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Stories about Mexico

28 July 2015

Destroying a Mountain: Mexican President Orders Expropriation of Native Lands for Freeway Project

A presidential decree was enough to expropriate almost 100 acres of land from the indigenous Otomi community for the construction of a new highway.

22 July 2015

Latin American Indigenous Communities Compete in the ‘Other’ Copa América

Not everyone was on board with the alternative tournament. "This is an outrageous sham," one group wrote.

21 July 2015

Mexican Army Accused of Shooting Civilians During Operation in Michoacán

Independent media reported that the Mexican Army opened fire against civilians in the indigenous community of Ostula in Michoacán state. One news outlet said a 12-year-old boy was killed.

19 July 2015

The Internet Pokes Fun at Alleged Threats from ‘El Chapo’ against Donald Trump

Social media users lapped up El Chapo's escape and alleged threats against Donald Trump with a series of humorous memes.

16 July 2015

Mexican Newspaper Launches Mayan-Language Edition

Mayan is the second most important indigenous language in Mexico, spoken by about 800,000 people.

10 July 2015

Mexico Was Hacking Team's No. 1 Client for Spyware

Global Voices Advocacy

At least 14 Mexican states and government agencies had contracts with Hacking Team, the Italy-based spyware company. But only some of them have constitutional authority to monitor citizen communications.

28 June 2015

Go Behind the Scenes With Chumel Torres, Mexico’s Answer to John Oliver

His viewership on YouTube continues to grow by attracting mostly young Mexicans, hungry for a breakdown of the news with some comedy.

19 June 2015

The Tweet That United Government and Opposition Supporters in Venezuela

Former Mexican President Felipe Calderón learned that you shouldn't insult Venezuelan football.

18 June 2015

A New Mesoamerican Film and Radio Festival Is Spreading the Word About Indigenous Struggles

The First Mesoamerican Community Film and Radio Festival began on June 10 in Oaxaca and will continue on to various countries in the region from later in June.

12 June 2015

Mexico’s Independent Media Crackdown Threatens Indigenous Radio in Oaxaca

Global Voices Advocacy

Community radio stations devoted to indigenous groups in Mexico once more confront governmental limitations on their work, facing off against elites with a distinct set of political ambitions.

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