Geraldine Juarez

Geral­dine works to under­stand­ the config­u­ra­tions and effects cre­ated when soci­ety, infor­ma­tion, pop culture, intel­lec­tual prop­erty and power col­lide.

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Mexico: Two Students Killed During Protest in Ayotzinapa

  14 December 2011

Two students from a rural school were killed during a protest in Ayotzinapa, Chilpancingo, the capital of the state of Guerrero, Mexico. Contradicting versions of the events have been published online, while netizens share reports and their outrage on Twitter.

Mexico: Day 3: Thousands of Zapatistas Join National ‘March for Peace’

  11 May 2011

During its third day, thousands of Zapatistas joined the national march for peace, justice and dignity, denouncing the violence created by the War on Drugs. Protesters also met many of the families that are claiming justice for their killed or missing loved ones. Global Voices author Geraldine Juárez spoke to some of these participants.

Mexico: Day 2 of #marchanacional: Protesters Enter Mexico City

  11 May 2011

As previously reported on Global Voices, on May 5, 2011, Mexican citizens started a 'march for peace' denouncing the violence caused by the 'War on Drugs'. On its second day, the silent caravan of the #marchanacional (national march) continued on its way to El Zócalo in downtown Mexico City. Bloggers and Twitter users actively reported on the second day of the march, showing support and distributing information.

Mexico: Citizens on Alert Over National Security Law Reform

  7 May 2011

Mexican citizens are on alert over a reform to the National Security Law. After much pressure, the project is now on hold. According to human right groups, political annalists, lawyers and even some politicians, the reform would legalize the abuses of the army against civilians in the name of national security.

Mexico: Day 1 of Peaceful Protest Against Drug War Violence

  6 May 2011

On Thursday May 5, 2011, a national protest (#marchanacional on Twitter) kicked off in Cuernavaca, Morelos, a city 80 kilometers (around 50 miles) away from Mexico City. The participants en route to the capital in a peaceful walk will be received on Sunday, May 8, with a massive peaceful demonstration against the violence generated by the War on Drugs.

Mexico Prepares for Massive National Protest on May 8

  5 May 2011

Next Sunday May 8, 2011, Mexican citizens will march to demand the end of the "War on Drugs." Thirty one cities in Mexico, in nearly all its states, have already scheduled protests. International cities like Berlin, London, Hamburg, Río de Janeiro, New York, Montreal and Barcelona are also participating.

Mexico: New (Dis)Agreement on Reporting Violence

  29 March 2011

On March 24, most of the biggest Mexican media outlets signed the "Agreement to Cover Violence in Mexico," an agreement that unifies the editorial criteria to cover and report news related to "the drug war." Many support and defend the document, but the text has also sparked strong disagreement and criticism.

Mexico: Telecom and Entertainment Industries Testify on ACTA

  18 March 2011

As reported earlier, the Mexican Senate is holding public hearings with citizens, academics, lobbyists, and Internet service providers on the Anti-Counterfeit Commercial Agreement –widely known as ACTA. On March 2, lobbyists from the creative, telecommunications and entertainment industries had the opportunity to present their positions to the senators. Here is a summary of the session.

Mexico: ACTA Public Hearings Kick Off

  2 March 2011

The controversial Anti-Counterfeit Commercial Agreement --widely known as ACTA-- is currently under discussion in the Mexican Senate in response to opposition from civil society to the way the treaty's negotiation process is being conducted. Here is a summary of results and reactions to the public hearings held up to date.

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