Stories about Mexico from July, 2008
“I’ve always admired how Mexico, despite its own internal contradictions and conflicts, was able to dodge the US pressure on Cuba…in the early 1960s”: On a recent trip to Mexico City, Havana-based blogger Circles Robinson has a chat with an immigration officer that makes him realize “Mexico is no exception”...
The XVII International AIDS Conference will take place in Mexico City between August 3rd and the 8th, and Witness' THE HUB has a series of videos uploaded by community members and organizations reflecting diverse approaches to HIV-AIDS related issues. The innitiative is towards creating a repository of work, testimonies, video and photographs to be shared through their site before, during and after the conference.
Robert Koehler from Marmot's Hole discusses about the kidnapping of 5 Koreans in Mexico. There are still a number of unanswered questions.
A recent article in the newspaper El Universal indicated that members of somd Mexican drug cartels had been traveling to Iran to receive training in the use of arms and explosives. México Para Los Mexicanos [es] writes that the same newspaper later published another story saying that the story was...
The Mayor of Mexico City Marcelo Ebrard publicly apologized for the tragedy in a local disco that left 12 people dead. Daniel Hernandez of Intersections provides some more background information regarding the incident.
A new tram will be constructed in Mexico City capable of transporting 240 passengers and will begin in the historical part of the capital city. El Nahual is in favor of this new project because [es], “it is quiet, does not contaminate, promotes the use of public transportation, etc.“