Stories about Mexico from December, 2006
Eduardo Arcos highlights the five best “viral videos” of the year.
Lee Iwan describes Mexico's annual aguinaldo: “This puts added strain on cash flow and accounts payables for Mexican organizations during the month of December. At the same time it creates a huge burst of economic activity throughout the country.”
According to Mark in Mexico, Oaxacan protest leader Flavio Sosa was formally indicted on a number of charges. “From Oaxaca to Michoacan,” writes Ana Maria Salazar, “the federal government has initiated ‘Operación Michoacán’ in order to combat organized crime in the drug-plagued state.”
Eduardo Arcos links to the leaked first episode [ES] of a new animated reproduction of Mexico's infamous program El Chavo del Ocho. “Some things are better left in the memory,” says Arcos of the new cartoon.
Boz measures content and discontent across the continent with his weekly Friday poll numbers.
Mexican blogger Eduardo Arcos comments on the incredible web influence of Britney Spears [ES] and her lack of certain clothing garments: “she slipped into the top five most-searched keywords among a total of 1.3 million.
Mark in Mexico has four updates on the arrest of APPO leader Flavio Sosa in Mexico City. Juan Trujillo is far less enthusiastic about the detention and notes that “the spokesperson for the APPO, Florentino López, announced from hiding the start of a series of protests nationally and internationally to...
Ana Maria Salazar looks at newly inaugurated President Felipe Calderón's latest cabinet appointees. Colin Brayton criticizes the human rights record of Secretary of Governance Francisco Javier Ramírez Acuña.
Ellen Fields introduces the expat blog of Seth, a British national working for Amnesty International and living in Mexico City.