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 of Tamaulipas in August 2010. 72migrantes.com is a virtual memorial for the slayed migrants.
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 the first time rehab center residents have been targeted (often, rehab centers are said to double as gangs’ centers of...
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 in the Mixtec area of the state of Oaxaca, “one of the areas of Mexico with the highest rate of...
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 from Ciudad Juárez, Mexico's most violent city.
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: “[he] is still sitting right outside the Governor's office playing the accordion for money rather than attending school so he...
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 the river is infected by a considerable number pollutants.
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 miners were trapped underground. In the case of Pasta de Conchos, no miners were rescued.
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 the usual disappointment about a lack of action, or if this time it will provide a new perspective and a new opportunity where failure is not an option.
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 as an example, describing what happens every Sunday when “Paseo de la Reforma [is] shut down to vehicle traffic and...
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 the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity" by UNESCO.
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 in Brozo's show. Among other things, Brozo threatens: “You are in danger.” Twitter users are reacting to the video [es]...
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.