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Stories about Mexico

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

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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.

10 June 2015

250 Days Without the Ayotzinapa Students

June 3 marked 250 days since one of the most tragic episodes in Mexico's modern history: the disappearance and murder in Iguala of 43 students from Ayotzinapa.

7 June 2015

Ahead of Mexico's Vote, a Young Indigenous Woman Asks for an End to Silence Over Deaths and Disappearances

Her criticism of Nobel Peace Prize recipient Rigoberta Menchú's call to vote echoed through social media, adding weight to the argument to annul Mexico's June 7 elections.

Mexico Votes Against a Background of Disenchantment and Violence

"The underlying feeling is one of profound deception."

29 May 2015

The Forgotten Massacre of Chinese People in Torreón, Mexico

In May 1911, during the Mexican Revolution, half the population of the Chinese community in the town of Torreón were killed by an enraged mob.

28 May 2015

Violence Once Again Shakes Mexico With Disappearance of At Least 30 People

"Tlatlaya, Ayotzinapa, and now Chilapa… does anyone still doubt that President Peña has lost control of the country?"

23 May 2015

This Mexican Author Says Languages Aren't Straitjackets, but Tools to Start a Bilingual Conversation

Cristina Rivera Garza used to publish only in Spanish, but after 25 years in the US, she says writing in both Spanish and English brings tremendous richness to her experience.

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