In Mexico Election, López Obrador’s Grip on Congress Slips

Early results of midterm elections suggested that Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s coalition would not keep the supermajority needed to push through his ambitious agenda.

#legislatures-and-parliaments, #lopez-obrador-andres-manuel, #mexico-city-mexico, #morena-mexican-political-party, #national-action-party-mexico

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Lee Evans, Olympic Runner Who Protested Racism, Dies at 74

One of several Black athletes who had threatened to boycott the 1968 Summer Games, he won two gold medals, then raised his fist at the presentation ceremony.

#black-people, #civil-rights-movement-1954-68, #deaths-obituaries, #evans-lee, #mexico-city-mexico, #olympic-games-1968, #race-and-ethnicity, #running, #track-and-field

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Years of Unheeded Warnings. Then the Subway Crash Mexico City Had Feared.

Mexico City’s subway system has been plagued with problems for years. On Monday, an overpass collapsed, and the newest subway line plunged some 50 feet, killing at least 24 people and setting off a political firestorm.

#institutional-revolutionary-party-mexico, #lopez-obrador-andres-manuel, #mexico-city-mexico, #mexico-city-train-crash-may-2021, #sheinbaum-claudia, #subways, #transit-systems

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Where to Find Exceptional Flowers in Six Different Cities

A guide to the most exciting florists working today in Chicago, Miami, Mexico City, Berlin, Seoul and Sydney.

#berlin-germany, #chicago-ill, #flowers-and-plants, #mexico-city-mexico, #miami-fla, #mothers-day, #seoul-south-korea, #sydney-australia

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Subway Train Derails in Mexico City, Killing at Least 13

The derailment occurred at a station in the city’s southeast, injuring at least 70 others, the authorities said.

#mexico-city-mexico, #railroad-accidents-and-safety, #subways

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Lucha Libre, Yoga, Dancing: Welcome to Mexico City’s Vaccination Sites

To calm Mexico City’s elderly, who were arriving “really scared” at vaccination sites, officials cued up the bands and masked wrestlers.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #dancing, #elderly, #lopez-obrador-andres-manuel, #mexico, #mexico-city-mexico, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #vaccination-and-immunization, #wrestling, #yoga

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‘No More Parties’: Mexico’s Piñata Makers Badly Bruised by Pandemic

The piñata industry, dependent on social gatherings, has seen sales plummet. Some artisans, in a creative bid to survive, have added coronavirus figures to their lineups of superheros and princesses.

#christmas, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #mexico, #mexico-city-mexico, #quarantine-life-and-culture

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‘They Have No One’: At 88, a Transgender Icon Combats Loneliness Among Seniors

Samantha Flores, who created a community center in Mexico City for older L.G.B.T.Q. people that closed during the pandemic, is hoping to reopen it.

#elderly, #mexico, #mexico-city-mexico, #transgender-and-transsexuals

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A Women’s March in Mexico City Turns Violent, With at Least 81 Injured

Armed with blowtorches and hammers, women demonstrated at the president’s residence, demanding that Mexico’s government take action to address one of the world’s worst rates of gender violence.

#demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #lopez-obrador-andres-manuel, #mexico, #mexico-city-mexico, #politics-and-government, #sex-crimes, #women-and-girls, #womens-rights

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The Makers Keeping the Ancient Art of Weaving Alive

Through thoughtful collaborations with Mexican artisans in Oaxaca and elsewhere, contemporary designers are helping to evolve — and protect — one of the world’s most enduring handicrafts.

#art, #coahuila-mexico, #design, #handicrafts, #mexico-city-mexico, #oaxaca-mexico, #textiles

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‘I Will Get Up’: A Hard New Year Greets a World in Waiting

Around the globe, people who held on in hopes that 2021 would banish a year of horror are struggling with the reality that the hardest challenges may lie ahead.

#australia, #china, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #france, #great-britain, #italy, #japan, #mexico-city-mexico, #new-year, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #south-africa, #south-korea, #united-states, #vaccination-and-immunization

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The Year of Not Eating Out

When dining is your community, losing restaurants is about more than food.

#chefs, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #mexico, #mexico-city-mexico, #restaurants

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A Flying Elephant, a Teacher’s Hugs: 12 Tales of Pandemic Resilience

The virus has been crushing spirits around the world, but some people refuse to be bowed. Here are their stories.

#belarus, #bolivia, #brazil, #cambodia, #china, #cochabamba-bolivia, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #france, #great-britain, #india, #iran, #italy, #kenya, #kibera-nairobi-kenya, #mexico-city-mexico, #minsk-belarus, #trieste-italy, #wuhan-china

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In Mexico, Midwives Step in as Covid Overshadows Childbirth

Midwives and doctors struggle to help women give birth safely during the grim days of the pandemic.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #home-births, #hospitals, #mexico, #mexico-city-mexico, #midwives-and-doulas, #photography, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #your-feed-healthcare, #your-feed-photojournalism

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Mexico Misled Citizens About the Severity of Covid Outbreak in its Capital

The federal government had data that should have prompted an immediate lockdown in early December. Instead, it kept the city open for another two weeks.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #mexico-city-mexico, #sheinbaum-claudia, #shutdowns-institutional

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Working in Luis Barragán’s Shadow

Two doors down from the architect’s home in Mexico City, a fashion designer pays tribute to the country’s hand-hewn legacy.

#barragan-luis, #chava-studio-fashion-label, #fashion-and-apparel, #mexico-city-mexico, #villanti-olivia

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Prosecutors Call Former Embassy Employee an ‘Experienced Sexual Predator’

Brian Jeffrey Raymond, who worked at the U.S. Embassy in Mexico, was charged with videotaping a woman who was partially naked and unconscious. Prosecutors said there are at least 21 other victims.

#mexico-city-mexico, #san-diego-calif, #sex-crimes, #state-department, #voyeurism-criminal

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2 Broke Artists Started a Home Bakery in Mexico. It’s a Pandemic Hit.

They didn’t have an oven. Their apartment resembled Santa’s workshop set up in a dorm room. But two rookie bakers are thriving in Mexico City, where food and entrepreneurism go hand-in-hand.

#bakeries-and-baked-products, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #instagram-inc, #mexico, #mexico-city-mexico, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #social-media

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In the Heart of Mexico City, an Ever-Evolving Townhouse

By continuously buying and selling the antique furniture, art and kitschy objects that fill its rooms, Dirk-Jan Kinet keeps his home dynamic and grand.

#2020-t-design, #interior-design-and-furnishings, #kinet-dirk-jan, #mexico, #mexico-city-mexico, #olvera-enrique-chef, #real-estate-and-housing-residential

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In the Epicenter of Mexico’s Coronavirus Epicenter, Feeling Like a ‘Trapped Animal’

For the vast majority of people in one teeming neighborhood of Mexico City, risking illness or death has simply become the price of survival.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-fatalities, #income-inequality, #mexico, #mexico-city-mexico, #politics-and-government, #poverty

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Between the Pandemic and the President: Mexico City Mayor’s Balancing Act

As the first woman and Jewish person elected to lead the capital, Claudia Sheinbaum needs the president’s support. But how close can she remain to a man who has downplayed the pandemic?

#claudia-sheinbaum, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #lopez-obrador-andres-manuel, #mexico-city-mexico, #politics-and-government

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‘I’d Rather Stay Home and Die’

A fear of hospitals is leading many Mexicans to delay treatment for coronavirus until it is too late for doctors to help them.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #ecatepec-mexico, #emergency-medical-treatment, #hospitals, #lopez-obrador-andres-manuel, #mexico, #mexico-city-mexico

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Luis Barragán’s Forgotten Works, Revisited

After moving to Mexico City in 1935, the architect set about designing a series of obscure functionalist residences that he would later disown.

#architecture, #barragan-luis, #historic-buildings-and-sites, #le-corbusier, #mexico-city-mexico

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Hardcore Cyclists Head for the Hills … Mexico City’s

With new bike routes and the pandemic pushing more people to cycle, the mountains outside one of the world’s megacities are drawing new and veteran enthusiasts.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #cycling-road, #mexico-city-mexico, #mountains

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‘A Colossal Error’: Mexican Leader Under Fire for Plan to Visit Trump

Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador will meet in the White House this week with President Trump, and said he plans to praise the administration for its “respectful treatment” of Mexicans.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #international-trade-and-world-market, #lopez-obrador-andres-manuel, #mexico-city-mexico, #trump-donald-j

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Mexico Police Chief Shot in Possible Assassination Attempt

The attackers shot the head of police three times, and killed three people, in an attack that may signal a new front in the battle between security forces and organized crime in the capital.

#assassinations-and-attempted-assassinations, #attacks-on-police, #drug-cartels, #garcia-harfuch-omar, #jalisco-new-generation-cartel, #mexico-city-mexico

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Mexico’s President Says Most Domestic Violence Calls Are ‘Fake’

The leader compared the requests for help to prank calls, the latest controversy over his government’s response to record levels of violence against women.

#domestic-violence, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #lopez-obrador-andres-manuel, #mexico-city-mexico, #women-and-girls, #womens-rights

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3 Africans in Mexico City Grave Tell Stories of Slavery’s Toll

The men might have been among the earliest to be stolen from their homeland and brought to the Americas.

#africa, #archaeology-and-anthropology, #bacteria, #barquera-rodrigo, #current-biology-journal, #genetics-and-heredity, #indigenous-people, #krause-johannes, #marquez-morfin-lourdes, #mexico-city-mexico, #research, #skeletons, #skull-body-part, #slavery-historical, #teeth-and-dentistry, #your-feed-science

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