Ioan GrilloNovember 30, 2009 14:32Updated November 30, 2009 14:32
Top News: The first batch of H1N1 vaccine arrived in Mexico on Nov. 23. The 865,000 doses, purchased from a European pharmaceutical company, are to be given to health workers and pregnant women, officials said. Health Minister Jose Cordova assured the nation that the vaccine is safe, following reports of side effects of vaccine in Canada.
Ioan GrilloNovember 12, 2009 22:51Updated November 12, 2009 22:51
Top News: Business groups in the northern Mexican city of Ciudad Juarez drew world attention to their turmoil on Nov. 11 when they called on United Nations troops to police their bloody streets. The plea by the Juarez Chamber of Commerce came after 2,000 people were killed this year in a city of 1.5 million.
MEXICO CITY, Mexico — Like on any other Monday morning, reporter Bladimir Antuna kissed his family goodbye and set off in his Ford SUV to work the crime beat at a local newspaper in Durango city.
Hours later his lifeless corpse was found beaten, strangled and dumped outside a public hospital.
“This is what happened to me for giving information to the military and writing what I shouldn’t. Take care of your texts before you do your story,” said a message scrawled on cardboard next to the cadaver.
MEXICO CITY, Mexico — The communal lands outside San Juan del Rio are a world away from the plush boardrooms of Copenhagen. But here, in the heart of Mexico, the hard, dry earth has a secret to tell, one that could alter next month’s discussions on climate change and affect billions of people around the globe.