Saturday, June 22, 2024

Retrospective: Australians in Mexico and Mexicans living Down Under

This week is “Australia in Focus” week at Mexico News Daily so it’s an opportune time to look back at some of the previous stories we’ve published that feature both Australians in Mexico and Mexicans in Australia.

Here are seven such stories, presented here in chronological order.

A Mexican winemaker makes a mark far from home

In 2018, Susannah Rigg wrote about Mauricio Ruiz Cantú, an oenologist from Monterrey who moved to South Australia via Coahuila to develop his winemaking skills and start his own wine labels.

A Mexican winemaker down under makes Australian wine for Mexico

A “100% Mexican” filmmaker who just happens to be Australian  

In 2022, Leigh Thelmadatter profiled filmmaker Michael Rowe, who shot to prominence with his debut film Año Bisiesto (Leap Year), set in Mexico City.

An aspiring Australian poet found his calling making films in Mexico

An Aussie artist in Oaxaca 

In early 2023, Gordon Cole-Schmidt spent some time getting to know artist and gallery/cafe owner Jaime Levin in Oaxaca city.

Once in Oaxaca: meet Australian artist and gallerist Jaime Levin

The “Gringo Zapatista” who hailed from Down Under

Sheryl Losser researched and wrote this fascinating article about Roderick James Martson, an Australian who fought in the Mexican Revolution.

The mysterious ‘Gringo Zapatista’ who fought in Mexico’s Revolution

Mexico City native wows Sydney with authentic Mexican food

Rosa Cienfuegos spoke to Mexico News Daily last year about her culinary enterprises in Australia’s best-known city.

Inspiring a love for Mexico Down Under: meet Rosa Cienfuegos

Australian sailor rescued off the Mexican coast

Last year we covered the extraordinary story of Tim Shaddock and his dog Bella, who were rescued by fisherman off the coast of Colima after spending a difficult three months at sea.

Sailor and dog rescued by Mexican fishermen after 3 months at sea

Aussie potter finds inspiration in Oaxaca 

Earlier this year, Laurel Tuohy profiled Australian curator and potter Stellah de Ville, who described the tradition of “making” in Oaxaca as “unparalleled.”

Stellah de Ville talks life, art and collaboration in Mexico

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Couple kissing each other, but the photo is broken in half because they broke up

Trouble in paradise: What happens when you break up in Mexico?

Breaking up is never easy, wherever you happen to be in the world, but when you add a Mexican flair to the proceedings, things can get even wilder.
Pipas in CDMX

Is Mexico City about to experience ‘Day Zero’?

The Mexican capital looks set to run out of water next week — or does it?
US and Mexican soccer fans

Should I get offended?

Ah, Mexicans, Americans and cross-cultural misunderstandings: Name a more iconic combination.