The closure of Oaxaca’s trash dump in October is wreaking havoc on the environment. As world leaders gather for the COP27 climate conference, Oaxaca’s trash problems indicate just how complicated climate protection can be at the local level.
Increasingly, when people talk climate change, they talk about adapting to it. In southern Mexico, Honduras and Guatemala, adaptation could be easier, cheaper and better at preparing for a future of more intense tropical storms and hurricanes.
Six months after Tropical Storm Manuel devastated Acapulco, the resort's tourist areas are back to normal. But it's a different story behind the scenes: local residents say the government prefers to move them than build new climate defenses.
The art of making sugar skulls for Day of the Dead festivities in Mexico is disappearing as artisans to make them give up the craft or die. Day of the dead is celebrated Nov. 1 and 2.