Ritual ordinario mixes the sounds of Mexican streets with visuals of the process of making, baking, and selling tortillas. This video was shot and the ambient audio recorded in Mercado Cartagena in Mexico City, D.F. [Video by Ricardo Martinez Roa.]
Yovany Diaz was brought to the U.S. without papers when he was only seven, and he grew up in Georgia, speaking English. When his mom’s health issues required him to move “back” to Mexico City, this all-American ice hockey loving pocho found himself in a strange new world, even though it was “home.” James Frederick of NPR’s Latino USA has the story.
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.
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.
Hundred paraded through the streets of Mexico City last weekend to celebrate Dia de Los Muertos, aka Day of the Dead.
Hugo Mena and his family make and sell piñatas in Mexico City, a family tradition for generations
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.
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.
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 duo hits the streets to shame wrongdoers into good behavior They draw crowds by dressing up as anything from cowboys to nuns, and they improvise “happenings” to call attention to the offender. People even turn to Los Supercívicos for rescue when the authorities won’t help. While it seems all fun and games, Marin y Kall and Hernández are pursuing the serious goal of promoting civic awareness—in Mexico City and beyond.
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.
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 oz of stuff per machete. Will our hero be the first person since 1964 to eat three of these beasts in one sitting at Los Machetes Amparo in Mexico D.F.? More math: Three machetes at 1.5 pounds each equals 4.5 pounds total, or 72 ounces. ¡Buen provecho, Fan de la Cultura!
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 éxito por acá y estamos muy contentos.
Pero Estamos por sacar nuestro primer video. Dirigido por uno de los mejores cineastas del mundo, Guy Maddin, con premios desde un Emmy hasta un oso de oro.
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.
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.]
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?
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.
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.
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!
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!
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 Nom nom.
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.”
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