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La acostumbrada tradición de una transición presidencial, en donde el político saliente acompaña al entrante no es parte de la ceremonia de inauguración de Joe Biden. Tras un anuncio hecho en Twitter, el presidente Donald Trump declinó su participación en dicha ceremonia. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9mfrcBIDxMg La reciente elección presidencial en Estados Unidos rompió récord de participación. Ambos candidatos obtuvieron una cifra superior a los 70 millones de votos, siendo los más votados de la historia. Con 306 votos electorales, Joe Biden se convirtió el ganador de la elección contra Donald Trump que logró únicamente 232. En una transición presidencial atropellada, nunca antes presenciada en Estados Unidos, el Presidente Donald Trump acusó fraude electoral y exigió un recuento. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ZbRRjsfo1I Por primera vez en 20 años, dos demócratas son elegidos para representar al estado Georgia en el senado. Esta doble victoria demócrata divide a la cámara a la mitad, dando, a cada partido 50 y…

Leidy Pech and her companions were determined to rescue the traditional practices of honey production. In 2015, Mexico’s Supreme Court ruled that the government must consult indigenous communities before planting Modified soybeans, but people continued to break the law. It was 2years later, and Because of the persistence of lady Pech, that Mexico’s government revoked Monsanto’s permit. This decision marks the first time that the Mexican government has taken legal action to protect communities and the environment from modified crops. The Case rested on the fact that neither the government nor Monsanto consulted indigenous communities before approving the permits. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1rfHrRDTCFE&t=7s

Mexico’s President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador is among the five world leaders who have decided to hold off on recognizing Joe Biden’s election. But in Mexico this is becoming a conservative talking point for promoting Trump’s narrative. Mexico’s President has developed a close relationship with Trump, despite Trump’s constant attacks against Mexicans. On Saturday Lopez Obrador told reporters that he doesn’t want to be imprudent and that he wants to wait until the electoral process is finished. In Mexico, the ambiguous message from López Obrador immediately triggered a media firestorm from critics charging that the Mexican president had essentially sided with Trump. U.S. congressman Joaquin Castro, a Texas Democrat went to Twitter to denounce the Mexican president’s decision as a diplomatic failure at a time when the incoming Biden Administration is looking to a new era of friendship and cooperation with Mexico.” https://twitter.com/valerialeony/status/1325681081706639361?s=20 Political analysts have asked: “What kind of retribution is…

Su entorno, marcado por la sed de justicia y de movilización, alimentó su interés por temas sobre ciencias sociales y activismo enfocado a causas indígenas.  Inmerso en comunidades indígenas de la sierra poblana, Eliel Sánchez creció en un lugar al que a veces sentía no pertenecer, pero del que adquirió no sólo una formación educativa, si no la punta de lanza para la investigación que ahora encabeza como estudiante del Doctorado en Ciencias Jurídicas (S.J.D.) en la Escuela de Derecho de la Universidad de Harvard, en la que la identidad indígena es pieza clave para entender el racismo que se vive México, un tema poco comprendido y largamente ignorado del lado mexicano pero ampliamente estudiado del lado americano. “Crecer en el pueblo (San Miguel Tzinacapan) no fue fácil”, confiesa Eliel “A veces me sentía ajeno por no haber nacido ahí, no puse mucho trabajo en entenderlo en ese momento, pero…

In just a couple of years, Playa del Carmen, in the state of Quintana Roo, has shifted from a tropical paradise to a violent hive of criminal activity. However, many tourists never see any sign of this unprecedented wave of violence. Quintana Roo is the state that receives the highest number of international tourists in the country.  To protect them, the government has created the app “Guest Assist” which includes services for emergencies, including extortion and kidnapping.  This month, the Quintana Roo government announced that its state police force would assume sole responsibility for all security in this town and take control of the local police. Alberto Capella, the State Security secretary, is now in command of the state and municipal police. In an exclusive interview with UNews, Mr. Capella told us that they weren’t prepared for the recent upsurge in violence.  https://www.univision.com/univision-news/crime-wave-in-the-mayan-riviera-could-impact-the-regions-economy-video?fbclid=IwAR2ohetabi65vdYoDBfInMDbklEM2fX1c5iNh2n6euF5WSwvmjA5nf9Jg9Q

Mexico City is one of the world’s biggest commuter cities. But female passengers say their rides are filled with constant risk of sexual harassment. They report cat-calling, groping and even rape and kidnapping. But as Valeria Leon reports, many still refuse to confront the problem head-on. Some women report they’ve been harassed at a very young age. They say it’s so common that women grow used to it. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0p1I_kXr1kA Mexico City’s government introduced women-only cars in 2008. Through Facebook and Whatsapp groups women share information about where attacks happen most often. They say it helps them reduce the risk of riding public transport. The first recorded study on sexual assault was published ten years ago by Fabiola Zermeño from a local NGO. The results of a follow up study in 2017 revealed that the number of sexual assaults in the subway system hasn’t gone down over the last decade. The…