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‘My heart tells me he will be alive’ – BBC

 

  • Production, filming, editing.

In Mexico City, many families are still awaiting news of loved ones missing after the 7.1 magnitude earthquake on 19 September.

One office block in central Mexico City – Alvaro Obregon 286 – is the deadliest site, with more than 35 bodies recovered and more still missing.

Families are camping out nearby as dozens of rescuers search the rubble.

The BBC spent three days with the family of 26-year-old Adrian Moreno, who had recently started working in the building.

http://www.bbc.com/news/av/world-latin-america-41444009/mexico-quake-my-heart-tells-me-he-will-be-alive

Child Marriage in Mexico – MalalaFund/TeenVogue

.More Than 1 in 5 Women Are Married Before They’re 18 in Mexico. Natasha Pizzey and James Fredrick, contributors to the Fuller Project for International Reporting   Thin smoke hangs over Graciela Garcia as she makes tortillas on a wood-fired stove. The adobe walls are covered in soot from the years of wives making tortillas here. “I didn’t make tortillas…

Secret Mexican diary sheds light on Spanish Inquisition

Story link: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-40029453

Screen Shot 2018-10-09 at 17.46.23.pngA story of torture, betrayal and persecution is captivating Mexicans almost 500 years after it happened.

The dramatic life and death of the Carvajal family in 16th-Century Mexico is in the spotlight after a decades-long search for a national treasure came to an unexpected happy ending.

Luis de Carvajal “The Young” came to Mexico – then known as New Spain – with his large, well-to-do family during the early colonisation of the Americas.

His family governed part of northern Mexico and soon made enemies, including a power-hungry viceroy keen to topple them from power.

The ambitious viceroy discovered that Luis de Carvajal was a practising Jew, a crime punishable by death in the times of the Spanish Inquisition

Older relatives had urged Luis de Carvajal to convert to Catholicism for his own safety, but he staunchly stuck to his faith…

(go to BBC website for full story)

 

 

The ‘Trump fan’ taking Mexican wrestling by storm – BBC

 

Sam Polinsky is an American wrestler who joined the Lucha Libre wrestling circuit in Mexico City. In the ring, he adopts the character of a flag-waving fan of US President Donald Trump. Polinsky explains why Mexicans have taken to his character at a time when the two countries are at odds over President Trump’s plan to build a border wall.

Video filmed and edited by Natasha Pizzey, co-produced with James Fredrick.
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-38920687

Are Women Less Corrupt? – BBC

Shooting/editing/production for the BBC.

Mexican traffic police is turning to a women-only policy, because they regard women as less corrupt than men. Five years ago, authorities got rid of every man and decided only women should do the job. As part of the BBC’s 100 Women season, we spoke to Transit Police officer Judith Morales Garduno and her colleague Rosa Baeza Pena about fines, bribes, and women on duty.

See the full story with Katy Watson here.