Stories about Mexico from May, 2015
The Forgotten Massacre of Chinese People in Torreón, Mexico
In May 1911, during the Mexican Revolution, half the population of the Chinese community in the town of Torreón were killed by an enraged mob.
Violence Once Again Shakes Mexico With Disappearance of At Least 30 People
"Tlatlaya, Ayotzinapa, and now Chilapa… does anyone still doubt that President Peña has lost control of the country?"
This Mexican Author Says Languages Aren't Straitjackets, but Tools to Start a Bilingual Conversation
Cristina Rivera Garza used to publish only in Spanish, but after 25 years in the US, she says writing in both Spanish and English brings tremendous richness to her experience.
Online Platform Alerts People in Mexico's Jalisco State to Organized Crime Violence
After several attacks from a powerful Mexican cartel, the Jalisco government hopes that technology can keep citizens informed about clashes and "narcobloqueos."
#IFellAsleepToo: Sleeping Latin American Doctors Go Viral
#YoTambienMeDormi Atte:@kellypeto pic.twitter.com/00hXx8iJBe — Iván Hernández (@DrIvanHdez) Mayo 12, 2015 I Fell Asleep Too. Sincerely: @kellypeto It's a trending topic under the hashtag #YoTambienMeDormi (#IFellAsleepToo). In one week, there have been 17,500 comments on Twitter. The stories of tens of thousands of doctors in Mexico and Latin America who are sharing...
Thank the Ottoman Empire for That Taco You're Eating
Taco al pastor, the classic Mexican street food that’s popular in the US, has roots in a surprising place: the Middle East.
The Mexican ‘Corrido’ of Feminist Liberation
Junio del 75 en México no te asombres Se juntaron mil señoras para hablar mal de los hombres […] Liberación absoluta es meta de la mujer Pero aquello de que hablamos Que no lo dejen de hacer aunque sea por favor In June of '75 in Mexico don’t be surprised...
The Cherán Indigenous Community in Mexico Finds Its Voice in Homegrown Media
A closer look at the community media outlets in Cherán, which declared political self-governance and self-defense in 2011.
Keeping Minors Safe Online Is Everyone's Responsibility
We live in an age in which dizzying technological advances sometimes put minors in danger. In a post on blog Mujeres Construyendo (Women Building), Gloria Serrato delves into society's responsibility to protect them and teach them the appropriate use of new technologies: Diferentes organismos han emitido iniciativas para defender a los menores de...
What Does Consensual Frotteurism Mean in Mexico?
"Sexual harassment is a crime, consensual 'arrimon' is not"
The Heartbreaking Story of a Woman Enslaved in Mexico
A chilling case of modern enslavement has shocked Mexico and raised awareness about a problem many don't know still exists.
Photo of a Mexican Revolutionary Who Looks Like Pacquiao Goes Viral
A photo of a Mexican revolutionary who looks like Manny Pacquiao has gone viral few days before the Filipino boxing icon's fight today against Floyd Mayweather in Las Vegas for three champions belts (OMB, CMB y la AMB) in the welterweight division. In Twitter there were many tweets related to the picture: Resulta que el abuelo de...
Social Networks Help Take Down a Peg Mexico's Most Privileged
Global Voices looks at how social media campaigns are helping to shame affluent Mexicans for rude behavior that insults and sometimes even injures ordinary citizens.