Stories about Mexico from November, 2014
Mexico's Missing Ayotzinapa Students Are More Than Just a Number
Actors and illustrators are dedicating work to the missing student teachers in an effort to humanize them beyond the oft-cited number 43.
11-Year-Old Girl Starts Petition Calling for Mexican President's Resignation
An 11 year-old Mexican girl decided to collect signatures calling for the resignation of the president of her country, Enrique Peña Nieto, due to his handling of the disappearance of 43 trainee school teachers.
The tragedy of the students from Ayotzinapa in Guerrero, Mexico, has started a wave of solidarity among Mexicans and people throughout the world, so much so that students from at least 43 counties are demanding justice for their missing peers. But to explain the sentiments of families and locals engaged...
Let's Keep Fighting Gender-Based Violence!
Mujeres construyendo (Women building) reports about the Campaign Beijing+20 de UN, a small contribution in the fight against gender-based violence. Violence against women isn't just about physical violence, but sexual and psychological violence as well. According to data provided by UH Women, 120 million girls have been victims of sexual...
The Tragedy in Mexico's Iguala Is a ‘Game Changer’
Fernando Vázquez Rigada blogged on October 27 about the dreadful events occured in the community of Iguala, Mexico. By his understanding, this has unveiled just how rotten the government is, starting from the involvement of the former mayor and continuing with the corruption within institutions. El 26 había una crisis...
GV Face: Seeking Justice for Mexico's Missing #Ayotzinapa Students
In this video hangout, Global Voices' Mexico team and partners discuss the Ayotzinapa story and its ramifications for Mexico's political and social fabric.
Bodies Found in Southwest Mexico Aren't Those of Missing Ayotzinapa Students
Argentinian forensic experts say remains discovered in a garbage dump don't match the identities of the 43 student teachers who disappeared in September after being attacked by police and criminals.
ICT Access and Rural Women Empowerment
Marita Seara Fernández, who blogs on Mujeres construyendo (Women building), calls for the empowerment of rural woman and explains that according to Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) 58 million women in Latin America and the Caribbean live in rural areas and 4 and a half million are farmers....
Mexico: Chauvinism and Homophobia in Political Parties
Arely Torres-Miranda, blogging for Mujeres construyendo (Women building), questions the misogyny and the chauvinism that exist within Mexican political parties, something they all have in common across the board: former representatives of the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) who hire sexual services, videos that involve members of the National Action Party...
Outrage as Mexico's Attorney General Says Missing Ayotzinapa Students Are Dead
Jesus Murillo Karam based his declaration on confessions from three hit men. But the bodies haven't been identified, and Mexicans are growing #tired of the government's handling of the tragedy.
A Network of Indigenous Language Digital Activists in Mexico
Rising Voices co-organized a gathering for Indigenous Language Digital Activists in Oaxaca, Mexico to help build a network to help revitalize indigenous languages through the use of participatory digital media.
Mexico: Shots Fired at Transparency Expert on University Campus
Violence continues unabated in Mexico: Ernesto Villanueva, a lawyer specializing in transparency and freedom of expression, was attacked by a gunman on a university campus.
Protesters Descend on Mexico City to Demand Action for Missing Ayotzinapa Students
"Whoever has him I'll give them my land in return for my son being brought back alive." Tens of thousands marched for Global Day of Action for Ayotzinapa.
Mayor and Wife Suspected in Missing Students Case Arrested in Mexico City
Those responsible for the Ayotzinapa crimes have been identified as José Luis Abarca and María de los Ángeles Pineda, both of whom were arrested in Mexico City.