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· April, 2015

Stories about Mexico from April, 2015

The Quest for the Mexican Miracle

Against the backdrop of elections scheduled for 7 June 2015 in Mexico, Fernando Vazquez blogging on Futuros Anticipados reflects on the quest for a miracle in development, growth and honesty, at times hindered...

Is Mexico’s National Game a Beloved Sport or Animal Cruelty?

Is charrería an expression of Mexican folklore or an abusive practice against animals?

Mexican Rescue Team Asks for Help to Go to Nepal

Urgen donativos para 25 rescatistas paypal:donativos@brigada-rescate-topos.org CLABE Santander:01418092000709294 tel.5554160417 #ToposANepal — Topos México (@topos) April 27, 2015 Donations are needed urgently for 25 rescuers paypal: donativos@brigada-rescate-topos.org CLABE Santander:01418092000709294 tel.5554160417 #ToposANepal (Topos...

Mexico's Escalating Labor Strike in San Quentin

Global Voices looks at farm workers' protests in San Quintin and Mexico's larger ethnic conflict and social challenges.

‘We Want Answers': Mexico’s Federal Police Accused of Massacre at Apatzingán

An investigative report debunks the Mexican government's version of a shooting in January. "Friendly fire" among civilians didn't leave 16 people dead. Federal police firing into a downtown plaza did.

Mexican Women Are Being Called on to Help Transform Their Portrayal in Mexican Media

WACC, SocialTIC, WITNESS, La Sandía Digital, and Subversiones have called on women interested in telling the stories of strong women in their communities with the purpose of changing the way women...

Head to the US-Mexico Border and Find a Chinese Food Scene Like None Other

Avocado in fried rice and Mexican-style beef with asparagus are just some of the dishes you’ll find. And their backstory dates back more than 130 years.

Mexican Group Receives International Journalism Recognition Julio Anguita Parrado

Periodistas de a Pie (@periodistasdeapie), an active journalist organization that aims to raise the quality of journalism in Mexico, received the International Journalism Award Julio Anguita Parrado in Spain. Through...

Finally, a Mobile App for Geolocated News in Latin America

FACTICO is the first mobile media designed in Latin America to geolocate information. But, what is app all about? FACTICO es la aplicación de noticias e información más innovadora y atractiva de América...

The Cherán Indigenous Community's Remarkable Road to Self-Rule in Mexico

This is the first in a series of posts about the Cherán community, which took on organized crime, established self-government and uses citizen media to strengthen and preserve its traditions.

Mexican Beauty Pageant Contestant’s Baffling ‘Chimpanzee’ Answer

It's well known that every aspiring beauty queen must answer a difficult question in the interview portion of the contest. Also well known are some of the answers that contestants...

Meet Mexico's Crowdfunding Campaign Against Censorship and Bots

A developer behind the crowdfunding project says the proposed software "would have the ability to analyze millions of messages and could also measure various parameters such as geographical origin."

Bolivia to Host First International Community Radio and Free Software Conference

The first international conference on community radio and free software will be held in Cochabama, Bolivia from June 11-13, 2015. So far, the community radio stations from Spanish-speaking countries that...

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