MEXICO AND MINNEAPOLIS CELEBRATE THE CITY’S NEW SISTERHOOD WITH CUERNAVACA

Minneapolis, MN (May 15th 2009) – The Mexican Consulate in Saint Paul and the Mexico Tourism Board are excited to celebrate the new sisterhood between the cities of Cuernavaca and Minneapolis at the opening night of the summer long, 6th Annual Minneapolis MOSAIC Festival on Saturday, June 6, 2009. The Sister City relationship, formalized last year on September 13, will provide an opportunity for both cities to connect and share economically, environmentally, and of course, culturally.

Cuernavaca is the capital of the state of Morelos, a state in which a significant number of the Mexican population in Minneapolis is tied to. The MOSAIC Festival opening night is an opportunity to showcase the cultural heritage that this state offers to Mexico and the world.  On opening night, the State of Morelos is presenting the Chamber Ballet of Morelos, renowned for its participations at various international cultural festivals.

As part of this festival of arts, the Consulate General of Mexico in Saint Paul and the Mexico Tourism Board will hold a Rufino Tamayo exhibition at The Katherine E. Nash Gallery, located in the University of Minnesota’s West Bank Arts Quarter. Mexican painter, Rufino Tamayo – often referred to as leader of the Mexican Renaissance – is a native of the state of Oaxaca, home of one of Mexico’s 29 UNESCO World Heritage Sites which is actually comprised of two sites: The historic town of Oaxaca and the nearby archeological site of Monte Alban.

(http://worldheritagesite.org/sites/oaxacamontealban.html).

For a complete list of events, visit the official website of the Minneapolis MOSAIC Festival for at www.minneapolismosaic.com.

The Minneapolis MOSAIC Festival is a unique setting for Morelos to share with Minneapolis the state’s heritage that reflects the true colors of Mexico through its authentic details such the archeological site of Xochicalco – a UNESCO World Heritage Site – and the town of Tepoztlan, which is one of Mexico’s Magical Towns. Similarly, Morelos also has an opportunity to environmentally connect with Minneapolis by sharing the high environmental standards that the state reinforces on its state parks such as Parque Nacional Lagunas de Zempoala (National Park of Zempoala Lakes).

Since 2002, the Twin Cities Area has been closely connecting with Mexico through the Sisters Cities relationship between Saint Paul and the city of Manzanillo, which is located in the state of Colima and is famous for its international fishing competitions. Through this sisterhood, the city of Saint Paul has donated bulletproof vests to the police force of Manzanillo and has also provided monetary aid for victims of the 2003 earthquake in Colima.

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