Stories about Mexico from September, 2005
Mexico: Criticizing Mexican Culture
Mark in Mexico tries to defend an earlier post in which he was critical of Mexican culture and corruption. Today's post has new examples of cultural deficiency such as unclean ponds on Mexican golf courses.
Mexico: Congressional Independence
Michelle Dion and Matthew Shugart continue to disagree on the level of legislative independence and its political and electoral effects in Mexico.
Matthias Goodman has an exhaustive post on the career of famed Mexican slap-stick comedian, Chesperito.
Aleksu explains what is a Mexican Volchito.
Mexico: Acapulco Sex Tourism
CitizenShift highlights Diego Briceño-Orduz's new documentary about Acapulco's child prostitutes.
Latin America: Approval Ratings and Campaign Polls
Bloggings by Boz has a comprehensive compilation of presidential approval ratings and campaign polls from around the Americas.
Latin America: Technochica Joins Hipertextual
Technochica has joined Eduardo Arcos‘ ever expanding blog empire, Hipertextual.
Hong Kong: WTO protests
Che at Chatter Garden posts an account of the welcome extended by the Mexican goverment to non-government groups staging demonstrations at the WTO in Cancun, 2003. Hong Kong will host a WTO round in November.
Mexico: 20th Anniversary of Mexico City Quake
Eduardo Arcos of ALT1040 remembers the 20th anniversary [ES] of the 1985 Mexico City earthquake.
Mexican Independence Day
195 years ago today, in the town of Dolores, Guanajuato, a Catholic priest named Miguel Hidalgo rang the bell of his church and, in a call for Mexican independence, cried out, “Mexicanos, ¡viva México!” That famous and passionate cry is now referred to as the Grito de Dolores or “Cry...
Mexico: Patriotism in Nuevo Laredo
As Nuevo Laredo gets ready for tonight's “scream of independence,” Google Sightseeing reveals the gigantic Mexican flag at the U.S.-Mexico border.
Mexico: Bush's Bathroom Note
Like most of the blogosphere, AnimalPolitico finds it humorous that the president of the United States asks permission to use the bathroom.