Category Archives: Felipe Calderon

Mexico: The Dangerous Climate for Free Speech

by Allison Dickinson Special to Sutradhar’s Market “Journalism in Mexico can be a violent business,” Lucy Conger wrote.  Unfortunately this statement from 1997 has become an understatement in present-day Mexico. The situation for journalists in Mexico has gotten progressively worse, … Continue reading

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Mexico’s Indigenous Radio Bill: Trojan Horse or Public Service?

by Rick Rockwell Earlier this month, Mexico’s Chamber of Deputies passed new legislation, which will open up more of the country’s radio spectrum to indigenous voices.  But like many pieces of legislation in many countries, the main purpose behind the … Continue reading

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Mexico’s Violent Cycle

by Rick Rockwell How long does Mexico have to suffer before its violent cycle ends?  This question comes to mind because Mexico City’s Human Rights Commission announced last week that March of 2012 was the most violent month on its … Continue reading

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Stepping Up for Journalists in Mexico’s Drug War

by Rick Rockwell Credit where credit is due: the U.S. government admits the flow of illegal drugs northward to the U.S. market through Mexico fuels the Drug War.  This past week, E. Anthony Wayne, the U.S. Ambassador to Mexico announced … Continue reading

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