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· May, 2011

Stories about Mexico from May, 2011

Mexico: Blogger Interviews Teacher Who Sang to Students During Shooting

Martha Rivera Alanis, the teacher who sang to her students during a shooting in Monterrey, México was given an award for her bravery. In an interview with Regioblogs [es], Martha...

Mexico: ‘Información Cívica’ Summarizes Week in Civil Society

David Sasaki in Información Cívica explains they will “begin publishing weekly summaries of what Open Society Foundation partners in various countries around Latin America are sharing via their websites, blogs,...

Mexico: Blood Fountains

During the last weekend of May 2011, activists from the movement "Let's stop the bullets, let's paint the fountains" stained the water of a famous statue in Mexico City blood...

Mexico: Teacher Sings with Students During Shooting

The YouTube video showing a kindergarten teacher singing with her students to keep them calm during a shooting in Monterrey, Mexico has spread almost virally through the Spanish speaking countries.

Mexico: Gun Trafficking in the Southern Border

In Vivir México [es], Ximena Vega blogs about gun trafficking in Mexico's southern border, an issue that has been shadowed by the problems in the northern border with the United...

Mexico: Consensus on Disapproval of TV Series: ‘The Team’

Mexican bloggers share their disapproval of the television series "The Team" ("El Equipo") that seeks to glorify the country's Federal Police. The series is set to be removed from the...

Mexico: Teacher Protests in Oaxaca Continue

“Fourteen thousand schools shut down in Oaxaca. 1.3 million students left without school, as their teachers are continuing their actions against the state government of Oaxaca, protests that appear increasingly...

World Economy: Women Weigh in on Poverty, Work and Debt

The International Museum of Women's online exhibit on women and the economy, features slideshows, podcasts, videos and essays on women from countries such as Sudan, Denmark, Philippines, USA, Costa Rica,...

Mexico: First Woman Drug Cartel Leader

A Mexican woman is believed to have become the head of the “Arellano Felix” Cartel, which operates in Tijuana, northern Mexico. Her name is Enedina Arellano Felix, and according to the blog...

Technology for Transparency: Final Report

The Technology for Transparency Network is proud to announce the release of its final report, "Global mapping of technology for transparency and accountability". The report is being published by the...

Mexico: President Felipe Calderon´s Twitter Use

Pepe Flores [es], writer for ALT1040 [es], reflects on how President Felipe Calderon has used Twitter since he first joined. He points that the Presidency sees sees this medium as...

Mexico: Teachers March on National Teachers Day

Aguachile reports: “During the National Teachers Day in Mexico this Sunday, more than 10,000 teachers, most of them from the dissident teacher union Coordinadora Nacional de Trabajadores de la Educación (CNTE),...

Mexico: Day 4: 80,000 Citizens Demand Peace, Justice and Dignity Against the War on Drugs

The National Protest for Peace, Justice and Dignity started its final stage early on Sunday, May 8. Geraldine Juárez shares reports, images and videos of the day's events.

Mexico: Day 3: Thousands of Zapatistas Join National ‘March for Peace’

During its third day, thousands of Zapatistas joined the national march for peace, justice and dignity, denouncing the violence created by the War on Drugs. Protesters also met many of...

Latin America: Policy Journal Highlights Latin American Innovators

Americas Quarterly, a policy journal and magazine “dedicated to policy analysis and debate of economics, finance, social development, and politics in the Western Hemisphere”, profiles young innovators “in politics, business,...

Mexico: Day 2 of #marchanacional: Protesters Enter Mexico City

As previously reported on Global Voices, on May 5, 2011, Mexican citizens started a 'march for peace' denouncing the violence caused by the 'War on Drugs'. On its second day,...

Mexico: Images From May 8 ‘March for Peace’

Freelance photographer Michael Lettieri shares pictures of Mexico's ‘march for peace’ in his blog: “Traumatized by gruesome massacres of northbound immigrants and senseless crossfire killings, Mexican society has begun to...

Global Blogging Competition on Water Issues

The European Journalism Centre has launched a three month international blogging competition focusing on water issues called TH!NK5. Bloggers from 40 different countries joined the contest, aiming to win the...

Mexico: Citizens on Alert Over National Security Law Reform

Mexican citizens are on alert over a reform to the National Security Law. After much pressure, the project is now on hold. According to human right groups, political annalists, lawyers...

Mexico: Day 1 of Peaceful Protest Against Drug War Violence

On Thursday May 5, 2011, a national protest (#marchanacional on Twitter) kicked off in Cuernavaca, Morelos, a city 80 kilometers (around 50 miles) away from Mexico City. The participants en...

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