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· December, 2008

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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....

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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