The little telecom network that could

September 18, 2018

The digital divide just got narrower in the Mexican state of Oaxaca. Indigenous Zapotec communities have already established a local landline and cellular-phone service at a fraction of the cost of services\ provided by Telcel, the giant monopoly presided over by billionaire Carlos Slim. Now, with their plans to expand approved by regulators, they’re aiming […]

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‘Fake trans’ candidates aim to game election

September 4, 2018

Transgender politics in the Mexican state of Oaxaca are uniquely fraught, as Oaxacan electoral rules allow muxes — a traditional third-gender group belonging to indigenous Zapotec society — to run as women. The twist is the apparent abuse of this by male candidates identifying as muxes solely to seek offices legally delegated to women. Following […]

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