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.
As retinitis pigmentosa slowly erodes her sight, German-born painter and psychotherapist Kiki Suárez has worked to bring the therapeutic benefits of art to disabled persons in Chiapas, Mexico. Now, their artwork pays for some of the care and treatment of the patients.
Many schools in Mexico are operating without a sustainable water supply, which means toilets can't be flushed and sinks run dry. The government has recently approved plans to address these infrastructure needs, but in the meantime some schools have to bring water via trucks.
A large section of Mexico City is without a supermarket, but residents there say that’s a benefit, not a problem. People in the Milpa Alta delegation prefer to grow their own food, including nopal, the prickly pear cactus that is a famous element in some Mexican cuisine.
Rates of diabetes have skyrocketed in Mexico’s rural south, prompting health officials to declare an emergency. Area residents point to changes in the local diet after paved roads brought sugary drinks and processed foods to the region.
A limestone factory at the edge of a Mexican national park has created environmental and health problems for people in the area. The company has promised to relocate, but local residents say they see no signs of movement.