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· January, 2011

Stories about Mexico from January, 2011

31 January 2011

Comparing Mexico to Egypt

26 January 2011

Mexico: Indigenous Rights Advocate, Bishop Samuel Ruiz, Dies

On January 24th, Bishop Samuel Ruiz Garcia passed away at the age of 86. He was known for his work as an advocate of the rights of the indigenous Mayan...

21 January 2011

Video: Shoemakers of the World

Today's videos focus on the artisans around the world still making shoes by hand. From Mexico to Japan: we'll take a look at how different shoes, slippers and sandals are...

20 January 2011

Mexico: The “Sistine Chapel of Crystals”

The "Cave of Crystals" in the Mexican town of Naica houses giant crystals known as "Moon Stones." The cave is a deadly place for humans to visit, but through the...

15 January 2011

Mexico: Singer Accused of Rape Tweets in Defense

28-year-old Mexican pop singer Kalimba is using Twitter to defend himself against accusations that he raped two underage girls. His fans tweet to support him, but others criticize the media...

11 January 2011

Mexico: Tweeting About Violence With #RedMexico

Tired of drug-related violence, Mexican Twitter users are using the hashtag #MexicoRojo ("Red Mexico") to discuss the issue and update their followers on recent events.

Latin America: Introducing “Multilatinas”

6 January 2011

Mexico: Red Cross Unable to Treat All Victims of Shootings in Ciudad Juárez

COP 16: Agreement on Form But Without the Funds

The 16th Conference of the Parties (COP 16) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) ended in Cancun last December 11 with the adoption of a host...

Mexico: The Three King's Cake Celebration

On January 6th, Mexican families get together and eat a special cake called "Rosca de Reyes" (translated as "King's Cake"). Several bloggers have written about this tradition, what it means...