Hiking-upstairs in Piramide del Sol, Teotihuacán, 31st of December, 2018. Impressive. Energy. Good mood. Door to everywhere. Feelings. #teotihuacan#mexico
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Thank you @npr for publishing my reporting from Tijuana, Mexico about the single mothers and children of the Migrant Caravan: A portrait series of Central American women fleeing domestic violence and joining the caravan to seek asylum in the United States.
Through my portrait series I documented 13 women with their children who are survivors of domestic abuse and decided to flee their homes by joining one of last year's migrant caravans. For them it was a challenging, almost two-month journey to answer the question: What does it take for a Central American woman to give her children a better future?
I listened to these women's testimonies and decided to portray them not as victims but as their most resilient selves, for no abuse can measure up to the courage and strength it took to carry their children across multiple countries for a shot at a better life by asking for asylum in the United States.••• “He would always ‘mess my life up,’ making demands and threatening me if I would not give back the photos I would take of myself all bruised-up after his beatings,” said Paola Arita, 32 from San Pedro Sula, Honduras. “One day I said I would get tired of this (abuse), and that day came: I did get tired of this,” she said. “This is when I finally left the country.”••• Link to the full article in bio. Disclaimer- all the women have given me permission to publish their images and their names for the purpose of this article. #migrantcaravan#migrantwomen#mujeressolteras#centralamericanmigrants#caravan#asylumseekers#domesticabuse#centralamerica#Honduras#Tijuana#Mexico@hasselblad#filmsnotdead#analogicphoto#nprpictureshow
At least 73 people were killed in central Mexico after a ruptured gasoline pipeline exploded Friday evening, the governor of the State of Hidalgo, Omar Fayad, said Saturday in a news conference in Mexico City.
At least 74 people were injured, with seven of those under the age of 18 and one was 12 years old, Fayad said. He said some of the minors will be transferred to Shriners Hospital for Children in Galveston, Texas.
Alejandro Gertz Manero, general prosecutor of Mexico, said Saturday night that the investigation has just started but that a "preliminary belief" is that static electricity from the clothing of people around the pipeline may have caused the blast.
He noted a large number of people were around the pipeline, some of whom were wearing clothes made with synthetic fibers that could "generate electric reactions." He said no arrests have been made and that witnesses will be interviewed Sunday.
The fire resulting from the pipeline explosion has been extinguished, Mexican Secretary of Public Security Alfonso Durazo said on Twitter, and rescue teams have begun to recover bodies.
Residents in the immediate vicinity of the pipeline, which runs from the cities of Tuxpan to Tula, have been evacuated, State oil company Pemex said.
Pemex said an investigation into the cause of the blast was underway. The company initially had said the explosion was caused by illegal taps in the pipeline. The governor of the State of Hidalgo, Omar Fayad, called on the community not to steal gasoline.