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· May, 2006

Stories about Mexico from May, 2006

Mexico: Preview of Open Source Movie Elephants Dream

Eduardo Arcos informs his readers that a preview showing of the film “Elephants Dream,” which was made using only open source software and is licensed with a Creative Commons 2.5...

Mexico: Green Party Luxury Toilets

Wave Making is offended by the “VIP bathrooms” of Mexico's young Green Party candidate. (Also in Spanish)

Mexico: AMLO Back in the Lead?

Goleech cites the May 29 poll by María de las Heras, which has leftist candidate Andrés Manuel López Obrado back in the lead with half a percentage point over Felipe...

Mexico, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, US: Border Frustrations

In a summary of Latin American news, Western Hemisphere Policy Watch describes tension over the militarized border … the Costa Rica-Nicaragual border. Isopixel is upset [ES] by an offensive song...

Mexico: “Friki”

“Friki [ES],” defined by Wikipedia as someone interested in or obsessed by a topic, is a must-know word for the reader of Spanish-language blogs. As Eduardo Arcos points out [ES],...

The Global Voices Show #1

Global Voices is pleased to announce the first of our new magazine-style podcasts, which aim to do for online audio what the Global Voices web site does for text blogs...

Mexico: Unfortunate Name

In a post titled “unfortunate name Eduardo Arcos says that the Policy Interpretation Network on Children’s Health and Environment (AKA “PINCHE Project”) will need to change it's name if it...

Chile, Mexico: Valentina Palma's Letter and Video

Eduardo Arcos has posted another letter from Chilean anthropologist Valentina Palma [ES] who was detained by Mexican police in the violence that erupted outside Mexico City earlier this month. Al...

Edible Blog Report

#1: A food blogger's reunion in Pistoia, Italy: Kishko and Lucullian Delights tell the story in their blogs. The photos are stunning. It makes me want to go there! Then...

El Salvador, Peru, Mexico, Chile: Internet Day

May 17th was “El Día de Internet,” or “Internet Day” in Latin America and several bloggers offered homages to the World Wide Web. From El Salvador, Hunnapuh asks [ES] “but...

Mexico: Violence and Backlash in San Salvador Atenco

This much we know for sure. On May third and fourth, in the Mexican town of San Salvador Atenco, riots broke out which resulted in 200 arrests and 50 injured...

Mexico: Chilean Anthropologist Beaten and Deported is justifiably troubled by the deportation and beating of Chilean Anthropologist Valentina Palma when she went to San Salvador Atenco on Thursday, May 4 to document protests that erupted...

Mexico: Artists From Tijuana

Nathan Gibbs recommends to readers that they check out the Flash-based website for the exhibition “Strange New World,” which focuses on artists from Tijuana, Mexico.

Mexico: New Library

Vivir México is a new “metroblog” about Mexico City. Edmundo Hidalgo writes today about the about the opening of the new Vasconcelos library [ES], which will open its doors to...

Mexico: Free Album from Album

Fernando Casale says that each and every song from the new album, Microbricolages, of the Mexican band “Album” is available for free download on their website.

Mexico: US National Guard to the Border

Jefferson Morley has inspired a slew of varied comments with his summary of the Mexican media's reaction to US President Bush's announcement that he will deploy National Guard troops to...

Vegetarian or Carnivorian, it is up to you!

#1: Apuntes de Cocina desde Venezuela on Salmon Gravalax!Learn to prepare it the easy way and enjoy it for the rest of your life! Head over to her blog to...

Mexico: Mexican National Anthem in English

Never politically correct and at times offensive, Mark in Mexico has translated the Mexican National Anthem into English.

Mexico: Roadblocks in Chiapas

Dave Pentecost wonders what caused the roadblocks in Chiapas to later find via Google News that a protest took place yesterday to commemorate the 87th anniversary of the assassination of...

Mexico: Campaign Spots More Aggresive

Eduardo Arcos has posted two brief campaign spots, which he says show that presidential candidates Calderón and López Obrador (ES) are “two sides of the same coin.”

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