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· June, 2006

Stories about Mexico from June, 2006

Spain: Music: CC Licensed Compilation

Eduardo Arcos and Fernando Casale both comment on the release of a Creative Commons-licensed compilation by the Spanish newspaper El País. The album is freely available for download.

Mexico: More on the electoral use of welfare

Michelle Dion says that “the use of social welfare for political gain is nothing new” in Mexico, an observation supported by two recent studies that suggest the Oportunidades program has...

Global Food Blog Report #22

#1: Klephblog, no doubt over-caffeinated,  writes "How Coffee changed the Modern World," a great essay about this fruit of the Gods: This wondrous plant is a native of the new...

Mexico: Un Poco de Todo

Ana Maria Salazar Slack runs through Mexico's big three stories: the status of negotiations between Oaxacan teachers and the Ministry of the Interior, union strikes by minors, and the campaign...

The State of Creative Commons in Latin America

Coauthored by Jose Murilo Junior and David Sasaki Global Voices has become a supporter of Creative Commons licensing not due to ideology, but because our website depends on it. The...

Mexico: Teen Engineer Takes Home Three Awards

Juan Carreón proudly lists the three awards won by 16-year-old María Estela Godínez Andrade at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ES). The Guanajuato native is designing a reading...

Mexico: “When will the results be announced?”

There is a good chance that election day will make for a close race in Mexico. Ana Maria Salazar tells readers when they might expect definitive results.

Mexico: Teachers Protest in Oaxaca

While much of the country remains focused on the daily football happenings across the Atlantic, a small insurrection of protesting teachers and their sympathizers has taken to the streets of...

Mexico: “Football 1, Presidential Campaign 0″

As many had predicted, Mexico Votes 2006 reports that the July presidential election has taken a back seat to the World Cup. Ana Maria Salazar Slack, however, is an informative...

Mexico: Participitory Radio

Radio host (and now blogger) Ana Maria Salazar invites readers to participate in an online chat following her Saturday night radio program “Seguridad Total.” Also on Saturday, a gay pride...

Mexico: Politics and Cows in Mexico City

Boz has posted some pre-election notes from his recent time in Mexico City. In other news from the capital, José Luis López says that Cow Parade – the art phenomenon...

Mexico: Three New Presidential Polls

Three new fascinating presidential polls have just come out in Mexico. Both the Mitofsky (ES) and Milenio/María de las Hera (ES) polls give Andrés Manuel López Obrador a slight lead...

Mexico: Metroblog and Metroguide

Raúl Ramírez, noting the mushrooming of “metropolitan blogs” in Mexico City, announces the alliance (ES) between Chilanga Banda (ES) and Guía de la Ciudad de México (ES).

Mexico: International Blogger Day

No one knows how to commemorate themselves quite like bloggers. Tomorrow, Eduardo Arcos notes, is the third annual International Blogger Day, which will be celebrated with a meetup in Mexico...

Mexico: Xocalatl

Santiago relates the interesting etymology of everyone's favorite aphrodisiac, chocolate.

Mexico, Brazil: Marketers Score Goal

Arturo de Albornoz wonders if Coca-Cola didn't go too far when they turned several bus stops into (ES) goal post facades (with photos). A few days later, de Albornoz finds...

Latin America: Spanish Wikipedia Reaches 125,000 Entries

Menéame announces with much fanfare (ES) that the Spanish Wikipedia reached 125,000 entries on Friday. Eduardo Arcos documents it's exponential growth in 2006 (ES).

World Cup: Iran and Mexico

Co-authored by Farid Pouya and David Sasaki As the New York Times World Cup '06 weblog observes, most of the press coverage leading up to Sunday's Iran-Mexico match had little...

Global Food Blog Report #21

#1: After almost a month her blog vanished without reasonable explanation, Chef Ines Peña from Caracas, Venezuela is back with her brand new and improved creation: Apuntes de Cocina. Lets...

Mexico: Funny World Cup Clips

Mexican blogger Rolando Garza hopes for a wonderful World Cup, a wonderfully funny one, that is. If you've been taking the first couple days of play too seriously, then this...

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