Stories about Mexico from November, 2011
Mexico: Guadalajara Hosts 25th International Book Fair
Guadalajara is hosting the 25th International Book Fair from November 26 to December 4, 2011. Álvaro López writes about the fair in Vivir México [es], and says he wishes Mexico had more readers and fewer TV viewers.
Mexico: Government Considers Legal Actions Against Citizens Demanding ICC Probe
The Mexican government has rejected war crime allegations and threatened to use legal actions against citizens that filed a complaint at the ICC against the President, top government officials, and drug gang leaders involved in Mexico's Drug War.
Mexico: Massive Civil Lawsuit at ICC Seeks Drug War Justice
23,000 Mexican citizens have asked the International Criminal Court to investigate heads of drug cartels, President Felipe Calderón and other top officials for crimes against civilians in Mexico's ongoing Drug War.
Mexico: Looking Beyond the Violent Portrait of Ciudad Juárez
Richard Boren in the blog Border Wars shows that there's a lot more to Ciudad Juárez than the violence portrayed in the media. “The city is becoming increasingly more isolated from the world. […] The collateral damage from Juarez's one-sided portrait in the media is enormous, and one of the...
Mexico: Citizen Detained Over Politician Helicopter Crash Joke Tweet
The Mexican Twittersphere exploded on November 13 demanding the release of Mario Flores, who was detained without an arrest order allegedly because of a joke he tweeted last Thursday, November 10. Geraldine Juarez takes a closer look at this case.
Mexico: Netizens React to “Good Weekend” Initiative
Mexico's President Calderón has announced the "Good Weekend" initiative to boost the economy, by applying discounts in stores whilst advancing the year-end bonus for government employees. The concept has generated diverse reactions among Mexican netizens.
Mexico: Twitter User Questioned Over Controversial Tweet
A Mexican Twitter user know by his nickmane @mareoflores was summoned to clarify, apparently without an arrest warrant, a tweet published before the Interior Secretary's helicopter accident that had "foreseen" his death. Miguel Angel Guevara reports on the first Twitter reactions.
Mexico: Netizens React to Death of Interior Secretary
Fernando Blake Mora, Mexico’s Interior Minister, died today -November 11- in a helicopter crash. Twitter users immediately began discussing the accident, and in a few hours #BlakeMora and 'Secretario de Gobernación' became worldwide trending topics.
Latin America: New Online Learning Platform Oja.la
The Next Web highlights new online leaning platform Oja.la [es], which plans to offer IT courses in Spanish starting with “How to find investors for an online project” with entrepreneur Wenceslao Casares. However, as TNW explains, students have to pre-register through Facebook because Oja.la wants to “makes sure enough people...
Mexico: Global Voices Contributor Receives Praise for Her Poems and Her Tweets
Global Voices contributor Issa Villarreal is recognized in the UNAM's (National Autonomous University of Mexico) ‘Poetry Periodical’ [es] for her poem El cuerpo siempre pierde [es] (“The body always loses”) and her informative tweets about Monterrey. You can follow Issa on Twitter @hiperkarma.
Mexico: Remembering Victims of Organized Crime on the Day of the Dead
This year, during All Saints Day and the Day of the Dead in Mexico, “small groups around the country are using the occasion to remember the thousands of people who died violently over the past year at the hand of one or another collection of combatants in the country’s many-sided...