Collapsed metro overpass deepens social divide in Mexico City
Last month, a metro crash killed 26 people in Mexico City. The tragedy has highlighted the inequalities that prevail in the sprawling megalopolis. The damaged metro line was one of the few connections between poor neighbourhoods and downtown Mexico City, where jobs are located. These working-class areas are now more isolated than ever, while an overall lack of infrastructure exacerbates the gigantic social divide in the capital city of 23 million inhabitants. Our correspondents report.
Mexico City: Metro train bridge collapse leaves several dead
A bridge in the Mexican capital has collapsed. A metro train was passing over at the time. Emergency services are working to rescue victims.
Artists paint mural in Mexico City to honour nurses fighting Covid-19
Students from the Faculty of Arts and Design of the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) paint a mural on the façade of the National School of Nursing and Obstetrics, dedicated to nurses who have worked throughout the coronavirus crisis in Mexico. More than one hundred students are involved in the project, working in small teams each day to avoid crowds, and the mural will eventually extend to a length of over 100 metres, featuring the portraits of nurses who have cared for Covid-19 patients.
Demonstrators protest violence against women in Mexico
Dozens of protesters gather in front of the Legislature of Quintana Roo in Mexico City to protest against the murder of Bianca Alejandrina Lorenzana Alvarado, "Alexis", and against police firing shots in the air to disperse a demonstration in Cancun earlier this week.
Mexico City seeks to curb its addiction to plastic
Mexico City's government is promoting indigenous and other traditionally-woven baskets and reusable bags in an effort to help residents curb their addiction to plastic, now that Mexico City has banned the use of plastic bags.
Coronavirus in Mexico: Street vendors agonize over health or livelihood
A large number of Mexicans are forced to eke out a living as street vendors in Mexico City. The coronavirus outbreak has made their job even more precarious. Do they risk their lives to save their livelihood?
Mexico facing a guacamole crisis
It has become increasingly common for Mexico City's taquerias to serve fake guacamole in their tacos. The guacamole no longer has any avocado. High demand, measly harvests and US and Mexican drug cartels are to blame.
Games of Thrones actress presents new X-Men movie
English actress Sophie Turner, who stars in HBO's popular series Games of Thrones, and American actress Jessica Chastain present their new movie, "X-Men Dark Phoenix", in Mexico City.