Tag Archives: Mexico D.F.

Current reflections: Sexual violence in Mexico

In Mexico, 44 percent of women have been under some sort of sexual attack, from unwanted touching to rape. Due to the stigma attached to the victims, sexual assaults are under-reported crimes in Mexico. It is estimated that only 15-20 percent of sex crimes against women are reported. Of those, only five percent go to trial. Four women that survived sexual violence share their stories to contribute to stop the one-case-every-four-minutes recurring violence against women in Mexico.

Protest and celebration in Mexico

On Friday, September 13th, the police of Mexico City ended the occupation of the Zocalo, Mexico City’s main square, where several thousands of teachers had been camping out in protest against the recently approved education reform bill signed by President Peña Nieto, which they saw as impinging on their rights. Once the eviction became effective,

How much does a cinema ticket cost in…?

Going out is becoming expensive in many cities, but going to the cinema is becoming a luxury. Some theaters are reaching 20 USD for a 3-D film in the USA. But that is just 2.75 working hours considering the minimum wage of the USA. In Mexico D.F., a worker needs to spend until 9 hours working to get a cinema ticket.