Stories about Mexico from April, 2007
Mexico: More Discussion on Abortion Decision
The decision by the Mexico City Assembly to legalize abortion angered many in a society where many practice Roman Catholicism. Some bloggers like Ciudad de Mexico [ES] presents arguments from both sides but wonders “why not allow a public debate on the matter?” or better yet a referendum to let...
Mexico: What's the Reason for the Stable Exchange Rate?
Boz notices that the currency exchange of Mexico peso to the US dollar has remained stable during the past two years at a rate of 11 to 1. He wonders whether this is an unofficial policy set by the Central bank or if there is some other explanation.
Mexico: PEMEX Missing Oil and Money
Mark in Mexico takes a look at how state-owned PEMEX's latest audit reveals billions of missing pesos along with 1.5 million barrels of missing oil.
Mexico: The MEX Files
Blog presenter extraordinaire, Ellen Fields, introduces The MEX Files [ES]: “Sometimes there are great articles from Spanish-language newspapers translated into English for your reading pleasure (Richard is a translator for a living). Sometimes, a history lesson. Sometimes, a rant. You just never know what you are going to get with...
Mexico: AP Fires Oaxaca Correspondent
John Gibler of Narco News reports that “the Associated Press fired Oaxaca state correspondent Rebeca Romero due to pro-government bias in her coverage of a six-month-long protest movement that sought to oust the state governor, Ulises Ruiz Ortiz, according to AP reporters familiar with the agency’s work in Mexico.” Colin...
Mexico: Why Twitter May Matter in a Huge Way
Grace Davis gives a rundown of how Twitter and live video streaming enables a new kind of disaster coverage following Mexico City's earthquake last week.
Mexico: Tijuana: “Between a Window and a Door”
Nathan Gibbs on Oscar Ortega's sculpture “Entre Ventana y Puerta” or “Between a Window and a Door” in Tijuana: “He explained the title as a description of Tijuana’s physical (and perhaps psychological) situation. It’s an incredibly transited city, but has no seaport, making its coastline only a “window.” The “door”...
Mexico: Breaking News: Earthquake
Via Twitter I was just alerted to a “strong earthquake in Mexico City.” Acapulco is without electricity. Eduardo Arcos is updating every minute [ES] on Vivir Mexico.
Mexico: Alleged Rape and Murder of Ernestina Ascencio
Erich Adolfo Moncada Cota has a two part report on the alleged rape and mudder of 73-year-old Ernestina Ascencio Rosario by Mexican soldiers in Veracruz.