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People Behave More Cooperatively During Disasters

I’ve been wanting to write something about this for a few weeks now, so I was glad to find this short but meaty Twitter thread by Dan Gardner about how people react in a crisis: they get more cooperative, not less. Please remember: The idea that when disaster strikes people panic and social order collapses is very popular. It is also a myth. A huge research literature shows disaster makes people *more* pro-social. They cooperate. They support each other. They’re better than ever. But the myth ...
Tags: Turkey, Mexico City, Florence, Cbc Radio, Solnit, Jason Kottke, Gardner, Halifax Nova Scotia, Dan Gardner, Rebecca Solnit, Samuel Prince, Halifax Explosion, Dan Gardner Rebecca Solnit


What the Iconic Painting, “The Two Fridas,” Actually Tells Us About Frida Kahlo

I never painted dreams. I painted my own reality. —Frida Kahlo You may be forgiven for assuming you already know everything there is to know about Frida Kahlo. The subject of a high profile bio-pic, a bilingual opera, and numerous books for children and adults, her image is nearly as ubiquitous as Marilyn Monroe’s, though Frida exercised a great deal of control over hers by painting dozens of unsmiling self-portraits in which her unplucked unibrow and her traditional Tehuana garb feature...
Tags: Google, Art, Fashion, College, Mexico City, Marilyn Monroe, Pbs, Diego Rivera, Facebook Twitter, Rivera, Frida Kahlo, Coyoacán, Frida, Kahlo, Casa Azul, Two Fridas Las Dos Fridas


Mexican president ignores coronavirus restrictions to greet El Chapo's mother

Andrés Manuel López Obrador provokes perplexity and scorn with visit to drug lord’s home town in Sinaloa * Coronavirus – latest US updates * Coronavirus – latest global updates * See all our coronavirus coverageMexico’s president, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, has sparked perplexity and scorn by visiting the home town of his country’s most infamous drug lord and greeting the gangster’s mother – despite a plea from his own government for Mexicans to stay indoors.Mexico’s deputy health minister ...
Tags: News, Mexico, US, United States, Mexico City, El Chapo, Guzman, Sinaloa, Joaquin, Badiraguato, Ioan Grillo, Sierra Madre, CULIACAN, United States Located, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, Lopez Obrador


Coronavirus hits rich and poor unequally in Latin America

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — From Mexico City to Port-au-Prince, Haiti, and Santiago, Chile, the coronavirus is taking root in the world’s most unequal region, where many of Latin America's first cases arrived with members of the elite returning from vacations or work trips to Europe and the United States. Singer Roody Roodboy, who's real name is Roody Pétuel Dauphin, quarantined himself when he got back to avoid infecting others and sent his entourage to be tested, manager Narcisse Fievre said...
Tags: Europe, News, United States, Mexico City, Latin America, SANTIAGO Chile, Port au Prince Haiti, Roody Roodboy, Roody Pétuel Dauphin, Narcisse Fievre


Sparks’ Sydney Wiese tests positive for the coronavirus

The L.A. Sparks’ Sydney Wiese said Friday on social media that she has tested positive for COVID-19. Other than experiencing minor symptoms, including the possible tell-tale loss of taste and smell, she said she’s doing well and remains quarantined with her parents at their Phoenix home. The 24-year-old guard returned home to Phoenix from Spain a little more than two weeks ago after her Liga Femenina league was suspended, flying on March 13 from Barcelona to Mexico City and then to L.A., before ...
Tags: Instagram, Sports, Spain, Sport, Barcelona, Turkey, Soccer, New York Times, Mexico City, Arizona, Lausd, Mayo Clinic, WNBA, Sparks, Phoenix, Wiese


Out Of Another Plague And Quarantine Came A Priceless Record Of Pre-Conquest Mexico

“It is the middle of a plague — ‘a pestilence so great and universal, that already it has been three months since it started, and many have died and many more continue to die.’ This does little to stop a group of scholars who have sealed themselves off from the world in a Mexico City convent, where they toil on a series of volumes devoted to indigenous knowledge.” Carolina Miranda recounts the story of the Historia General de las cosas de la Nueva España, a 12-volume manuscript from 1576 now kn...
Tags: Art, Mexico, Mexico City, Words, Carolina Miranda, 03.26.20, Historia General de las cosas de la Nueva España


Conservative NY Times Columnist Remembers His Freewheeling, Sexually Confident, Multiply Married Modernist Painter Grandmother (Who Had Diego Rivera For A Lover)

Bret Stephens pays tribute to Annette Nancarrow (the composer Conlon was the third of her four husbands), a genteel, well-to-do Manhattan Jewish girl who ran off to Mexico City, became besties with Anaïs Nin, painted a mural alongside José Clemente Orozco, watched Diego and Frida fight, and judged Leon Trotsky’s clothes. – The New York Times
Tags: Art, People, Mexico City, Manhattan, Diego Rivera, Diego, Anais Nin, Bret Stephens, Leon Trotsky, Conlon, Frida, Jose Clemente Orozco, 03.21.20, Conservative NY Times, Annette Nancarrow


Alejandro Iñárritu Finds Next Directorial Project

Alejandro Iñárritu finds next directorial project It’s been five years since audiences were last graced with the keen eye of eight-time Oscar winner Alejandro Iñárritu (The Revenant) on the big screen and now it appears that 56-year-old writer/director has begun working on an unknown new feature, according to The Film Stage. RELATED: Alfonso Cuarón Signs Overall TV Deal with Apple The director was recently seen scouting locations and doing camera tests in Mexico City, including Chapultepec...
Tags: Movies, Mexico City, Bradford, Alfonso Cuarón, Leonardo Dicaprio, Alejandro G. Iñárritu, Alejandro Iñárritu, Academy Of Motion Picture Arts And Sciences, Chapultepec Castle, Denis Villeneuve, Carlos Salinas de Gortari, ComingSoon, Movie News, Patrice Vermette, Leonardo DiCaprio Guillermo del Toro Team, José López Portillo Discussing Film


How we can equip ourselves against climate change

Earth Day highlights the need for climate action, but what role does human-caused climate change play in creating disasters? Science paints a nuanced picture, instructing us to focus on reducing vulnerabilities to weather and climate, irrespective of how the environment is changing.Starting with the basics, a disaster is a situation requiring outside help for coping, so it is only a disaster if it involves people. Climate means weather statistics over decades. Climate change refers to changes to...
Tags: Books, Featured, Climate Change, New York City, Climate, Mexico City, Antarctica, New Orleans, Greenland, Natural Disasters, La Paz, Earth Day, Manila, Social Sciences, FREETOWN, Ilan Kelman


Sprawling Mexican border camp ill-prepared for coronavirus

MEXICO CITY/NEW YORK CITY (Reuters) - Migrants in a sprawling encampment steps from the U.S. border in Matamoros, Mexico, have begun to isolate as best they can in their closely packed tents in preparation for the arrival of the coronavirus. Local authorities and advocates are worried. A large outbreak of the epidemic here would threaten to "collapse" the city's health system, one official warned.
Tags: News, Mexico City, Matamoros Mexico, NEW YORK CITY Reuters Migrants


Sparks’ Sydney Wiese, WNBA colleagues flock home amid coronavirus outbreak

For WNBA players competing overseas this winter, the coronavirus outbreak didn’t only interrupt their seasons – it sent them hurrying home, racing against the global pandemic that has shuttered much of an anxious world. One of them: The Sparks’ Sydney Wiese, who was based for the winter in La Seu d’Urgell, Spain. A 24-year-old guard from Phoenix, Wiese saw the outbreak hit Spain fast, and hard. She’d only started hearing that the coronavirus outbreak was causing cancellations of schools and univ...
Tags: Europe, Sports, Spain, Sport, Barcelona, Turkey, Soccer, United States, Italy, Mexico City, Arizona, Sydney, Nba, Lausd, Donald Trump, WNBA


The Latest: Member of Pence's staff tests positive for virus

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic, which has infected more than 246, 000 people and killed more than 10,000. The COVID-19 illness causes mild or moderate symptoms in most people, but severe symptoms are more likely in the elderly or those with existing health problems. More than 86,000 people have recovered so far, mostly in China.TOP OF THE HOUR:— Member of VP Mike Pence's staff tests positive for coronavirus— Washington state reports 8 new coronavirus deaths— Association of Public He...
Tags: Europe, Florida, New York, London, News, Mississippi, California, Washington, Mexico, France, Oregon, Senate, White House, China, Germany, Berlin


In Mexico, one Googler gives girls their "tümü" moment

When a butterfly comes out of its cocoon, it uses the most fragile part of its body—its wings— to break free. In the Otomi dialect, which is spoken in the central region of Mexico, this magical moment is called Tümü. So when Paoloa Escalante and her co-founder decided to create an organization to help support young women, they decided that Tümü was a fitting name for it.  “The idea was to create content that promotes determination, self-esteem and assertiveness during a moment in girls’ lives th...
Tags: Mexico, Zoo, Mexico City, Googlers, IMG, Paola, Passion Projects, Google Mexico, Alyssa Carson, Christin Parcerisa, Paoloa Escalante, Tümü, Paola Escalante, Zarina Rivera, Tümü co, Zarina Rivera Tümü


Bubble Watch: Charting 9 ways coronavirus hits the economy

“Bubble Watch” digs into trends that may indicate economic and/or housing market troubles ahead. A slideshow follows highlighting some worrisome trends. Patients lie on their hospital beds after being evacuated following an earthquake in Mexico City, Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017. A powerful earthquake jolted central Mexico on Tuesday, causing buildings to sway sickeningly in the capital on the anniversary of a 1985 quake that did major damage. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell) Washington Redskins’ Ry...
Tags: Business, Florida, Washington, Mexico, NFL, Sport, Economy, Soccer, Mexico City, Cuba, Donald Trump, Roma, Caribbean, British Virgin Islands, Capitol, John McCoy


Comment on lasagna bolognese by Erica

Dear Deb, I’ve been following your site for many years, almost a decade, I think. Today I am making your lasagna bolognese for my husband and a good friend who is putting us up for the time being (its a long story related to the virus and being pulled from Mexico City where I was on a research grant). This is a dish that I often male to say thank you–it is so comforting without being over-the-top, and people always love it. As I poured in the wine (my favorite step), I began to think about all ...
Tags: Food, Mexico City, Deb, Erica


Governments should tackle air pollution by banning old cars

Air pollution continues to be a serious problem in many cities around the world in part because of a steady increase in car use. In an effort to contain such a trend and persuade drivers to give up their cars in favor of public transport, authorities increasingly rely on limits to car use. Some places have banned drivers from using their vehicles on certain days of the week. Good examples of these driving restrictions include Athens (where restrictions were introduced in 1982), Santiago (1986), ...
Tags: Books, Featured, Climate Change, Mexico, Germany, Economics, Rome, Beijing, Air Pollution, Pollution, Santiago, Paris, Mexico City, Athens, Journals, Manila


In Mexico, a cartel is taking over: Jalisco New Generation

Mexico’s fastest-rising cartel, the Jalisco New Generation gang, has a reputation for ruthlessness and violence unlike any since the fall of the old Zetas cartel. In parts of the country it is fighting medieval-style battles, complete with fortified redoubts, to expand nationwide, from the outskirts of Mexico City, into the tourist resorts around Cancun, and along the northern border. It is a promise that cartels in Mexico have long made, and always broken.
Tags: News, Mexico, Mexico City, Cancun, Jalisco, Zetas


Mexico, former swine flu hub, tests nerves with coronavirus strategy

Mexican officials are dragging their feet on border closures and coronavirus containment measures, in what critics call a high risk strategy driven by bad memories of a shutdown a decade ago that deepened the country's recession during the swine flu epidemic. The United States and neighbors in Latin America have suspended flights, banned public gatherings and closed schools. In Mexico City, however, tens of thousands of music fans rocked out to Guns and Roses at a festival at the weekend.
Tags: News, Mexico, United States, Mexico City, Latin America


All the companies from Y Combinator’s W20 Demo Day, Part I: B2B Companies

Y Combinator’s Demo Day was a bit different this time around. As concerns grew over the spread of COVID-19, Y Combinator shifted the event format away from the two-day gathering in San Francisco we’ve gotten used to, instead opting to have its entire class debut to invited investors and media via YC’s Demo Day website simultaneously. In a bit of a surprise twist, YC also moved Demo Day forward one week citing accelerated pacing from investors. Alas, this meant switching up its plan for each c...
Tags: Google, Startups, TC, Y Combinator, Mexico, Southeast Asia, India, Africa, San Francisco, Tech, Walmart, Colombia, Pakistan, Mexico City, Brazil, Peru


Guns N Roses Play “So Fine” For The First Time In 27 Years, But They Really Shouldn’t Be Playing At All

The Mexico City festival Vive Latino went ahead as planned this weekend despite basically every other large gathering in the world being cancelled due to the coronavirus epidemic. At least a dozen acts dropped off the bill and critics called for it to be cancelled, as well, but the show went on, with … More »
Tags: Video, Music, Mexico City, Guns N' Roses, Vive Latino


Brooks Koepka says he won't be joining Premier Golf League

Brooks Koepka said Sunday he has no interest in the Premier Golf League, another setback to a league promising guaranteed money and a team concept that now won't have the two of the top players in the world. Rory McIlroy, who replaced Koepka at No. 1 in the world a month ago, said last month in Mexico City that he was not interested in the new league. Koepka said he made up his mind after meeting with organizers in Los Angeles a month ago during the Genesis Invitational, wanting to wait for...
Tags: News, Los Angeles, Mexico City, Golf, Rory Mcilroy, Brooks Koepka, Koepka, Premier Golf League


Brooks Koepka on Premier Golf League: 'I am out'

Brooks Koepka said Sunday he has no interest in the Premier Golf League, another setback to a league promising guaranteed money and a team concept that now won't have the top two players in the world. Rory McIlroy, who replaced Koepka at No. 1 in the world a month ago, said last month in Mexico City that he was not interested in the new league. Koepka said he made up his mind after meeting with organizers in Los Angeles a month ago during the Genesis Invitational, wanting to wait for a time...
Tags: News, Los Angeles, Mexico City, Golf, Rory Mcilroy, Brooks Koepka, Koepka, Premier Golf League


Mexico City underground trains collide killing one

Two trains crash into each other at Tacubaya metro station in Mexico City injuring dozens.
Tags: News, Mexico City, Tacubaya


'We'll disappear': Thousands of Mexican women strike to protest femicide

Day Without Women protesters aim to shine a light on government inaction as more than ten women are murdered every dayAs rush-hour began on Monday morning, there were no ticket-sellers in Mexico City subway stations.Nor were there female tellers at many of the banks. Nail salons, massage parlors, and hairdressers closed. And in cities across the country, far fewer women were on the streets than on an ordinary day.Countless thousands of women and girls across Mexico have joined a historic strike ...
Tags: Facebook, News, Mexico, Spain, Chile, Mexico City, Poland, Argentina, Rio Grande, National Cancer Institute, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, Nezahualcóyotl, National Autonomous University, Sandra Reyes, Elsa Arísta González, Arista González


'If you don't want us, we'll disappear': thousands of Mexican women protest violence

Day Without Women protesters aim to shine a light on government inaction as more than ten women are murdered every dayAs rush-hour began on Monday morning, there were no ticket-sellers in Mexico City subway stations.Nor were there female tellers at many of the banks. Nail salons, massage parlors, and hairdressers closed. And in cities across the country, far fewer women were on the streets than on an ordinary day. Continue reading...
Tags: Protest, Mexico, Women, Americas, World news, Feminism, Mexico City, International Women's Day


'We'll disappear': Thousands of Mexican women strike to protest femicide

Day Without Women protesters aim to shine a light on government inaction as more than ten women are murdered every dayAs rush-hour began on Monday morning, there were no ticket-sellers in Mexico City subway stations.Nor were there female tellers at many of the banks. Nail salons, massage parlors, and hairdressers closed. And in cities across the country, far fewer women were on the streets than on an ordinary day. Continue reading...
Tags: Protest, Mexico, Women, Americas, World news, Feminism, Mexico City, International Women's Day


Female group clashes with group of men protesting abortion in Mexico

A group of women clashed on Sunday with men protesting abortion outside Mexico City's main cathedral on International Women's Day. The confrontation capped off multiple scuffles that left dozens injured during a protest of tens of thousands of people
Tags: News, Mexico, Mexico City


Nazi salutes, Molotov cocktails rock massive Mexico women's march

A group of women outside Mexico City's main cathedral clashed on Sunday with men protesting abortion who made Nazi salutes, among scuffles that left dozens injured during a protest of tens of thousands of people on International Women's Day. The incidents reflected an undercurrent of anger throughout the day, in which the city government said 80,000 people marched through Mexico City's historic core to the public square fronting the cathedral and National Palace. Wearing green bandanas symboli...
Tags: News, Mexico, Mexico City, Nazi


International Women's Day: Clashes mar Mexico City march

Dozens are injured as activists throw petrol bombs and police use tear gas during a women's protest.
Tags: News, Mexico City


LAFC balances two schedules with focus on Philadelphia

The final week of February was a busy one for Los Angeles Football Club. The team authored a brilliant comeback against Liga MX team Club León in the second leg of the opening round of the CONCACAF Champions League, then earned a hard-fought 1-0 victory over Inter Miami just three days later in the Major League Soccer season opener. LAFC had the benefit of a regular week of training between the opener against Miami and Sunday’s match against the Philadelphia Union. The team knows the pace of its...
Tags: Sports, Sport, Soccer, Mexico City, Mls, Miami, Philadelphia, Major League Soccer, FC Dallas, Philadelphia Union, Cruz Azul, Leon, Lafc, Bradley, CCL, Club America