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Association of Caribbean States
The Convention Establishing the Association of Caribbean States (ACS) was signed on 24 July 1994 in Cartagena de Indias, Colombia, with the aim of promoting consultation, cooperation and concerted action among all the countries of...
Embassy Row
Embassy Row, published by Sources as part of the Parliamentary Names & Numbers directory, lists all embassies and high commissions to Canada, and all Canadian embassies, high commissions and consulates abroad. Each e...
Latin American Economic System
The Latin American and Caribbean Economic System (SELA) is a regional intergovernmental organization that groups 26 Latin American and Caribbean countries. Its headquarters are in Caracas, Venezuela. SELA was established on 17 Oct...
Latin American Parliament
The Latin American Parliament (Parlatino) is a regional, permanent and unicameral organism, integrated from the national Parliaments of Latin America, elected democratically by means of universal suffrage in countries that ratifie...
Organization of American States
The Organization of American States (OAS) brings together the nations of the Western Hemisphere to strengthen cooperation on democratic values, defend common interests and debate the major issues facing the region and the world. T...
Partners in Population and Development
Partners in Population and Development (PPD) is the only organization in the world fully dedicated to the promotion of South-South partnerships.
United Nations
The United Nations is central to global efforts to solve problems that challenge humanity. Cooperating in this effort are more than 30 affiliated organizations, known together as the UN system. Day in and day out, the UN and its f...
World Digital Library
The World Digital Library (WDL) makes available on the Internet, free of charge and in multilingual format, significant primary materials from countries and cultures around the world. The principal objectives of the WDL are to: ...

News Releases

Ayotzinapa delegation to testify before civil society and policy makers about human rights crisis in Mexico
2015-04-10
Ayotzinapa delegation to testify before civil society & policy makers about human rights crisis in Mexico. Family members & representatives of 43 missing students touring Canada calling for end to sta...
Canadian Foreign Policy and the Coming Elections in FOCALPoint: Canada's Spotlight on the Americas
2009-09-30
Canadian Foundation for the Americas (FOCAL)
Featuring the impact of minority government on Canadian foreign policy, Haitian democracy, U.S.multilateralism in the Americas, Colombia-UNASUR relations, Cuban bloggers, and boosting Canada's relatio...
Community radio host's 12-year-old son killed in shooting
2014-08-07
Reporters Without Borders
The son of radio La Calentana Mexiquense's founder and presenter, Indalecio Bentez Mondragon, was killed on the night of 1 August when masked gunmen fired on Benez's car at the entrance to the communi...
CPJ concerned about arrest of Mexican journalist
2012-07-06
Committee to Protect Journalists
The Committee to Protect Journalists is concerned about the arrest of prominent Mexican journalist Sanjuana Martinez Thursday in Nuevo Leon under unclear circumstances.
FOCAL and COMEXI Launch Mexico-Canada Initiative
2009-08-11
Canadian Foundation for the Americas (FOCAL)
The Consejo Mexicano de Asuntos Internacionales and the Canadian Foundation for the Americas are combining forces to create an independent working group that will bring forward ideas to deepen, broade...
Global Press Freedom Declines in Every Region for First Time Israel, Italy and Hong Kong Lose Free Status
2009-05-02
Freedom House
Journalists faced an increasingly grim working environment in 2008, with global press freedom declining for a seventh straight year and deterioration occurring for the first time in every region, acco...
IFJ Blasts Authorities over Failure to Stop Killings of Journalists after Veteran Murder in Mexico
2009-05-28
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ)
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) has today blamed the Mexican authorities for failing to tackle the killings of journalists following the murder of veteran journalist, Eliseo BarrA#n ...
IFJ Condemns Deadly Attack on Journalists in Mexico
2010-09-21
International Federation of Journalists
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) today condemned the shooting attack on two young Mexican journalists in the city of Ciudad Juárez in which photojournalist Luis Carlos Santiago was ki...
IFJ Condemns Murders of Journalists in Mexico
2010-07-19
International Federation of Journalists
The International Federation of Journalists today said impunity which is fueling violence against journalists has reached intolerable levels in Mexico after two more journalists were murdered in a sin...
The IFJ condemns the brutal murder of Mexican journalist Moises Sanchez Cerezo, from Veracruz
2015-02-02
International Federation of Journalists (IFJ)
Moises Sanchez Cerezo, editor of La Union, was found killed after 24 days without news of his whereabouts. The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) urges the Mexican authorities to solve all ...
Initiative mexico-canadienne lancee par la Fondation canadienne pour les Ameriques (FOCAL) et Consejo Mexicano de Asuntos Internacionales (COMEXI)
2009-08-11
Canadian Foundation for the Americas (FOCAL)
COMEXI et FOCAL se sont alliA#es pour crA#er un groupe de travail indA#pendant, pA#piniA#re dâ##idA#es qui viendront dynamiser, A#largir et approfondir les relations entre le Mexique et le Canada.
Mexican crime reporter abducted and slain in Durango State
2009-11-04
Committee to Protect Journalists
Crime reporter Bladimir Antuna García was found murdered Monday night, according local news reports, after reportedly being abducted from a street in the Mexican city of Durango that morning.
Mexican journalist who covered police is abducted and killed
2009-05-27
Committee to Protect Journalists
Authorities found the body of a journalist who covered the police beat in northern Mexico after he was abducted from his house on Monday night, according to Mexican news reports.
Mexico: Investigating attack on Monterrey TV studios a "test" for federal justice ministry
2009-01-07
Reporters without Borders
Reporters Without Borders hopes for quick results from the investigation into yesterdayâ##s armed attack in Monterrey in which gunmen threw a grenade and opened fire on the regional studios of the pri...
Mexico: Molotov cocktails thrown at Oaxaca newspaper editor's home
2009-01-12
The home of Carlos Velasco Molina, the editor of the weekly El Correo de Oaxaca, in the southwestern city of Oaxaca in Mexico, is attacked.
Mexico: Special federal prosecutor rules out that community journalists were killed for their work
2008-12-17
Reporters without Borders
Reporters Without Borders today voiced astonishment at a public statement by the special federal prosecutor for dealing with attacks on the media ruling out that two young women community journalists ...
Photojournalist slain in Mexico City after fleeing threats in Veracruz
2015-08-09
Reporters Without Borders
Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is appalled to learn that photojournalist Rubén Espinosa Becerril has been found murdered in Mexico City, to which he fled in early June after receiving death threats ...
Police raid silences Chiapas community radio station
2010-10-17
Reporters without Borders
Police and judicial authorities in the southeastern state of Chiapas must explain a raid on Radio Proletaria, a community radio station in the city of Tuxtla Gutiérrez, in which arrests were made and ...
Reporter who criticized officials is slain in northern Mexico
2009-05-07
Committee to Protect Journalistshttp://gateway.sources.com/newsrelease.php
A Mexican journalist who was critical of local authorities in the northern state of Durango was fatally shot by unidentified assailants on Sunday.
Self-censorship, exile or certain death: the choice faced by journalists in Ciudad JuA¡rez
2009-01-22
Reporters Without Borders and the Centre for Journalism and Public Ethics (CEPET) are releasing the results of a joint fact-finding visit to the northern city of Ciudad JuA¡rez Chihuahua, that was pro...
Sources welcomes Canadian Foundation for the Americas (FOCAL)
2008-12-13
Canadian Foundation for the Americas (FOCAL)
The Canadian Foundation for the Americas (FOCAL) is an independent, non-partisan think tank dedicated to strengthening Canadian relations with Latin America and the Caribbean.
The April edition of FOCALPoint: Canada's Spotlight on the Americas is out
2010-04-07
Canadian Foundation for the Americas (FOCAL)
This edition draws together analysts, policy-makers and development practitioners to look into current issues in Canada, Colombia, Cuba, Haiti and Mexico ranging from disability to multilateralism, fr...
The Association of Canadian Travel Agencies (ACTA) reacts to the potential Visa confrontation between Mexico and Canada
2009-07-17
Association of Canadian Travel Agencies (ACTA)
David McCaig, President and COO of the Association of Canadian Travel Agencies (ACTA) said, â#oThe sudden imposition of travel Visa requirements for Mexican citizens arriving into Canada will hurt the...

Sources Select Resources

The Biggest Threat to Mexican Journalists Aren't Drug Cartels Anymore
Global Voices
Article
2015
Global Voices
Northern Mexico and the drug cartels have dangerous reputations; especially for journalists. This should come to a surprise to no one. This year, however, the danger seems to have shifted in both loca...
Caribbean Experts and Information in the Sources Directory
Spokespersons, Experts, and Resources
Website
Sources
Organizations and experts on Caribbean topics.
Chiapas Anti-Mining Organizer Murdered
Mariano Abarca Led a Growing Movement to Kick Canadian Mining Companies Out of Mexican Communities
Bricker, Kristin
Article
2009
Narconews
Mariano Abarca Roblero, one of Mexico's most prominent anti-mining organizers, was shot to death on the evening of November 27, 2009, in front of his house in Chicomuselo, Chiapas. The incident comes ...
Community radio host's 12-year-old son killed in shooting
Sources News Release
Article
2014
Reporters Without Borders
The son of radio La Calentana Mexiquense's founder and presenter, Indalecio Bentez Mondragon, was killed on the night of 1 August when masked gunmen fired on Benez's car at the entrance to the communi...
Connexions Library: Central America and the Caribbean Focus
Website
Connexions Information Sharing Services
Selected articles, books, websites and other resources on Central America and the Caribbean.
The Dark Side of Clean Energy: Industrial Wind Plantations in Mexico
Navarro, Santiago F., Bessi, Renata
Article
2016
Upsidedownworld
Expansion of Renewable Energies in Mexico Has Victims, Too
Godoy, Emilio
Article
2017
Inter Press Service
An account of the impact of wind and solar projects in the Yucatan state of Mexico on the nearby communities, in particular farmers, and the failures of the government to consult or inform the communi...
An Experiment in Democracy - Book Review
La Botz, Dan
Article
1999
Against the Current
Organizing Dissent: Unions, the State, and the Democratic Teachers' Movement in Mexico by Maria Lorena Cook. (University Park, Pennsylvania: Pennsylvania State University Press, 1996). Photographs, ap...
Global Press Freedom Declines in Every Region for First Time Israel, Italy and Hong Kong Lose Free Status
Sources News Release
Article
2009
Freedom House
Journalists faced an increasingly grim working environment in 2008, with global press freedom declining for a seventh straight year and deterioration occurring for the first time in every region, acco...
IFJ Blasts Authorities over Failure to Stop Killings of Journalists after Veteran Murder in Mexico
Sources News Release
Article
2009
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ)
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) has today blamed the Mexican authorities for failing to tackle the killings of journalists following the murder of veteran journalist, Eliseo BarrA#n ...
IFJ Condemns Murders of Journalists in Mexico
Sources News Release
Article
2010
International Federation of Journalists
The International Federation of Journalists today said impunity which is fueling violence against journalists has reached intolerable levels in Mexico after two more journalists were murdered in a sin...
The IFJ condemns the brutal murder of Mexican journalist Moises Sanchez Cerezo, from Veracruz
Sources News Release
Article
2015
International Federation of Journalists (IFJ)
Moises Sanchez Cerezo, editor of La Union, was found killed after 24 days without news of his whereabouts. The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) urges the Mexican authorities to solve all ...
The Importance of Journalism and Communications to Social Movements
Sicilia, Javier
Article
2012
Narco News
Remarks of Javier Sicilia to the School of Authentic Journalism.
In Mexico, Finally, a Revolt Against the Media
Bonilla, Isadora; Giordano, Al
Article
2012
Narco News
The summer will determine if the “I Am 132” moment becomes a movement and that’s why “Mexican Spring” is a poor choice of words for it.
In Mexico, reporters struggle to cover unrest over missing students
Agren, David
Article
2015
Committee to Protect Journalists
Students have been kidnapped and mass graves have been uncovered but, with all the self-censorship of domestic journalists, Mexico will soon forget.
Javier Sicilia Calls Out to Alternative Media as a Force for Communication
Garcia, Laura
Article
2012
Narco News
At the 2012 School of Authentic Journalism, a poet reviews the first year of the movement against the drug war that he inspired.
A Marxist History of the World part 79: Revolt in the Colonies
Faulkner, Neil
Article
2012
Counterfire
The anti-colonial revolts of the early 20th century were inspired by radical ideas, but, as the examples of Ireland, India and Mexico show, history exacts a heavy price for political timidity.
Mexican crime reporter abducted and slain in Durango State
Sources News Release
Article
2009
Committee to Protect Journalists
Crime reporter Bladimir Antuna García was found murdered Monday night, according local news reports, after reportedly being abducted from a street in the Mexican city of Durango that morning.
Mexican journalist Lydia Cacho: 'I don't scare easily'
Saner, Emine
Article
2012
The Guardian
Lydia Cacho is one of Mexico's most fearless journalists. Her investigations have led to attempts on her life, and now she has been forced to flee her country. What next?
Mexican journalist who covered police is abducted and killed
Sources News Release
Article
2009
Committee to Protect Journalists
Authorities found the body of a journalist who covered the police beat in northern Mexico after he was abducted from his house on Monday night, according to Mexican news reports.
Mexican President Calderón Hires US Propaganda Firm
Conroy, Bill
Article
2012
Narco News
Los Pinos retains Las Vegas-based R&R Partners to promote government’s successes as the bloody drug war rages on.
The Mexican Student Movement Is Younger & Faster than "Occupy"
Giordano, Al
Article
2012
Narco News
It has been decades since I have seen any march of this size include a pledge by participants with that much discipline and awareness that the march is about influencing public opinion (in other words...
Mexico: Article 19 Calls for a Federal Policy to Prevent Aggressions against Journalists
Article
2009
Article 19
Press release calling on the Government of Mexico and President Felipe Calderón Hinojosa to establish a committee to protect journalists and implement a comprehensive strategy to stop attacks on journ...
Mexico: Molotov cocktails thrown at Oaxaca newspaper editor's home
Sources News Release
Article
2009
The home of Carlos Velasco Molina, the editor of the weekly El Correo de Oaxaca, in the southwestern city of Oaxaca in Mexico, is attacked.
Mexico: Special federal prosecutor rules out that community journalists were killed for their work
Sources News Release
Article
2008
Reporters without Borders
Reporters Without Borders today voiced astonishment at a public statement by the special federal prosecutor for dealing with attacks on the media ruling out that two young women community journalists ...
Mexico's Fake RCMP Report Backfires
Campbell, Scott
Article
2009
Countercurrents
Murders committed by police are deemed not to have happened, or to have been justifiable force.
Mexico's war on drugs is one big lie
Vulliamy, Ed
Article
2013
Guardian Weekly
Anabel Hernández, journalist and author, accuses the Mexican state of complicity with the cartels, and says the 'war on drugs' is a sham. She's had headless animals left at her door and her family hav...
Monarch butterfly decline can only be stopped by a ban on glyphosate
Sirinathsinghji, Eva
Article
2016
The Ecologist
Monarch butterfly numbers are dwindling despite protection of their wintering forests in Mexico, and voluntary schemes to restore their food plant, milkweed, in US field margins, writes Eva Sirinathsi...
The NSA's Spying Operation on Mexico
Systematic Eavesdropping on the Government
Carlsen, Laura
Article
2013
CounterPunch
The American NSA has been systematically eavesdropping on the Mexican government for years. Three major programs constitute a massive espionage operation against Mexico.
Organizing In Mexico: It's Tough, Often Brutal, And It Means Taking On The State
Article
2016
International Mexican Labor
The system in Mexico operates to the detriment of independent unions. Although the Mexican system of labour relations initially conferred real benefits on workers and peasants whose organizations supp...
Ostula and Mexican Army Hold to Clashing Versions of Recent Attack
Elizabeth
Article
2015
Global Voices
In Mexico, the independent investigation agency SubVersiones has published a compilation video that chronologically shows what events that took place on July 19, 2015, in the indigenous Nahua communit...
Police raid silences Chiapas community radio station
Sources News Release
Article
2010
Reporters without Borders
Police and judicial authorities in the southeastern state of Chiapas must explain a raid on Radio Proletaria, a community radio station in the city of Tuxtla Gutiérrez, in which arrests were made and ...
Reporter who criticized officials is slain in northern Mexico
Sources News Release
Article
2009
Committee to Protect Journalistshttp://gateway.sources.com/newsrelease.php
A Mexican journalist who was critical of local authorities in the northern state of Durango was fatally shot by unidentified assailants on Sunday.
Self-censorship, exile or certain death: the choice faced by journalists in Ciudad JuA¡rez
Sources News Release
Article
2009
Reporters Without Borders and the Centre for Journalism and Public Ethics (CEPET) are releasing the results of a joint fact-finding visit to the northern city of Ciudad JuA¡rez Chihuahua, that was pro...
Special Report: Reporting, and Surviving, in Ciudad Juarez
O'Connor, Mike
Article
2009
Committee to Protect Journalists
In one of Mexico#s most dangerous cities, reporting the news requires extreme caution. Self-censorship and manipulation of the news are constants.
TSA Drug-Running Scandal Betrays Drug War’s Pretense
Conroy, Bill
Article
2012
Narco News
The cost of bribing US border and airport security personnel is chump change in the narco-trafficking business.
Zapatistas
Connexipedia Article
Article
Revolutionary group based in Chiapas, the southernmost, and one of the poorest, states of Mexico.

Sources Bookshelf

The Broken Spears
The Aztec Account of the Conquest of Mexico
Leon-Portilla, Migueal (ed.)
Book
1962
Translated selections of Nahuatl-language accounts of the Spanish conquest of the Aztec Empire.
The No-Nonsense Guide to Global Media
Steven, Peter
Book
2004
Peter Steven aims to make readers realize the power and influence of dominant media but, at the same time, also understand that they are not "omnipotent" and that there are alternative forms available...


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