LOS CABOS, Mexico — Far from the bikini-lined beaches and booze-fuelled bars of Cabo San Lucas, I lie elbow deep on the sand of some remote Mexican dunes waiting for the sun to near the horizon, a growing nursery of baby turtles squirming beside me.
Sergio Castro, 72, is neither doctor nor priest, but he fills a gap in Mexico’s ragged safety net in health care, accepting no money from his patients, who are mostly Mayans.
Monica Rix Paxson's insight:
Mexico has made huge strides in offering its citizens healthcare, with a goal of universal care. However, there are places that are so poor, so isolated that there simply isn´t the medical staff, nor the infrastructure to care for everyone. This remarkable story takes place in Chiapas, the poorest state in the country.
Waiting for surgery is pretty standard in Canada where Harriet lived. The estimated wait time for a knee replacement was ten months, nearly a year. For everyone, the wait is annoying, but for Harriet it was a serious problem. Harriet provided the care for her disabled husband who was nearly helpless without her. Ironically, Ralph’s knees were fine. He had a lung condition and used oxygen, but it was Harriet, who needed the knee replacement.
Monica Rix Paxson's insight:
Affordable surgery is a great thing. Of course, in Canada most joint-replacement surgery is paid for by government-provided healthcare. But sometimes timing is everything. It was for this woman.
Walking Tours of San Luis Potosí - A 30 page book of the History, and Step-by-Step instructions for touring this 460+ year old Spanish Colonial city. The booklet has lots of full color pictures, and is suitable for saving as a ...
Paleontologists discover 50 vertebrae of hadrosaur along with hip bone and other remains in Coahuila state.
Dinosaur remains have been found in many parts of the state of Coahuila, in addition to Mexico's other northern desert states.
... during the Cretaceous period, which ended about 65m years ago, much of what is now central northern Mexico was on the coast. This has enabled researchers to unearth remains of both marine and land-based dinosaurs.
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Tepoztlan, an ancient mountain town a little more than an hour south of the Mexico City airport, it’s a place too remarkable to miss, particularly in the early part of the year, when the streets are bursting with festivals, the churches are...
Las Pozas ("the Pools") is a sculpture garden built by Edward James more than 2,000 feet (610 m) above sea level, in a tropical rain forest in the mountains of Mexico. It includes more than 80 acres (320,000 m2) of natural waterfalls and pools interlaced with towering Surrealist sculptures in concrete.
This article is the final piece in a nine-part series focusing on the early 19th century explorers of Maya culture in Yucatan. The men who introduced Europe and the United States to the wonders and mysteries of the lost cities of ...