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· October, 2010

Stories about Mexico from October, 2010

Americas: Virtual Memorial for 72 Victims of Migrant Mass-Killing

Over the last two months, renowned journalist Alma Guillermoprieto has led an online project in response to the mass killing of seventy-two migrants that took place in the Mexican state...

Mexico: Drug Gangs Using Guerrilla Tactics?

Tim Johnson says that, “Thursday’s killing of nine police is important for what it reveals about the tactical military capabilities of drug gangs.”

Mexico: Interview with author of Mexican desserts cookbook

Lesley Téllez from The Mija Chronicles interviewed Fany Gerson, author of My Sweet Mexico, “a new cookbook of authentic Mexican desserts, beverages and breads.”

Mexico: Thirteen residents executed at Tijuana rehabilitation center

Gancho reports that, “Thirteen residents at a Tijuana rehab facility were executed yesterday, in apparent retaliation for the seizure of 134 tons of marijuana last week. […] This is not...

Mexico: Blog ‘Words of Resistance’ Publishes Stories of Teenagers from Oaxaca

The blog Words of Resistance is “a space for stories written by students from Zapotitlán’s middle school (grade 7-9) who are transforming their reality word by word.” The students live...

Mexico: 20-year-old Woman is New Police Chief of Northern Mexican Town

Marisol Valles García is a married 20-year-old woman studying Criminology; she is also the new chief of police in Práxedis, Chihuahua, a town located around 100 kilometers (62 miles) away...

Mexico: Poster Child for Child Labor Still Working on the Street

Burro Hall posted a picture of Jesús, a boy that plays the accordion in the street, next to a newspaper article on child exploitation that shows a picture of him:...

Mexico: The Lerma River is Dying

The Lerma Santiago River is Mexico’s second longest river. It used to be a source of drinking water for the capital and the central part of the country, but today...

Mexico: Remembering the Pasta de Conchos Mine Disaster

Pepe Flores, from Vivir Mexico [es], says Mexicans watching the rescue of 33 miners in Chile are remembering the Pasta de Conchos mine disaster from February 19, 2006, when 65...

Mexico: Blogosphere Previews United Nations Climate Change Conference- COP 16

The next United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP 16) will take place from November 29 to December 10, 2010 in Cancun, Mexico. Bloggers are analyzing whether the conference will bring...

Mexico: Mexico City as Example for Making Latin American Cities More Livable

In Mexico Unmasked, Tim Johnson writes that, “Major cities in Latin America […] have become more livable, friendlier places,” because of “a revolution in urban governance.” He uses Mexico City...

Latin Americans Comment on Mario Vargas Llosa's Nobel Prize in Literature

Through blogs and Twitter, Latin Americans shared their different views on the announcement that Peruvian writer Mario Vargas Llosa had won the Nobel Prize in Literature.

Mexican Cuisine Declared Intangible Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO

Mexican cuisine is well known for its variety of flavors and colors, and for its combination of different spices and unique ingredient. This year it was declared a "Masterpiece of...

Mexico: TV Host Threatens Twitter User, #Brozo Becomes Trending Topic

TV host and comedian Victor Trujillo, who plays the character of clown Brozo for Televisa, threatened a Twitter user who created a fake Twitter account for Marissa Rivera, a collaborator...

Mexico Commemorates World Animal Day

Perla Cristal Gomez writes [es] about the celebration of World Animal Day in Mexico and shares a video of a peaceful protest in Guadalajara.

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