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· October, 2006

Stories about Mexico from October, 2006

Mexico: Oaxaca and Mexico City

It's going to be a busy Friday in Mexico City, writes Ana Maria Salazar: “once again the marches and protest will take over the City, in addition to being “Quincena”,...

Mexico: First Hand Account of Oaxaca Violence

Having met Bradley Will a week before his death in Oaxaca, British Journalist John Dickey asks, “does a gringo always have to die for the world to act?” Dickey also...

Mexico: The last moments of Bradley Roland Will

Journalism seems like a precarious profession to practise in Mexico. It's ranked by the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) as one of the most dangerous places to be a journalist....

Violence and Misinformation Abound in Oaxaca

The usually tranquil Southern Mexican tourist town of Oaxaca – with its large, shaded plaza and gallery-lined alleys – had transformed into a political pressure cooker over the past few...

Mexico: The Streets of Tijuana

Following the murder of five businessmen within two days, Ana Maria Salazar asks why the world has seem to have forgotten about Tijuana. Meanwhile, on YouTube, a disturbing video of...

Mexico: Teachers Return to Classrooms, APPO Wants Proof

Mark in Mexico says that all hell broke loose once the striking Oaxacan teachers voted to return to their classrooms: : APPO has begun to lock down the city. There...

Mexico: Monterrey Yesterday and Today

After discovering several old black and white photographs of Monterrey, Mexico, Hipocratico of RegioBlogs took to the streets with his camera and photographed those same locations. Here are the side-by-side...

Mexico, USA, EU: Open Borders

Argentine-Spanish blogger Martin Varsavsky wonders if one day more Americans will be moving to Mexico than vice versa.

Latin America: Authors and Translators

Liz Henry just got back from the American Literary Translators Association conference (which she liveblogged) and introduces readers to some of the Latin American & Spanish-speaking authors and translators she...

Mexico: Photos from 1974

Flickr user Dristis-Mudra has a gorgeous set of black and white photos from a 1974 trip to Mexico.

Mexico: Secretary of Gobernación

Ana Maria Salazar has an entertaining post introducing readers to potential candidates for the Secretary of Gobernación. This is the first post in a series on upcoming cabinet candidates.

Mexico: English Language Weblogs Reviewed

Ellen Fields has been reviewing Latin America-focused weblogs in English for quite a while now. Here is a list of every blog she's reviewed so far.

Mexico: Oaxaca Update

Both Ana Maria Salazar and Mark in Mexico relate, in their respective styles, the heightened political ambitions of the Popular Assembly of the People of Oaxaca (APPO). Colin Brayton describes...

Mexico: Pirated CD's and File Sharing Networks

Eduardo Arcos highlights a comment on his post about the return of Amprofon, Mexico's version of the RIAA, which is using scare tactics to discourage the use of P2P file...

Mexico, Nicaragua, Honduras, Guatemala: Volcano cams

Liz Henry gives a guided webcam tour of Latin America's volcanoes.

Oaxaca: Students Take Over University

Mark in Mexico has another update on the situation in Oaxaca including news that “30 students entered the university early this morning, took over the administration building, and declared the...

Mexico, Argentina, France: Fort Boyard

Bilingual Mexican blogger Andrés Bianciotto reminds readers of the reality TV show Fort Boyard? (which was apparently very popular in Argentina) and points them to a post about the fort...

Mexico: Oaxaca Remains at Standstill

On indigenous peoples day, Vivir Latino takes a at the ongoing protest in Oaxaca, Mexico, commenting that “it is important to look throughout our Americas at the people leading struggles...

Mexico, Spain: Video Blogging

Alfredo, who maintains the weblog “Mexicans in Spain” introduces Roger Casas-Alatriste [ES], a Mexican national living in Madrid and working on the online video platform MobuzzTV [ES].

Mexico: Abductions in Oaxaca

Nancy Davies says that a law student and possibly two others were reportedly “snatched from the streets by plainclothes thugs.

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