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La Taquiza

Written on December 20, 2017 by Campus Life in Geographic, Social

During the month of September Mexico suffered two major earthquakes, the first one on September 7 with a magnitude of 8.2 affecting mainly the states of Chiapas and Oaxaca and the second on September 19 (31 years after the fateful earthquake of 19 September 1985) which damaged the states of Puebla, Morelos, and Mexico City.

When we heard the tragic news, we worried about our loved ones, at the beginning it was difficult to contact them and know they were well. As soon as more news arrived, we realized the magnitude of the tragedy and each minute that passed increased the sadness and the impotence of not being in Mexico and helping those affected by the earthquake.

From the abovementioned, it was that the IE Mexico Club and all our Mexican IMBA colleagues decided to organize a series of events with the aim of raising the largest amount of funds and use them to help the victims of earthquakes and focusing efforts on the reconstruction of the affected areas.

Being one of the most important events “La Taquiza” in which we managed to raise more than 800 euros which will be used for the reconstruction of the affected areas of Puebla, Morelos and Mexico City.

To organize “La Taquiza” we have the support of several Mexicans, especially the IMBA and MIM of the January 2017 intake who supported donating sodas, waters, beers or cash. In addition, we must thank Las Mañanitas because without their support this great event could not have been carried out. During the event, we offered beers, water, soft drinks for two euros and a plate with three tacos beans and rice for the amount of 6 euros.

As a Mexican, I will always be grateful to all the IE Family who participated in the event, showing their support, solidarity and good wishes, which confirms once again the great solidarity that exists within the IE Community. After all the support received in this difficult stage of the IMBA I know that the IE Community is a great family, that always supports you in difficult moments.

Finally, in the Annex to this document, we can see some photos of the event that show the great support of this great IE Family.


IE Halloween Party 2017

Written on December 20, 2017 by Campus Life in Geographic, Social

Ghosts and goblins, spooks galore
Scary witches at your door
Jack-O-Lanterns grinning bright
Wishing you a Haunting Night!

After the earthquake in Mexico and the hurricane that hit Puerto Rico the IE Mexican Club and IE USA Club decided to join forces and celebrate El dia de los Muertos/ Halloween to help celebrate and collect funds to help relief efforts. So we throw the IE Halloween Party, a night we party with our colleges at El Doblon where all our friends show up in crazy costumes! One of the most fun nights of the year when they could be out of their element letting lose and enjoy themselves wile they helped at the same time.

The party was a success, we manage to earn €1000 to help TECHO a nonprofit organization that mobilizes youth volunteers to fight extreme poverty in Latin America by constructing transitional housing and implementing social inclusion programs. With presence 19 countries in Latin America.


15 de Septiembre – Grito de Independencia

Written on December 21, 2016 by Campus Life in Geographic

Last 15th of September, IE Mexico Club invited more than 400 students representing IE international diversity, to celebrate celebrated Mexico’s Independence Day amid Mexican music, customs and wrestling masks. A great opportunity to celebrate in the heart of Madrid this traditional Mexican party along with friends, with enough Mexican food, candies, and beverages to keep the party going until the actual “Cry of Dolores”, event displayed in the monitors of the place and shouted by all.

This day, Mexicans commemorate the event, occurred near Guanajuato, that established the first milestone in the Independence war. Every 15 of September, the president of Mexico rings the bell that originally tolled back in 1810 at the main balcony of the National Palace in front of thousands of Mexicans, followed by a shout of patriotism naming important national heroes finishing with the iconic shout of “¡Viva Mexico!”. Cry of Dolores is usually known as “the Shout of Independence”, and is the most important national day.


Mexican Party

Written on July 15, 2016 by Campus Life in Geographic, Other Activities

 On april 8th, 2016, the IE Mexico Club hosted one of the most epic events on history of IE. This gathering was held on Teatro Barceló, one of the most iconic clubs in Madrid, and hosted close to 500 people of the IE community.IMG_2187

The entire IE Mexico Club, and the Mexican community at IE, were extremely excited about this event, considering there had not been a mexican party on IE since 2012, therefore the expectations were high, and the whole mexican community wanted show, what a great and organized mexican club is capable of.

The tickets were sold on the launchpad during two weeks, thanks to all the help of IE campus life, always being in touch with the organizer, and helping them facilitate, all the diverse tools that are needed to create a great event linked to an international community, such as IE; and overall, the event created a very unique ambiance that brought together all the diverse programs and clubs inside IE.

People from all over the world were completely excited with this even happening, and participated in all the diverse contests and games organized by the IE Mexico club. In order to communicate the event effectively, social media activations, together with gifts and picture contests were celebrated, which added a lot to the expectations of the whole IE business school

The event was a complete success, thanks to the support of all the students, Teatro Barceló was completely filled, and everybody enjoyed diverse and, very cool activities during the party, including Mariachi music, mexican traditional dances, and diverse decorations.

We appreciate IE business school, and the whole IE community for supporting this great event.


On January 26th, one of the hemicycle rooms of the IE Business School in Madrid ran out of seats due to the diverse nationalities that attended the event. The ambassador of Mexico, Roberta Lajous, hosted a conference of over an hour. The Mexico Club was responsible for hosting the successful event.

The presentation and announcement of the ambassador, Miss. Lajous brushed on pomposity, however it was worth it. Lajous is not only Ambassador to Mexico in Madrid, but is president of the International Forum for Women, member of the exterior service of Mexico since 1979. She has a degree in International Relations from the College of Mexico and a master’s degree in Latin American Studies from Stanford University, California. It is almost impossible to compress into a paragraph her entire career: As Ambassador of Mexico she has worked in Austria, Cuba and Bolivia . She has been a permanent representative to the United Nations Organization based in Vienna and later in New York, where she coordinated the participation of Mexico in the Security Council … The list of positions and profesional experience is impressive.

What Lajous wanted to share with her audience, within its large majority by students of Master in Economics, Policy and Law, was the fresh clear vision of Mexico’s future growth.

” What is the strategic value of Mexico?” Asked Lajous in the very beginning. ” The people. ” The room stated. This is true. The population in Mexico is key and a significant element because the average age is 27 years. ” That is the strategic value of the country. By 2050, Mexico will undoubtedly be one of the world powers. Thanks to the democratic restructuring, $ 17,000 annual gradually increase the income per capita of the state, while others will decrease in numbers of inhabitants, Mexico will be higher. ” Roberta Lajous wanted to emphasize that the Mexican population not only will be quantitatively superior, but also have a significant qualitative difference: “Today in Mexico more than 100,000 Mexicans graduate from engineering in a year. “

The ambassador wanted to emphasize the enviable geopolitical situation enjoyed by the state of Mexico, ” it has a privileged geopolitical position, it is part of North America and Latin America , with good ties in the Atlantic basin and a position increasingly clear in the economies of the Pacific with Chile, Peru and Colombia , “and added:” . It is easy to promote business with Spain, not only to share the language and culture, but also to have an agile administrative bureaucracy. “

” Where are we right now? ” . With this sentence the Ambassador was about to offer her audience an optimistic speech to build confidence and security to any prospective investor in the country. ” We have very good news to give the world . All structural reforms announced by the government were completed. Stunning legal transformations ” The highlight: “. The concept that Mexican nationals were prospects for economic growth in Mexico. “

A total of 13 structural reforms to which Lajous refers; reforms that are the basis for growth in a responsible economy. In her view, three are worth noting:

• Energy structural reform : ” Important for the magnitude and scale of difficulty. It has not reached all the investment expected, but a very significant “admitted somewhat embarrassed. “In the energy matrix, to produce energy from renewable sources, the Spanish investment has played a key role. “

• The telecommunications reform “. Where have made major investments in new companies breaking with abusive monopolies for the sector and the consumer “

• Financial reform: ” The one that has allowed to more access to credit to start new businesses. A very important program to support young entrepreneurs. “

As regards to the relations between Mexico and Spain “it has been a qualitative change.” While diplomatic relations between the two countries are very young, “in these 40 years it has been growing in relations in the political arena “. Today Spain is one of the main allies of Mexico, namely: ” Spain has become the second largest investor in Mexico and Mexico, in turn, as a leading investor in Latin America in Spain “. Now, business relations between the two countries are stronger than ever. Today there are more than 5,500 Spanish companies operating in Mexico. ” The cultural similarity has been a key element, it has facilitated the creation of added value chains. Mexican investors have come to Spain, surprisingly and in very different fields; what is interesting is the diversity of field and geographical diversity ( … ) it is healthy for this trend to continue in this direction. Mexican companies need to go out into the world to continue to grow, and this role in catapulting the international level should be in the hands of young people, ” the latter was said accentuating with a nice pause, looking in the audience for many knowing glances.

The ambassador wanted to conclude her presentation with an upbeat and motivating message to the room: ” Thanks to structural reforms that have been carried out in Mexico, that kind of economic opportunities will be much more accessible than ever. We are already beginning to see results. ” Certainly a revealing and enriching afternoon with Ambassador Roberta Lajous Vargas.

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