Stories about Mexico from May, 2010
Mexico: Community Journalism in the Gulf of California
A community journalism project called Su Mar (Your Ocean) aims to give citizens the tools to report on conservation and environmental development issues in the Gulf of California region in Mexico.
Mexico: 165 Mexicans Die Each Day Due to Smoking
The blog Vivir México [es] notes that 165 Mexicans die each day due to smoking-related illnesses and reflects on that statistic as the World Day Without Tobacco is upcoming on May 31.
Latin America: Internet Day Festivities Across Region
Internet Day is an event that started in Spain in 2005 and has been spreading throughout the world thanks to the United Nations, which designated May 17 as the World Information Society Day. This year, in many countries across Latin American, there were events that were promoted and organized through blogs and Twitter.
Mexico: Revelations of Crimes by Father Maciel
In Mexico, nearly 2 years after the death of Roman Catholic priest, Father Marcial Maciel, who founded the order the Legion of Christ, additional details of the crimes of abuse have been made public, which has been difficult for the victims left behind.
Mexico: High Temperatures in the Capital
Mexico City has been experiencing high temperatures, writes Daniel Hernández of Intersections, with some reports of 50 C temperatures inside some Metro stations.
Mexico: The Popularity of Local Wines
Lesley Téllez of the Mija Chronicles blogs about the increasing popularity of Mexican wine with more and more producers entering this market.
Mexico: Fear and Intimidation in Electronic Media
The drug-related violence taking place in northern Mexico is being seen in citizen media. Through warnings and threats sent through blogs and emails, many residents are heavily impacted by the violence.
Mexico: Citizen Journalism in the Middle of Drug-Trafficking Violence
Monterrey and the Mexican State of Nuevo León is currently caught up a wave of drugtrafficking-related violence that is affecting the daily lives of the residents, who are using citizen media to write about this situation.
Technology for Transparency, Civic Engagement and Accountability in Latin America
Latin America has a long history of corruption, organized crime, and impunity. However, the region also has a mature civil society and dozens of technology projects that are poised to disrupt the status quo if they are able to attract more offline participation.
Spain: Mexicans Blogging to Feel at Home
There is a growing community of Mexican bloggers living in Spain, who write to help them feel at home by sharing their thoughts about living in another country and about the traditions that are kept alive.
Mexico: Attack of Caravan en Route to San Juan Copala
The Mex Files blog writes about the attack of a caravan carrying supplies to the community of San Juan Copala in the Mexican state of Oaxaca, in which at least one Mexican and one foreign observer were killed. YouTube user Guerreradelavida also has a audio/photo essay in memory of those...