Stories about Mexico from October, 2014
Your Voice Counts, Don't Be Silent
Mujeres Construyendo (Women building) tries to raise awareness with a message mainly for women. Inequality between men and women is a fact, as confirmed by the Center of Economic Studies of Mexico, where we can see that, in terms of salaries, a woman earns 22% less, but this is just...
A Game of Marbles to Prevent Homeless Deaths
In Mexico, the Day of the Dead is coming and this sets into motion, as every year, the game #ChirasPelasCalacasFlacas, that involves playing with marbles, an initiative by the organization El Caracol (the snail) that works to reduce the risks that lead to deaths of the homeless. The homeless population...
Mexican University Students Go On Strike Over Ayotzinapa Tragedy
"They were taken alive, we want them back alive!" The student community in Mexico shows their solidarity for the missing students of Ayotzinapa, Guerrero, which remains unresolved.
Mexico in the Labyrinth of Its Solitude
Since the beginning of his term in late 2012, Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto has been committed to creating and broadcasting an image of a country moving forward. The government has enacted structural reforms with support from the opposition. The government's strategy to deal with the country's security crisis, however,...
How the Tlatelolco Massacre Shaped Modern-Day Mexican Hero Raúl Álvarez Garín
Hundreds of Mexican students were gunned down by their government in 1968. Raúl Álvarez Garín, who was a leader of the national student strike committee, survived.
Mexicans Demand President Peña Nieto Resign With Trending Twitter Hashtag
A spate of state violence, including the case of the missing Ayotzinapa students, has prompted Mexicans to demand the resignation of President Enrique Peña Nieto on Twitter under #DemandoTuRenunciaEPN.
Citizen Journalist Kidnapped and Killed in Mexico for Reporting on Organized Crime
María del Rosario Fuentes Rubio volunteered as a contributor with Valor por Tamaulipas (Courage for Tamaulipas), a citizen media platform that allows users to file anonymous reports on violence.
Mexico's ‘Corona Capital’ Music Festival Played On Despite Heavy Rains
The weather seemed more in line with what fans could expect at Glastonbury Festival in England across the pond.
It's Blog Action Day: Let's Talk About Inequality
Global Voices is an official partner for the event, which tackles the issue of inequality this year.
Will Ayotzinapa Case Become Mexico's Political Firestorm or Will It Be Forgotten?
If a mass grave turns out to contain Ayotzinapa's missing students, the tension now in the air might be enough to cause a large-scale political firestorm.
Is History Repeating Itself in Mexico with the Ayotzinapa Tragedy?
Just last September, local police in Iguala attacked a group of students from the Rural School in Ayotzinapa, killing six and wounding seventeen. Another 25 people—perhaps more—simply vanished.
Mexicans Demand Safe Return of Students “Taken Alive”
Protests against the disappearance of Ayotzinapa students sweep Mexico City and elsewhere, following the discovery of mass graves.
With Ayotzinapa Attack, Have Violence and Corruption Reached a Tipping Point in Mexico?
Authorities have discovered a mass grave, and some believe the bodies were those of student teachers missing since their bus was attacked by Mexican police and members of organized crime.
In Latin America, Discrimination Pits Neighbour Against Neighbour
For some, there is always a reason to discriminate, whether because of socioeconomic level, race, background, or housing accommodation. Here are some examples of the current situation in Latin America.
Why Do So Many Women in Mexico Give Birth Via Caesarean Section?
In Mexico, nine out of ten births in private hospitals and four out of ten in public hospitals are performed via C-section, according to figures from National Health Information System.