“Miss Bala” written and directed by Gerardo Naranjo has been selected as Mexico’s official entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 84th Academy Awards. Best of Luck.
“For the death of Nepomuceno, we blame, by omission, federal and state authorities who did not respond to his requests for protection,” the Movement for Peace with Justice and Dignity said in a statement issued Tuesday. Only the District Attorney from Sonora would comment on the criminal record of Nepomuceno Moreno Nunez, a peace activist from Mexico who was gunned down in Hermosillo on Monday. What the majority non corrupt media is commenting on, is Moreno Nunez being outspoken in his search for justice in the kidnapping of his son and three others in Sonora. He had accused police of “accosting” the youths and having a hand in their disappearance. In the video above, Moreno Nunez gives a heart felt testimony about his son and is very outspoken on the negligence of State authorities in his State. hp.
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMa) in NYC for the second time in its history, is showcasing 8 of Diego Rivera’s master pieces including one attached, Agrarian Leader Zapata. Rivera paints a clear picture (no pun intended) of what was going on during the time the pieces were created. If I can sum up the exhibit in one word: incredible. The exhibit runs through May 14, 2012. hp.
Mexican President Felipe Calderon has appointed Dr. Alejandro Poire Romero as the new Secretary of the Interior of Mexico after the death of Francisco Blake Mora, who died last week in a helicopter crash just outside of Mexico City. The cause of the crash is still under investigation. Calderon says that “Mexico is in the fight for safety of Mexican families and that crime is the biggest threat to society and citizens.” It will be interesting to see what will happen in Mexico during the next 8 months left of Calderon’s presidency. hp.
“Vanguard” correspondent Christof Putzel reports from Juarez, Mexico, commonly known as the Murder Capital of the World. American guns are flooding across the border into Mexico, arming deadly cartel drug wars which continue to spiral out of control. Embedded with Mexican Police, Army Special Forces and Juarez CSI teams, Christof takes viewers on a journey where few dare to go, following a trail of blood, drugs and guns that inevitably leads back to the United States.
Watch the premiere of Vanguard’s “Arming the Mexican Cartels” on Monday, October 31, at 9/8c.
“Vanguard” is Current TV’s no-limits documentary series whose award-winning correspondents put themselves in extraordinary situations to immerse viewers in global issues that have a large social significance. Unlike sound-bite driven reporting, the show’s correspondents, Adam Yamaguchi, Christof Putzel and Mariana van Zeller, serve as trusted guides who take viewers on in-depth real life adventures in pursuit of some of the world’s most important stories.
For more, go to http://current.com/vanguard.
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