Sitio oficial de Asociación de Asuntos Internacionales Hypatia A.C

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About Hypatia

Difusión de Asuntos Internacionales Hypatia is an organization funded in Mexico in 2001. Its main objective is contribute to welfare of people, understanding and cooperation among nations and peoples in the world.

We do it through specific actions, permanent programs, communication, cultural activities, the dialogue, leadership, the public policies, studies, and others.

The members of Hypatia are professional people: internacionalists, lawers, specialist on education, communicators… Explore with us the world, because the world it’s us.

Meeting with Mrs. Le Linh Lan, Ambassador of Viet Nam in Mexico

1. In the framework of dialogue with leaders and professionals of international relations , on April 29 there was a meeting with Mrs. Le Linh Lan, Ambassador of Viet Nam in Mexico, with internationalist, bachelor students and academic authorities of UNAM – FES Aragón, at the University Club in Mexico City

2. Supported by that House of Studies, during the meeting, Mrs. Linh shared part of her experiences in Mexico, focusing some aspects of the relationship between Mexico and Viet Nam, for example, the cooperation, the commerce and the tourism.

3. Cooperation between FES Aragón and some university in Viet Nam will have place in the perspective of deeper cooperation in academic areas.

4. Long friendship has been a distinctive of both countries, and now more than ever, understanding between the two peoples must support a higher level of cooperation in areas like commerce, thinking matters like cooperation in international forums like ASEAN or APEC. Vietnam’s economy has been one of the higher growing in the world for more than 20 years.

5. In the touristic area, sites of World Heritage like Ha Long Bay, Complex of Hue Monuments or Trang An Lanscape Complex, are objective of some visit that we as UNESCO Club plan to do coming soon.

Intangible Cultural Heritage in Mexico

6. Mexico is part of the Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage (UNESCO, 2003). As country, we have elements in the Representative List: The Indigenous Festivity dedicated to the Dead, the Places of memory and living traditions of the Otomí-Chichimecas people of Tolimán: the Peña de Bernal, guardian of a sacred territory, the Ritual ceremony of the Voladores, Traditional Mexican cuisine – ancestral, ongoing community culture, the Michoacán paradigm, the Parachicos in the traditional January feast of Chiapa de Corzo, the Pirekua, traditional song of the Purépecha, Mariachi, string music, song and trumpet, and Charrería, equestrian tradition in Mexico, besides the Centre of Indigenous Arts as a good practice.

7. The National Institute of Anthropology and History of Mexico (INAH) had a meeting with national authorities and responsible agents for a periodical review of their plans and activities, at the Museo Nacional de Arte, in Mexico City Downtown.

8. As UNESCO Club, we impulse knowledge on this area, and especially in the gastronomic area. Chocolate is the especial objective we support, and the participation and collaboration with experts and people and communities. Some actions on education and Intangible Heritage will be held through Hypatia and friends, schools, and authorities.


Gastronomy of Bangladesh in Mexico

9. Bengali Cuisine in one of the most delicious flavors that we as Mexican people must discover. As a part of our cooperation with the Embassy of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh, we want to thank and sharing the iniciative of cooking classes for Mexican chefs. In Cocina Abierta, chefs of La Poblanita restaurant has been trained by Mr. and Mrs. Kabir, of the Embassy of Bangladesh.

10. Especial flavors, condiments, spices, and some secrets have been part of this training, in order to share Bengali flavors in Mexico.

11. We hope very soon Mexican people will be able to taste and enjoy the plates, soups, deserts and beverages of Bangladesh, thanks this cooperation. As a UNESCO Club, talking about Intangible Heritage, we are glad to support the called Culinary Diplomacy.

Gastronomy as one of the greatest cultural symbols of identity

1. Gastronomy is a fundamental part of the identity of all the peoples in the world. Mexico has one of the most renown cuisines, its ancient tradition, ingredients and the relationship between gastronomy and Mexican people has been named by UNESCO as World Intangible Heritage.

2. The indigenous peoples in Mexico are direct heirs of this Heritage, but today all Mexican people enjoy and share the tradition. Inner the Fair of Book at Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana, there was a presentation on traditional cook women, who explained and showed their knowledge. Bread, pulque and corn food were part of the exhibition. Our friend Raúl Guerrero, as representative of the Mexican Gastronomy Culture Conservatory, talked about the gastronomy in Hidalgo.

3. Traditional Mexican cuisine – ancestral, ongoing community culture, the Michoacán paradigm is the official name registered by UNESCO, but all Mexican regional cuisines are part of this international award.

National Day of Bangladesh

4. In order to celebrate National Day and Independence of Bangladesh, a reception was held by Mr. Supradip Chakma, Ambassador of People’s Republic of Bangladesh and his wife Madame Nandita Chakma. Our UNESCO Club Hypatia was invited to the celebration.

5. Sharing the Bengali food with friends and Mr. and Mrs. Chakma.

6. The Embassador Chakma, Mrs. Nandita Chakma and Mrs. Le Linh La, Ambassador of Socialist Republic on Viet Nan in Mexico, during the reception.

7. Mr. and Mrs. Chakma, Mr. Andrian Yelemessov, Ambassador of Kazakhstan, and Mr. Yusra Khan, Ambassador of Indonesia.

Public Policy on Cocoa

8. As a fundamental part of protection and promotion, the Chamber of Deputies in the Mexican Congress created the Cocoa Industry Special Commission, leader by Deputy Leonardo Guirao, from Chiapas, started formally its works a few weeks ago.

9. Mass media and special invitees from the Cocoa and Chocolate Industry were part of this historic event, because it is the first time in Mexican Congress history in creates this Commission. The needs in the field, agriculture, producers, until the ancestral cultural relationship of the Mexican people with cocoa and chocolate, the international commerce and many other topics will be part of the legislative agenda of the Commission.

10. Hypatia chairman Oliver Romo, Ana Rita García from Museum of Chocolate, Ambassador Supadrip Chakma, Special Guest from Deputy Leonardo Guirao, and Mr Tanvir Kavir, both of Bengali Embassy in Mexico.

Itinerant Chocolate and Cocoa Festival

11. According UNESCO, Traditional Mexican cuisine is a comprehensive cultural model comprising farming, ritual practices, age-old skills, culinary techniques and ancestral community customs and manners. It is made possible by collective participation in the entire traditional food chain: from planting and harvesting to cooking and eating.

12. Lot of people enjoys the Itinerant Chocolate and Cocoa Festival, where local cocoa producers and chocolatier artisans can show and sell their original products. Many families and visitors visit the venue of the Festival.

13. Native ingredients such as varieties of tomatoes, squashes, avocados, cocoa and vanilla augment the basic staples. Chocolate was born in Mexico. That’s why we are especially proud to know how Mexican people like Juan Scott and his associates develop the Festival Itinerante del Cacao y el Chocolate. This time, has been located at the ExConvento de Churubusco, southeast Mexico City.