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En Breve: Taylor Swift coming to Mexico, Guadalajara film festival, Zipolite makes top 20 nude beaches

Taylor Swift “Eras” tour coming to Mexico

Taylor Swift has announced her “Eras” tour will come to Mexico City, with three dates in the Foro Sol, alongside fellow Pennsylvanian singer Sabrina Carpenter.

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Taylor Swift’s upcoming tour dates. (Taylor Swift/Twitter)

The American superstar, who has sold more than 200 million records since her debut in 2006, will finally play her first dates in Mexico as part of her new tour. 

“Really thrilled to tell you this!! Mexico, Argentina and Brazil: We are bringing the Eras Tour to you this year! Sweet angel princess [Sabrina Carpenter] will be joining us on all of the shows,” said Swift in a statement via Twitter.

Tickets for the concert will be prioritized for Mexican residents, to ensure fair sales to local fans who might not otherwise have the opportunity to see the artist live in concert. Swift has been a longtime critic of what she claims are exploitative ticket sales by companies such as Ticketmaster.

Swift also announced concerts in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and the Brazilian cities of Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paolo.

Fabulosos Cadillacs
Los Fabulosos Cadillacs set a new attendance record for concerts in Mexico City’s central Zocaló square. (Ioan Grillo/Twitter)

Los Fabulosos Cadillacs in the Zócalo

An estimated 300,000 fans packed into Mexico City’s central Zócalo plaza to see Argentina’s Los Fabulosos Cadillacs live in concert on Saturday night.

The stalwart Latin-rock group played a number of their hits, including Matador, Mal bicho and Vasos Vacíos, to a rapturous crowd of fans that spilled out into the side streets around the main square.

Mexico City Mayor Claudia Sheinbaum said that the crowd was responsible for a US $56 million boost in sales and hotel bookings in the historic center of the city over the weekend. Sheinbaum also said it is believed that Saturday’s concert set a new attendance record for shows in the massive square, beyond the 200,000 and 280,000 records set by Rosalía and Grupo Firme, respectively.

FICG Guadalajara Film Festival
The festival has a special focus on Mexican and Latin American cinema. It runs in Guadalajara from from June 3-9. (FICG)

Guadalajara International Film Festival opens

The 38th Guadalajara International Film Festival (FICG) opened on Saturday and run through June 9. The event is considered one of the most important celebrations of Mexican and Spanish-language cinema in the world. 

Among the entries to this year’s festival is Eva Longoria’s directorial debut, “Flamin’ Hot.” The film, directed by the former Desperate Housewives star, premiered in Los Angeles last month.

According to festival director Estrella Araiza, the festival has regained funding lost during the COVID-19 pandemic and will screen a total of 170 films in the 2023 edition.

“Documentaries are very strong and prolific this year, but the fiction films are just as good and varied,” she said.

The festival’s program can be consulted on their website.

Mexico and the U.S. launch joint Women’s World Cup 2027 bid

The U.S. and Mexican soccer federations have officially submitted a joint bid to host the 2027 FIFA Women’s Soccer World Cup.

Mexico and the U.S. have submitted a joint bid for the 2027 Women’s Soccer World Cup. The two countries are already hosting the men’s FIFA World Cup (with Canada) in 2026. (Twitter)

The two nations, alongside Canada, will host the 2026 men’s edition of the tournament, which is among the world’s most prestigious sporting events.

“The United States has always been a global leader for the women’s game, and we would be honored to co-host the world’s premier event for women’s soccer along with Mexico,” said President of U.S. Soccer Cindy Parlown Cone.

“Hosting the 2027 Women’s World Cup provides us an incredible opportunity to cap off two historic years of World Cup soccer in the [North American and Caribbean] region, helping us continue to grow the game among our confederation associations,” she continued.

The FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 opens July 20, co-hosted by Australia and New Zealand. Mexico’s national team did not make the cut for this year’s event, however the team did win 2-1 against the U.S. in the Concacaf (Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football) under-20 women’s championship final on Sunday.

Playa Zipolite makes top 20 nude beaches list

Oaxaca’s Playa Zipolite, a secluded beach town on the Pacific coast, has made CNN’s list of the 20 best nude beaches in the world.

Zipolite nude beach Oaxaca
Zipolite, Oaxaca’s clothing-optional beach, has been a popular destination since the 1960’s. (Jorge Maldonado Campos/YouTube)

The beach, which was featured in the 2001 movie “Y Tu Mamá También,” is one of the few places in Mexico where public nudity is expected — despite being illegal in the country.

The 2-km stretch of sand has been popular since the 1960s as a hippie destination, and several hotels, cafes and bars have popped up to keep visitors around after a day at the beach. 

With reports from Infobae, Chilango, Forbes, El Informador, El Economista, Marca and CNN

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