June 2019


In Mexico City, escape rooms have exploded in popularity. But one escape is taking the experience a step further by turning the room into a replica of a prison cell that once held one of the world’s most notorious drug lords, Joaquin ‘El Chapo’ Guzman. Valeria Leon has the story.

The tense negotiations between Mexico and the US on the issue of tariffs still haven’t come to an end. Both governments have agreed to review an upcoming trade deal in conjunction with the flow of migrants. If migration is not reduced, both sides have agreed to renew discussions in the next months about making more aggressive changes. Valeria Leon reports from Mexico.

50-year-old Naasón García became the head of the Mexico-based “The Light of the World” church in 2015, when he was named the Apostle of Jesus Christ.  “The Apostle” -as his followers call him- was arrested in California for alleged multiple sex crimes, including rape. He was being held on a bail of $25 million, but that amount was increased to $50 million.  The light of the world Church, which is headquartered in Mexico, claims to have 5 million followers around the globe. This Christian organization was founded in 1926 by Mr. García’s grandfather.  FULL STORY Here:

The expansion of the measles epidemic in the US faces its second largest outbreak in two decades has activated alerts in Mexico. Mexico’s Ministry of Health has issued a travel alert to the United States due to imported cases in Mexico. The most recent was detected on May 27th. TRT World’s Valeria Leon reports from Tepoztlan, Mexico. Director of Mexico City’s Public Health System, Jorge Ochoa, spotted a case of a Mexican who was infected with measles while visiting New York. “We have established permanent communication with the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. They have informed us when there’s someone infected travelling from the United States to Mexico. Also in the country’s entry points, we’ve designated personnel to spot and check these cases,” the health services director said. Three more possible cases are still being diagnosed. There are no vaccinations required for entry to Mexico but health measures have been…

From a game that’s played with feet to one with hips and elbows. The first organized sporting event in history is thought to have been a game played with a ball 3,500 years ago. It was played all across Mesoamerica by the Aztecs. But more than just a game it was a ritual. Valeria Leon reports on the game making a comeback.