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· November, 2006

Stories about Mexico from November, 2006

Mexico: Oaxaca Update

Mark in Mexico fills his latest report from embattled Oaxaca with accustomed satire. Colin Brayton, meanwhile, shows a video from La Jornada reporting that paramilitary members fired shots into the...

Mexico: Wrestling Match in Congress

Ricardo Carreón, Rodrigo Javier [ES] (with video!), A.M. Mora y Leon, Ana Maria Salazar, and Michelle Dion all on the wrestling match that broke out in Congress.

Mexico: Maria Estela Godinez

Great news for everyone following the story of Maria Estela Godinez, a Mexican high school student who developed a project that “allows people with speech problems to communicate with the...

Mexico: Criminal Complaint Against Fox

Writes Colin Brayton, translating an excerpt from El Universal: “Members of the Popular Assembly of the Peoples of Oaxaca (APPO) filed a criminal complaint, charging genocide, forcible disappearance of persons,...

Mexico: Felipe Calderon presents its Economic Cabinet

Ricardo Carreón lists Felipe Calderon's newly appointed Economic Cabinet. Ana Maria Salazar says there are some surprises among the choices.

Mexico, Portugal, Germany, Spain: Global Sounds

iCommons has put together a list of global netlabels that publish their music with various Creative Commons licenses. Examples include Thinner from Germany/Finland, Discoskonfort from Mexico, and You Are Not...

Mexico: Electronics for a Good Cause

Beth Kanter interviews Maria Estela Godinez, a high school student from San Francisco del Rincón, México who “built a glove that allows speech-challenged people to move their fingers in a...

China: Put the E back in APEC

The Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum came to a harmonious enough end this Sunday with all twenty-one member nations agreeing to renew calls for North Korea to put an end...

Mexico: Protesting Wal-Mart

Erwin Cifuentes describes Tuesday's demonstration at a Wal-Mart store on the outskirts of Mexico City. Colin Brayton adds that “Wal-Mart is accused of having violated Mexican election laws with impunity...

Mexico: Spanish Language, English Acronyms

Hipocratico laments the fact that most Spanish-speaking internet users have adopted English language acronyms: “some very popular bloggers use ‘WTF’ to say ‘que onde con esto,’ or ‘what's up with...

Mexico: Bradley Will Killed by Friendly Fire

Ballistics tests examining the murder of American journalist Bradley Will suggest a story line of Hollywood proportions. Says Mark in Mexico: “According to Lizbeth Caña, the Oaxaca State Attorney General,...

Mexico: Mexico City

Ricardo Carreón measures the pulse of Mexico City and shows how it has changed over the years.

Ecuador: Technology Conference Includes Bloggers

Ecuadorean blogger and communications professor, Christian Espinosa publishes the agenda of an international conference on “the evolution of the technological revolution, which will be held in Quito, Ecuador from November...

Mexico: Meaning of Gringo

Lee Iwan meditates on the meaning and many proclaimed etymologies of “gringo.”

Chile, Peru, Mexico: Free Hugs in Latin America

Free Hugs are invading Latin America, explains Jennifer Woodard Maderazo. The web2.0 free hug movement has also generated lots of conversation on Flickr [ES] and throughout [ES] the blogosphere [ES].

Latin America: Friday Poll Numbers

A diverse set of Latin America's poll numbers this week from Boz including Transparency International's annual survey on perceptions of corruption. Also, Chavez up by 20 points in Venezuela and...

Mexico: Mexico City Says Yes to Same-Sex Civil Unions

Giving the surprising news more context with recent developments in Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, and Uruguay, Andres Duque the decision by Mexico City legislators to acknowledge same-sex civil unions.

Mexico: Expansion of Credit

Ricardo Carreón is pleasantly surprised by the increase in consumer spending and credit lending in Mexico over the past few years. According to Carreón, “this is what economic stability can...

Mexico: Oaxaca Governor Meets with Secretary of Interior

Ana Maria Salaza writes: “As a result of a meeting held by Oaxaca governor Ulises Ruiz and Carlos Abascal, the Secretary of the Interior, to evaluate the situation in Oaxaca,...

Mexico: Fox: I'm Outta Here

You would think that heads of state would be a little more careful about what they talk about when their wearing a microphone. Listen to outgoing Mexican President Vicente Fox...

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