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Issa Villarreal

Existing since 1984. Networking since 1995. I'm a freelance writer, blogger, web editor and music lover. I live in Monterrey, México. Most of my writing is in spanish. Among other projects, I comment and review music events from my city in weshallbefree, rant in a blog for newspaper Milenio called Licencia para confundir, and go personal and collect quotes in Perdida en el super.

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Latest posts by Issa Villarreal

5 December 2009

Ecuador: First results form Google Zeitgest

Chile: A Proper Funeral for Víctor Jara

On December 3 Chilean community celebrated a proper funeral for singer songwriter Víctor Jara, who was murdered 36 years ago during the military coup of Pinochet and has been an...

27 November 2009

Mexico: Viewing Mexican Streets with Google

On November 9th, Mexicans welcomed Google Street View and its digital maps with street level photographs for Mexico City, Guadalajara, Monterrey and other 5 cities, making Mexico the first Latin...

22 October 2009

Mexico: The Internet as a Necessity, not a Luxury

An increase in taxes was approved by the Chamber of Deputies of Mexico, including an special tax for Internet and cable services prompting online protests saying that the Internet is...

6 October 2009

Mexico: Reactions to Drug Decriminalization Law

In the midst of the AH1N1 virus paranoia, the Mexican government approved the Ley de Narcomenudeo that decriminalizes drug consumption in small dosages. Now, 5 months later, many are wondering...

11 August 2009

Mexico: Telling Secrets on Twitter

Rafa Saavedra is a connosseiur of underground culture from Tijuana, México. In an interview, he tells about his most recent project combining Twitter and the telling of secrets.

8 July 2009

Mexico: Voters Share Their Null Ballots on Twitter

Mexicans tweeted their discontent with the political system of the country by sharing photographs of their paper ballots nullified in creative ways during the July 5 mid-term elections.

4 July 2009

Mexico: The Campaign to Protect the Vote

"Cuidemos el voto" [“Let’s protect the vote”] is a project that plans to protect the votes of Mexicans during the July 5 election from “old enemies”: violence, false IDs, damage...

3 July 2009

Mexico: Null Ballots and Low Turnout Expected on Election Day

July 5 is election day in Mexico. More than 600 positions for public officials are up for grabs. However, there are estimates that more than 70% of citizens will abstain...

17 June 2009

Mexico: Water Shortages Affecting Nearly 2 Million Residents

Nearly two millions of citizens have been affected by the recent reduction of the water service in the Valley of Mexico. The Cutzamala System, which manages 20% of the drinking...

2 June 2009

Mexico: Young Graffiti Writers Arrested in Monterrey

Thirteen boys from the metropolitan area of Monterrey, city at the North of México, were sent to prison after of 300 young graffiti “writers” made an “attack” to an overpass...

28 May 2009

Mexico: Television Comedy Show Makes Light of Actor's Mental Disability

The Human Rights Commission of Mexico DF has asked the television network Televisa to apologize the actor known as Sammy, after the contestants of a comedy game show played a...

6 May 2009

Mexico: Scenes From an Outbreak

Almost two weeks after the outbreak of the H1N1 virus, Mexico City was declared in “state of emergency” suspending activities at closed populated spaces, such as schools, workplaces and restaurants,...

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