Mexico City’s Newfound Status: A Skateboarder’s Paradise

With improved accessibility and support from the government, skateboarding schools, stores and a diverse social scene have taken flight.

#mexico-city-mexico, #oaxaca-mexico, #skateboarding, #women-and-girls

El artesano de los acordeones de Ciudad de México

Durante 50 años, Francisco Luis Ramírez se ha encargado de reparar acordeones en un país que venera ese instrumento. Ahora es un negocio familiar.

#accordions, #content-type-personal-profile, #family-business, #mexico-city-mexico, #music, #musical-instruments

He’s the Brusque Mr. Fix-It for Mexico City’s Accordions

For 50 years, Francisco Luis Ramírez has been the go-to guy for instrument repairs in a nation that reveres the accordion. Now it’s a family business.

#accordions, #content-type-personal-profile, #family-business, #mexico-city-mexico, #music, #musical-instruments

A Mexico City Basketball Team With N.B.A. Dreams Makes a Home in Texas

The Mexico City Capitanes, playing away from home because of the pandemic, are the first G League team in Mexico and an important part of the N.B.A.’s international expansion.

#basketball, #content-type-personal-profile, #g-league-ignite-basketball-team, #liga-nacional-de-baloncesto-profesional, #mexico-city-mexico, #mexico-city-capitanes, #national-basketball-assn, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #texas

Faulty Studs Led to Mexico City Metro Collapse, Attorney General Says

A monthslong investigation by city authorities supports the central findings of a New York Times investigation, which had uncovered a series of fatal construction flaws.

#accidents-and-safety, #lopez-obrador-andres-manuel, #mexico, #mexico-city-mexico, #sheinbaum-claudia, #slim-helu-carlos, #subways, #welding-and-welders

Mexico City Replaces a Statue of Columbus With One of an Indigenous Woman

The replacement of a figure seen as a monument to colonialism touched a nerve as the country debates how it is shaped by race and sex.

#discrimination, #indigenous-people, #lopez-obrador-andres-manuel, #mexico-city-mexico, #monuments-and-memorials-structures, #sheinbaum-claudia, #women-and-girls

Exuberant Art and Cable Car Can Lift a Poor, Violent Place Only So High

A new cableway and hundreds of giant murals have brightened lives in Iztapalapa, Mexico City’s most populous neighborhood, but poverty and attacks against women are still pervasive.

#area-planning-and-renewal, #art, #cable-cars-and-trams, #iztapalapa-mexico-city-mexico, #local-government, #mexico, #mexico-city-mexico, #murals, #politics-and-government, #women-and-girls

Facebook’s Apps Went Down. The World Saw How Much It Runs on Them.

The outage disrupted the digital lives of small-business owners, politicians, aid workers and others. But for some, it was a welcome reprieve.

#antitrust-laws-and-competition-issues, #bogota-colombia, #brazil, #colombia, #computer-network-outages, #computers-and-the-internet, #facebook-inc, #instagram-inc, #instant-messaging, #latin-america, #manitoba-canada, #mexico, #mexico-city-mexico, #mobile-applications, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #rio-de-janeiro-brazil, #social-media, #whatsapp-inc

Mexico’s Supreme Court Greenlit Abortion. Will Doctors and Nurses Listen?

Another battle looms over whether public hospitals will be required to offer the procedure.

#abortion, #hospitals, #mexico, #mexico-city-mexico, #nursing-and-nurses, #supreme-court-of-mexico, #women-and-girls, #womens-rights

Mexico City to Replace Columbus Statue With Indigenous Woman Monument

“We owe it to them. We exist because of them,” the mayor of Mexico City said in a news conference.

#columbus-day, #columbus-christopher, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #indigenous-people, #mexico-city-mexico, #monuments-and-memorials-structures, #sheinbaum-claudia, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity

Afghans Who Worked for The New York Times Arrive in Houston

The group, 124 people including families, flew to Houston from Mexico City after their escape from Kabul. One Afghan journalist in the group has not been cleared by U.S. border officials.

#afghanistan, #afghanistan-war-2001, #catholic-charities, #houston-tex, #mexico-city-mexico, #new-york-times, #news-and-news-media, #politics-and-government, #sulzberger-a-g, #taliban

‘Everything Will Be Fine,’ Diego Luna’s Directorial Debut, Tackles Goodbyes

“Everything Will Be Fine,” on Netflix, follows the dissolution — and the new beginnings — of a modern family. For Luna, it was about “making sure we are in charge of deciding what family should be for us.”

#louis-pierre-actor, #luna-diego, #medina-flavio-1978, #mexico-city-mexico, #television, #todo-va-a-estar-bien-everything-will-be-fine-tv-program, #uribe-lucia-actor

Mexico City Train Crash Inquiry Points to Construction Flaws

The conclusion, in a preliminary report released by Mexico City’s government, supports the findings of an investigation by The New York Times.

#accidents-and-safety, #lopez-obrador-andres-manuel, #mexico-city-mexico, #mexico-city-train-crash-may-2021, #subways

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

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

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

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

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

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

‘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

‘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

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

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

‘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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

‘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

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

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

‘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

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

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

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