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· July, 2011

Stories about Mexico from July, 2011

Blog Carnival: Mexico – Citizenry, Violence and Blogs

Global Voices in Spanish has the pleasure of announcing a new edition of its Blog Carnival, which will be focused on bloggers and Internet users from Mexico, along the topic...

Mexico: Improvements in Education Decreasing Emigration Rates

The second post on a series about immigration throughout the Americas on the Council on Hemispheric Affairs Blog focuses on “Mexico's Improving Education and Declining Emigration”.

Mexico: A Mother's Struggle to Find Her Missing Daughter

Judith Torrea in her blog Ciudad Juárez, En la Sombra del Narcotráfico (Ciudad Juárez, In the Shadow of Drug Trafficking), tells the story [es] of Lucy, a mother who has...

Mexico: 17 Dead After Jail Riot in Ciudad Juárez

“Seventeen people are dead following a Juárez jailhouse ‘riot’, which seems to have been more a pitched battle between the Mexicles and the Aztecas, two local gangs whose members populate...

Mexico: The Knights Templar, Violence and Norway

Bloggings by boz points out that the criminal organization the ‘Knights Templar’ is present in Mexico and that “the killer in Norway's shocking massacre last week also considered himself a...

Twitter and Latin American Presidents: Does It Make Them Closer to Us?

Twitter use among the presidents of Latin America is gaining momentum. Whether used as a form of press release, to communicate with citizens or to cheer for a soccer team,...

Mexico: Sinaloa Governor Calls for Special Investigation on Femicides

Aguachile commends Sinaloa Governor Mario López Valdez (Malova) “for taking the issue of femicides seriously and not brushing it under the carpet […] Malova considered the rise in femicides in...

Mexico: Supreme Court Rules Civil Courts Take On Military Abusers

Adam Isacson writes about a recent ruling by Mexico's Supreme Court: “civilian judges must take on military human rights violations”. A decision he calls a “strong blow in favor of...

Videos: Tortillas, Chapatis, Bread and More Around the World

Most cultures accompany their meals with a grain based product; bread, flatbreads and steamed buns are part of people's meals in many places of the world. Today we visit artisans...

Mexico: Photos of Street Food in Mexico City

Lesley Téllez posts pictures of street food in Mexico City in her blog The Mija Chronicles.

Argentine Songwriter Facundo Cabral Murdered in Guatemala

On Saturday July 9 the renowned songwriter Facundo Cabral, whose career was characterised by songs that acted as a vehicle for his messages, was murdered in Guatemala. Moved by his...

Recent Cases of Journalists Killed in Honduras and Mexico

The Knight Center's Journalism in the Americas blog reports on the latest killings of journalists in Mexico and Honduras.

Latin America: Blogging About the ‘2011 Copa América’

Blogger ‘Marsares’ is covering the 2011 Copa América for equinoXio [es], providing analysis about each football game. Argentina (the host), Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Mexico, Paraguay, Peru,...

Mexico: Reactions Following Elections in the State of Mexico

In the July 3 elections of the State of Mexico, social networks and citizen media served as a forum for expressing the most diverse opinions regarding the electoral session, in...

Mexico: Neighborhood Affected by Floods Feels Abandoned on Election Day

On Sunday, July 3, the state of Mexico held gubernatorial elections, but Daniel Hernandez in the Los Angeles Times blog La Plaza reports that in the Colonia Franja del Valle...

Mexico: Reconstruction in Monterrey a Year After Hurricane Alex

A year ago, on July 1, 2010, Monterrey was hit by hurricane Alex. Carlos Hinojosa in Vivir México [es] looks at what has been done during this year to reconstruct...

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