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thepoliticalnotebook:

13 Mexican journalist have disappeared since 2003: here’s a map of their disappearances. These folks, as Atlantic Cities notes, were most likely killed, but unlike a number of their colleagues, their bodies have never been found. The map was made by Articulo 19. They also made an infographic of instance of attacks on the media with firearms and explosives.
[Atlantic Cities]

Nothing sadder than knowing that hard-working journalists went missing on a hunt for the truth.

shortformblog:

thepoliticalnotebook:

13 Mexican journalist have disappeared since 2003: here’s a map of their disappearances. These folks, as Atlantic Cities notes, were most likely killed, but unlike a number of their colleagues, their bodies have never been found. The map was made by Articulo 19. They also made an infographic of instance of attacks on the media with firearms and explosives.

[Atlantic Cities]

Nothing sadder than knowing that hard-working journalists went missing on a hunt for the truth.

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 Google Maps shows how we spent summer 2012

In the blink of an eye, summer is coming to an end. It feels like it was just yesterday that I was planning out all my summer activities as I eagerly awaited the start of long, sunny days and warm nights. Before we approach the official end of summer on September 21, our Google Maps team thought it’d be fun to see how those of us in the Northern Hemisphere have spent the dog days. To do this, we reviewed the summer search activity on maps.google.com in several countries between the end of May and the beginning of September. Within each country, a look at some of the top-rising searches and the often-searched landmarks on Google Maps gives us a sense of how people around the world spent their summers.

Google Maps shows how we spent summer 2012

In the blink of an eye, summer is coming to an end. It feels like it was just yesterday that I was planning out all my summer activities as I eagerly awaited the start of long, sunny days and warm nights.

Before we approach the official end of summer on September 21, our Google Maps team thought it’d be fun to see how those of us in the Northern Hemisphere have spent the dog days. To do this, we reviewed the summer search activity on maps.google.com in several countries between the end of May and the beginning of September. Within each country, a look at some of the top-rising searches and the often-searched landmarks on Google Maps gives us a sense of how people around the world spent their summers.

Posted 2 years ago
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Microsonic Landscapes: What Music Looks Like in 3D

What would your favorite album look like in three dimensions? Mexico City-based research and experimentation studio Realität proposes “a new spatial and unique journey” by transforming the sounds of five albums into physical matter. ‘Microsonic Landscapes’ translate sound waves into 3D-printed visualizations that resemble circular cityscapes, mountain ranges or volcanic craters.

Microsonic Landscapes: What Music Looks Like in 3D

What would your favorite album look like in three dimensions? Mexico City-based research and experimentation studio Realität proposes “a new spatial and unique journey” by transforming the sounds of five albums into physical matter. ‘Microsonic Landscapes’ translate sound waves into 3D-printed visualizations that resemble circular cityscapes, mountain ranges or volcanic craters.

Posted 2 years ago
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Flood Observatory

A couple of years ago, Arquine magazine sponsored an ideas competition challenging entrants to design a flood observatory located on a flood plain of the Usumacinta River, near the town of Tenosique in south-eastern Mexico. The program also called for a museum and community center, a shelter and refuge, and a hostel.

jmcmichael:

Business Insider: 16 Maps Of Drug Flow Into The United States

jmcmichael:

Business Insider: 16 Maps Of Drug Flow Into The United States

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urbanika:

Sobre Chihuahua: Crecimiento aproximado de la ciudad de Chihuahua. 

urbanika:

Sobre Chihuahua: Crecimiento aproximado de la ciudad de Chihuahua. 

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Volcanes mas altos: México y el mundo

Volcanes mas altos: México y el mundo

Posted 2 years ago
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Transparency: Who’s Who in the Mexican Drug Wars

The ongoing drug trade in Mexico has been one of the nation’s chief concerns for some time now. But the level of gruesome violence has escalated to near catastrophic proportions since President Felipe Calderon took office in December, 2006, creating virtual ghost towns as people have sought refuge in safer states.

Transparency: Who’s Who in the Mexican Drug Wars

The ongoing drug trade in Mexico has been one of the nation’s chief concerns for some time now. But the level of gruesome violence has escalated to near catastrophic proportions since President Felipe Calderon took office in December, 2006, creating virtual ghost towns as people have sought refuge in safer states.

Posted 2 years ago
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Maps of the Drug War in Mexico

Homicides and Trafficking Routes

Maps of the Drug War in Mexico

Homicides and Trafficking Routes

Posted 2 years ago
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nationalpost:

Canadian killed in area of Mexico embroiled in drug violenceA Canadian citizen was shot dead in a shopping district in the city of Culiacan, northwest Mexico, in unclear circumstances, police said Monday.Police found the body of Salid Abdulacis Sabas overnight, with gunshot wounds to the head and lying near nine heavy-calibre cartridge cases, said a statement from Sinaloa state police.“Our thoughts and sympathies are with the family and friends of the victim,” said a statement from Foreign Affairs. “Our officials in Mazatlan are in contact with local authorities and stand ready to provide consular assistance during this difficult time.”Sinaloa state is the home of Mexico’s most wanted drug trafficker, Joaquin (El Chapo) Guzman, and one of the most violent states in Mexico.

nationalpost:

Canadian killed in area of Mexico embroiled in drug violence
A Canadian citizen was shot dead in a shopping district in the city of Culiacan, northwest Mexico, in unclear circumstances, police said Monday.

Police found the body of Salid Abdulacis Sabas overnight, with gunshot wounds to the head and lying near nine heavy-calibre cartridge cases, said a statement from Sinaloa state police.

“Our thoughts and sympathies are with the family and friends of the victim,” said a statement from Foreign Affairs. “Our officials in Mazatlan are in contact with local authorities and stand ready to provide consular assistance during this difficult time.”

Sinaloa state is the home of Mexico’s most wanted drug trafficker, Joaquin (El Chapo) Guzman, and one of the most violent states in Mexico.

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The Power Structure of a Mexican Drug Cartel

This is surely one of the most remarkable infographics we’ve ever posted. Created by social scientist Eduardo Salcedo-Albarán, it documents the organizational structure and almost limitless influence of Mexico’s Michoacan drug family. And it teaches you a great deal about why, exactly, the family is so hard to combat — and why its power seems so pervasive.

The Power Structure of a Mexican Drug Cartel

This is surely one of the most remarkable infographics we’ve ever posted. Created by social scientist Eduardo Salcedo-Albarán, it documents the organizational structure and almost limitless influence of Mexico’s Michoacan drug family. And it teaches you a great deal about why, exactly, the family is so hard to combat — and why its power seems so pervasive.

Posted 3 years ago
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