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· August, 2011

Stories about Mexico from August, 2011

31 August 2011

Blog Carnival: Mexico – Is Mexican Society Violent by Nature?

This summary of our Blog Carnival: Mexico - Citizenry, Violence and Blogs looks at what Mexican bloggers think about their society which is sometimes described as violent by nature. Bloggers...

30 August 2011

Latin America: Remembering the Missing on the International Day of the Disappeared

Blog Carnival: Mexico – Citizen Media on the Scene

This second post reporting on the 2011 Blog Carnival, summarizes opinions of Mexican bloggers on the way media covers violence, and above all, on the role of citizen media in...

29 August 2011

Blog Carnival: Mexico – Verbalizing the Violence

Our first 2011 Blog Carnival had the theme "Mexico - Citizenry, Violence and Blogs". In this first part of the final summary, we showcase what Mexican bloggers thought about past...

28 August 2011

Mexico Mourns Casino Royale Victims on Twitter

The attack and fire in Casino Royale in Monterrey, Mexico, resulted in 52 casualties, in another event further tied to violence from organized crime. Twitter users look for their relatives...

25 August 2011

Mexico: Outrage After Shooting During Football Match in Torreón

Mexican citizens use the blogosphere and social networks to speak out about the armed conflict that took in Torreón (outside the Territorio Santos Modelo stadium), which caused panic and uncertainty...

21 August 2011

Mexico: Football Match Interrupted by Gunfire

Mexico: Following Javier Sicilia's Footsteps

Mexican bloggers write about activist Javier Sicilia's activism and his Movement for Peace with Justice and Dignity. His activities and the organisation he runs generate contrary opinions, for which the...

15 August 2011

Mexico City's 1000th Gay Wedding

Mexico: Celebrating Cantinflas’ 100th Birthday

This August, Mexico celebrates one hundred years of the birth of comedian Mario Moreno, better known as Cantinflas. Considered a comedy icon, Cantinflas made his audience reflect on the contrast...

8 August 2011

Mexico's ‘Train of Death’

Thousands of Central American migrants risk their lives to hop on top of moving freight trains going from southern Mexico to northern destinations along the US border. A new documentary...

1 August 2011

Mexico: Portrayals of a Culture… of Violence?

Even though other parts of the world are experiencing high levels of violence, Mexico's case attracts our attention with the apparent inability of the government and its institutions to face...