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The First Mobile Phone Network for Indigenous Communities in Mexico Is Under Threat

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 12:39:50 +0000

"This is the only telecommunications service that these communities have, historically they have not been covered...we believe a clear exemption for this type of operator should be in the law."

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Mezcal: The Rebirth of a Traditional Mexican Drink

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 17:16:17 +0000

After having been considered an underappreciated drink, mezcal is finally found in the most chic bars on the planet and bartenders are giving it the recognition it deserves.

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Mexican Attorney General's Short Tenure Criticized for ‘Constant Impunity’

Fri, 03 Nov 2017 15:47:07 +0000

"It's important to remember that during Cervantes' time in position, impunity in cases of attacks against #FreedomOfExpression was constant"

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Despite Victories, the Fight for Afro-Mexican Recognition Has a Way to Go

Thu, 02 Nov 2017 11:27:34 +0000

"There are those who say...we are all Mexican and to think differently is to be discriminatory or racist. Those who assert this surely have not had their rights violated."

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Come Together: Mexico's Recovery from Double Earthquake Devastation in Photographs

Sun, 22 Oct 2017 06:56:48 +0000

Volunteers streamed into the worst-affected areas of Mexico City to remove debris and boost public morale.

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The Femicide in Mexico by a ‘Cabify’ Driver That Shook Latin America

Sat, 21 Oct 2017 00:10:21 +0000

"#IfTheyKillMe I'm sure it will be for having been to a concert or to the theatre at night, I'm sure it will be my fault for enjoying my life."

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Mexicans Turn to Social Media to Call Out Abuse and Irregularities After Earthquake

Tue, 03 Oct 2017 22:56:44 +0000

Through #FuerzaMéxico (#MexicoStrong), #RescatePrimero (#RescueFirst) and #ReconstrucciónSinCorrupción Mexicans stay active online to file complaints, avoid further losses and be watchdogs.

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Ik ‘ta K'op Collective Supports the Technological Sovereignty of the Indigenous People in Mexico's Chiapas State

Sun, 01 Oct 2017 17:43:05 +0000

The project "aims to support the indigenous peoples in remote parts of the Mexican state of Chiapas to have access to [...] technologies to meet their communication and participation needs."

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Ayotzinapa: It's Been Three Years Since 43 Students Disappeared in Mexico

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 15:37:25 +0000

Three years and three prosecutors later, calls for justice for the Ayotzinapa case have been drowned out in a sea of scandals surrounding the Mexican government.

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The Earthquake that Revealed Mexico's Strength and Solidarity

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 00:12:41 +0000

"A people's greatness is out there, in the streets. Face to face. Hands holding hands. Heartbeats that don't give up, and ask that others don't fade."

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Mexico Earthquake: ‘I Thought I Was Going to Die When Pieces of the Ceiling Began to Fall’

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 12:31:49 +0000

People who lived through the September 2017 earthquakes in Oaxaca and Mexico City tell us their experience.

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Evidence of Government Surveillance in Mexico Continues to Mount

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 17:53:21 +0000

Intrusive technologies used to intimidate and silence dissent continue to be used in Mexico.

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Mexico's Appeal for an Impartial Federal Prosecutor General

Sun, 17 Sep 2017 17:35:44 +0000

Mexico's ruling party wants one of its members to become the Federal Prosecutor General. Many believe this represents a conflict of interest.

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#TheOccupation of Wikipolitics: A Collective Commitment to Democratic Reinvention in Mexico

Sun, 10 Sep 2017 18:26:54 +0000

"We're convinced that this new way of doing politics, fair, in solidarity, respectful, generous and joyful, has to get to every corner of this country".

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An Anonymous Psych Patient Is Now Acclaimed as a Master Artist of the Immigrant Experience

Sun, 10 Sep 2017 10:00:39 +0000

For years, Mexican artist Martín Ramírez was only known as a psychiatric patient who made drawings. That narrative is changing.

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