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· May, 2006

Stories about Mexico from May, 2006

Mexico: Preview of Open Source Movie Elephants Dream

  31 May 2006

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 attribution license will be shown on Friday, June 2 at Non solo bar in Mexico City.

Mexico: AMLO Back in the Lead?

  30 May 2006

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 Calderón and three points ahead of Roberto Madrazo.

Mexico, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, US: Border Frustrations

  30 May 2006

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 posted on the website of the US anti-immigration group, the Minutemen, which calls President Vicente Fox – among other things...

Mexico: “Friki”

26 May 2006

“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], it's also one of the most searched for words on Technorati. And who is the friki of the year?

The Global Voices Show #1

  24 May 2006

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 — introduce listeners to some of the exciting offerings from podcasters around the world. In this episode we feature the...

Mexico: Unfortunate Name

  23 May 2006

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 ever comes to Mexico. In a related item, León Felipe Sánchez has posted a photograph of an attention-grabbing, if not...

Chile, Mexico: Valentina Palma's Letter and Video

  23 May 2006

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 Giordano has posted a video of Palma being led away by police armed with firearms (contradicting earlier official claims).

Edible Blog Report

  23 May 2006

#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 we bought some chocolate and loitered around, looking at the main sights but as I am a lousy guide and...

El Salvador, Peru, Mexico, Chile: Internet Day

  19 May 2006

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 really, what is the significance of the internet?” A commenter at BlogsPeru remarks that just around the corner is “International...

Mexico: Violence and Backlash in San Salvador Atenco

  18 May 2006

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 officers according to an official statement. We also know that a 14-year-old youth named Javier Cortés Santiago was killed in...

Mexico: Chilean Anthropologist Beaten and Deported

  17 May 2006

Antropologi.info 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 there. We will have much more on San Salvador Atenco and the reaction it has inspired later in the week.

Mexico: Artists From Tijuana

  17 May 2006

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

16 May 2006

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 the public for the first time tomorrow morning.

Mexico: Free Album from Album

  16 May 2006

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 fortify the border. Boz argues that “there is a role for the military in our border defense, keeping the bad...

Vegetarian or Carnivorian, it is up to you!

  14 May 2006

#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 get the step by step recipes and great photos. #2: Directo al Paladar from Spain, visits the famous Restaurante Escuela...

Mexico: Roadblocks in Chiapas

  11 May 2006

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 Emiliano Zapata, namesake of the Zapatista rebels.

Mexico, Argentina: Encouraging Free Culture

  9 May 2006

The winners of the “Mexicommons Creativity Contest” have been announced (ES). You can download the winning songs, podcasts, photographs, and designs from the post. The site Bienes Comunes (Common Good) has a list of works (ES) from Argentina that will be included on a DVD to be presented at the...

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