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· September, 2010

Stories about Mexico from September, 2010

Mexico: Landslide in Oaxaca Buries 300 Homes

Erwin from The Latin Americanist writes: “In a piece of breaking news hundreds of people are feared to be trapped in the Mexican state of Oaxaca as a result of...

Mexico: State of Human Rights of Indigenous Women

In an interview for Vivir México [es], Pepe Flores asked Yalí Noriega –from Amnesty International Mexico [es]– about the state of human rights of indigenous women.

Italy: Social Media Week in Milan and Worldwide

Social Media Week is an eclectic, multi-city event (Sept 20-24) aimed at connecting people, content, and conversations about emerging trends in social and mobile media.

Mexico: Government Announces Plan to Protect Journalists

Gancho writes about the government's new plan to protect journalists, concluding that, “What's missing is a genuine recognition from the government that journalists being killed is a substantial problem for...

Global Voices Bloggers at UN Millennium Development Goals Summit

Four Global Voices bloggers are currently attending the United Nations Summit on the Millennium Development Goals in New York City (September 20-22). In their personal blogs and on Twitter, they...

Mexico: Indigenous Community San Juan Copala Ordered to Evacuate

Kristin Bricker explains that, “Authorities of the autonomous municipality of San Juan Copala, Oaxaca, have ordered the total evacuation of the town, which has been under siege since February of...

Mexico: What is the Country Doing to Address the Oil Spill?

Pepe Flores answers the question [es], “What is Mexico doing to address the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico?” He says the Environment and Natural Resource Secretary (Semarnat)...

Mexico: The ‘Biggest Party of the Year’ Begins Today

“The Bicentenario kicks off tonight, marking Mexico’s 200th year of independence from Spain. It’s a once-in-a-lifetime celebration and a huge deal here in Mexico City.” This is how Lesley Téllez...

Mexico: Celebrating the Bicentennial in the Middle of Chaos

This year Mexico will commemorate the bicentennial of its Independence from the Spanish Crown and the centennial of its Revolution with an extensive program of events. Although this year is...

Mexico: Third Murdered Mayor Raises Questions About Spreading Drug Violence

Gancho reacts to the news of the recent murder of the mayor of El Naranjo, “a small town in San Luis Potosí.” He wonders: “though it lies just of Tamaulipas...

Getting to Know the Global Voices Latin America Team

The Global Voices Latin America team of volunteer authors has grown over the past three years. During this transition and the presentation of a new Regional Editor, Silvia Viñas, let's...

Mexico: Heavy Rainfall Causes Flooding in Veracruz and Tabasco

Mexican Twitter users are reacting to heavy flooding in the states of Veracruz and Tabasco. They are also commenting on a recent visit by President Felipe Calderón to affected areas...

Mexico: Controversy Over Cartoon of Flag With Gunned-Down Eagle

Tienes un Recado [es] discusses the controversy over a cartoon by David Cagle, which shows the Mexican flag with a gunned-down eagle. The blogger asks her readers if they feel...

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