The committee 2010-2011 of the Mexican and Latin American Society gives you the welcome to our KIOSKO. Inside you will find the latest news about our community and related events about our culture and customs.

Lorena Preciado

Lorena Preciado

Welcome to the Mexican & Latin American Society blog!

Here, you will find everything you need to know about the Mexican & Latin American Society in Sheffield, including information and pictures related to our academic and cultural activities, socials and parties. Besides, you will be able to find news, advices and relevant information for current members and prospectus Latin American students coming to the University of Sheffield.

The Mexican & Latin American society is focus on achieving several goals:

*Promote and spread language, traditions, culture and history of our Latin-American countries.

*Strengthen the link among the Society members, with academic, cultural, social and sports activities.

*Greet the new students to the University of Sheffield, providing information and advises for a smooth arrival.

*Increase the involvement of our Society within the community of Sheffield, and to mantain the existing bond with the Student Union of the University, authorities, agencies and other societies.

*Create a friendly enviroment based on mutual respect and tolerance among Latin-American, British and international students.

If you want to become a member or if you want to get in touch with the people of our Committee, please sen an e-mail to Mex-Lat-Soc@sheffield.ac.uk. We are waiting to hear from you, especially if you have ideas on how to improve this blog.

Everyone is welcome to become a member and join our diverse activities!

Lorena Preciado


11 Sep 2011






AT REVOLUCION DE CUBA! (1 Mappin Street, Sheffield, S1 4DT, DN4 Sheffield, United Kingdom).




COMMITTEE 2011-2012

25 Apr 2011

New Committee 2011-2012

We are glad to announce that the New Mexican and Latin American Committee was approved after the elections.

Well done!

To see the Committee 2011-2012 "clicking" on the header.

Committee 2010-2011.

19 Apr 2011


New committe for the period 2011-2012
The election will follow the procedure detailed below.
The vote can be exercised in person:
On Wednesday 20th of April at the Zone (in the Students Union) from 11am to 2pm,
or via e-mail the votes will be received from Friday 15th of April until Wednesday 20th of April at 1:30pm.
An email was sent for this purpose. After received the email, just reply to it with the subject "VOTE". Please state "YES" if you wish to support the committee or "NO" if you disagree.
Only one vote per member will be accepted. The electronic votes will not be open until the polling stations (in person and online) are closed.
The final counting will take place at 2pm on Wednesday 20th of April at the Students Union.
The outgoing Committee will count the votes.
The results will be announced on Wednesday 20th of April by 5pm.
For you to cast an infome vote, please find the candidates' profiles and their work proposal attached.
If you are interested in participating within the committee for the next year, you will be able to join them if they become officially elected.
Any doubts about the process, please send an email to the Mexican Latin-American Society.
More details click on the header.

24 Oct 2010

Latin Americas Bicentennial Party

The Latin Americas Bicentennial Party was celebrated tha last 18th of September. The venue was at St. Andrew Church Hall (Sheffield). This was a Magnus celebration where not only the Chilean independence was regarded, but also the Bicentennial Independence of several Latin American Countries (Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, El Salvador, Mexico, Paraguay and Venezuela). The place was decorated with typical stuffs. A lot of people attended the event. People came from different parts of UK as Glasgow, Leeds, London, Manchester and Southampton and of course Sheffield. So many nationalities were there as people from Canada, China, Czech Republic, France, Finland, Greece, Holland, Italy, Poland, Spain, Turkey, Vietnam and of course British and Latin American people. During th event we had nice company of the Lord Mayor of Sheffield, Alan Law, and Lady Mayoress, Nicola Ashton. The Lord Mayor said cordial words to the public opening the event. Several dances and attractions were showed by the Mexican dance folk group Son de America, the Chilean Society and the tango couple Alejandra & Salvador. The chilean live band, Charquiband, played several Latin-American songs and rhythms. Lorena Preciado, President of MLAS, leaded the traditional El Grito (The Scream) to remember the epic history about the independence of Mexico. Delicious Chilean dishes as the "empanadas", Mexican food and drinks were supplied. The Chilean empanadas were supplied by the Chilean Society while the Mexican food was supplied by Chilangos Restaurant who's brought the BBQ kitchen from their restaurant in Meadowhall. Most of the money was designated to the charity to help those people that were injured by the last quake in Chile, and recent floods in Mexico. Thanks to the Lord Mayor of Sheffield, Alan Law, and Lady Mayoress, Nicola Ashton to attend the event. Thanks to MLAS committee to lead this project about the Bicentennial works. Thanks to Chilean Society of Sheffield to cooperat and has supported to the charity. Thanks to Chilango Restaurant to sponsor the event and to have supported to the charity. Thanks to the volunteers from MLAS and Chilean Society for all your help. A lot of thanks for everybody!

12 Oct 2010

Conference 200 years of Independence

Hello! The last September 17th, it was carried on the "Conference 200 years of Independence". It took place at the Union of Students Auditorium of the University of Sheffield. The talks were given by Bio. Manuel Lino-Gonzalez (journalist for El Economista News, Mexico), and Dr. Eugenia Correa (Professor of Economics Department from National Autonomous Mexican University, UNAM). As moderator was Julio Gonzalez-Gallego, MLAS Secretary.

Lino-Gonzalez opened the talks, the title "200 años de ser... lo que seamos" (two centuries being...whatever). The videoconference was played alive from Mexico City. The speaker gave his point of view about inconsistencies in several typical customs during the independence parties. As for example, the night before the Mexican Independence Day there is a big party related more with Porfirio Diaz birthday than independence celebrations. Also, the present situation in Mexico and how the Bicenntennial celebration ran up were touched. In his particular way he conclude that this kind of celebrations should be less expensive and in a family atmosphere. In adition, he finished with "Viva Mexico [sic]".
If you want know more about his works, pls click here http://eleconomista.com.mx/blogs/cultivos-insospechados.

Professor Correa gave the talk "El Bicentenario en America Latina -300 años de colonia, 200 años de independencia" (The Latin American Bicentennial -three centuries of colony, two centuries of independence). The talk was about the economic and politic models adopted by the Latin American countries. She explained that it is necessary that the goverments have to increase theirs debt interns, in the proper way, in order to encourage the economy and the social systems. The possibilities about an integration of several south american economies were approached. She conclude that several countries from the first world have been developed theirs economies lay upon big debts.

8 Oct 2010

Play Hecho en México (Made in Mexico)

Following the events of the Bicentennial Celebrations, the last 16 of September, at 19 hrs, was carried out the play Hecho en México (Made in Mexico) by the noted Company Theater from the University of Manchester. The play was showed at the Auditorium of the Student Union of the University of Sheffield. The cast showed a mix of theatre, dance, corporal expression and music. The public, that attented to the play, were charmed with this kind of exhibition. Moreover, the cast envolved the people to be part of the play. For this event, we had the nice company of the Minister of Culture from the Mexican Embassy, Lic. Ignacio Duran Loera and his staff.

The Hecho en México cast are: Steven Ayache, Viridiana Alonso, Arturo Jimenez, Cinthya Quijano, Valerie Bernard, Marc Lafouge and Ingrid Rosales. Director Miguel Vaylon.

Thanks to MLAS, Manchester Mexican Soc., MexSoc Uk, Commitee on Culture MexSoc UK, Instituto Cervantes at Manchester, MexSoc in Leeds, SRE, Nadieshda CCI Paris & UK, and KRO Bar Manchester.