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Mexico City

is the capital of Mexico, located in the central part of the country. It covers an area of 1479 square kilometers and is inhabited by over 8 million people (25 million in the whole metropolitan area). The city was founded by the Aztecs in the 14th century and subsequently conquered by the Spaniards.

29 October 2018
Mexico, North America, South America

The caravan of refugees crosses Mexico

– The members of the immigrants’ caravan are not gang members or terrorists, like Donald Trump, the President of the United States claims. They are citizens who are looking for a chance for a better life – says Alden Rivera Montes, ambassador in .
Honorata Zapaśnik
17 September 2018
Honduras, North America, South America

26 children a day leave Honduras and head to the USA

Over 20,000 children in have left school since 2014 to emigrate with their parents to the United States of America. This year alone 4734 students have left seeking the American dream.
Honorata Zapaśnik
2 July 2018
Mexico, North America, South America

Mexico is going wild

Wednesday, 9 am. The streets are usually empty at this time of the day. You can hear children shouting at a school nearby – Mé-xi-co! Me-xi-co! Workers have left their machines at the construction, and now they stand in front of the restaurant, where they can watch the football match between Mexico and Sweden. Pharmacists […]
Honorata Zapaśnik
15 May 2018
Mexico, North America, South America

Meat in a virtual desert

Meat and Sand (Carne y Arena in Spanish) is a 7-minute-long virtual movie by , the Oscar-winning director of Birdman. His vision allows the viewers to step into the role of an illegal immigrant.
Honorata Zapaśnik
5 April 2018
Mexico, North America, South America

The refugee cavalcade scared Donald Trump

On March 25, the cavalcade of refugees – about 1600 people from Central America – crossed the border with Mexico. It is heading towards the capital of the country. US President claimed Mexico does not take American immigration laws seriously and does not take any steps to stop the illegal immigrants either.
Honorata Zapaśnik
28 February 2018
Mexico, North America, South America

James Bond and the guitar with a skull

Coco, the Oscar-nominated animated film about the Day of the Dead in Mexico changed the lives of the people from the Paracho village which is known for being the main manufacturer of guitars in the country. It was not the first time when the movie industry has contributed to an increased interest in Mexico.
Honorata Zapaśnik
14 February 2018
Mexico, North America, South America

The fall of the most dangerous drug cartel in Mexico

Police has apprehended José Maria Guizar Valencia, the boss of the Los Zetas cartel. This drug dealer, who was living in for the last six months, was arrested in one of the fancy restaurants in the . Valencia was one of the most wanted men in Mexico – the United States offered a reward of […]
Honorata Zapaśnik
30 October 2017
Mexico, North America, South America

A policeman sentenced for bullying a journalist

Jose Montaño Quiroz, a former chief of police in the state of Puebla, Mexico, was sentenced to five years and three months in prison for false arrest and torturing of a journalist Lydia Cacho Ribeiro. This is the end of a huge story that has lasted since 2005.
Honorata Zapaśnik
20 September 2017
Mexico, North America, South America

Mexico was struck again on the anniversary of the biggest earthquake

The epicentre of an earthquake was in the state of Puebla, at a depth of 51 kilometres, about 120 kilometres from the city of Mexico. It was felt by the inhabitants of the states: Mexico, Puebla, Morelos and Guerrero. The seismic alarm in the capital did not work.
Honorata Zapaśnik