A child looks at a TV screen in a living room with orange painted walls.

Pandemic learning in Mexico requires thinking outside the screen

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.

Three nurses in Oaxaca, Mexico, dance and sing a song about washing one's hands.

‘Die, bacteria, die’: Mexican nurses croon in hand-washing PSA video

Migrants sleep on the ground at dawn at the Hermanos en el Camino shelter in Ixtepec, Oaxaca. The buildings here are too damaged by the recent earthquakes to enter.

Mexico’s earthquakes complicate life for Central American migrants fleeing violence

Mexico City

When disaster hits home: The Mexico City quake one month on

A man drives an oxcart past the rubble of what was once a traditional-style home in Unión Hidalgo, Oaxaca.

In Oaxaca, thousands of aftershocks mean no one’s getting much sleep


What’s for dinner? Edible insects on the menu in San Francisco

A chef in San Francisco is hoping to encourage more people to eat insects rather than or as a supplement to meat. They’ve been on menus for centuries.

Demonstrators clash with riot police as they take part during a march demanding the resignation of President Enrique Pena Nieto in downtown Mexico City, Mexico, September 15, 2016.

Thousands protest for Mexico’s Pena Nieto to resign immediately


Demonstrators across Mexico demanded on Thursday that President Enrique Pena Nieto resign over his handling of drug violence, corruption and his meeting with Donald Trump.

coca cola ad

Mexico’s anti-discrimination agency investigates Coca-Cola for ‘racist’ Christmas ad


The Alliance for Food Health said the spot “reproduces and reinforces stereotypes that establish Indians as culturally and racially subordinated.”

Farm book

What’s it like to be a migrant farmworker? One anthropologist lived and worked alongside them.


“I’ll never feel the same about berries,” says Seth Holmes. In “Fresh Fruit, Broken Bodies,” he describes the bone-crushing work that he and Mexican migrant workers did to put fruit and vegetables on your table.

Migrant workers harvest corn on Uesugi Farms in Gilroy, California.

Obama’s immigration plan might convince some farm workers to ditch the fields


If you want to see how the president’s new rules on deportation may change many lives — and farm labor — head to California’s vast Central Valley.