Stories tagged “2006”
In one of Mexico City’s poorest, most violent neighborhoods, one “factory” turns out creative and open minds. It’s a shining outpost of hope known, appropriately enough, as “The Beacon.”
Residents in an isolated region of Nicaragua have been suffering from an acute food shortage in recent months. What makes the crisis noteworthy, though, is what happened to their crops: They were devoured in a bizarre rat invasion.
Mexico has a long tradition of entomophagy — eating insects. You may shudder, but some insects are delicious, nutritious and considered gourmet delicacies. The creepy-crawlies also provide an inexpensive source of nutrition.
In Mexico, most court cases are fought almost entirely on paper. But there’s one exception: The “careo,” a no-holds-barred face-off between the accused and their alleged victim. It can be psychologically devastating, especially when sexual assault is involved.