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Mexico City’s Street Musicians Seek Legal Recognition to Protect 600-Year-Old Tradition

Region: Mexico

Topics: ArtsInnovationLegal Rights

Musicians who perform on Mexico City’s streets are often harassed by police. Now, a group of them have formed a collective, seeking legal recognition of public performance spaces.

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Women Are Elected, but Men Still Govern Many Indigenous Areas of Chiapas

Region: Mexico

Topics: ElectionsHuman RightsPoliticsPowerWomen's Rights

A gender parity quota for Mexican elections has resulted in many “fake positions” among municipalities in Chiapas that operate through indigenous self-determination. Constitutionally-elected women often serve only as figureheads for men elected by traditional customs.

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A Peaceful Catholic Sanctuary in a Mexican Neighborhood

Region: Mexico

Topics: Moments

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Mexican Farmers Turn To Dragon Fruit As Drought Continues to Plague the South

Region: Mexico

Topics: AgricultureClimateEarthEconomyEnvironment

Regular droughts in Mexico’s southernmost state, Chiapas, make it hard for farmers to grow traditional staple crops. Many are turning to dragon fruit, which can adapt to the dry conditions, as a revenue alternative.

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Mexican Woman Performs on Accordion

Region: Mexico

Topics: Moments

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Mexico’s Spike in Asylum Applications Causes Long Delays – But Many Migrants Can’t Afford to Wait

Region: Mexico

Topics: Human MigrationHuman RightsPolitics

Thanks to successful advocacy and information campaigns, more Central American migrants than ever have applied for asylum in Mexico – but the office tasked with processing the applications can’t keep up. As the office scrambles to meet demand, the families who’ve made the long journey north face months of uncertainty.

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In Mexico City, an Unlikely Character Delivers a Beloved Holiday Tradition

Region: Mexico

Topics: Culture

As a rebellious teenager, José Luis “El Pikos” Escobar challenged stereotypes by collecting holiday gifts for children in need. Thirty years later, the 45-year-old man, who still identifies as an anti-establishment punk, has made delivering toys for Epiphany a beloved holiday tradition.

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‘Imagining Colorful Lines’ – Mexican Football Player with Visual Impairment Finds New Future in His Sport

Region: Mexico

Topics: CultureHealth

After injuring his eye, one young Mexican football player thought his chances of going professional were over. Now, his time playing in a league with other players who have visual impairments is giving him new purpose as a coach.

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Mexican Musicians Perform to Preserve Their Art

Region: Mexico

Topics: Moments

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In the Absence of Garbage Collection, Residents Implement Grassroots Recycling and Composting

Region: Mexico

Topics: ClimateEnvironmentInfrastructureInnovation

When a breakdown in negotiations left the city of San Cristóbal de Las Casas without garbage collection for two weeks in 2019, trash piled up around town and the streets reeked. As the world grapples with waste collection, residents of this city devised a local solution – with sustainable effects to outlast the strike.

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