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.
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.
India is the world’s fourth-largest economy in terms of purchasing power, partly due to its success in the IT sector. But in India’s IT capital, many have seen no trickle-down effect. One-fourth of its residents still live in slums despite the influx of jobs and money.
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.
On Mexico’s version of the “reality TV” show Big Brother, residents recycle, make compost and conserve water. Does that make the program any less trashy?
Early each spring in Mexico, millions of monarch butterflies get ready for their journey north to the eastern Rockies. Now students can track their movements online. We track down the butterflies in person.
While hearing audiences may not even notice them, for deaf people the ASL (American Sign Language) interpreters at plays and concerts are more than just living subtitles — in many cases, they are the performance.