Stories tagged “Mexico”
An audio postcard: 24 hours in the life of the Tarahumara — a group of seminomadic people who live an isolated life in the mountains of northern Mexico without electricity or modern conveniences.
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.”
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.
Many women in rural Mexico don’t get proper care for serious diseases like cervical cancer. A key reason: Jealous husbands don’t want male doctors seeing wives’ bodies. Now, a group of laywomen who aren’t certified as doctors or nurses are coming to their aid.
Father Marcos Linares, a Catholic priest, is helping create a future for his small town in Mexico by encouraging both current residents and expatriate workers to invest in their community. That’s building new opportunities for work so people don’t have to migrate.