Tag Archives: Mexico

The Paradox of Free Expression In Mexico

December 12, 2014

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By Fei Huang As the spiral of violence engulfing 43 missing students in Mexico continues to draw international attention to the violence-ridden country, it is equally important to take notice of the recent murder of an innocent journalist who was caught up in Mexico’s drug wars. The tensions between citizen journalists and the Mexican drug […]

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Mexico Student Massacre Raises Big Questions

November 14, 2014

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Guest Editorial: La Opinión Editorial The massacre of 43 Mexican students revealed the deep troubles this country has because of the mixture of politics and drug trafficking, and the corruption of leaders and officials that goes along with it. According to the official story, students from a teachers college wanted to demonstrate during a speech that […]

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Tierra de héroes, tierra de malvados

November 14, 2014

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Comentario: Por Humberto Caspa, Ph.D. No soy muy adepto a ver telenovelas. Es muy raro que me ponga cómodo en el sofá, utilice 30 o 60 minutos diarios, en una secuela de dramas sin sentido que, muchas veces, no tienen nada que ver con la realidad. Dos o tres años atrás, la cadena Telemundo lanzó […]

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The Blazing Ashes of Ayotzinapa

November 7, 2014

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Frontera NorteSur Editor’s Note: Frontera NorteSur’s continued coverage of the crisis in Mexico triggered by the Iguala Massacre and forced disappearance of students. In late 2014 Mexico there is one word that captures the socio-political reality: Ayotzinapa. From border to border and from coast to coast, the crisis triggered by the September 26-27 police killings […]

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Ahora, viene lo duro… Joselito Adame’s long climb to the top

July 25, 2014

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By Mark Schwarz Mexican matador Joselito Adame is, beyond doubt, the most legitimate aspirant to the long vacant position of numero uno—the number one torero in Mexico. Not since the heydays of Manolo Martinez, Eloy Cavazos, and Curro Rivera, has Mexico had a torero with the combination of technical capacity, mature artistry and crowd appeal […]

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Continúa el vía crucis de migrantes centroamericanos por México

June 6, 2014

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Por Abel Astorga Morales Cual si se tratara de una eliminación sistematizada de cierto sector social (como sucedió en la Alemania Nazi y en otros momentos de la historia), en los últimos meses hemos advertido que algunos periodistas han llegado a llamar “genocidio centroamericano”, a la grave problemática del tránsito de migrantes de esta región […]

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A Little Girl Named Nohemi: Martyr of Migration

April 11, 2014

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Frontera NorteSur On February 4, the grandparents of Jocelyn Nohemi Alvarez Quillay reluctantly saw the girl off from the family home in the province of Canar, Ecuador. Nohemi was embarking on a journey of thousands of miles to reunite with her parents, Jose Segundo Alvarez and Martha Violeta Quillay, who were reportedly living and working […]

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20 Years After Escobar’s Death, the Drug War Drags On

December 6, 2013

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Guest Editorial: By Teo Ballve Twenty years ago this month, U.S. authorities helped bring down Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar, but Washington’s global war on drugs has not let up. In fact, it has become costlier, bloodier, more widespread and futile. Escobar died in a hail of bullets on Dec. 2, 1993, fleeing from police […]

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Mexico Forced Displacement on OAS Agenda

November 15, 2013

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Frontera NorteSur The growing issue of people forcibly displaced by violence in Mexico is getting scrutiny from the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR). At a November 1 session of the Organization of American States’ commission in Washington, D.C., a representative of the IACHR asked the Mexican state to enact “specific” policies for forcibly displaced […]

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New, Old Grievances Rile Border Residents

October 4, 2013

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By Kent Paterson Frontera NorteSur On Sundays, the Benito Juarez Monument in the Mexican border city of Ciudad Juarez is a popular community gathering spot of goods, services, culture and ideas. Strolling couples, fun-seeking families, brawny bikers, long-haired rockers, and old farm hands known as braceros- a cross-section of border and Juarez society- mill about […]

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The Mexican Uprising Deepens

September 27, 2013

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Frontera NorteSur Less than one year after taking office, the administration of Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto faces serious challenges to its core policies. Leading the opposition are tens of thousands of public school teachers protesting the new No Child Left Behind-like law they contend will cost jobs, aggravate educational inequities and lead to privatization. […]

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Mexico’s Teacher Uprising

September 13, 2013

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Frontera NorteSur Conflict and struggle are key words at the beginning of the 2013-2014 school year in Mexico. After a summer break, the controversy over education reform laws promoted by the Pena Nieto administration and backed by the country’s major political parties is back at center stage. In recent days, tens of thousands of teachers […]

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San Diego celebra a México

September 6, 2013

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Por Pablo J. Sáinz Después de vivir más de 13 años en la Ciudad de Nueva York, Salvador Candia aprendió a valorar mucho su natal México, en particular su amado estado de Guerrero. En La Gran Manzana Candia inició su carrera de cantante, lo que le valió participar en varios desfiles celebrando diferentes festividades allá, […]

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Mexico: Marijuana Legalization Ignites National Debate

September 6, 2013

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By Berenice Rocío Toboada Díaz Since left-wing mexican politicians started talking about the marijuana legalization last July, the debate has become every-one’s business. For the last ten years, the Party of the Democratic Revolution (in Spanish, “Partido de la Revolución Democrática”, PRD) has presented four different proposals to combat drug trafficking, which suggests regulations on […]

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México derrota a EEUU en la Copa Panamericana

August 30, 2013

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MEXICO VS EU 6

México derrotó a Estados Unidos en cinco sets para clasificar como primer lugar dentro del Grupo B a las semifinales de la VIII Copa Panamericana de voleibol varonil. Los parciales fueron 21-25, 25-23,19-25, 25-22 y 17-15. Jesús Valdez registro 21 puntos para México, seguido de Jorge Quiñones con 14, al igual que por Tomas Aguilera […]

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Secure The Border, Let‘s Build A Wall

July 26, 2013

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Commentary: By Herbie Lopez The calls for securing the Southern Border are getting louder and more numerous. Leaders of the less enlightened southern states keep reminding us of the many reasons for building a wall along the two thousand plus miles that separates the United States and Mexico. According to the leadership the situation has […]

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Explaining Mexico City’s Recent Wave of Violence

July 12, 2013

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By Patrick Corcoran InSight Crime A new report from a Mexico City analysis firm details the rivalries among local trafficking groups, thereby revealing some of the deeper causes of some spectacular recent acts of violence in the city. The document from Lantia Consultores, a security analysis firm based out of the nation’s capital, explains the […]

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