The city of Puebla, known for its vibrant college life, finds its economy wobbling in the wake of a student strike and the coronavirus pandemic. For scores of enterprises, staying afloat in 2020 has been hard – or, in some cases, impossible.
The contributions of Africans in Mexico and their descendants have gone unappreciated, advocates say, and it was only recently that an attempt was made to even count this population. As a result, the group’s access to employment and education is hindered, some say.
In Oaxaca state, residents are hosting town assemblies to take coronavirus prevention into their own hands. They’ve voted to extend measures beyond the country’s restrictions. Now, some communities have erected barriers and are standing guard at community access points.