.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…
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.
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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.
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Reporting by Juan Paullier, producing by Dina Demrdash.
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Mexico City has held its first Day of the Dead parade, which tourism officials say was inspired by the opening scenes in last year’s James Bond film, Spectre, which was filmed there.
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It’s a very undesirable distinction, but Mexico ranks among the worst 20 countries in the world for violence against women.
On average six women die a violent death in the country every day.
But there has been a growing backlash against that treatment recently, with women taking to the streets to make their voices heard.
The BBC’s Katy Watson reports from Mexico on the effort to bring much needed change to a culture where machismo has long held sway.