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Today’s Solutions: July 18, 2024

Statue of Olmec woman to repla

Statue of Olmec woman to replace that of Columbus in Mexico City

Mexico City Mayor Claudia Sheinbaum has announced that a statue of Christopher Columbus which stands on one of the city’s major avenues will be replaced with a statue of an Indigenous Olmec woman. The Columbus statue, which was removed from its location last year due to public pressure, will Read More...

Meet Samantha Flores: The acti

Meet Samantha Flores: The activist fighting loneliness among LGBTQ seniors

Many elderly people face loneliness and isolation, an issue that people of all ages will understand better having now experienced the social restrictions of the pandemic. For the elderly who identify with the LGBTQ community and came of age in a different era, the isolation can be even worse. Many Read More...

This Mexican highway is now fl

This Mexican highway is now flanked by lush vertical gardens

If you drive along Mexico City’s iconic Beltway expressway, you will notice a new green makeover of the roadway pillars. The renamed "Vía Verde" includes 1,000 concrete columns covered in lush vegetation to create 15 acres of vertical gardens.  The pillars serve to both beautify the area Read More...

Mexico City takes its people b

Mexico City takes its people back in time with ban on plastic bags

For centuries, Mexico City residents brought warm tortillas home in reusable cloths or woven straw baskets, and toted others foods in conical rolls of paper, "ayate" net bags, or even string bundles. Now, people in Mexico's massive capital city may have to return to those old ways thanks to a Read More...