The Municipal President of Cozumel, Pedro Joaquín Delbouis, met today with Ximena Caraza-Campos, general director of the House of Mexico in Spain, with the purpose of promoting actions to mark the 500th anniversary of the arrival of Hispanics in Mexico, that include the presentation of cultural events and the promotion of commercial relationships.
The House of Mexico in Spain and Cozumel agree to work together in cultural events and promotion of business relationships
Within the framework of the International Tourism Fair (FITUR), inaugurated last Wednesday in this city, he affirmed that this is a great opportunity to attract cultural events and promote investments, taking advantage of the fact that Cozumel was the entry point for Spaniards to Mexico.
The fortuitous arrival of Juan de Grijalva and Cuellar in 1518 and the celebration of the first Catholic mass on Mexican soil, by Chaplain Juan Díaz Núñez, mark the beginning of an important stage in the history of the island, the country and the Continent. , he said.
"It is a fact that the encounter between the Hispanic and the indigenous world took place in Cozumel, and it is in Quintana Roo that miscegenation originated," he said.
For this reason, he stressed the importance of adding actions, such as cultural exhibitions, and specifying events not only in Spain, but also in other countries of America that find their roots in Cozumel and the origin of our Hispanic heritage.
Pedro Joaquin stressed that in Quintana Roo the tourism industry began in Cozumel over 50 years ago, and today is an important destination for cruises, sports and diving, thanks to its natural beauty, so they work to provide more attractions to visitors, in order to continue with the positive tourist growth, for the direct benefit of the families of Cozumel.
It is worth mentioning that the proposal of the Municipal President was well received by the House of Mexico in Spain, inaugurated last October, which has a plant dedicated to art in which the exhibition Three centuries of painting in Mexico was mounted, with 36 works by Mexican painters, including a painting by Diego Rivera belonging to the Banamex Cultural Foundation that had never been exhibited, and a painting by Frida Khalo.
The House of Mexico in Spain, which is part of the Embassy, also promotes the promotion of business relations between the two countries.