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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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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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HAVANA, Cuba, 2 January 2017 – Thousands of Cubans march through the Plaza de la Revolucion during a parade honoring this nation’s Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias (FAR), or Revolutionary Armed Forces.

On the building in the background is an outline of Che Guevara, the Argentine Marxist revolutionary, physician, author, guerrilla leader, diplomat, military theorist and close ally of deceased Cuban leader Fidel Castro.

(Photo by Bill Gentile)

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HAVANA, Cuba, 2 January 2017 – Three Cuban women walk arm-in-arm toward the Plaza de la Revolucion to witness a parade honoring this nation’s Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias (FAR), or Revolutionary Armed Forces.

They will arrive at the Plaza de la Revolucion where the Monumento a José Martí, Cuba’s national hero, towers over the parade ground.

This was a quiet, even somber event. It took place only weeks after the death of Fidel Castro, who seized power here in 1959 and died in November 2016. Many Cubans still are processing the fact that Castro is gone.

Throughout this march, I sensed a respect for the fallen Cuban leader – even from Cubans who disagree with the system that he put into place. Many Cubans criticize the system in which they live. But my experience has been that few will directly criticize the man who created it.

I didn’t ask these women about all this. Perhaps I should have.

(Photo by Bill Gentile)

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HAVANA, Cuba, 2 January 2017 – Cubans assemble along a main thoroughfare leading into the Plaza de la Revolucion to watch a parade honoring this nation’s Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias (FAR), or Revolutionary Armed Forces.

Here, members of the Cuban Army gather just after dawn with civilians on one major highway leading to the event.

I had expected to see a show of Cuba’s military might. Tanks. An array of military vehicles. Heavy weaponry. In other words, a show of force. But I saw none of it. Perhaps this reflected a decision by Cuban authorities who did not want to provoke the incoming U.S. administration — or not.

That’s the way it is in Cuba.

(Photo by Bill Gentile)

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