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Andrea Arzaba

Andrea Arzaba is a journalist and a media creative from Mexico. She is currently studying a MA in Latin American Studies, with a concentration on development, in Washington DC.

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Latest posts by Andrea Arzaba

17 January 2012

Mexico: Netizens Mobilize for the Tarahumara Indigenous People

Netizens organized food drives for the Tarahumara indigenous people of Chihuahua after a video, reporting the alleged suicide of 50 natives to avoid starvation, spread online. Although there is insufficient...

9 January 2012

COP17: Young Trackers Share Final Thoughts on Climate Change Talks

Adopt a Negotiator Project trackers updated their blogs daily during the two weeks of climate change talks at the United Nations Conference on Climate Change, COP17, held from November 28...

11 November 2011

Mexico: Netizens React to Death of Interior Secretary

Fernando Blake Mora, Mexico’s Interior Minister, died today -November 11- in a helicopter crash. Twitter users immediately began discussing the accident, and in a few hours #BlakeMora and 'Secretario de...

17 September 2011

CIVICUS: Reflections on the Power of Civil Society

For three days several civil society representatives met in Montreal for the CIVICUS World Assembly. The subjects were diverse: from civil movements, social equality, and the effects of new technologies,...

15 August 2011

Mexico: Celebrating Cantinflas’ 100th Birthday

This August, Mexico celebrates one hundred years of the birth of comedian Mario Moreno, better known as Cantinflas. Considered a comedy icon, Cantinflas made his audience reflect on the contrast...

30 May 2011

Mexico: Blood Fountains

During the last weekend of May 2011, activists from the movement "Let's stop the bullets, let's paint the fountains" stained the water of a famous statue in Mexico City blood...

10 May 2011

Global Blogging Competition on Water Issues

The European Journalism Centre has launched a three month international blogging competition focusing on water issues called TH!NK5. Bloggers from 40 different countries joined the contest, aiming to win the...

8 March 2011

Mexico: Remembering the Women of Ciudad Juárez

Ciudad Juárez is considered the most violent city in Mexico with more than 3,100 murders recorded in 2010, with an average of 9 homicides per day. Women are not immune...

6 March 2011

Mexico: Possible Documentary Censorship Causes Commotion

A Mexican judge ordered theaters to temporarily halt screenings of the popular Mexican documentary Presunto Culpable (Presumed Guilty). The filmmakers, in an announcement posted on their website, state that the...

27 February 2011

Mexico: Kidnapping Case Affects Diplomatic Relations with France

Relations between Mexico and France have been strained due to the kidnapping conviction of French national Florence Cassez in Mexico City. Cassez was arrested in 2006, accused of kidnapping charges...

4 February 2011

Mexico: Reactions to “Racist” Remarks on BBC's Top Gear

Comments on the BBC's popular car show Top Gear calling Mexicans, "lazy, feckless, flatulent," and "overweight" have caused mixed reactions among Mexican bloggers.

26 January 2011

Mexico: Indigenous Rights Advocate, Bishop Samuel Ruiz, Dies

On January 24th, Bishop Samuel Ruiz Garcia passed away at the age of 86. He was known for his work as an advocate of the rights of the indigenous Mayan...

20 January 2011

Mexico: The “Sistine Chapel of Crystals”

The "Cave of Crystals" in the Mexican town of Naica houses giant crystals known as "Moon Stones." The cave is a deadly place for humans to visit, but through the...

15 January 2011

Mexico: Singer Accused of Rape Tweets in Defense

28-year-old Mexican pop singer Kalimba is using Twitter to defend himself against accusations that he raped two underage girls. His fans tweet to support him, but others criticize the media...

11 January 2011

Mexico: Tweeting About Violence With #RedMexico

Tired of drug-related violence, Mexican Twitter users are using the hashtag #MexicoRojo ("Red Mexico") to discuss the issue and update their followers on recent events.

6 January 2011

Mexico: The Three King's Cake Celebration

On January 6th, Mexican families get together and eat a special cake called "Rosca de Reyes" (translated as "King's Cake"). Several bloggers have written about this tradition, what it means...

26 December 2010

Mexico: Indigenous People Denounce Mining Project on Sacred Site

The Indigenous Huichol People of Mexico are denouncing a Canadian mining project that is threatening one of their sacred sites and that, if completed, would endanger their health and water...

21 December 2010

COP16: Conclusions from Young Trackers

Young trackers from the Adopt a Negotiator Project blogged throughout COP16, United Nations Climate Change Conference that took place in Cancún, Mexico. These were some of their concluding statements and...

6 December 2010

COP 16: Young Bloggers Track Negotiations

Adopt a Negotiator, part of the TckTckTck campaign focusing on climate change, is an initiative where several young people from different parts of the world become “trackers.” Their role is...

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