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


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.

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