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· June, 2011

Stories about Mexico from June, 2011

Mexico: Wikinarco.com: Crowdmapping Narco Activity

Paula Gonzalo, in Periodismo Ciudadano [es], writes about Wikinarco.com [es], a crowdmapping initiative where citizens can report illegal activities related to drug trafficking in Mexico.

Mexico: Blogosphere Analyzes the State of Mexico's Electoral Process

Mexican bloggers analyze the local electoral process in the State of Mexico looking towards the presidential succession of 2012. There are reflections about the candidates, their campaigns and proposals, but...

Puerto Rico: Interview of Le Butcherettes

Music blogger @redod interviews Terri Gender Bender (born Teresa Suárez) [es], leader singer of the Mexican garage-punk band Le Butcherettes.

Latin America: ‘La Furgo-Nana’ On the Road For Children's Rights and Lullabies

A documentary, a ‘transmedia platform’ and a humanitarian project: in ‘La Furgo-Nana’ (“a Volkswagen Type II Bus from 1969″) Maria and Anton are driving through the Pan American highway from...

E Day: Discovering Celebrities’ Favorite Words

What do singer Shakira, actor Gael Garcia Bernal, chef Ferran Adria and writer Mario Vargas Llosa have in common? They are all part of the group of 30 celebrities who...

Mexico: Photo essay: Final Day of Javier Sicilia’s ‘Peace Caravan’

Photographer ‘KT’ put together a photo essay documenting the last day of 7 day ‘peace caravan’ led by poet Javier Sicilia: “I’ve seen Javier’s marches on youtube and on the...

Mexico City's Female Cab Drivers

“It’s frustrating that there aren’t more women cab drivers in a city that’s supposedly so cosmopolitan, and in a city where women desperately need jobs. And in the larger scheme...

Mexico: Tweeting to Save Lives

In Americas Quarterly, Arjan Shahani writes about the use of Twitter as a tool to inform “about risk zones and specific attacks in real time” through accounts like “@TrackMty, @SPSeguro...

Mexico: Online Citizen Journalism Channel Aims to ‘Counterweight Media Monopolies’

Paula Gonzalo from Periodismo Ciudadano interviewed [es] two of the collaborators behind Canal Gente Libre [es] (Free People Channel), an online channel ran mostly by citizen journalists in Oaxaca, Mexico...

Mexico: Journalists’ Deaths Go Unpunished

In Mexico Unmasked, Tim Johnson says that the 66 journalists killed in 5 years in Mexico “is an abysmal record and reflects on the weakness of Mexico’s state that the...

Mexico: Fighting Impunity on the Second Anniversary of the Guardería ABC Fire

June 5 marked the second anniversary of a tragic fire that killed 49 children and left others injured in 'Guarderia ABC', a childcare facility in Sonora, Mexico. Two years later,...

Mexico: War-Driven Innovation in the Fight Against Organized Crime

The Theory Behind looks at “war-driven innovations that, as its name states, are those that emerge, or are catalyzed, by factors related to armed conflicts.” The blogger will be posting...

Mexico: Oaxaca Teachers on Strike Return to Classrooms

Aguachile reports that “After almost two weeks of demonstrations, the “dissident” Sección 22 of the SNTE teachers union […] returned to the class rooms today, Monday. In one of Mexico's...

Latin America: An Overview of E-Government in the Region

Global Voices author and Spanish Translation Manager Juan Arellano looks [es] at e-government in Latin America, giving a short overview of specific initiatives that are currently being implemented in several...

Mexico: Afro-Mexicans Protest After Death of Nigerian Immigrant

Daniel Hernandez in La Plaza explains the case of Nigerian immigrant Isaac Chinedu that “has led to demonstrations among Mexico City's African and Afro-Mexican communities, which are laying blame on...

Mexico: Documentary ‘Barrios, Beats, and Blood’

Daniel Hernandez, in his blog Intersections, posts “Barrios, Beats, and Blood”, a shot documentary on the hip-hop scene in Ciudad Juárez which “offers a direct window into the worldview of...

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