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WASHINGTON, DC, 16 February 2017 — I conducted a presentation today at American University’s School of Communication, where I work. I called it, “War, Peace and Technology.” You can see a video of the event here: https://www.youtube.com/watch…

You may have to pick up the piece at Time Code 1:21:10.

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HAVANA, Cuba, 2 January 2017 – A blow-up Santa Claus adorns the balcony of an apartment in the Cuban capital.

I made this image as I left a parade honoring the country’s Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias (FAR), or Revolutionary Armed Forces. Thousands of Cubans gathered in the Plaza de la Revolucion to participate in the event.

I was in Cuba over the Christmas holidays with my Cuban-born wife, Esther, who hadn’t visited with her family in five years. Such a shame that the two countries are so close yet so far away, and that families have to suffer the consequences of their leaders’ actions. Seeing Santa Claus on this tropical island reminded me, once again, of this reality.

(Photo by Bill Gentile)

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Fidencio Alonso / Courtesy of Zocalo de Monclova via Reuters

Thursday, January 12, 2017: A recent rise in gas prices has resulted in mass protests across Mexico. According to Article 19, protests in Baja California and Coahuila resulted in the assault of 20 journalists and detainment of 10 more by local and federal police.

Read the full article here: https://cpj.org/2017/01/mexican-police-attack-journalists-covering-protest.php

 

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Friday, September 2, 2016: Sergio Aguayo, a prominent political commentator, was sued by the former governor of the Mexican state of Coahuila, Humberto Moreira, for moral damages. In a January 20th article in Reforma, Aguayo described Moreira as “a politician that releases the stench of corruption.” This accusation stems from an investigation into the disappearance of 300 residences from the Coahuila town of Allende during Moreira’s governorship.

Read the full article here: https://cpj.org/blog/2016/09/change-to-mexican-law-leaves-critical-journalists-.php

 

 

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HAVANA, Cuba, 2 January 2017 – Cubans carry placards through the Plaza de la Revolucion during a parade in honor of the country’s Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias (FAR), or Revolutionary Armed Forces.

This placard depicts a very young Fidel Castro, who rose to power in January 1959. The parade took place only weeks after Castro’s death in November 2016. Many Cubans still are processing the fact that Castro is gone.

The words “Fidel Es El Pueblo” mean, “Fidel Is The People.”

My Cuban-American wife, Esther, and I visited her family on the island over the Christmas holidays.

(Photo by Bill Gentile)

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Monday, January 16, 2016: “Annabel Hernandez is a seasoned Mexican investigative journalist with 23 years of experiences. Learn how she uses a fellowship through University of California, Berkeley to investigate the 2014 Iguala mass kidnapping in the state of Guerrero, Mexico. An investigation that she documents in her book “La Verdadera Noche de Iguala”.”

Read the full article here: https://knightcenter.utexas.edu/blog/00-17915-anabel-hernandez-tells-how-us-university-fellowship-helped-her-investigate-disappearan

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Friday, December 30, 2016:” End of year report by the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) indicates that 93 journalist were killed in various attacks around the world. Coming in at number 5 was Mexico with 11 death.”

Read the full article here: https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/world-digest-dec-30-2016/2016/12/30/4ad6af32-ce9b-11e6-a87f-b917067331bb_story.html?utm_term=.27142ebc0c89

 

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