Valeria Leon reports


The number of coronavirus patients in public hospitals reached a new peak as the pandemic worsens in many states around the country. Finding an available bed in the Mexico City area is becoming increasingly difficult as coronavirus case numbers in the capital and surrounding metropolitan zone trend sharply upwards. Hospitalizations decreased earlier in the year, authorities were able to give medical personnel an additional day off per week but that is no longer possible. Workers are being provided with psychological support to help them deal with the situation, the health minister said. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KViLYlutmYI

Patients are waiting to seek medical care until their cases are so bad that doctors can do little to help them. In a survey published last month, 70% of Mexicans said they would feel “unsafe” taking their relatives to the hospital during the pandemic. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=euFmp8Bx16k https://twitter.com/TRTWorldNow/status/1289751869980475394?s=20 https://twitter.com/TRTWorldNow/status/1289418077046812673?s=20   https://twitter.com/TRTWorldNow/status/1289251981559771138 https://twitter.com/MariaRamosUK/status/1289223324048994304?s=20   https://youtu.be/-_M9DMLDp2s   https://youtu.be/l6wsSNOX-MQ

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

Hundreds of women embark on protest in Mexico city after accusations surface that police officers raped two teenagers. These demonstrations have become known as the “glitter protests” after marchers earlier this week showered the Mexico city’s police chief in pink glitter. During the march, many expressed outrage over the high levels of violence against women and girls in Mexico. The main hashtag of this movement has become #theydontlookaftermetheyrapeme Journalist Valeria Leon has more from Mexico City. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aDY1nFC1IYk

Immigration officers are particularly hard on women traveling alone with their children. Women and children are the ones who suffer the most in these caravans. But what drives them to continue on their arduous journey north is a passionate desire to provide their children with better, safer lives. As part of Univision’s week-long series looking at the border crisis, Valeria Leon reports on the journey for the mostly Central American migrants who have joined the caravans heading to the United States. It’s a challenging trip for anyone, much more so for single mothers who decide to make the trek with their children. Full story here: http://uni.vi/Njty101x2DL