Stories about Mexico from January, 2009
Hache [es] writes about the recent discovery of a man hired by drug cartels in Tijuana, Mexico who disposed the bodies of a reported 300 murdered victims in cauldrons of acid and that the man felt “nothing.” He also claimed that “it is a common job.”
Daniel Hernandez of Intersections writes about the cash infusion provided to the New York Times by Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim.
The local government of Guanajuato, Mexico revoked the “Good Conduct” law that would have outlawed public kissing after receiving negative press for the law updates Ingrid of Vivir México [es].
The government of Guanajuato, Mexico recently passed a law of “Good Conduct” which would fine and possibly imprison beggars, those who don't use pedestrian bridges, swearing, and even for those that kiss in public writes Jessica Uribe of Vivir México [es].
The Mexican press is in crisis, according to JC Cortés Cordoba of Cargamento [es]. In addition to security concerns, he laments the fact that many journalists are receiving money to write favorable articles about public officials.
Bands from the city of Monterrey, Mexico will be well represented at the annual South by Southwest music festival to be held in Austin, Texas, writes Issa Villarreal of We Shall Be Free [es].
Daniel Hernández of Intersections profiles the Mexican city of Puebla, “whose history is tied to talavera, an earthenware they've been putting on pretty much everything in Puebla for centuries. Tile and ceramic talavera is so big here they even put it in the urinals.”
The holiday season continues across the Americas, even as Christmas and the New Year holiday have all passed. In many countries in the region, the feast of “Los Reyes Magos” (The Three Kings) is an equally important festivity in many households. The day falls around the time of Epiphany and is celebrated on January 6th. Some of the region's bloggers recall the traditions in their own countries.
Tome Chango Su Banana is noticing drivers in Mexico City are some of the worst violators of parking regulations and tells a story where he witnessed a man taking up 2 handicapped spots with no consideration of others.
“If there is a heaven, I am sure that there is a taco stand…” writes El Nahual of Mexico Para Los Mexicanos [es]. He tells a story of a recent trip to his favorite taco stand, upon finishing his meal, he discovered that he didn't have enough money. He was...
It has been 15 years since the uprising of the Zapatista army in the Mexican state of Chiapas, and Ingrid of Vivir México [es] takes a look back.