Stories about Mexico from May, 2007
Mexico: Shakira Concert in the Zocalo
More than 200,000 fans of the Colombian singer Shakira packed Mexico City's Zocalo to attend a free concert. Many of the fans waited the day before for a chance to get close to the stage, and when she did begin performing they were not disappointed. Dfinitivo [ES] r
Mexico: Hanging Cables a Concern for Tourist Bus in Mexico City
Chilanga Banda [ES] writes about the newly unveiled southern circuit of the tourist double-decker open air Turibús in Mexico City. Even though this new route may attract up to 200,000 tourists, the concern still remains with the low hanging cables and the danger that they may present for the city's...
Philippines: Globalization Woes
Manilarat, a supporter of globalization, is having doubts about the benefits of globalization after reading about Mexico's auto industry.
Mexico: Abortion Figures After First Month
After the controversial decision that allows abortion to be practiced in Mexico City, Chilanga Banda [ES] breaks down the numbers. In the past month 215 abortions took place, and the majority were through the so-called “abortion pill.” He also notes that 6% of the women were minors.
Mexico: Encouraging Physical Education
Lilu Guzmán of Vivir Mexico [ES] writes about the
Americas: Copa America Blog
For fans of the “beautiful game”, a new blog site dedicated to the biennual football tournament, the Copa America, will come as a welcome surprise. The Copa America 07 Blog will feature news and stories about the South American national teams and guests, that will participate in this tournament in...
Mexico: Incidents Already Surfacing in Yucatán Elections
The campaign for governor elections are well underway. Incidents of violence are already popping up in Yucatán. Enigmatario [ES] writes about what is at stake.
Mexico: The Other Definition of Boycott
The word “boycott” means different things to different people. Mark in Mexico sees the tendency of some that limits the actions of others through their “boycott.” “A ‘boycott’ in Mexico, as well as other Central and South American countries, is to blockade. That is, the boycotters not only refuse to...
Mexico: Internet Day
May 17 or Internet Day was recently celebrated in Mexico. Isopixel [ES] posts interesting facts about internet usage in Mexico, such as there are 20 million internet users throughout the country. Antonio at Blogpocket [ES] thinks that these days are important in order to promote the use of information technologies.
Mexico: More Videos of the Mexico City Photo Shoot
Daniel Hernandez of Intersections collects many of the YouTube videos, which includes many interviews of the participants of the largest nude photo shoot that was recently held in the Mexico City zocalo.
Mexico: Tours Through the Streets of Historic Mexico City
Chilanga Banda [ES] lets us know of a new tourist opportunity offered by the Culture Secretary in Mexico City. Young guides lead guests on tours through the historic streets of the capital sharing legends and stories of the area.
Americas: Happy Mother's Day!
Throughout the Americas, mothers everywhere are being celebrated and congratulated on their special day. Many bloggers are joining these well wishers, such as Isopixel [ES] in Mexico, the women bloggers at El Club de Lulu [ES] from Chile, and Guatemalan Luis Figueroa, who remembers his own mother, Nora on his...
Mexico: Is Mexico Safe?
John Calypso of Viva Veracruz is an ex-pat living in Mexico and one of the inquires he most often receives from readers “is Mexico safe?” He shares his thoughts and his own experiences on the matter.
Mexico: Nude Art in Zocalo
EBRmx [ES] posts a picture of the recent photo shoot that drew 18,000 nude individuals to Mexico City's main square to participate in Spencer Tunick's work of art. Veronique writes about her firsthand experience in the photo shoot in her blog Que alguien me explique [ES].