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· May, 2011

Stories about Mexico from May, 2011

30 May 2011

Mexico: ‘Información Cívica’ Summarizes Week in Civil Society

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...

28 May 2011

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.

27 May 2011

Mexico: Gun Trafficking in the Southern Border

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...

25 May 2011

Mexico: Teacher Protests in Oaxaca Continue

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

22 May 2011

Technology for Transparency: Final Report

Technology for Transparency Network

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...

13 May 2011

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.

11 May 2011

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

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,...

10 May 2011

Mexico: Images From May 8 ‘March for Peace’

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...

7 May 2011

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...

6 May 2011

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...