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Mexikos, the dkos Mexico news collective, was set up during Mexico's last election with the goal of giving more prominence to Mexico related news on dkos. It suceeded in getting kossacks good info on the election and has been appreciated.

The election story got a critical mass together to get Mexikos going, but there hasn't been enough dkos appropriate news to keep it highly active here. That is why I'm proposing that Mexikos expand its scope to include news about Latin America and news of interest to hispanics in America.

By expanding the scope we can raise the profile of these issues on dkos.

Thoughts?

Originally posted to joel3000 on Wed Nov 15, 2006 at 10:28 AM PST.

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  •  Links? (2+ / 0-)
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    mango, la urracca

    Sounds like a good idea. It might be a good idea to debate the issues around illegal immigration into the US too.

    I hate the new federal policy that refuses medicade to babies of immigrants until they produce a birth certificate. That is outrageous!

    Illegals are a problem, but it is not Christian or humane to refuse food, shelter, and medical care to ANYONE!

    One nation, under surveillance, no liberty, nor justice for us

    by SisTwo on Wed Nov 15, 2006 at 10:35:39 AM PST

  •  great idea (1+ / 0-)
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    la urracca

    it would be even better if was actually something commandeered by mexicans.  ideally, a mexican markos should emerge to do it.  perhaps the idea could be pitched to Subcommendante Marcos, the famous black-masked pipe-smoking leader of the Zapatistas.        

  •  All for it,...but also there is NarcoNews... (1+ / 0-)
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    mango

    which is a site doing first hand reporting on (mostly) Latin America.
    They are doing a fantastic job...I live about 3/4 time in the state of Oaxaca, and not infrequently go to N.N. for real information on what is happening here in my state.

    I will gladly participate...I did not know of the existance of this concept.
    And I also agree that we need Mexican to write about their own country... perhaps I can recruit one of my astute friends to be a contributor.

  •  Yes, expand (1+ / 0-)
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    la urracca

    Mexico is a center of the Hispanic world as well as having lots of news inside the country.

    I'd also like to see discussions/articles on the present political make up of the Mexican Statehouses, and the Federal Congress.  what's up with the old dinosaurs of PRI and similar questions are pretty important.  There are a whole lot of other things that can be done including Mexican History for Kossacks.  there are 36 big States in Mexico and they are very different from each other.  Then there's Central America, which is little reported in the United States.

    Yes, please expand.

  •  Writers on the scene, yes (4+ / 0-)

    I sometimes feel kind of funny commenting since, while I studied in Mexico, I haven't entered the country since December, 1965.

    My son was there only five years ago, also student.

    I see a lot of Latinos, and many Mexicans, in New York City daily.  And use Spanish Daily.  And relatives are traveling to and from Chile and the southern cone commonly (my spouse is Chilean/Argentinian). It's kind of a shock, but I haven't been in a Latino country in exactly 20 years!

    I just realized this.  It seems impossible.  But the last time I was in Santiago, Chile I was tear gassed!
    I got away from the police lines by ducking into Gucci's!  And the prices were then so stunningly low that I bought a suit.  But for the shopkeepers, it was a hell of a way to make a sale.

    All that has certainly changed

    But for information about what is going on now Im hopelessly projecting from the momentum of history.

    I would like news, for example, about the recount.  Have the full recount figures of the contested precints never been released?  Probably not, but then, how can the election afficials get away with this.  I would think that there would be a popular uproar just to get these figures.

    Obviously they haven't been released because they are a threat to the PAN victory and, so they perceive it, the powers that be.

    We hear a little about Oaxaca, but nothing about the rest of the country.

    •  Well the most interesting thing (2+ / 0-)
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      mango, la urracca

      this week was during a TV interview, Fox said " I can say whatever bullshit(tonterias) I want, I'm out of here" plus the legislature wouldn't okay a trip for him to go on a "trade" mission to Australia (his daughter lives there)  and the APEC/Viet Nam conference (the last may have changed) becuase he has work to do in Mexico. Also, Mexico City legalized same sex civil unions this week.  

      AMLO suffered a big blow when PRD lost the governorship in his homestate of Tabasco a few weeks ago, but look for some fireworks on the 20th..Revolution Day.

  •  mexikos? (0+ / 0-)

    what's the website?  might wanna add it to your diary... i'd love to bookmark it.

    •  it's here (2+ / 0-)
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      mango, mariachi mama

      Mexikos is a loose collaboration of kossacks interested in Mexico. There were a couple of months where we posted a diary almost everyday.

      You just have to watch/search for it.

      Verify before Rec'ing a diary. Click username. Check prior diaries and comments. Ask yourself: is this a trustworthy user?

      by joel3000 on Wed Nov 15, 2006 at 02:09:23 PM PST

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