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· April, 2011

Stories about Mexico from April, 2011

Mexico: Senate Approves Political Reform

The Mexican Senate approved “La reforma política,” a political reform that Aguachile describes as “immensely significant.” Aguachile lists the sections included in the reform and adds: “Of course, this does...

Mexico: 51 Kidnapped Migrants Rescued in Tamaulipas

Gancho reports that “Federal Police rescued 51 kidnapped migrants in Tamaulipas today [April 26], days after they saved another 68 in the same state. Such rescues were not common before...

Mexico: Northern States Hit by Wildfires

Alejandro Ortiz Sotomayor in Vivir México [es] shares a photo by Jorge Alberto Mendoza Mariscal which shows the work of Mexican firefighters as they try to control a “Spring” wildfire...

Mexico: Felipe Calderon's Cabinet on Twitter

In mid-April, the government headed by Felipe Calderon announced with much fanfare that every member of the cabinet was now registered on Twitter, and prepared to deal more directly with...

Mexico: The Reality of Public Transportation in Mexico City

Bloggers in Mexico City narrate their experiences and express their opinions on two of the most popular means of public transportation in that city: the Metro and the Metrobús.

Mexico: Netizens Deploy the “Failed State” Meme

The idea of Mexico as an actual or potential "failed state," pending since its introduction into public discourse in 2008 following news of a report to this effect by the...

Mexico: Bloggers Reflect on Elections in Peru

Tim Johnson in Mexico Unmasked and Richard Grabman in The Mex Files look at Peru's elections on Sunday, April 10 and compare them to the political climate in Mexico as...

Mexico: March Against Violence or Against the Government?

Thousands of Mexicans - not only in their own country, but also in various cities around the world - conducted simultaneous protests on April 6, 2011. Some took part to...

Mexico: News of US Clandestine Operation Draws “Fast and Furious” Response

Mexican netizens take to their blogs and Twitter accounts as an interview with a former head of the ATF (the US Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives) in Mexico...

Mexico: 59 Bodies Found in Mass Graves in Tamaulipas

In Vivir México [es], Perla Cristal Gomez reports that 59 bodies and 8 mass graves were found in San Fernando in the state of Tamaulipas, the same municipality where 72...

Mexico Appoints its First Female Attorney General after Arturo Chavez Resigns

Erwin in The Latinamericanist reports on the resignation of Attorney General Arturo Chávez, adding that: “Chavez’ resignation opens the doors for Mexico’s first female Attorney General. Calderon named investigative prosecutor...

Mexico: Reactions to “Resignation” of US Ambassador Carlos Pascual

The government of the United States recently announced the resignation of its ambassador in Mexico. The decision is understood by some bloggers as a clear consequence of the disclosure of...

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