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For the second time in less than a month, 8-month-old Matias tested positive for COVID-19. His mother, Mariana was first infected in Spain. She passed the illness on to her son when she returned home to Mexico, making him the first baby with Coronavirus in the country. To avoid the spread of misinformation and prevent other mothers from infecting their babies, Mariana launched a campaign using her case to draw attention to the risk that children face. According to Dr. Carmen Espinoza reports that children were somehow immune to the virus have been extremely detrimental. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MHXosncZ1zI

2020 Women’s Day March in Mexico march marks the biggest feminist mobilization in the country’s history.  Thousands of protesters have gathered at the monument to the revolution to raise their voices against the continued killings of women.  The country classified a thousand killings as femicides last year,  and most of them were the culmination of domestic violence.  This fight against gender-violence is the first big social movement to form during the presidency of Andrés Manuel López Obrador, who took office in Dicember 2018.  https://twitter.com/TRTWorldNow/status/1236841694378840064

Georgina became the first tango dancer with Parkinson’s. She started practicing it five years ago, after she was diagnosed with this condition. Through tango she has found the strength the disease has taken away from her. Tango therapy teacher, Brandy Ruvalcaba says her bonding with the students comes from a problem she had with her legs when she was born. With therapy, she managed to overcome it and reach her goal and become a professional dancer.    Brandy says her method has helped more than a hundred patients for the last five years. Thanks to her tango classes her students with Parkinson’s disease have improved their balance and posture.  Juan Cortes is the president of the Parkinson’s Association, he believes that a supportive community is essential for dealing with this progressive disorder.  For these patients, Tango has given them back the opportunity to recover the accuracy in their movements by practicing and…

Hundreds of migrants are wading across a river from Guatemala to Mexico in a new test of President Trump’s immigration strategy. The migrants want free passage across Mexico to the U.S. border and Mexico’s government rejected that. Under pressure from the U.S., the Mexican government has refused to grant the migrants free passage to the U.S. border. Last year more than four caravans with Central American migrants tried to cross through Mexico to reach the U.S. but they got stuck on the border. President Trump sent troops to the border in order to stop the flow of undocumented migrants. https://youtu.be/vg2ktwv5Esw Mexico faced tariff threats by U.S. President Donald Trump last year if it didn’t crack down on Central American migrants making their way through the country to the U.S. border. In response, it sent tens of thousands of national guard troops to both borders. As a result, crossings into the U.S.…

The quality of the Mexican tortilla has suffered. Local production has given way to the import of over 10 million tons of corn annually. Molino “El Pujol” is trying to bring back the long-time practice of milling corn to make dough and resurrect the “real” tortilla in the era of mass production in the food industry.  The house-made dough from Oaxaca is sent to restaurants, including the world-renowned Pujol. But not everyone in the city can offer this treat due to the time-consuming process it requires.  The Nixtamalization is the traditional preparation method with maize, during which it is soaked and cooked. This special tortilla production system incorporates an educational element: tortillas come wrapped in what they call the Totomoxtle “newspaper” on which information is printed about corn. https://youtu.be/S_1CQD50bS0 https://www.univision.com/univision-news/mexican-chef-wants-to-bring-back-tradition-of-homemade-tortillas-video

In Mexico, residents near a famous active volcano say they are not worried about the dangers of an unexpected eruption because among them lives ‘El Tiempero’ or the ‘One Who Watches the weather’, a man who says he’s been chosen to save their lives After lying dormant for decades, Popocatepetl came back to life in 1994 and since then several eruptions occurred. This forced the government to expand the evacuation routes from the small towns on the outskirts of the volcano to the larger, nearby city. https://fusion.tv/video/593929/people-near-an-active-volcano-in-mexico-are-under-the-protection-of-el-tiempero/

Mexico boasts an array of medicinal plants. They grow naturally in rural areas, where communities have little access to formal healthcare facilities. eight out of 10 people use traditional medicine. An essential part of Zapotec culture is using plants for medicinal purposes. Zapotec healer Isabel Jimenez wants to pass on her skills and knowledge to younger generations. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RMNju_LjBiE In an effort to protect natural vegetation, threatened by accelerated urban growth, the National Autonomous University of Mexico has set up a digital library, that lists more than 3,000 indigenous plant species. The Sonora Market in Mexico City is the largest medicinal plant market in the country. More than 300 different species are available for sale here. Full Story here: https://www.trtworld.com/video/news-videos/mexico-medical-plants-mexico-is-renowned-for-the-indigenous-medicinal/5ca998775788bd644f8bffb1