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· August, 2006

Stories about Mexico from August, 2006

Mexico: EZLN: “We Are Preparing Our Next Steps”

The Narco News Bulletin has translated the most recent address by Zapatista figurehead Subcomandante Marcos at the Second Indigenous Gathering of the Yucatan Peninsula.

Mexico: Gunshots in Oaxaca

Mark in Mexico, awoken by gunshots this morning in Oaxaca, has an update on the standoff, including a link to an interesting satellite map by Reforma.

Mexico: “From tent city to shadow government”

Boz's analysis of what he calls Lopez Obrador's “shadow government”.

Mexico: Electoral Tribunal Rejects Acusations of Fraud

Erwin Cifuentes, Ricardo Carreón, Ceci Connolly, and Eduardo Arcos (ES) on the electoral tribunal's rejection of complaints made by presidential runner-up Andrés Manuel López Obrador.

USA, Mexico: Hurricane Recovery

Andres Bianciotto has the score at USA 0 – Mexico 1 (ES) when comparing the United States’ federal disaster recovery following Hurricane Katrina with Cancun's post-Wilma recovery. Steve Bridger seems...

Mexico: Oaxaca Updates

Adirondack Base Camp writes: “My wife and daughter just arrived in Oaxaca and I’m concerned for their safety. Therefore I have started this page as a source of information and...

Mexico: Using Your Cell Phone as a Credit Card

Chilanga Banda says that, beginning next month, Mexicans will be able to use their cell phones to make “micro-purchases” for items less than $25 USD (ES).

Mexico: Recount Results and Analysis

Eduardo Arcos has the freshly released numbers by the Electoral Tribunal following a partial recount of the July 2 vote. Despite a greater quantity of annulled votes, Mark in Mexico...

Mexico: Oaxaca Protest Updates

Mark in Mexico has another update of life in protest-engulfed Oaxaca as does Rochelle as does Atenco Somos Todos (ES). Molechocolate posts a video which suggests that the violence in...

Mexico: Contested Chiapas Elections

Both Octavio Islas and “Enigma” (ES) are worried that Aguilar's refusal to accept defeat will encourage state-level political discord much like presidential candidate Lopez Obrador's refusal to accept defeat has...

Mexico: “Dirty War for Control of the Media in Oaxaca”

Oaxacan resident Nancy Davies says that revolution is ripe as protesters seize control of local radio stations.

Mexico: More Violence in Oaxaca

Writing from Oaxaca, Mark in Mexico's post titles say it all: More shootings, chaos in the city; Violence escalates; Bad, very bad, and getting worse.

Mexico: Chiapas Election

Ana Maria Salazar is tracking the very latest in Chiapas’ closely contested gubernatorial election.

Racism in Mexican Football

Viewers of this year's World Cup couldn't help but notice the all out anti-racism offensive pushed by FIFA. Given the humiliations long-endured by players of color throughout Europe, the extensive...

Mexico, Somalia: “A Forgotten Country”

Mexican blogger Enigmatario (ES) has a thorough post on the latest developments in Somalia in a post titled “A country forgotten by the world, Somalia, Islamist rebels, and Africa's Islamic...

Mexico: Elections: Still Waiting …

The partial vote recount has concluded in Mexico, but what can one do except wait, says Ceci Connolly in a thorough (and well-linked) post of what's to come. The post...

Mexico: Oaxacan Protester Shot Dead

Mark in Mexico has the latest on a new outburst of violence in the Oaxacan teacher protests when a marcher was shot dead on Calle Niños Heroes.

Mexico: AMLO Moving On?

After writing an open letter which asks the former Mexico City mayor and presidential candidate to be more tolerant in his civil disobedience, Ricardo Carreón says there are now signs...

Mexico: Recounts and Protests

As the partial recount of disputed votes gets underway, Ana Maria Salazar says that Sympathizers of the Coalition for the Good of All, blocked major banks across Mexico City. Ceci...

Mexico: Obrador's Supporters Disappointed

Having just returned to Mexico City from South America, Ricardo Carreon observed last week that much of the “protest” in support of Lopez Obrador consisted of empty tents along Reforma...

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