When performing her latest single, “Peligrosa,” Downs says she thought about women who are seen as “dangerous because we think, because we have opinions, because we want to go to school, because we want to be independent.”
After a presidential campaign of strong rhetoric on issues of trade, immigration, and border security, the Trump administration is looking to move forward in its relationship with Mexico. But how much damage has been done and where can the two countries still find common ground?
Mexico is becoming a destination for Central American migrants who apply for “humanitarian” visas to avoid deportation and secure employment. But the promise of higher-paid work in the US remains a powerful lure.
Barbara Sibley is the chef and owner of La Palapa Cocina Mexicana in New York, but she was born and raised in Mexico. Her parents were expatriate Americans who fell in love with Mexico and decided to stay. At college, Sibley studied anthropology. And maybe that's why she's so interested in the roots of modern Mexican cuisine, and especially the role played by Mexican convents in creating that cuisine.
Amid the celebrations this St Patrick's Day, there are also more somber commemorations taking place. In Mexico and in a small town in Galway, Ireland, they are remembering the hundreds of Irishmen who died fighting for Mexico against the United States: the San Patricio Battalion.
People across the globe are watching to see if there's ultimately a resolution to this US government shutdown. And what they're saying — and hearing — isn't great. Many folks around the globe say the shutdown looks crazy. It looks silly. It looks like lawmakers are arguing about something that doesn't entirely matter.
Mexico's Maya people have a culture that is distinct, and all their own. So while the rest of Mexico goes nuts about soccer, the Mayans are more baseball people. And that love for baseball continues, even when those people move to new places, like the U.S.