November 8th, 2012 | By Mary Stucky
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Round Earth’s Mexico Reporting Project: Isabella Cota and Annie Murphy reporting in Mexico
The U.S. and Mexico share deep personal, economic, geographic and cultural connections, but our understanding of Mexico is often limited by stereotype and media exaggeration. This fall, Round Earth Media is pairing young American and Mexican journalists, in a groundbreaking collaboration, to produce untold stories from Mexico, stories rich in place and humanity. These stories will reach huge audiences in the United States and in Mexico.
An indigenous village in Mexico got fed up with gangs and illegal loggers acting with impunity. So they kicked them out, kicked out their local authorities and set up their own government. And some other villages are looking at it too. “Josephina,” pictured above, was one of the first to get organized. For security she doesn’t want to be identified. Photo: Isabella Cota
Click HERE to listen to this story which ran nationwide on The World.