The state of San Luis Potosi is located in north central Mexico. In



The state of San Luis Potosi is located in north central Mexico. In
The state of San Luis Potosi is located
in north central Mexico. In 2010, the
historic center of the city was named
as a UNESCO World Heritage Site
within El Camino Real de Tierra
Adentro (the Royal Road of the Interior Land) National Historic Trail.
It is one of Mexico’s most picturesque towns, whose central historic
center features tiered esplanades,
several plazas, flower-filled parks, and an active cultural scene. As it is a
state which boasts a variety of ecosystems, San Luis Potosi is the hub from
which to go and visit its three touristic regions: the Central Area, the desert
of the Altiplano and the Huasteca Potosina .
There are an estimated 370 million indigenous people in the world, living in
90 countries. They speak an majority of the world’s estimated 7,000 language and they represent mora than 5,000.cultures.
In 1994, the UN General Assembly declared that the International Day of
the World’s Indigenous Peoples shall be observed on 9 august every year.
La Huesteca Potosina :For outdoor adven-
Dear Friends:
I would like to inform you
that our Consulate hosted
last month the graduation
ceremony of 19 Mexican
students from ITESM Sonora Norte who participated
in an architecture program
offered by the University of
Arizona. It is worth mentioning that one of the Consulate’s goal, is to foster
student mobility between
Mexico and the US.
The Mexican Consulate also
participated in the event
“Kids Expo”, where free
textbooks issued by the
Mexican Government were
distributed to the more
than 5,000 attendees.
With this donation, we
are seeking to foster the
study of Spanish as a
second language and to
strengthen cultural identity of our kids, teenagers and adults in our
community with Mexican
On the other hand, we
have been encouraging
people with an entrepreneur mindset. We hosted
different workshops focused in creating businesses and the tools
available to expand it. In
these workshops, the
speakers talked about
the different steps needed in order to create a
business, and the challenges the one interested would face when they
establish one.
This month, we will host
the “1st Job Fair” on Saturday 27th at the Consulate, from 9:00 am to
1:00 pm. Different agencies and organizations
will participate, offering
job opportunities to our
This event also represents the inauguration of “Labor
Rights Week 2016”
that will be held
during the week of
the 27th through
September 2nd. The
objective of LRW
2016, is to offer an
informative space
to our community
regarding worker’s
rights; in addition
experts will be advice Mexican nationals that have
been victims of labor rights violations
by their employers
or in their workplace.
Ricardo Pineda
Cónsul de México
en Tucson
ture, the region known as the Huasteca
Potosina is an ecological paradise offering a
variety of ecotourism attractions. Activities
center around the town of Ciudad Valles (256
km east of San Luis Potosi), which is nestled
into the Sierra Madre Oriental. River rafting,
rappelling, hiking, kayaking, mountain biking,
and camping are all practiced along the numerous rivers, grottos and lagoons in the
area. In the heart of the Huasteca region are
the towns of Tamazunchale, Tamasopo and Tamuin. This area is characterized by its beautiful
aquatic features – clear rivers, natural springs and enormous waterfalls – as well as its archaeological sites and preserved cultural heritage. The popular swimming and diving hole,
Media Luna, is also located here.
The Surreal Gardens of las Pozas: Las Pozas, Xilitla was the creation of Edward James, the
eccentric English poet and artist, and patron of the
Surrealist movement. Its origins date back to 1947
when Edward, living in semi exile in Mexico, acquired
the coffee plantation near Xilitla, San Luis Potosi, now known as Las Pozas - in ten years Edward used
“Las Pozas” to plant orchids and as a home for exotic
animals. After a unprecedented frost in 1962 destroyed many of the orchids, Edward started building
the extraordinary sculpture garden we see today. The
design of "Las Pozas" was inspired both by his orchids
and the vegetation of the Huastecan jungle combined
with architectural elements taken from the Surrealist movement he was so closely involved
San Luis Potosi Historic downtown : The city was established around 1592. Downtown is full of historic monuments, date from Mexico’s
colonial era. The cathedral,
the garden of San Francisco,
the Loretto Chapel, the
House of the Viceroy, the
Templo del Carmen are
some of the many touristic
attractions that San Luis Potosi has to offer.
FRIDAY 07.01.2016 || ITESM
On Friday July 1st, the Consulate
of Mexico in Tucson hosted the
graduation ceremony of 19 Mexican students from ITESM Campus
Sonora Norte, who participated in
an architecture program offered
by the University of Arizona. For a
month, the students had the opportunity to study and visit different architectural spots in Arizona.
On July 20, Consul Ricardo
Pineda presided over a ceremony where Fundacion Mexico
awarded scholarships to Mexican students.
7 Mexican dreamers were
awarded by the local organization an $800 dollar scholarship
which will allow them to continue their higher education at
THURSDAY 07.21.2016
Gomez, Deputy Council
and Norma Carbajal, in
charge of Documentation, had a meeting with
young indigenous students at the University of
Arizona, who received a
scholarship to participate
in the Latin American
Studies Program hosted by the Graduate College at the U of A.
The Consulate of Mexico
in Tucson, in collaboration
with Chicanos por la Causa
and City of Tucson, hosted
the event “ Prestamos
para tu Negocio” on july
21st . Juan Francisco Padres, Economic development officer of the City of
Tucson, talked to the
attendees about how to
start a business and how
to expand it. Teresa Miranda from Chicanos por la Causa, talked about the organization’s program
“Prestamos”, which provides financial aid or loans to small businesses.
The Consulate of Mexico hosted a press conference with Spanish and
English media, regarding the 6th edition of “Mexican Baseball Fiesta”
which will be held from September 29 to October 2 in Tucson. This year
the event will have the participation of 5 Mexican baseball teams; Naranjeros de Hermosillo, Yaquis de Obregon, Cañeros de Los Mochis,
Aguilas de Mexicali and Tomateros de Culiacan.
During the Conference, Consul Ricardo Pineda highlighted the importance of these cultural events in the community because they promote Mexican baseball traditions and strengthen the bilateral relation
between communities.
SATURDAY 07.23.2016 | KIDS EXPO 2016
The Consulate of Mexico in Tucson participated in the event
“Kids Expo 2016” at
Pueblo Community
Center on July 23. In
the event, the consulate gave away 3,600
free textbooks, provided by the Mexican
government, to the
3,000 attendees.
Consul Pineda highlighted on how the
books will be beneficial to kids and teenagers in our community, because they will
learn more about
Mexican history, traditions and culture
and they will foster
As part of our educational programs, on July 30, the Consulate of Mexico in
Tucson participated in the event “8va Feria de la Lectura 2016” that took
place at el Pueblo Activity Center, where the Consulate distributed approximately 2,500
free text books, issued by the
Mexican government, to the
2,000 attendees.

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