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· March, 2011

Stories about Mexico from March, 2011

29 March 2011

Mexico: New (Dis)Agreement on Reporting Violence

On March 24, most of the biggest Mexican media outlets signed the "Agreement to Cover Violence in Mexico," an agreement that unifies the editorial criteria to cover and report news...

21 March 2011

Mexico: U.S. Drones Gather Intelligence on Drug Cartels

A story first reported on March 15 by The New York Times has garnered strong responses from Mexican netizens based at home and abroad. Citing American and Mexican officials, the...

18 March 2011

Mexico: Telecom and Entertainment Industries Testify on ACTA

As reported earlier, the Mexican Senate is holding public hearings with citizens, academics, lobbyists, and Internet service providers on the Anti-Counterfeit Commercial Agreement –widely known as ACTA. On March 2,...

9 March 2011

Mexico: Documentary ‘Presumed Guilty’ Back in Theaters

Mexico and Afghanistan Border Conflicts Juxtaposed

Netizens are responding to several reports that juxtapose the violence in the Mexico/US border with the ongoing conflict in Afghanistan and its border with Pakistan. Though uncoordinated and apparently disparate,...

8 March 2011

Hollaback! Mobile Technology Against Street Harassment

Based on the premise that "the explosion of mobile technology has given us an unprecedented opportunity to end street harassment," Hollaback! is encouraging women around the world to use the...

Mexico: Remembering the Women of Ciudad Juárez

Ciudad Juárez is considered the most violent city in Mexico with more than 3,100 murders recorded in 2010, with an average of 9 homicides per day. Women are not immune...

Is Mexico Ready for a Female President?

6 March 2011

Mexico: Possible Documentary Censorship Causes Commotion

A Mexican judge ordered theaters to temporarily halt screenings of the popular Mexican documentary Presunto Culpable (Presumed Guilty). The filmmakers, in an announcement posted on their website, state that the...

2 March 2011

Mexico: ACTA Public Hearings Kick Off

The controversial Anti-Counterfeit Commercial Agreement --widely known as ACTA-- is currently under discussion in the Mexican Senate in response to opposition from civil society to the way the treaty's negotiation...

Video: Impressive Urban Downhill Bike Races

Downhill mountain bike races usually take place in the countryside, with cyclists dodging trees and other obstacles on a gravity assisted trail. These videos show downhill races in a very...

1 March 2011

Mexico: Subcomandante Marcos on President Calderon's “War from above”

On February 14, 2011, the website enlaceZapatista published "About the Wars: A Fragment of the First Letter from Subcomandante Marcos to Don Luis Villoro, beginning the correspondence about Ethics and...