXN – .50 GBP Michelada bar -‐$30 MXN – 1.5 GBP 1 Corn (elote) $15 MXN -‐ -‐.75 GBP Chapultepec 1 skites -‐ $12 MXN – 0.60 GBP Football match Xochimilco Reforma
Mexican Mindset: One day in the life of a student (outside Mexico City :P)
Welcome home! A normal “infonavit” House, furnished. Rent: 200-‐300 £ a month
Let’s go to school! 7:00am 15 ° C -‐ 21 ° C Day: 26 ° C Night 18 ° C If you are late, a taxi is your best opJon. 10 kms =2£ (divided by the number of people you can ﬁt !)
Studying hard! University Public: Free Private: From 500 £ to 4000 £ each semester Note: Bachelor degree 4.5 years to complete Taking an average of 6 subjects each semester 5 hours in class every day
Lunch Jme! 12:00 pm SNACKS Memelitas Cost: 40 P 14:00 pm LUNCH Soup, rice, main meal, desert, water Cost: 1.50 £
Enjoying Night Life! Coﬀee : 1 £ Dessert : 1.5 £ Beer: 70 P Spent hours si~ng outside with friends… priceless!
Nowadays A. 22% of populaJon is in extreme poverty condiJons B. Lowering the peace levels in Mexico due to the baZle against organized crime (Felipe Calderón) C. The challenge: a baZle against corrupJon A. #InternetNecesario Social Media mobilizaJon B. IFAI iniJaJve for informaJon access and transparency C. 2012 elecJons the road to transformaJon elecJons