Tag Archives: Mexico

2024: The year of democratic elections

Jan. 2, 2024 /Politics/ — 2024 is shaping up to be a bumper year for elections! Here are some noteworthy examples beyond the UK and USA: Continue reading

02Oct/23

JOIN US FOR THE CELEBRATION!

League of Professional Theatre Women (LPTW) is pleased to welcome one and all to a celebration of Petrona de la Cruz (Mexico), winner of the 2023 Gilder/Coigney International Theatre Award (GCITA) and her sister nominees. The Ceremony is sponsored by the CUNY Institute for Mexican Studies and takes place at the Lovinger Theater at Lehman College, 250 Bedford Park Blvd West, Bronx, NY. Doors open at 6:30pm; the program starts at 7:00pm. Register to attend http://theatre-women.ticketleap.com/2023-gildercoigney/ Continue reading

16Jun/23

The movie “The Ship of Fools” is a cautionary tale about the dangers of intolerance and prejudice.

June 16, 2023 /World/ — The Ship of Fools is a 1965 film adaptation of the 1962 novel of the same name by Katherine Anne Porter. The film tells the story of a group of passengers on a ship traveling from Mexico to Germany in 1933. The passengers are a diverse group, representing a variety of social classes, religions, and nationalities. The film explores the themes of diversity, social interaction, and the dangers of intolerance. Continue reading

31May/23

Decolonisation is not about racism.

May 30, 2023 /World/ — Decolonization is the process of a country or people gaining independence from a colonizing power. It is a complex process that can involve political, economic, and social change. Decolonization can be a peaceful process, but it can also be violent.

Decolonization is not about racism. It is about respecting the right of people to self-determination. It is about recognizing that all people are equal and that they have the right to choose their own destiny. Decolonization is about creating a more just and equitable world for all people. Continue reading

01May/23

International Jazz Day 2023 Worldwide Celebration Concludes with Extraordinary All-Star Global Concert

The 12th annual International Jazz Day came to a thrilling close with a spectacular All-Star Global Concert featuring performances from Beijing, Beirut, Johannesburg, New York, Rio de Janeiro, Vienna and beyond. The All-Star Global Concert showcased celebrated jazz artists including Cyrille Aimée (France), Ambrose Akinmusire (USA), Thana Alexa (Croatia), John Beasley (USA), Dee Dee Bridgewater (USA), Musekiwa Chingodza (Zimbabwe), Emmet Cohen (USA), Kurt Elling (USA), Oran Etkin (Israel), Tom Gansch (Austria), Christian McBride (USA), Sérgio Mendes (Brazil), Marcus Miller (USA), Thandi Ntuli (South Africa), Dianne Reeves (USA), Antonio Sánchez (Mexico), Somi (Rwanda) and many others. Continue reading

29Apr/23

Fentanyl epidemic causes dispute between the U.S. and Mexican governments

Fentanyl is a powerful synthetic opioid that is 50 to 100 times more potent than morphine. It is often used to lace other drugs, such as heroin and cocaine, to increase their potency and addictiveness. Fentanyl is also sometimes sold on its own, as a white powder or pressed into pills that look like other prescription opioids. Continue reading

15Apr/23

Why democratic countries around the world are not prepared to support Ukraine – and some are shifting closer to Russia

Jose Caballero, International Institute for Management Development (IMD)

After over a year of the Ukraine war, efforts at building a global consensus against Russia seem to have stalled, with many countries opting for neutrality.

The number of countries condemning Russia has declined, according to some sources. Botswana has edged towards Russia from its original pro-Ukraine stance, South Africa is moving from neutral to Russia-leaning and Colombia from condemning Russia to a neutral stance. At the same time, a large number of countries have been reluctant to support Ukraine.

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03Mar/23

Snooping on campaigners

By Kim Harrisberg | South Africa correspondent

From phishing traps to arrests based on their social media posts alone, activists from Russia to Uganda say they’re increasingly being watched for their online campaigning.
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05Nov/22

New in Peach: Send ads to Netflix

Peach, the global market leader in video advertising workflow and delivery has announced support of Netflix’s new ad-supported service Basic with Ads.

To coincide with the launch of the service, Peach has launched new destinations enabling clients to deliver ads to Netflix across multiple territories including UK, Australia, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Mexico, Brazil with more to follow. Peach provides a connected advertising workflow, enabling clients to get their ads delivered to Netflix straight from the edit suite, while ensuring the highest possible quality, formatting and accuracy. Continue reading

27Oct/22

Pegasus: invasive spyware or national security?

By Samuel Woodhams | Digital rights researcher and journalist

I’m Samuel Woodhams, a digital rights researcher and journalist based in London.

The saga of the NSO Group’s invasive Pegasus spyware continues, with yet another victim confirmed this month by the University of Toronto’s Citizen Lab and digital rights group, R3D. The organisations said Mexican opposition politician Augustín Basave Alanís was targeted in September 2021, making him the fourth person allegedly hacked during Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s presidency. Continue reading