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Cholula forksEdit

Just in case you're interested, I've forked several articles from the Cholula, Puebla article: San Francisco Acatepec, Santa María Tonantzintla, San Gabriel Convent, and Plaza de la Concordia. I've noted the forks at Talk:Cholula, Puebla and suggested additional trimming to the "Pyramid of Cholula and Nuestra Señora de los Remedios Church" section since there are separate articles about both. None of these articles are ideal, but hopefully they will get the ball rolling on some better standalone articles about seemingly notable topics. Just wanted to share in case you enjoy following along, thanks! ---Another Believer (Talk) 23:00, 4 December 2018 (UTC)

UnomásunoEdit

Hello:

The copy edit you requested from the Guild of Copy Editors of the article Unomásuno has been completed.

Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns.

Best of luck with the GAN review.

Regards,

Twofingered Typist (talk) 13:52, 10 December 2018 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of UnomásunoEdit

The article Unomásuno you nominated as a good article has passed  ; see Talk:Unomásuno for comments about the article. Well done! If the article has not already been on the main page as an "In the news" or "Did you know" item, you can nominate it to appear in Did you know. Message delivered by Legobot, on behalf of Catrìona -- Catrìona (talk) 22:41, 10 December 2018 (UTC)

DYK for 2015 Ocotlán ambushEdit

 On 15 December 2018, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article 2015 Ocotlán ambush, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that the police force of a town in Jalisco, Mexico, was disarmed in 2015 after their own officers ambushed the national police? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/2015 Ocotlán ambush. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, 2015 Ocotlán ambush), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Alex Shih (talk) 12:02, 15 December 2018 (UTC)

DYK nomination of Joselyn Alejandra NiñoEdit

  Hello! Your submission of Joselyn Alejandra Niño at the Did You Know nominations page has been reviewed, and some issues with it may need to be clarified. Please review the comment(s) underneath your nomination's entry and respond there as soon as possible. Thank you for contributing to Did You Know! Yoninah (talk) 23:45, 15 December 2018 (UTC)

Precious anniversaryEdit

Precious
 
Five years!

--Gerda Arendt (talk) 08:09, 27 December 2018 (UTC)

  • @Gerda Arendt: Thank you! Much appreciated. Happy New Year.   MX () 18:30, 1 January 2019 (UTC)

A belated thanksEdit

Hey MX! Thanks for the successfully nominating México en la Piel for DYK. I didn't think there was anything in the article that would warrant a DYK and yet you did it. So I just let you know that I saw and am grateful for it! Erick (talk) 23:19, 28 December 2018 (UTC)

  • @Magiciandude: You're very welcome! Thank you for getting the article to GA status. I'll be happy to review more Mexico-related articles you nominate. Cheers, MX () 18:29, 1 January 2019 (UTC)
Hmm, does this count as a Mexican-related article to you? I'm just curious since I've nominated it for DYK and GA. Erick (talk) 16:46, 2 January 2019 (UTC)
@Magiciandude: Yes, it does! I saw it at the Wikipedia:WikiProject Mexico/Article alerts page. I started a draft but once I'm done with it I'll get to another GAR. Cheers, MX () 19:33, 2 January 2019 (UTC)

1999 Matamoros standoffEdit

  • @Baffle gab1978: Thank you for the copyediting! Magnificent work. I hope you enjoyed the read. MX () 18:27, 1 January 2019 (UTC)

Help identifying subjectsEdit

Hello again! These statues are installed outside the Mexico City Metropolitan Cathedral:

Do you happen to know who the statues depicts?

I also posted a note here asking about a few other statues in Mexico City, if you happen to know. Thanks! ---Another Believer (Talk) 19:44, 30 December 2018 (UTC)

  • @Another Believer: Dang it, no idea. I tried looking online by Googling statues at Mexico City Metropolitan Cathedral and couldn't find any. MX () 20:32, 1 January 2019 (UTC)

Just another FYI, you might enjoy seeing some of the recent updates at Monument to Christopher Columbus (Buenavista, Mexico City) and Monument to Christopher Columbus (Paseo de la Reforma, Mexico City). Happy editing! ---Another Believer (Talk) 15:59, 4 February 2019 (UTC)

Sorry to bug, but just in case you didn't see, I was hoping you could confirm your preferred title here so I can create a new stub. Thanks! ---Another Believer (Talk) 23:41, 19 May 2019 (UTC)

ScharwenzelEdit

Hi MX, thank you for your good faith "citation needed" and "unsourced section" edits of the above article. Just letting you know that I've reverted them because the opening sentence of the overall section states the source on which the rules were based. HTH. Cheers. Bermicourt (talk) 19:26, 2 January 2019 (UTC)

  • @Bermicourt: Ah, got it. Missed that entirely. I apologize for the inconvenience. Thanks for reaching out. MX () 19:31, 2 January 2019 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of 2015 Ocotlán ambushEdit

Hi there, I'm pleased to inform you that I've begun reviewing the article 2015 Ocotlán ambush you nominated for GA-status according to the criteria.   This process may take up to 7 days. Feel free to contact me with any questions or comments you might have during this period. Message delivered by Legobot, on behalf of Buidhe -- Buidhe (talk) 07:41, 4 January 2019 (UTC)

Indefatigable ContributorEdit

  The Tireless Contributor Barnstar
Awarded in admiration of your excellent and detailed articles on the topics of Mexico and organized crime, such as 2015 Ocotlán ambush. buidhe (formerly Catrìona) 01:55, 5 January 2019 (UTC)
  • @Buidhe: Wow! First one of 2019 – love it. Thank you very much.   MX () 03:22, 5 January 2019 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of 2015 Ocotlán ambushEdit

The article 2015 Ocotlán ambush you nominated as a good article has passed  ; see Talk:2015 Ocotlán ambush for comments about the article. Well done! If the article has not already been on the main page as an "In the news" or "Did you know" item, you can nominate it to appear in Did you know. Message delivered by Legobot, on behalf of Buidhe -- Buidhe (talk) 02:01, 5 January 2019 (UTC)

For hard work and perseveranceEdit

  The Good Article Barnstar
It is my great pleasure to award you this barnstar in recognition of the many articles which you have been instrumental in promoting to GA status. Long may this continue. Gog the Mild (talk) 03:42, 5 January 2019 (UTC)
  • @Gog the Mild: Thank you. I really appreciate the work you do at GOCE as well. None of this would be possible without your assistance. Cheers, MX () 14:33, 5 January 2019 (UTC)

DYK for Joselyn Alejandra NiñoEdit

 On 8 January 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Joselyn Alejandra Niño, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that suspected hitwoman Joselyn Alejandra Niño had a nickname which referred to Our Lady of Holy Death? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Joselyn Alejandra Niño. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Joselyn Alejandra Niño), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Amakuru (talk) 00:02, 8 January 2019 (UTC)

TalkbackEdit

Hello, MX. You have new messages at Template:Did you know nominations/Rosalinda González Valencia.
Message added 23:37, 8 January 2019 (UTC). You can remove this notice at any time by removing the {{Talkback}} or {{Tb}} template.

Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 23:37, 8 January 2019 (UTC)

  • @Narutolovehinata5: Hello. Not sure what you need from me. Yoninah proposed a new hook and it is pending review. MX () 01:14, 9 January 2019 (UTC)
I meant I was pinging you to see if you could respond to her proposal. Narutolovehinata5 tccsdnew 01:24, 9 January 2019 (UTC)
@Narutolovehinata5: What is there to respond? I cannot approve/disapprove the hook. The "new review" tick is there so I'm sure another editor will get to it eventually. The other hooks have been striked out. Regards, MX () 01:55, 9 January 2019 (UTC)

Citation adviceEdit

Hi, thanks for tagging John Leamy (merchant) today. I'm not sure how to resolve the citation-needed tag for "Tusculum Street still runs nearby". Isn't the mere uncontroversial existence of a public street, identified by location, a case of WP:BLUESKY? I could find a Philadelphia street map to cite, of course, but it seems a bit silly. It would be like citing the existence of a book to some outside source, rather than just giving the publication details. What are your thoughts? As for the introductory sentence to the Business section, this is a summary of the section, introducing (per my best effort) no claims not cited below. Kim Post (talk) 02:59, 14 January 2019 (UTC)

  • @Kim Post: Hi, thanks for coming to my talkpage. I'm more on the other side of the perspective, and think we should cite absolute statements of fact whenever made (notwithstanding if they are controversial or not). In the end, an additional source won't hurt. Besides, information on Wikipedia can quickly become outdated, so a source can help readers understand when the information was once relevant or factual (by adding an access date, for example). You are allowed to cite Google Maps or similar websites for specific roads, so feel free to do that.
I've removed the citation request for the Business section. Thanks for clarifying! MX () 03:17, 14 January 2019 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of 1999 Matamoros standoffEdit

Hi there, I'm pleased to inform you that I've begun reviewing the article 1999 Matamoros standoff you nominated for GA-status according to the criteria.   This process may take up to 7 days. Feel free to contact me with any questions or comments you might have during this period. Message delivered by Legobot, on behalf of Buidhe -- Buidhe (talk) 11:21, 18 January 2019 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of 1999 Matamoros standoffEdit

The article 1999 Matamoros standoff you nominated as a good article has passed  ; see Talk:1999 Matamoros standoff for comments about the article. Well done! If the article has not already been on the main page as an "In the news" or "Did you know" item, you can nominate it to appear in Did you know. Message delivered by Legobot, on behalf of Buidhe -- Buidhe (talk) 19:02, 19 January 2019 (UTC)

HuachicoleroEdit

Thanks. It's not great, but it's something that can be expanded. Moscow Mule (talk) 22:59, 19 January 2019 (UTC)

There's also a Draft:Huachicol there in draft space. It's not quite ready to go public, though. Moscow Mule (talk) 23:28, 19 January 2019 (UTC)

DYK for 1999 Matamoros standoffEdit

 On 24 January 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article 1999 Matamoros standoff, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that two U.S. agents were nearly killed by a drug cartel in Mexico in 1999? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/1999 Matamoros standoff. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, 1999 Matamoros standoff), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

PanydThe muffin is not subtle 00:03, 24 January 2019 (UTC)

DYK for Alberto Jorge's articleEdit

Thanks for your comment on my submission. I have done as you suggested.

While researching for the footballer's stats (that I copied from both the German and Spanish Wikipedia articles), I realized they were inaccurate or missing for some seasons; thus I had to go on research season by season, since his database profile has been deleted and does not seem to be any archive of it. Also I have added a few other interesting facts to the article such as how much León payed to bring him to Mexican football.

Feel free to check it out. Cheers.--Cocu15 (talk) 02:59, 25 January 2019 (UTC)

  • @Cocu15: Thank you. Nice job with the article. I'm a Toluca fan myself, but I haven't been to the renovated stadium yet since I live far away from the State of Mexico. Do you plan to work on other managers for the team? I noticed a lot of red links at the manager's template.
BTW, I did a few changes at the article, particularly with citation merging and archiving. Please let me know if you have any questions. Happy editing, MX () 14:49, 25 January 2019 (UTC)
  • @Cocu15: I'm also happy to review any of your articles if you ever need me. Just drop me a line here or at the article's talkpage. MX () 14:51, 25 January 2019 (UTC)
  • @MX: Actually I am currently working on a list of managers (feel free to check it out if you wish), so, yes, I am planning to work on other coaches' articles as well, I am doing it chronologically backwards - that is why I started with Alberto Jorge. --Cocu15 (talk) 19:34, 25 January 2019 (UTC)

Chhota ShakeelEdit

I've been approached by 180.183.219.199 (talk · contribs · WHOIS) about Chhota Shakeel. Same thing you dealt with on the OC project page? Vaselineeeeeeee★★★ 12:08, 7 February 2019 (UTC)

  • @Vaselineeeeeeee: Yes. This user keeps wanting to push the fact that Shakeel is dead when in reality there has not been an official statement from India, the U.S., or the Interpol. I initially thought he was right, but as I did more research it seems like the circumstances surrounding his supposed death are mysterious. The sources that claim he's dead do not even address this investigation conducted by India Today. They just claim he's dead, and that's it. I rather not give undue weight to any version. I'm not sure what to do at this point because the user doesn't seem to listen or want to engage in a discussion at the talkpage. MX () 14:17, 7 February 2019 (UTC)
I agree with you. Official sources should be used that are confirmed by the relevant officials before someone should be considered dead. Good work expanding the article by the way. I've added it to my watchlist; I won't actively search if the news is later confirmed, but if another IP adds it later, it'll prompt me to do a quick search to confirm. Regards, Vaselineeeeeeee★★★ 15:23, 7 February 2019 (UTC)

Oh no.You guys got it wrong.It is an extremely intricate and complex subject but the fact is that he is no longer alive.The whole of India knows that and Pakistan would never admit that he even existed.Also the rumours began in early 2017 and go to a confirmation point via Intelligence analyst ocnus ( whose paper on Organized crime and politics has been published in many places) only in 2018 and in my opinion that changes the entire story and kills the rumours.But the State will not declare him dead.Since you know and are interested in organized crime-you might know why.There are a lot spelling errors on the article too.You need to analyze the time frames between the Rumours and the Confirmation after which there has been utter silenceClearwater555 (talk) 12:38, 8 February 2019 (UTC)

DYK for Adán Medrano RodríguezEdit

 On 9 February 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Adán Medrano Rodríguez, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that the arrest of Adán Medrano Rodríguez marked a shift in how the Mexican government tackled drug cartels? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Adán Medrano Rodríguez. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Adán Medrano Rodríguez), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

 — Amakuru (talk) 00:01, 9 February 2019 (UTC)

Adán Medrano Rodríguez copyeditEdit


DYK nomination for Rosalinda González ValenciaEdit

I have completed a review at Template:Did you know nominations/Rosalinda González Valencia, and noted a couple minor questions. Please respond there when you are able. Thanks! Flibirigit (talk) 02:57, 12 February 2019 (UTC)

ITN recognition for United States of America v. Joaquín Guzmán LoeraEdit

 On 13 February 2019, In the news was updated with an item that involved the article United States of America v. Joaquín Guzmán Loera, which you nominated. If you know of another recently created or updated article suitable for inclusion in ITN, please suggest it on the candidates page. Stephen 03:05, 13 February 2019 (UTC)
  • @Stephen: Thank you for the recognition. And thanks for your admins efforts at ITN. All the best, MX () 03:28, 13 February 2019 (UTC)

Rollback grantedEdit

Hi MX. After reviewing your request for "rollbacker", I have enabled rollback on your account. Keep in mind these things when going to use rollback:

  • Getting rollback is no more momentous than installing Twinkle.
  • Rollback should be used to revert clear cases of vandalism only, and not good faith edits.
  • Rollback should never be used to edit war.
  • If abused, rollback rights can be revoked.
  • Use common sense.

If you no longer want rollback, contact me and I'll remove it. Also, for some more information on how to use rollback, see Wikipedia:Administrators' guide/Rollback (even though you're not an admin). I'm sure you'll do great with rollback, but feel free to leave me a message on my talk page if you run into troubles or have any questions about appropriate/inappropriate use of rollback. Thank you for helping to reduce vandalism. Happy editing! TonyBallioni (talk) 05:40, 13 February 2019 (UTC)

José Manuel Garza Rendón copyeditEdit


Sorry mateEdit

Im sorry I meant to revert the vandalism act, I didnt realized it was reverted by you. Im really sorry — Preceding unsigned comment added by 182.0.232.47 (talk) 14:39, 19 February 2019 (UTC)

DYK for Rosalinda González ValenciaEdit

 On 23 February 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Rosalinda González Valencia, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that a 12-hour hearing for Mexican businesswoman Rosalinda González Valencia was held behind closed doors because the government was presenting sensitive evidence about a drug cartel? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Rosalinda González Valencia. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Rosalinda González Valencia), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 00:02, 23 February 2019 (UTC)

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DYK for José Manuel Garza RendónEdit

 On 24 February 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article José Manuel Garza Rendón, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that after snitching on a drug cartel, José Manuel Garza Rendón may live the rest of his life like a "hunted rabbit"? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/José Manuel Garza Rendón. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, José Manuel Garza Rendón), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

— Maile (talk) 12:02, 24 February 2019 (UTC)

DYK for Juan Carlos de la Cruz ReynaEdit

 On 1 March 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Juan Carlos de la Cruz Reyna, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that Juan Carlos de la Cruz Reyna tried to bribe an undercover agent to ensure he was released from prison to members of a drug cartel? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Juan Carlos de la Cruz Reyna. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Juan Carlos de la Cruz Reyna), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

— Maile (talk) 00:01, 1 March 2019 (UTC)

Juan Carlos de la Cruz ReynaEdit

Hello:

The copy edit you requested from the Guild of Copy Editors of the article Juan Carlos de la Cruz Reyna has been completed.

Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns.

Best of luck with the GAN.

Regards,

Twofingered Typist (talk) 21:11, 2 March 2019 (UTC)

DYK for Chhota ShakeelEdit

 On 3 March 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Chhota Shakeel, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that U.S. citizens are prohibited from engaging in business activities with Chhota Shakeel? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Chhota Shakeel. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Chhota Shakeel), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Amakuru (talk · contribs) 12:02, 3 March 2019 (UTC)

Mexico 68 and Tlatelolco massacreEdit

I added to the Tlatelolco massacre talk page, suggesting that the narrative of the Mexico 68 movement there be moved to the supposed main article. That article needs a lot of help, and I was willing to put in time. But I think the more sensible solution is to move text from Tlatelolco massacre to Mexico 68. What do you think? It would be great if you weighed in on the question. BTW Congrats on your new usename. Best. Amuseclio (talk) 19:39, 8 March 2019 (UTC)Amuseclio

Víctor Manuel Vázquez MirelesEdit

  • @Baffle gab1978: Thank you for taking this. I appreciate the work done so far. Let me know if you have any questions. MX () 15:33, 14 March 2019 (UTC)
No worries; I've split off most of the text in 'Early Life', which usually means birth, childhood and early adulthood., and placed it into a new section because it didn't really fit in 'Early life'. The c/e looks fairly simple anyway; you do a fine job with these articles. Cheers, Baffle☿gab 19:31, 14 March 2019 (UTC)

() While copy-editing the Trial and proceedings section, I found some ambiguous phrases. There are:

a) 1st paragraph: "His sentence was later dropped but Vázquez Mireles remained imprisoned and was issued with other charges." Does this mean the sentence was quashed/canceled/annulled or that it was reduced in length?
  • @Baffle gab1978: His 7.5 year conviction was cancelled (sources don't say when). MX () 14:28, 15 March 2019 (UTC)
b) 2nd paragraph: "This new charge was uncovered as part of an investigation headed by the Subprocuraduría de Investigación Especializada en Delincuencia Organizada (SIEDO), Mexico's organized crime investigation agency." Did the charge already exist but was forgotten until uncovered? In English, charges are usually "brought" or "laid", not "uncovered".
  • You're right. It would be "brought" since they were new charges against him. MX () 14:28, 15 March 2019 (UTC)
c) 3rd paragraph: " He claimed this was a violation of his human rights and asked the court to allow him to serve his trial under conditional release". Does this mean he would have been released to be tried on the new charges or did you mean serve his sentence?
  • Since he was in prison without a conviction for so long, the defense petitioned for Vázquez Mireles to be granted special privileges to allow him to be on trial as a free man (similar to being out on bail, but in this case Vázquez Mireles wouldn't pay anything to be out).
d) 4th paragraph; "The tribunal determined the evidence presented by the PGR was deficient and asked the prosecution to re-examine and modify the evidence." This seems odd; why would they be asked modify (change or adjust) the evidence?
  • Direct quote: el tribunal consideró que eran deficientes las conclusiones acusatorias que presentó la PGR en el juicio contra Vázquez Mireles, apodado "El Meme Loco" y por ello resolvió que [la PGR] tenía la posibilidad de revisarlas y, de ser el caso, modificarlas. I think what the source is saying is that the prosecution was told the evidence they presented was not good enough to convict Vázquez Mireles, and was given the opportunity to go back and fix they way it was presented (or find more/better against him). I hope my responses help. MX () 14:28, 15 March 2019 (UTC)

Anyway, I'm happy to make changes based on your reply here. Cheers, Baffle☿gab 02:36, 15 March 2019 (UTC)

MX, thank you for your replies; they clarified the points well and I've amended the text in that section accordingly. Thanks for your help and good luck with the article. Cheers, Baffle☿gab 21:20, 15 March 2019 (UTC)

DYK for Víctor Manuel Vázquez MirelesEdit

 On 19 March 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Víctor Manuel Vázquez Mireles, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that U.S. citizens are prohibited from engaging in business activities with Víctor Manuel Vázquez Mireles? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Víctor Manuel Vázquez Mireles. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Víctor Manuel Vázquez Mireles), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

 — Amakuru (talk) 00:02, 19 March 2019 (UTC)

A bowl of strawberries for you!Edit

  Thank you for the Editor of the Week nomination. I'm honored to have received the award. ♠Vami_IV†♠ 06:10, 25 March 2019 (UTC)

PRI NPOV and UNDUEEdit

Dear MX, I am working my way through the article on the PRI, Wikifying it, adding text and citations. Since you tagged the article, could you take a look now? I plan on adding a section dealing with PRI presidential succession. I will likely trim significantly sections that don't directly deal with the PRI but more generally with the history of Mexico. BTW, thanks for the Mexico barnstar! I really appreciate it. Best, Amuseclio Amuseclio (talk) 17:45, 5 April 2019 (UTC)Amuseclio

  • @Amuseclio: Thanks for stopping by. I no longer follow the article on my Watchlist since I wanted to move away from politics as much as I could. But feel free to make the appropriate changes. Most of my concerns revolved around the past two presidencies (particularly about the undue weight on the electoral fraud claims). The article should probably narrow its focus to the PRI's role in those elections and not rely entirely on allegations/scandals. The dedazo practices and frauds (along with other authoritarian methods) of the past, when the PRI was the dominant party in Mexico for 71 years, are generally accepted by most accounts because that's how the PRI maintained a strong corporatist state. Cheers, MX () 18:49, 5 April 2019 (UTC)
  • @MX: Thanks for letting me know. I am deep into modern political history right now. I haven't gotten to the sections on the most recent elections yet, but will keep your comments in mind as I approach them. Saludos, Amuseclio (talk) 19:04, 5 April 2019 (UTC)Amuseclio

DYK nomination of Gilberto García MenaEdit

  Hello! Your submission of Gilberto García Mena at the Did You Know nominations page has been reviewed, and some issues with it may need to be clarified. Please review the comment(s) underneath your nomination's entry and respond there as soon as possible. Thank you for contributing to Did You Know! Kingsif (talk) 15:36, 11 April 2019 (UTC)

es:Fox Networks Group Latin AmericaEdit

I'd like to ask if you can translate Spanish Wikipedia's es:Fox Networks Group Latin America article into English. Thing is, while the company was known as Fox Networks Group Latin America in recent years, it looks like (judging from Terms of Use and Privacy Policy) their legal name was Fox Latin American Channel, LLC all along (so it's like "Fox Latin American Channel, LLC, d/b/a Fox Networks Group Latin America"). Do you think which one should be the new article's title? Fox Networks Group Latin America, or Fox Latin American Channel? JSH-alive/talk/cont/mail 16:50, 17 April 2019 (UTC)

DYK for Gilberto García MenaEdit

 On 29 April 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Gilberto García Mena, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that the arrest of Gilberto García Mena marked when the Mexican government stopped treating drug cartels passively and instead hunted them down? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Gilberto García Mena. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Gilberto García Mena), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

— Maile (talk) 00:02, 29 April 2019 (UTC)

Eddy AwardEdit

Your nomination has received his award. ―Buster7  13:57, 11 May 2019 (UTC)

A barnstar for you!Edit

  The Original Barnstar
Thanks so much for your work on Parish of Jesús María and Our Lady of Mercy and for answering some of my other questions recently. You've made my Mexico experience even better because I'm learning more about some of the sites I saw during my visit. Oh, and of course, you're making Wikipedia better as well. :) Keep up the great work, and happy editing! --Another Believer (Talk) 01:02, 21 May 2019 (UTC)
  • @Another Believer: Thank you very much! I also really appreciate the work you've done at Commons/Wikipedia. I'm going to Puebla this weekend and hope I get to take as many pictures as you! MX () 14:13, 21 May 2019 (UTC)
Oh, wonderful! I absolutely loved Puebla. I've identified the subjects in most of my photographs, but there remain a few mysteries. Have a great time! ---Another Believer (Talk) 14:23, 21 May 2019 (UTC)
@Another Believer: BTW, I finally uploaded all pictures of my trip to Puebla on a gallery page. I was able to identify all of the places and add/create appropriate subcategories. I spent a day in Tlaxcala as well during that long weekend so I'll post those later, too. I noticed your name all over the Puebla Common's sections! Nice job with your work there. Cheers, MX () 21:13, 20 June 2019 (UTC)
Thanks, looking now! ---Another Believer (Talk) 21:18, 20 June 2019 (UTC)

Edelio López FalcónEdit


Translation issues with article subject at Delmi AlvarezEdit

Hey, MX! Would you be willing to help out at Talk:Delmi Alvarez? We have a basically well-intentioned but angry article subject who despite being told multiple times that he can't just delete the autobiography he wrote or ask us to delete it (he seems likely too notable) just keeps demanding this. I am thinking it might be just that the explanations we're giving him are in English that is too complex, or that he's using a translation program that is missing crucial points. The article has been cut to the bone to try to get rid of most of his editorializing, and he's angry about that, as he clearly spent considerable time on it. He's also angry that it got tagged as an autobiography, as that has deeply embarrassed him among his friends and peers. He just wants it to go away, and I don't think it can. He keeps stomping off saying he won't be back, but then a week or so later, back he comes. He edited the article today, and if he does that again it's quite likely to attract another autobiography tag, and I won't remove that twice. --valereee (talk) 22:31, 11 June 2019 (UTC)

  • Sure, I've responded there. Please ping me if he shows up again. Happy to help. MX () 14:46, 12 June 2019 (UTC)
    • Thank you so much! --valereee (talk) 15:15, 12 June 2019 (UTC)

DYK for Parish of Jesús María and Our Lady of MercyEdit

 On 17 June 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Parish of Jesús María and Our Lady of Mercy, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that Philip II of Spain approved funds for a convent because his illegitimate daughter was living there? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Parish of Jesús María and Our Lady of Mercy. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Parish of Jesús María and Our Lady of Mercy), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

 — Amakuru (talk) 00:01, 17 June 2019 (UTC)

DYK for Edelio López FalcónEdit

 On 19 June 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Edelio López Falcón, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that suspected drug lord Edelio López Falcón was known as "The Lord of the Horses"? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Edelio López Falcón. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Edelio López Falcón), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

 — Amakuru (talk) 00:02, 19 June 2019 (UTC)

DYK review requestEdit

Hi MX! I hate to impose, but I have a multiple-article DYK that I want to run on 1 July (Canada Day) and I was hoping you might have time to review one of the four articles that hasn't had attention yet. I'm not asking for you to pass it and don't want to appear to be canvassing for a good review, but would like an honest review. (I'll run the hook with fewer articles should one or more fail.) The nomination is at Template:Did you know nominations/1st Canadian Comedy Awards. The remaining articles are Made in Canada (a TV show which passed GA), 1st Canadian Comedy Awards (short), List of Canadian comedians (short) and Canadian Comedy Awards. Sorry for pestering you, and thanks for any help you can provide. – Reidgreg (talk) 11:56, 22 June 2019 (UTC)

It's done. Feel free to proof-read, though! – Reidgreg (talk) 16:23, 24 June 2019 (UTC)

Rolando López SalinasEdit


DYK for Rolando López SalinasEdit

 On 27 June 2019, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Rolando López Salinas, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that a Mexican mayor warned that the murder of suspected drug lord Rolando López Salinas would increase drug violence in his city? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Rolando López Salinas. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Rolando López Salinas), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

 — Amakuru (talk) 00:01, 27 June 2019 (UTC)

UpdateEdit

Hi MX, as you will recall, you were kind enough to give me a barnstar for having Thomas F. Mulledy promoted to the Main Page as a DYK. I thought you might be interested to know that however many months later, it is finally a featured article. Ergo Sum 18:55, 29 June 2019 (UTC)

Help with issues come up in translated articleEdit

Hi MX, I'm a member of the Guild of Copy Editors and have taken on the job of polishing an article about a Spanish murder in the 1970s. So far so good - until I reached the section regarding the trial, where I ran into unexpected difficulties. The article obviously talks about certain aspects of the Spanish justice system (which from my research may even be outdated) and which don't make much sense to an English speaker, even one reasonably familiar with legal procedure in English criminal justice systems. I don't speak Spanish myself, so I was relying on finding articles or sites in English which could shed some light on that, but after digging through English WP and general Googles, I'm still none the wiser. It seems no one has thought of publishing these details in English. I'm really not certain that the translated terminology makes much sense in English; e.g. clearly, integrada == integrated, but in the context of a homicide case being "integrated" by multiple political organisations it makes far less sense. And there's reference to "accusations" from family members as well as by political organisations - again, wildly different from systems in English language countries. So for now I'm stalled. I'm thinking the way forward - if you can't shed some light on it yourself or offer slightly more accurate/apposite translations of the necessary words - might be to refer to Spanish WP (which I can't do), or even hunt up a Spanish lawyer who can supply the background to make a more informed decision (which I can). I think at the least a sentence or two just to clarify these details for English readers are necessary. Oddly enough, there seems to be no English article regarding this kind of detail of the Spanish justice system online, at least not one I've found. I also can't seem to find a good place in Spanish-related projects on WP to ask an editor who might know the answers. So in desperation, here I am!  

What are your thoughts? Many thanks!

Cadar (talk) 08:46, 2 July 2019 (UTC)

  • @Cadar: Hi, thanks for coming to my talkpage! In order to understand the acusación statement, readers would need some background on Spain's legal system. According to Article 125 of Spanish Constitution, all Spanish citizens are allowed to participate in criminal proceedings, even if they were not "directly" affected by the crime in question. They just have to justify they are acting on behalf of legality and meet a few more prerequisites. Essentially, this allows citizens and civil groups in Spain to act as "third-party" prosecutors. This motion is legally known as acusación popular and is still used in Spain. So this means that the suspect (Miguel Ángel Panadero) went to trial facing the government as the main prosecutor, and facing Grau's family and civil organizations as third-party prosecutors. I found this source that gives an overview of the law. It might be good to add it as a footnote, or to create a new article (Spanish Wikipedia has one for it already).
I hope this helps clarify. Please reach out if you have any questions – happy to help! Cheers, MX () 15:08, 2 July 2019 (UTC)
Ah, I thought there was something like that involved, and your term "third-party" prosecutors makes it clearer. I'm presuming, then, that Spanish law also allows co-accusations not just from individuals, but also from organisations such as the political ones involved in that trial, which were clearly milking the death of an unknown for every political drop they could? This makes more sense now. I couldn't find any information at all on the details here on WP (at least not in the English WP) and oddly enough, nothing online. One site gave some information regarding rights of representation, etc., but none of these specifics. Of course, English doesn't seem to have any direct translations for those terms, so if I use "third-party accusations", is that accurate enough? And for "integrated"? I'm not sure if that's quite the right term here. Perhaps "combined" or even "composite" might be better?
Many thanks for getting back to me about this. It's helped to clear some of the mystery up   If you like, we can move the discussion over to the article's talk page and then this information is available to other editors. Also, how do you feel about working up an article on Spanish law for English WP, or just translating the existing? Unfortunately I'm not going to be much help except for copy edit and final polish, since the information's lacking in English articles or sites. But I'm happy to add that to my to-do list and polish it once you have something you're happy with. Otherwise I did stumble across a page to request new articles, we could just put it up there for another editor. I'll probably have some other questions, I can direct them to the talk page as well.
Thanks again!
Cadar (talk) 16:49, 2 July 2019 (UTC)
  • @Cadar: Yes, associations/companies can also act as third-party prosecutors (but not "groups", though I'm not sure what the distinction is. It might just be a that it has to be an "official" organization). This source here translates acusación popular to "third-party prosecution", so feel free to use "third-party". In my opinion, the literal translation would be "popular accusation/prosecution", but this term doesn't explain the law as good as mentioning "third-party". For integrado, I would use "composed of", "made up of", "consists of", etc. That is the literal translation for it in Spanish given the context. Now, for future reference, I'd recommend you use Linguee instead of Google Translate if you aren't using it. Linguee gives you a specific phrase across multiple sources, since words can vary depending on the context. I use it when I want to read sources in languages I'm not familiar with (especially in law, when the terms can be very specific).
I'll be more than happy to create an article for this law. Right now I'm out of town and won't be back till Sunday, but I'll try to get to it once I'm done with a draft I'm working on. The best source for this law is probably this book here. It's only available in Spain, but I'll try to request it via an interlibrary loan and see if I can get a hold of it. If not, I'll just add it under "Further reading" once I create the article. Please feel free to move this discussion, and let me know if you have any questions. MX () 17:52, 2 July 2019 (UTC)
OK, I've copied the content there, we can confine discussion regarding the article to that page. I pinged you to keep you in the loop.
No rush regarding the new article. I've got a full to-do list myself, so I can keep myself well occupied and out of trouble in the meantime  
Thanks for the Linguee link! I'm going to bookmark that one and add it to my list of online tools. If I find good value in it, I might even set up a search directly from my browser to simplify using it.
Cadar (talk) 18:33, 2 July 2019 (UTC)
Hi again, MX: just to let you know, the article is finalised, with the exception of "citation needed" templates for references explaining the differences between "reclusión menor" and "reclusión mayor". Otherwise, the copy edit is completed.
Thanks for the help   Let me know when you need my input on the Spanish law article.
Cadar (talk) 23:16, 2 July 2019 (UTC)

Zorro (1990 TV series)Edit

The "Devil's Fortress" was a famous penal colony for enemies of the state, located in Baja California, on the borders of Mexico, during the Spanish domination, which became a horrible prison at the end of the 18th century, originally built to defend the Spanish Empire. Had there really been a penal colony in California during that time, and above all which building did the production use to shoot the footage in episodes 22-23 of the second season? --79.16.239.200 13:46, 4 July 2019 (UTC) — Preceding unsigned comment added by 79.16.239.200 (talk)

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