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MX archaeologists find wind god temple under supermarket (video)

by Moctezuma Cortés December 5, 2016 Cultura
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Archaelogoists have found a circular platform dedicated to wind god Ehecatl-Quetzalcoatl and eight sets of human remains under the site of a demolished supermarket in the Tlatelolco area of Mexico City. UK’s The Guardian reports:

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Mexicano collects 1000 pairs of sneakers, opens a sneaker store (video)

by Moctezuma Cortés December 1, 2016 Cultura
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Roberto Pelayo aka El Niño is one of the world’s top sneakerheads, with a collection of over 1000 pairs. He started out as a collector is Mexico City; now he buys and sells for himself and his retail operations, Globstore.

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Calaveras y catrinas y skeletons parade in Mexico City (video)

by Verdana Bold October 27, 2016 Cultura
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Hundred paraded through the streets of Mexico City last weekend to celebrate Dia de Los Muertos, aka Day of the Dead.

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Casting Call: Do it again, but this time act ‘Mor Mexican!’ (video)

by CALLE DU CINEMA October 25, 2016 Cultura
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In Mor Mexican! Mexico City-born actor Ricardo “Pekas” Aranda eats a McXican Burger for the casting director. But is he acting Hispanic enough? Maybe makeup and wardrobe can help.

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This DF family has been making piñatas for generations (video)

by Moctezuma Cortés September 21, 2016 El Now
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Hugo Mena and his family make and sell piñatas in Mexico City, a family tradition for generations

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Webcam video: Stunning double rainbow forms over Mexico City

by Verdana Bold June 30, 2016 El Now
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Mexico City got a treat Tuesday when a double rainbow formed over Santa Fe in the western part of the city. A webcam on top of the Hotel Presidente InterContinental captured the arc’s formation as the sun returned following a rainstorm.

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Los Supercivicos: Satirical super hero citizens of Mexico City (audio)

by Andalé Mono May 23, 2016 Audio

Los Supercivicos, Mexico’s City’s self-appointed superhero vigilantes, wield the wicked sword of satire as they fight for truth, justice and the Mexican Way. Zakiya Gibbons reports for NPR’s LatinoUSA: Alex Marin y Kall and Arturo Hernández are redefining crime-fighting in Mexico City with their comedy group, Los Supercívicos. Armed with comedy and a camera, the […]

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Bienvenidos a Mexico DF, ‘La Ciudad de los Perros’ (video)

by Lucida Grandé April 13, 2016 Cultura
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In Mexico City, it’s a dog’s life. La Ciudad de los Perros is a video by Efrén (Freddy) del Rosal 

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Get your anime and cosplay on at Friki Plaza in Mexico DF (video)

by Andalé Mono March 23, 2016 Cultura
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In Mexico City (that’s Mexico DF in Español) you can get your fix of kawai, anime, manga, cosplay, Japanese food and more at Friki Plaza. True Mexico reports.

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Food Fight! Fan de la Cultura vs gigantic ‘machetes’ in DF (video)

by HONG RHEE February 1, 2016 Cultura
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Fan de la Cultura is a macho vato, but can he handle los machetes? These two-foot-long quesadillas are filled with a pound-and-a-half of carne de res and chorizo and different quesos and pollos and guisados and jamon and chicharrones and frijoles, well you get the picture. We looked it up on the Google: That’s 24 […]

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For Dia de Los Muertos: How about ‘The Mariachi Ghost?’ (video)

by Soy Capitan November 2, 2015 Cultura
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Over the weekend, Mexi-Canadia’s The Mariachi Ghost dropped this awesome Halloween/DDLM music video, named The Marigold, after the distinctive flower of Dia de Los Muertos. Who/what is this band, exactly? The jefe explains: Me llamo Jorge Requena. Soy Chilango. Vivo e Winnipeg, Manitoba en Canadá. Mi banda The Mariachi Ghost ha tenido un poco de […]

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*OOPS Welcome to Mexico City’s weekly ‘anarco-punk’ meetup (video)

by JUAN E. ROTTEN October 5, 2015 Cultura
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UH OH! It looks like the video got pulled and the account of the uploader got shut down for reasons. Sorry, pochos. We didn’t do it. We’re victims, too. 🙁 The punks come every week to celebrate feminism, animal liberation, not buying from trans-national corporations, and the do-it-yourself ethic.

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Mexico City shines in time-lapse, drone footage: ‘La Ciudad’

by Moctezuma Cortés September 25, 2015 Cultura
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Es imposible describir a La Ciudad de México, este video es una mezcla del time lapses con tomas de drones que intentan darle una perspectiva distinta. [Música: Kinky – Uruapan Breaks; Dirección: Santiago Arau Pontones; Productor: Luis Arango.]

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What’s for lunch? Tacos de barbacoa in Mexico DF – 32 pesos (video)

by MOSCA MEXICAN September 3, 2015 Cultura
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Brit expat TrueMexico (real name Paul) takes the Mexico City metro to get some authentic lamb barbacoa tacos and Boing guava drink. Two tacos, Paul reports, cost 32 pesos, or about $1.90. What are YOU having for lonche?

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Archaeologists unearth ‘Aztec skull rack’ beneath Mexico City (video)

by Moctezuma Cortés August 24, 2015 Cultura
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A ceremonial Aztec trophy rack for displaying the skulls of vanquished enemies has been discovered underneath the Templo Mayor Aztec complex in Mexico City’s historic center. Reuters reports:

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Lets get tacos de suadero at Taqueria Jalisco in Mexico, DF (video)

by MOSCA MEXICAN August 18, 2015 Cultura
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Even at 10:30 at night, at the Taqueria Jalisco – located in the car park behind the American Embassy in Mexico DF – you can get a killer plate of tacos de suadero (a cut of beef like flank steak) for $2.40. Our British guide TrueMexico takes us out to eat.

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Scientology enlists Bart Simpson to help Mexico ‘go clear’ (video)

by SAM THE CLAM August 13, 2015 Cartoons
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Nancy Cartwright, the voice of Bart on The Simpsons, wants to see you at the big Scientology fiesta a week from Sunday in Mexico DF. Don’t let your reactive mind keep you away! Doh! Also, you snarky anti-Scientology periodistas: BEHAVE!

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What’s for lunch? Tacos al vapor – steamed tacos in a basket (video)

by MOSCA MEXICAN August 7, 2015 Cultura
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Also known as Tacos de Canasta (tacos in a basket) and Sweaty Tacos (tacos sudados) these Mexico City soft tacos are cheap, delicious and easy to scarf down during a short lunch break. Just look for the taquero with a bicycle — and a basket!

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Tuesday: English vato eats tacos al pastor in Mexico City (video)

by Barney Asada June 30, 2015 Cultura
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The host of YouTube’s popular True Mexico channel — he’s apparently a Brit (no name) living in Mexico City — goes out for tacos al pastor. The 1960s origin of the vertical rotary grill is a contentious Mediterranean issue with Turkey (doner kabobs), Greece (gyros) and Lebanon (shwarma) all claiming firsties. We don’t care. Nom […]

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In Mexico City? Google Transit will tell you where to go (video)

by MARK O'POLO June 18, 2015 Cultura

When in Mexico City, do like the Mexican Citians do — with Google Maps.

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#TBT Throwback Thursday Video: Frida Kahlo: The lost home movies

by Verdana Bold June 11, 2015 Cultura
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Check out this chingon montage of short clips of Frida Kahlo. The footage shows Kahlo working in her studio, talking with her husband Diego Rivera and posing with her lover Leon Trotsky.

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Mexican mayoral contender be rollin’ in a Batmobile (video)

by Andalé Mono June 1, 2015 El Now
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Valentin Gonzalez, a candidate for mayor of Ciudad Nezahualcoyotl, wheeled out a “Batmobile” to draw attention to his election campaign Saturday. Gonzalez hopes to link the crime-fighting vehicle with “the return of tranquility and order in the municipality.” PREVIOUSLY ON MEXICAN CANDIDATES:

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Enjoy these 6-month-old axolotl because TGIF (video)

by Barney Asada May 1, 2015 Cultura
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They’re native to the Mexico City lake/lagoon ecosystem, but they’re endangered in the wild and people in Japan raise them for food. But the cute axolotl in this aquarium (six months old in this video) don’t care about that, because TGIF. ¡Orale!

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Rare photos show Frida Kahlo in the 1950s

by Lucida Grandé April 2, 2015 Cultura
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In 1950, photographer Gisèle Freund began a two-week visit to Mexico – and stayed for two years. In Mexico City, Freund hooked up with artistic power couple Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera. Her black-and-white photographs of the pair are now available in the newly published Frida Kahlo: The Gisèle Freund Photographs.

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