News ~ Noticias ~ May 2007
ˇHola, dear Friends of Mexico Lindo! Thanks to everyone who came for our 3rd Anniversary fiesta on Cinco de Mayo. If you weren't there, you missed Jean-Pierre's mole, guacamole, salsa and sangria (and his mothers' polvorones). We had a wonderful time!

Here are some special items that we thought you'd like to know about:
New Pineda Covalin styles have arrived, along with a re-stock of some old favorites, such as this luscious extra large Monarch butterfly shawl in silk and velvet for $165. Pineda Covalin is famous for their exquisite scarves, shawls and ties made in 100% silk with classic Mexican motifs.
Monarch shawl
mini arbol de la vida Speaking of monarch butterflies, we have a few new incredible miniature trees of life with monarchs, by artist Martin Hernández Sánchez of Metepec. $175-185
Lovers of Huichol art may want to come in and check out this unusual large round yarn painting. (If folks from out of town would like a closer view, email Lisa). This is 23" x 23" and is priced at $485.
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Also back in stock are the very popular pewter Stars of David with natural miniature flowers, in a variety of color combinations, in two sizes from $34.00 ~ $44.00.
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Recommended reading: From author Sam Quinones: True Tales from Another Mexico and Antonio's Gun. Publisher University of New Mexico Press describes them as follows: "Sam Quinones' first book, True Tales From Another Mexico, was acclaimed for the way it peered into the corners of that country for its larger truths and complexities. Antonio's Gun and Delfino's Dream, Quinones's second collection of nonfiction tales, does the same for one of the most important issues of our times: the migration of Mexicans to the United States. Quinones has covered the world of Mexican immigrants for the last thirteen years-from Chicago to Oaxaca, Michoacan to southeast Los Angeles, Tijuana to Texas. Along the way, he has uncovered stories that help illuminate all that Mexicans seek when they come north, how they change their new country, and are changed by it". Available in the store or by clicking the Amazon link to the left.
Soccer jerseys are back in stock in limited supply. In addition to the many favorite Mexican teams, such as Selección Nacional, Pumas and Chivas, we also have Brasil, Argentina, Ecuador, Spain and Germany, as well as club teams Barcelona, AC Milan and Liverpool, to name just a few. Most are in size extra large. Priced at only $24.00, you may want to get several! seleción nacional mexicana
It's not too late to join the Polar Bear Raffle! Help us to adopt Koda Rogers and Nuka McFeely, the Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium's star polar bears for a chance to win a Polar Bear alebrije by Oaxacan artist Armando Jiménez! Armando's work is known and collected by people all over the world, and this stunning bear with a retail value of $180 would be a grand addition to any collection or a great start to the begining of one. Raffle tickets are $15.00 or three for $40.00 and the drawing will be held on July 1st, 2007. If we succeed in raising more than $250.00 for the adoption, the lucky winner of the raffle will also win 10 free Zoo passes and we will be helping the Zoo’s continuing conservation efforts. Raffle tickets may be purchased in person at the store, online via Paypal here or by phone with a credit card. Email Lisa or call 412.422.9984 if you need more information or have any questions. To learn more about the Zoo's Adopt an Animal Program, visit their website.
The Metepec update and new Izucar de Matamoros sections of the site are underway at last and we'll be sure and let you know when they're ready for viewing. Until then: ˇSaludos!
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