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· November, 2011

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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"...

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...

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...

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”)...

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...

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