Stories about Mexico from March, 2006
Punctual as always, Boz has his Friday poll numbers from across Latin America.
Jefferson Morley takes a look at how Venezuelan president, Hugo Chavez is influencing elections in Mexico and Peru in his roundup of the Latin American press.
World News A La Mexicana sums up the 4th World Water Forum, which took place last week in Mexico City.
Mexican blogger Leon Felipe Sanchez asks if free and open source software is, paradoxically, also elitist software.
Today is World Water Day and Oscar Reyes has a collection of photos from the World Water Forum currently underway in Mexico City. Gil Schmidt notes that 15 – 18% of Puerto Ricans lack consistent water services. Monica Campbell writes of innovative solutions by young people across the globe. Majda...
Jon at Posthegemony posts two architectural analyses: one on “an architecture designed to repel nomads”, also known as forts, and another on architecture designed to attract them, in this particular case, the Internationalist-style Caribe Hilton in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Berkman Center Executive Director John Palfrey certainly sounds enthusiastic when he writes: Right this very minute, Creative Commons Mexico is launching in Mexico City. Congratulations, Larry Lessig, Leon Felipe Sanchez, and all the CC International team on yet another landmark on your road to world domination. For atmospherics, Larry has...
Nick Buxton and Oscar Reyes will be blogging live from the World Water Forum in Mexico. Joe Zacune gives historical context to the forum on OpenDemocracy.
Arturo de Albornoz of Olganza describes a new reserve of oil (ES) discovered in deep waters off the coast of Veracruz. Chris of Cuaderno Latinoamericano says that the find is a boon to state-owned energy company PEMEX which has been borrowing heavily in recent years. Meanwhile, Portside recently commented that...
Eduardo Arcos points out that Mexican telecommunications monopolist, Carlos Slim was recently listed by Forbes as the third richest man in the world after Bill Gates and Warren Buffet.
Oaxaca Dockters describe Son Jarocho, a type of folk music with roots in Veracruz. Two other posts document the music with photography.
It seems, at times, that the only phenomenon growing faster than the explosion of weblogs themselves are the self-proclaimed award ceremonies that recognize their propagation and increasing cultural influence. Amid the orgie of link-seeking and back-patting however, one awards ceremony has long stood out as the sort of Nobel Prize...
Jennifer Woodard Maderazo wants to see something done about the many unsolved homicides of young women in the border town of Juarez, Mexico.
León Felipe Sánchez announces that the website of the Mexican Presidency (ES) has officially adopted a Creative Commons license.
Grenada-born sci-fi writer Tobias Buckell links to an interview in which he talks about his first novel. Among the issues he addresses are the representation of Caribbean voices and researching Aztec culture.
Time to take a trip through Latin America to see what Spanish-language bloggers are talking about. By far, the most linked-to post comes from Eduardo Arcos, a native of Ecuador who now lives in Mexico City and blogs at ALT1040. Taking into consideration his six years of blogging experience, he...