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7 May 2013
The alleged accidental explosion of a gas tanker caused the death of at least 19 people in the Greater Mexico City.
2 May 2013
U.S. President Barack Obama began his trip through Mexico and Costa Rica with the intention of addressing vitally important themes for the region that include the expansion of commerce and economic and energy cooperation, as well as issues of security, immigration, government and control of illegal drug trafficking.
26 April 2013
The mothers of female homicide victims have taken to the streets to demand justice as femicides continue unpunished in Mexico.
5 April 2013
An American study finds that Mexican Twitter users have become the reliable source of information about topics related to the country's drug violence, taking on the role of traditional media outlets. Sara Plaza Écija summarizes the study's findings in Periodismo Ciudadano.
14 March 2013
The festival "Vive Latino 2013" (Mexico) will include the participation of Blur, Los Fabulosos Cadillacs, Los Auténticos Decadentes and Panteón Rococó, among many others. Global Voices presents 3 different points of view about the festival in question.
Paula Gonzalo from Periodismo Ciudadano (Citizen Journalism) interviews Yesica Guerra, Director of Hero Reports, a project that geo-tags information, gathered via crowdsourcing or citizen participation, relating to acts of kindness that take place in Mexico.
28 February 2013
Countries across Latin America are on a mission to get hammerheads onto the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (Cites) list for protection. They’re armed with a new iPhone app that promises to make fin identification quick and easy. Listing the sharks would help fund financially strapped programs in Latin America and restrict global trade.
20 February 2013
We spoke with Matisse Bustos Hawkes, communications manager at Witness, an international non-profit organization that uses the power of video and narrative to open the world's eyes to human rights' abuses.
13 February 2013
The announcement of the resignation of Pope Benedict XVI from the papal throne, or, more specifically, the Supreme Pontificate of the Catholic Church, took the world by surprise on Monday, February 11, 2013.
7 February 2013
By knowing the negative image Mexico has in international media, some people from the international community living in Mexico got tired of seeing how the positive side of the country gets lost and created the hashtag #ForTheLoveOfMexico.