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· July, 2006

Stories about Mexico from July, 2006

Mexico: Godwin's Law a la Mexicana

Reminding readers of Godwin's Law, which says that “as an online discussion grows longer, the probability of a comparison involving Nazis or Hitler approaches one,” Eduardo Arcos posts (ES) recent...

Mexico: Poll Numbers and Teachers Strike

It's Friday! That's right, time for Boz's famous poll numbers, wherein 48% of surveyed Mexicans believe there should be a recount while 53% believe that Calderon won the election. Lopez...

Americas: BlogHer

As the BlogHer conference approaches, Liz Henry takes a look at what Spanish-speaking bloggers have to say. Also, an introduction to more women bloggers from Ecuador and Mexico.

Mexico: Barney Parody Video Taken Down

According to Ocho Cuartos, the famous parody of a Barney song poking fun at Lopez Obrador (ES) has been taken down for copyright reasons.

Oaxaca: Photographing the Teacher's Strike

Mark in Mexico headed down to the city's Zócolo to assess and photograph ground zero of the teacher's strike. He describes the scene with patent sarcasm: “I took no photos...

Mexico: Unresolved and Forgotten Elections

Ceci Connolly says that the public at large is starting to lose interest in Mexico's unresolved election. Ana Maria Salazar claims that a recent interview in the New York Times...

Mexico: Buses Burn in Oaxaca

Mark in Mexico says that striking teachers commandeered three city buses in front of Benito Juárez University on Sunday, slashed their tires, and shattered their windows. In an update post,...

Latin America: Mercorsur Summit

The Mercosur summit ended with Hugo and Fidel stealing the limelight says Erwin Cifuentes. Greg Weeks sorts out the implications of Venezuela's new membership in the trade bloc. Finally, Ricardo...

Mexico: The Never-ending Election

Alina Rocha Menocal says that “if there is no vote-by-vote recount, the next president risks being haunted by the unfinished business of 2006 throughout his term in office and further...

Mexico: Election Update

Various election updates from the usual suspects. Mark in Mexico is shocked that only half a percent of Mexicans living in the United States voted by absentee ballots. Ceci Connolly...

Mexico: Exposition of Flickr Monterrey

The first Photographic Exposition of Flickr Monterrey will be held this Saturday evening at Café 13 Lunas says Ocho Cuartos.

Mexico: The Neverending Election

Professor Matthew Shugart posts an excerpt of his interview with Mexico Watch on the Mexican elections. Professor Michelle Dion is skeptical of a “statistical analysis of the 2000 election votes...

Mexico: AMLO vs. Al Gore

Like many others, Wave Making compares this year's election in Mexico with the contested 2000 election in the United States. (Also available in Spanish) Ana Maria Salazar has another thorough...

Mexico: Election Update

Ceci Connolly has a thorough update on the state of Mexico's contested election including a recent poll which found that “about 60 percent of Mexicans do not think there should...

Mexico: “Publicidad a Huevo”

“Publicidad a huevo” (ES), which means both “publicity, of course” and “egg publicity” is an exceedingly clever pun by Raúl Ramírez about the news that several companies including the American...

Mexico: Folklore Festival Postponed

Mark in Mexico has an update on the teacher's union standoff in Oaxaca, noting that “the annual Guelaguetza Festival has been “suspended” but would be re-initiated once the labor problems...

Mexico: “Mexico Deserves Better”

Ricardo Carreón gives a historical view of Mexico's electoral process and explains why the country deserves better. León Felipe Sánchez, noting the surge in demand for a full recount, worries...

Mexico: Calderón on Recounts and Speaking English

Ceci Connolly points to a Washington Post interview with Felipe Calderón, emphasizing that “he would accept a partial recount but that a complete recount would be ‘absurd’ and illegal.” Ana...

Mexico: Podcast on Electoral Citizen Journalism

Trespuntocero has an excellent podcast review of citizen journalism during the Mexican elections (ES). English speakers with an interest in Mexico should check out the podcast Here From Mexico.

Mexico: Stuffing or Moving Ballots?

Michelle Dion has an an explanation of and response to claims by Lopez Obrador that a precinct official stuffed ballots into a box.

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