Euro News – A new exhibition of photos and letters never before seen, belonging artists Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera are going on show in Mexico City. Their on-off stormy marriage was among the most prominent of the 20th century art world.The expo promises to reveal a more intimate side of their relationship.
Global Post – Tourists found dead. Video cameras filming under skirts. An attempt to take off a woman’s underwear mid-stride. And a “pandemic” of femicide — all in Mexico. For these reasons and many others, a group of women in Mexico organized a day of action against sexual violence.
Seeker – Artists in Mexico can participate in a unique program called Pago en Especie (Payment in Kind) where they are permitted to pay federal income tax with their own artwork. The program began in 1957 and has grown to include over 7,000 paintings, sculptures and graphic art in a public collection from well-known artists across Mexico.
Euro News – Visitors flocked to Mexico’s Pyramid of the Sun on Sunday in the sacred city of Teotihuacan, to perform the traditional raising of their hands during spring equinox celebrations. The idea is to receive the first rays of the sun and to gather energy for the year. Believers also say its an opportunity to connect with a forgotten past.
AP – About 200 fashion design students at Mexico City’s IberoAmerican University have opened a show of dozens of dresses and other clothes examining the effects of the drug trade on Mexican culture.
Business Insider -The Instagram account “Rich Kids of Mexico City” follows the exploits of Mexico City’s young and wealthy with posts of everything from hot-tub parties and yachts to wild animals wearing expensive watches.
Z News – Teen pregnancy has reached an epidemic level in Mexico, with about 400,000 cases each year accounting for 20 percent of pregnancies across the country, according to an expert.
Latin Correspondent – In an effort to tackle gender inequality in Mexico, the federal government has recently joined the feminist #HeForShe United Nations media campaign.
Publimetro – The film “The Revenant: The reborn” dominated the 69th BAFTA awards receiving Best Film, Best Director (Alejandro González Iñárritu) and best actor (Leonardo DiCaprio).
Blabbermouth – Guns N’ Roses has announced a second show in Mexico City. Due to popular demand, Axl Rose, Slash and Duff McKagan will take the Foro Sol stage for an encore performance on April 20.
Radio Formula – Dania Saldivar has died. She was a popular actress who achieved a solid career in film and television. Among her films were “All for Women,” “Clear Storage” and “Amores Perros.”
Consequence of Sound – In between Coachella weekends, Guns N’ Roses will head south for a gig in Mexico City. The reunited trio of Axl Rose, Slash, and Duff McKagan have confirmed an April 19th performance at Foro Sol.
EFE – The world-famous Mariinsky Orchestra from St. Petersburg, Russia, will perform at Mexico City’s National Auditorium on March 4, the National Auditorium said.
AP – Mexico’s Supreme Court has struck down language in a Jalisco state law that defines marriage as between a man and woman. The decision means Jalisco becomes the fourth jurisdiction nationwide where gay couples can automatically get married, joining Coahuila and Quintana Roo states along with Mexico City.
More than 6,000 children and teens are currently disappeared in Mexico, U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights representative in Mexico, Jesus Peña, said Wednesday.
Peña added that of the total of thousands of people forcibly disappeared in Mexico between 2006 and 2014, some 30 percent have been children and adolescents.
Over 10,000 people have disappeared since President Enrique Peña Nieto took office in 2012. Since 2007, the number of people disappeared has increased about 585 percent.
Human rights experts have called on the Mexican Senate to give priority in upcoming discussions on disappearances to investigating forced disappearances of minors with respect to Mexico’s Law on the Rights of Children, Girls, and Adolescents.
DarioCarreo – The widow of Chespirito, Florinda Meza, 66, still disconsolate one year after the death of the comedian, will not eat and is immersed in a deep depression.
CNN – They’ve been missing for over a year, but the victims of the Iguala student disappearance have re-emerged thanks to the efforts of a poignant and powerful project by Mexican artists. Known as the 43 Artist Group, they’re keeping the flame of hope burning by painting portraits of the missing students — a defiant move in the current political climate.
Vanguardia – Mexican director Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu and his film ‘The Revenant’ were the top winners of the Golden Gold Awards; Gael Garcia Bernal took the first Globe of his career.
Fusion – In typical Hollywood fashion, Mexico seems to be coping with some of its worst scandals by turning them into movies. This week a trailer was released for a low-budget film based on drug lord Chapo Guzman’s prison break, quickly garnering social media attention and newspaper headlines.
Reuters – The latest Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu film, The Revenant , appeared among the nominees for the Producers Guild Awards. The film about an abandoned American adventurer n unexplored land, also has been nominated for the Golden Globes and could be a contender for the Oscars.