Category Archives: Planeta Mexico

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Favorite Podcast of the Week: Trumpaggedon #MexicoExplained

by Ron Mader

From one of the new favorite podcasts of the year comes the must-listen podcast of the week: Trumpaggedon (you can listen online linkis.com).

This week the Mexico Explained pod crew sit in their virtual studio to discuss the post real world of a Trump election victory that has changed the present and the future of Mexico almost as much as it has changed the United States. This episode looks at possible impacts and searches in vain for signs of optimism as the president elect names his cabinet.

And if you enjoy Mexico Explained as much as I do, follow the host  @jonjo66 and guests @TomBuckley519 @luisantespino on Twitter.

Mexico Explained

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Mexican Bazaar in West Sussex

West Sussex … soon to be world famous for this weekend’s bazaar featuring UK and Mexican artists, friends including Boris Spider, Demian Flores and Hilary Simon.

The Cultural Exchange between Mexico and the UK takes place October 23 from 4-7pm at West Dean College.

If you know details, please share in the comments!

– Ron Mader

On a sidenote, I’m curating list of the Twitterati with a UK-Mexico connection, starting with  @DemianFlores @NeilPyatt @stevebridger …

Cultural exchange between Mexico and the UK: 23 October, 4-7pm West Dean College Mexican Bazaar @DemianFlores @NeilPyatt @stevebridger

 

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Hilary y BorisHilary visiting Boris in Taller La Araña, 2008 

Hacking #Tianguis2015

by Ron Mader

The Tianguis Turistíco has begun in Mexico, the first time in Acapulco for many years. In 2015 the event promises to transmit press conferences via livestreaming video. Will there be access to presentations and press releases? What will will learn from this year’s event? What will we learn about the local host state, Guerrero?

For those hacking the event, use the Twitter hashtag #Tianguis2015 and let us know what we should pay attention.

I have fond memories of attending Mexico’s Tianguis Turistico, twice when I won the ‘Lente de Plata’ award for Planeta, but in more recent years I have found the Tianguis, like most travel trade shows, needs re-imagining. Compare and contrast:
itb (germany)
indaba (durban, south africa)
tianguis turistico (mexico)
trenz (new zealand)
wtm (london, england)

What do I find wrong with these events? Honestly, I see very few local voices articulated and amplified. We hear more from the ministers and consultants than from the business owners, the guides, the artisans and other locals who stand to benefit from tourism.

As I point out in Mexico Now, the tourism sector is undergoing a transformation that connects locals and visitors as never before. These are the stories we want and need to hear. If tourism trade shows are not delivering, we need to find a way to hack the events to put the spotlight on locals.


What we need from México #mexiconow

Buzzword Bingo: Hack

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Guelaguetza(s) 2014

by Ron Mader

The Guelaguetza is one of Mexico’s premier celebrations of dance and music and has roots that date back to ancient times and in the “dance” genre since 1932. Also known as Lunes del Cerro (“Mondays of the Hill”), this is the largest folklore festival in the Americas.

2014 celebrations are scheduled July 21 and 28.


Dates for Guelaguetza 2014: July 21 and 28 #rtyear14

Mexico Monday Hangout May 5

by Ron Mader

Google+ Hangout
May 5, 1030am Mexico City Mexico Monday

On Monday, May 5 please join us for a lively conversation in English, Spanish and a bit of Zapotec as we talk about travel, culture and conservation. We’ll share insights and practical tips from friends who live in Mexico in a candid hangout streamed live via YouTube. Comments and questions are welcome via our Google+ event page.

#MexMonday Hangout Cinco de Mayo