Latest posts by J. Tadeo
A look at indigenous women in Mexican cinema
Indigenous Mexican women in film, like Yalitza Aparicio ("Roma", 2018), Carmen Martínez ("At' Anni'", 2019), and Ángeles Cruz ("Arcángel", 2018), are drawing the attention of audiences worldwide.
Oaxacan women learn essential photo skills to reframe their lives
Over a weekend in November 2018, 25 young girls from Oaxaca learned about photography techniques from instructors of the Museum of Photographic Arts.
AMLO, Mexico's new pacifist president, will create a militarised police force to fight street crime
As Mexico enters the twelfth year of its armed conflict, the president-elect sparks controversy proposing to militarize the police.
Mexicans celebrate indigenous cuisine with an online healthy food challenge
Mexicans eat more processed food than most Latin American countries despite the country's nutritious indigenous dishes.
During the World Cup, Mexico gets in trouble when their fans’ chants are called ‘foul’
"In addition to being considered a homophobic scream, the “EEEEEH P…” could cause serious problems for the Mexican National Team" according to FIFA rules.
With elections fast approaching in Mexico, what is at stake for citizens?
This is the first in a series of four articles focused on México’s upcoming elections. In this post: A look at the political background and the emergence of new candidates.
Brutal murder of three film students in Mexico sparks outrage
"The confirmation of the students murdered in Jalisco is a shame. As a country, we must demand justice. There is no justification for these crimes... Never impunity, never amnesty..."
Homages to Stephen Hawking in Latin America's Media Show How Mourning for the Scientist Transcends Borders
"Everybody knew about Stephen Hawking's cosmic brilliance, but few understood it. Not even first-class astronomers."
Mexico's Electoral Authority Announces Collaboration with Facebook, Casting Doubt on its Credibility
Social media are accusing the INE of creating "fake news" for having made false claims about an agreement with Facebook.
Mexico Takes a Leading Role in the Oscars (Again!)
Mexican filmmaker Guillermo del Toro's 'The Shape of Water' is leading Oscar nominations, and Mexico's Twittersphere is celebrating with a big wave of memes.
Would Amnesty for Drug Kingpins Achieve Peace in Mexico? Depends Who You Ask
A presidential candidate proposes amnesty as a solution to Mexico's internal conflict. Such a proposition is not novel in the region -- nor is the controversy it sparks.
Mezcal: The Rebirth of a Traditional Mexican Drink
After having been considered an underappreciated drink, mezcal is finally found in the most chic bars on the planet and bartenders are giving it the recognition it deserves.
Mexican Attorney General's Short Tenure Criticized for ‘Constant Impunity’
"It's important to remember that during Cervantes' time in position, impunity in cases of attacks against #FreedomOfExpression was constant"
Come Together: Mexico's Recovery from Double Earthquake Devastation in Photographs
Volunteers streamed into the worst-affected areas of Mexico City to remove debris and boost public morale.
The Femicide in Mexico by a ‘Cabify’ Driver That Shook Latin America
"#IfTheyKillMe I'm sure it will be for having been to a concert or to the theatre at night, I'm sure it will be my fault for enjoying my life."
Ayotzinapa: It's Been Three Years Since 43 Students Disappeared in Mexico
Three years and three prosecutors later, calls for justice for the Ayotzinapa case have been drowned out in a sea of scandals surrounding the Mexican government.
Mexico Earthquake: ‘I Thought I Was Going to Die When Pieces of the Ceiling Began to Fall’
People who lived through the September 2017 earthquakes in Oaxaca and Mexico City tell us their experience.
Mexico's Appeal for an Impartial Federal Prosecutor General
Mexico's ruling party wants one of its members to become the Federal Prosecutor General. Many believe this represents a conflict of interest.
Tepache and Pulque: Two Traditional Mexican Beverages Looking for Their Place in the Present
Get to know these ancient drinks that most tourists, and locals, overlook in the Mexican capital.
Murdered Mexican Journalist Cándido Ríos: ‘Our Weapons Do Not Shoot Bullets. Our Weapons Shoot Truth’
"His tireless efforts to denounce injustice brought him popularity among readers, but also enemies like the former mayor of Ríos' hometown Hueyapan, who threatened him with death several times."
The Honeymoon Period is Over Between Uber and Users in Mexico City
Every accusation of traditional taxi drivers now applies to Uber drivers, leaving a wake of unsatisfied and angry users who find themselves defenseless