Stories about Mexico from December, 2008
Mexico: Campaign to Curb Drunk Driving
The latest campaign to curb driving while intoxicated in Mexico has already jailed 456 drivers writes Jessica Uribe of Vivir México [es].
Mexico: Campaign to Canonize Carlos Abascal
Mexablog [es] thought that the news about the campaign to canonize Carlos Abascal, who passed away earlier this month, was part of the Innocent's Day festivities, which is famous for trying to fool people in believing false news. However, he was shocked to find out that the effort to make...
Global Health: 2008 Blogs In Review
Bloggers in 2008 showed all the ways in which global health is interconnected with other issues, by covering health stories that touched on everything from poverty and women's rights to the environment and economics. They shared stories such as the prohibition of cannabis in Japan, how ads for children's food...
Americas: A Look Back at 2008
In 2008, the Latin American team from Global Voices helped add context and helped highlight voices of bloggers that wrote about the numerous news stories that took place across the region. From the election of an ex-bishop in Paraguay to the march against the FARC in Colombia, bloggers provided their thoughts on natural disasters, protests, strikes, and important events across the Americas.
Mexico: Beauty Queen Busted for Arms
Former Mexican beauty queen Laura Elena Zúñiga Huizar was recently busted for arms, ammunition and cash writes Jessica Uribe of Vivir México [es].
Mexico: The Christmas Bonus
In Mexico, the end of the calendar year means a Christmas bonus called “aguinaldo” . Vivir México [es] writes that due to the economic crisis, this tradition is in danger of not being paid.
Cuba, U.S.A.: Lat Am & Caribbean Leaders Meet
“You could call it the independence summit”: The Cuban Triangle takes a look at the meeting of Latin American and Caribbean leaders in Brazil, adding that it “seems to have been about independence from Washington and a big way of expressing that independence was opposition to U.S. policy toward Cuba.”
Mexico: Anti-Kidnapping Expert is Kidnapped
Crime in Mexico is very worrisome concern for many. Kidnappings especially have been a common occurrence throughout the country, especially in the northern border states. The recent abduction of U.S. anti-kidnapping expert Félix Batista is an ironic twist in this ongoing fight against organized crime, leaving some to wonder if experts are not safe, then where does that leave ordinary Mexicans?
Mexico: The Passing of Amalia Solórzano, Former First Lady
The Mex Files writes about the passing of Doña Amalia Solórzano, who was considered the “matriarch of the Mexican left” and former First Lady.
AIDS: Orphans, Marches and Reminders
Following up on past AIDS coverage such as the AIDS Conference 2008 and the World AIDS Day 2008, we bring you a video that shows the plight of orphans in South Africa whose parents have died from AIDS, the AIDS day celebrations in Bangladesh, a reminder from Mexico to get tested from SexualidadIntegral podcast and the AIDS impact report from the 2008 Conference in the Mexico City as well.
Egypt: Reaction to Mexico's Playboy Magazine
Zeinobia from the Egyptian Chronicles is equally offended by the Mexican version of Playboy and its decision to publish photos of a nude woman portraying the Virgin Mary.
Mexico: Shoeshiner Uses YouTube to Increase Business
Shoeshiner Juan Luna has come up with a clever way to attract business to his stand located in downtown Monterrey, Mexico. With the help of a friend, he posted a video on YouTube demonstrating his unique way of shining shoes with a brush in each hand. As a result, he has received more business from clients eager to see the shoeshiner in person. Blogger Issa Villarreal interviewed Luna to learn about his marketing strategy.
Mexico: Disability Festival to Raise Awareness
The First Annual Disability Festival is currently taking place in Mexico City, and aims to provide awareness about various types of disabilities writes Dfinitivo [es].
Mexico: Death Penalty in Chihuahua
Mexablog [es] writes that the Chihuahua governor Reyes Baeza plans to hold a referendum on whether the death penalty should be implemented in that state.
Mexico: Identifying Stolen Cell Phones
How can one stop the robbery of cell phones in Mexico? Diego of Blog Mx [es] thinks that unique registration codes can help identify the phones, but according to laws the information can only be seen with a judicial order.
Japan: Japanese man living in Mexico City Int'l Airport
Blogger que es que, a Japanese living in Guadalajara (Mexico), commented on news concerning Hiroshi Nohara [en], a Japanese man who has been living for months in the Benito Juarez International Airport of Mexico City. The blogger writes that they would like one day to experience Nohara's free style of...
Mexico: Federal Police Officer Evaluation
More than 50% of Mexican federal police officers failed an evaluation measuring their “trustworthiness” writes Tome Chango Su Banana.
Mexico: International Book Fair in Guadalajara
Hache writes about the events featured at the International Book Fair in Guadalajara, Mexico [es].
Video: Eliminating Violence against Women
A series of videos bring attention to the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women on November 25th and to the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence which ends on December 10th. Clips from Mexico, Paraguay, Dominican Republic, Colombia, Zambia and Afghanistan all provide different perspectives on the same serious worldwide issue.