Some Mexicans are turning to their faith to break their dependence on alcohol and/or drugs by taking oaths to the Virgin of Guadalupe, whose basilica in this capital receives some 200 religious faithful each day who swear to leave their addictions behind.
El drama que muchas mujeres viven en los burdeles de Ciudad Juárez visto por el lente de la artista hispana Ada Trillo.
Artist Ada Luisa Trillo’s latest exhibit, photographs in the brothels of Juarez, Mexico, examines how women become entangled in sex work and what can be done to get them where they want to be.
In the wake of the deadly London attacks, Facebook made yet another statement in which it reaffirmed its desire to be a force for good and not a platform for hatred.
The United States may have escaped most digital damage from the global “ransomware” virus, though cyber experts fear more attacks. One possible explanation is that the malicious software (”malware”) harms older versions of Microsoft’s Windows operating system, which most Americans have replaced. Perhaps many users in other countries haven’t. Whatever the explanation, this is not the end of internet threats.
Two days after another Trump Administration official made another astoundingly inaccurate assertion about the dangers of marijuana, Ricardo Rivera gave a group of Temple University students a poignant account about the powers of pot.
The mystical power that many attribute to the masks of the fighters begins in the patient hands of a seamstress who has dedicated his life to give a face to the Mexican superheroes.
As Nikki Johnson-Huston was click-clacking her heels to get to her office on 15th and Market, she suddenly craved a steaming cup of Wawa coffee to get her through the 9-to-5 grind.
As part of his anti-drug strategy, Trump is defending the construction of the controversial wall along the border with Mexico and increasing deportations to expel drug traffickers and criminals.
Voices from all walks of life are uniting to spread the word about the importance of getting back to more face-to-face conversations and fewer “likes” and tweets.
The approval of a new Law on Crimes of Human Trafficking, which identifies prostitution with exploitation, plus the closing down of tolerance zones where prostitution is permitted, have forced sex workers into dangerous areas. One of the darker aspects of the trade is police persecution, since cops have been known to abuse their authority over women working illegally.
While one side experiences a rapid makeover, the other is still dodging bullets in a notorious drug market.
Who doesn’t know what it feels like to try to eat only on French fry, for example, and in an instant being aware that you have to have more? A very common behavior, at times labeled as “addictive”, that also infers to foods such as chocolate or pizza and that now could have a scientific explanation, as a recent study by the University of Michigan reveals.
Las cenas en que participa toda la familia son una salvaguarda contra los males de la adolescencia.
Pero sentarse simplemente frente a la comida no es una fórmula mágica si el televisor está prendido y nadie habla. Algunas familias no van más allá de la cortesía diaria de "¿Qué pasó hoy en la escuela?", o se las arreglan para tener sólo una tensa tregua y después apresurarse a lo que sea.