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Felices Pascuas
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Que la paz sea contigo,
que la paz sea tuya,
que la paz sea nuestra,
que sea de todos y
para todos en estas
navidades y en el futuro
que nos venga.
Que la paz sea nuestra
para disfrutar, brindar, y
regalar y que no nos
cansemos de trabajar
hacia el fin de vivir y
convivir en paz, tanto
en esa medición de tiempo
que llamamos hoy como
en aquella que llamamos
siempre.




Text and image copyright 2006 Ysabel de la Rosa.

Honores para los que vivían con honor

They were editors. Read this again: they were editors. And doing their job got them killed. They were Raúl Gibb Guerrero, Dolores Guadalupe García Escamilla, and Alfredo Jiménez Mota. They worked at LaOpinión, Stereo 91, and El Imparcial, respectively, and were all covering events in México.

World Press, one of the world's best and least biased sources for international news, has named Gibb Guerrero, García Escamilla, and Jiménez Mota International Editors of the Year for 2005. The World Press press release states,
"Their courage, tenacity, and dedication in covering sensitive subjects, especially drug trafficking, caused them to live in a danger zone of threats and violence, which ultimately led to their murders. They led three very separate lives, but had the love of their country and journalistic integrity in common.
"By naming Gibb Guerrero, García Escamilla and Jiménez Mota Worldpress.org's 2005 International Editors of the Year, we hope to highlight the dangers Me…

Way to Go, México

"México ahora es un país dividido", declaró el periodista Jorge Ramos en su cubertura del día en que el presidente de México Felipe Calderón hizo la "protesta de la constitución". Pero, hay que decir también que, ahora más que nunca, México es un país democrático.

Watching Felipe Calderón begin his presidency did not make for pleasant television viewing. The Mexican congress was clearly divided in three. Members of the PAN (Partido Acción Nacional) stood on the dais where the incoming president would normally stand with the outgoing president to receive the bandera presidencial. The Pan-istas amassed there to ensure that Calderón, their party's candidate, would be able to get to the dais through the PRD's human blockades. Members of the PRD (Partido de la Revolución Democrática) who weren't blocking the entrances stood just below the dais, glaring at the Panistas, and shouting. Members of the PRI (Partido Revolucionario Institucional) grouped themselves …