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· January, 2011

Stories about Mexico from January, 2011

Comparing Mexico to Egypt

Rich, in The Mex Files, compares the situation in Egypt with Mexico's past and present. He concludes asking, “what will happen if the Mexicans decide it is time for a...

Mexico: Relatives of Children Killed and Injured in Nursery Fire Seek Justice

On June 2009 a fire killed 49 children in a nursery in the city of Hermosillo. Erwn C. reports that this week 23 people “related to children either killed or...

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...

Latin American Presidents to Follow on Twitter

Christian Espinosa in Cobertura Digital [es] ranks the top 5 Latin American presidents with the most followers on Twitter. He also shares other information on the use of Twitter by...

Mexico: The Passing of Indigenous Rights Supporter Bishop Samuel Ruiz

Bishop Samuel Ruiz passed away this morning. Tim Johnson explains: “Ruiz […] started the Fray Bartolome de las Casas Human Rights Center out of his diocese, and played an instrumental...

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...

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...

Mexico: A blog by and for female football fans

Pamboleras [es] is a Mexican blog written by and for women who love “the most beautiful sport on earth”: football [soccer].

Mexico: Women's Rights Activist Killed

Erwin C. in The Latinamericanist reports on the murder of women's rights activist Susana Chávez: “For many years Chavez campaigned against the unsolved murders of hundreds of women in northern...

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...

Mexico: Indigenous Town Burned by Arsonists

Alejandro Ortiz Sotomayor in Vivir México reports [es] that an indigenous town in the state of Durango was burned by about 60 men who were seeking retaliation after people from...

Latin America: Women's Political Participation in the Region

Figures on the share of seats held by women in national assemblies around the world show that Latin America, “ranks second only to Nordic Europe in terms of the percentage...

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”

Ben from The Latin Americanist explains: “Multi-latinas are companies that operate across Latin America, primarily with Latin American capital, and that take advantage of their local expertise to find niches...

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

The Red Cross in Ciudad Juárez has asked that victims of shootings be taken to hospitals and not to their facilities because they do not have the capacity to treat...

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...

Latin America: Homicide Rates Show Several Countries “More Dangerous than Mexico”

Bloggings by Boz argues that “the intense US and global media focus on Mexico's violence risks missing the ‘more dangerous than Mexico’ countries.” He shares statistics that show that Honduras,...

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