In many cities across Latin America, including Mexico City, patients with the coronavirus are struggling to receive vital medical oxygen to stay alive. Many who couldn’t find space in overflowing emergency rooms are dying at home.
In 2020, we leaned on pop culture more than ever for moments of levity, distraction — and sometimes even clarity — during a chaotic year. Looking back, here are some of the pop culture moments that stuck with us.
Day of the Dead is usually one of the most profitable times of the year. Families buy dozens of flowers to build altars at the graves of their deceased loved ones. But in October, news broke that many cemeteries in Mexico would be closed to the public due to rising COVID-19 cases.
La Abuela tortilla bakery on the hilly outskirts of Mexico's capital is providing pupils with a place to study and a complimentary connection to their virtual lessons as the pandemic prevents in-person learning.
Millions of schoolchildren across Mexico began the academic year this week in front of a TV. But teachers in Oaxaca say televised classes won’t meet fundamental educational needs and many families lack the technology to keep up, deepening Mexico's socioeconomic divide.
As the coronavirus lockdown forced people indoors, Percibald García, an architect, grabbed a microphone and portable speaker and began doing readings of children’s stories in an empty public square in Mexico City.
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