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· December, 2010

Stories about Mexico from December, 2010

Mexico: 60 Students Died in Ciudad Juárez in 2010

Patrick Corcoran reports: “Authorities say that some 60 students died in 2010 in Ciudad Juárez as a result of gang violence, most famously in the massacres in January and October.”...

New Year's Resolution: Learn About Latin American Culture

Colombian/Argentinean Travelojos contributor Jennifer Lubrani writes about her New Year's resolution: “I’ve made it a goal to try to learn as much as I can about all of the other...

Mexican Film in 2010: The Good, The Bad, and The Realistic

Perla Cristal Gómez from Vivir México critiques [es] Mexican films released in 2010, picking one that was good (“Hidalgo“), one that was bad (“2033“) and one that was realistic (“El...

Latin America: 2010 in Review

An 8.8-magnitude earthquake in Chile, a police strike in Ecuador and the Nobel Prize in Literature for Peruvian author Mario Vargas Llosa were some of the news bloggers and citizen...

Mexico: Indigenous People Denounce Mining Project on Sacred Site

The Indigenous Huichol People of Mexico are denouncing a Canadian mining project that is threatening one of their sacred sites and that, if completed, would endanger their health and water...

Mexico: Deceased FARC Commander's Emails Reveal Plans to Kidnap in Mexico

Gancho writes: “Emails on the computers of recently deceased FARC commander Mono Jojoy show that the group was considering entering the kidnapping market in Mexico strictly as a financing mechanism....

Christmas Recipes in Global Food Blogs

Christmas means ‘coming home’ to many people - but if this isn’t possible, preparing a magic meal can be a consolation. Bloggers of many continents have shared their favorite holiday...

COP16: Conclusions from Young Trackers

Young trackers from the Adopt a Negotiator Project blogged throughout COP16, United Nations Climate Change Conference that took place in Cancún, Mexico. These were some of their concluding statements and...

Mexico: Drug Gang Mobilizes Unlikely Supporters

“Following two days of intense unrest last week, which included the torching of dozens of vehicles and gunfire in city streets, the drug gang known as La Familia Michoacana (LFM)...

Mexico: Mapping the Heroes of Ciudad Juárez

Vivir México [es] reports that the initiative Cronicas de Heroes [es] (Hero Chronicles) –inspired by Hero Reports New York– aims to document and report the good deeds of the people...

Mexico: The Pilgrimage to Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe

“Political parties, narcos, economic policies are transitory events, blips in time that aren’t meaningful in the long run.  What matters is what endures, and in Mexico, what endures is the...

The Latin America Personal Democracy Forum As Seen by Bloggers

The Latin American Personal Democracy Forum took place on the 18th and 19th of November in Santiago Chile. Juan Arellano collects the thoughts, analysis and reports from the bloggers that...

Americas: Cosplay in Latin America

Cosplay is a form of expression in which participants use costumes and accessories to represent their favorite manga, anime or video game characters. Its followers in Latin America are a...

Mexico, World: The Impact of COP16 for Those Not Attending

Richard Grabman from The Mex Files writes, “Forgotten in there is who is affected by climate change the most — It’s not as if an Amazonian fishermen can buy carbon...

COP 16: Young Bloggers Track Negotiations

Adopt a Negotiator, part of the TckTckTck campaign focusing on climate change, is an initiative where several young people from different parts of the world become “trackers.” Their role is...

Australia: Cancún Half-time Scores

GV author Kevin Rennie samples what Australians have been saying online about the 16th edition of the Conference of the Parties of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change...

Australian Blogosphere Canvasses Cancún

GV author Kevin Rennie gathers the views and reflections of Australian bloggers who have been commenting on the first days of the United Nations Climate Change summit at Cancún.

Mexico: Recent Drug Related Crime Statistics

Diego Valle-Jones introduces his post with graphs that show recent developments on drug related violence: “The Mexican government recently released data on all crime statistics from January 1997 to October...

Mexico: Felipe Calderón's Hits and Misses in Four Years in Office

Perla Cristal Gomez in Vivir México [es] looks at President Felipe Calderón's hits and misses during his four years in office. She ends her post asking her readers what they...

Puerto Rico: Interview of Writer Lolita Bosch

Puerto Rican writer and blogger Marta Aponte Alsina interviews fellow Spanish writer Lolita Bosch [es] on literature, violence in Mexico, and promoting reading in prisons in Latin America.

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