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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.…

En México, 13 periodistas han sido asesinados en lo que va del 2019. En promedio, un comunicador muere cada mes en situaciones trágicas. Hacer periodismo en México se ha convertido en una actividad de alto riesgo. Las condiciones de violencia adversas al desarrollo de este oficio han posicionado al país a la par de lugares que enfrentan abiertamente una guerra, Siria. Los niveles de impunidad en cada caso de amenaza, secuestro y asesinato han empeorado, lo que ha posicionado a México como el más peligroso para ejercer este oficio, de acuerdo con datos del Índice Global de la Impunidad. Tras los más de 10 años que llevo siendo periodista he visto cómo los rostros de la gente se transforman cuando respondo a la pregunta “¿a qué te dedicas?”. Mientras que hace una década, cuando me inicié como editora de una revista de investigación, las personas reaccionaban afables y la mayoría sonreía…

After Evo Morales left the military jet that Mexico’s government sent yesterday to retrieve the Bolivian leader who offered his resignation following weeks of protests over allegations of election fraud. He was greeted by Mexico’s Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard. Welcomed him saying: “You are home and you’re alright.” Ebrard met Morales at the capital’s airport where he Spoke briefly. He thanked Mexico’s President for “saving his life.” He said he decided to step down for the people.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FxCt4eeNJkg&lc=z23tfxihesqbsvuuiacdp434atqde55dbhwkcls3qsxw03c010c The effort to bring former Bolivian President Evo Morales to exile in Mexico was very complicated as some countries closed their airspace to the flight. At first, Bolivian authorities granted permission and the plane set off from Peru Monday. Then Bolivian officials revoked permission and it started back to Peru. Finally Bolivia allowed the plane in. But then Peru wouldn’t allow it to return. Mexico’s Foreign Affairs Minister says that caused a delay…

Only 3 percent cent of people with Down Syndrome in Mexico have access to education, but by combining courses with work, projects like “El Sueño de Frida” attempt to displace years of ignorance that have kept many people with disabilities confined from the workplace.  This is Alfredo’s first job – a waiter at a new cafeteria in Mexico that caters to and employs people with Down Syndrome. Working here allows the staff to improve their physical and mental abilities, a rarity in the country’s business sector. The restaurant, called “El Sueño de Frida” or Frida’s Dream, has dozens of potential employees with disabilities on a waitlist. The director of the foundation, Yessenia Escudero, created this project to help overcome the discrimination that people with this degenerative condition face in the workplace. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gd6ptZF82QE&t=17s Part of the project’s goal is to show other companies that – with a little patience and special training…

Five years ago today, 43 students from a teacher’s college in Mexico disappeared. Families of the missing students are still living in anguish, unsure of what happened to their loved ones. Valeria Leon reports. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kQfk0yqXaIY The unsolved case of 43 missing students continues to draw crowds to protest. Parents of the victims persist in their demand to bring justice to the case. September 26th, a day that has come to represent the State’s criminal involvement in human rights violations. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N1YlbaO750g

As thousands of Central Americans in Mexico wait for a final response on their migration status in the country, their livelihoods greatly depend on the results of negotiations between the United States and Mexico, which are set to close today, September 10th. Valeria Reports https://youtu.be/hmLIclxLM_I The two countries agreed on a 90-day test period before those tariffs will kick in.

It is his first State of the Union speech and Mexico’s President is celebrating an agreement with the United States. Lopez Obrador’s government reached a deal with the Trump administration to overcome the threat of tariffs on trade, it was in exchange for sending troops to Mexico’s southern border. All negotiated under US President Trump’s crackdown on the flow of undocumented migrants entering America. One of the Mexican President’s priorities he discussed is the newly created National Guard, which was deployed in part to curb unregulated migration. Much of Lopez Obrador’s political messaging, including his first State of the Union Address, focuses on his effort to fight violence with education. For political analyst, Esteban Illades, Lopez Obrador’s messages portray a conception of reality that differs from what’s happening in the country. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bhFbPtsrvL8&t=5s Despite the protests and temperamental relationship with his American neighbors, Lopez Obrador still enjoys a 68 percent approval rating.…

Hundreds of women protesters have taken to the streets in Mexico’s capital demanding justice for rape crimes against two girls at the hands of the police. This march went viral as activists used pink spray and threw glitter as part of their protest.  During the protest, a woman was filmed damaging the Mexico City Attorney General’s office. The video went viral, as well as the message she left explaining her actions: “The damage done to the building installations can be repaired in a day. The life of someone who has been sexually assaulted can never be repaired” Valeria Leon has the details.  https://youtu.be/2pfzqF4dO2o