• Lauren Villagran

    Lauren Villagran

    Lauren Villagran is a freelance journalist based in Mexico City.

  • The Mercado Mayapan: Preserving Culture and Tradition

    The Mercado Mayapan: Preserving Culture and Tradition

    Health | November 1, 2011

    The Mercado serves a neighborhood that has been through hard times. The Chamizal, as the neighborhood is known, never recovered from the shift of the clothing factories to Mexico (and later China) with the advent of the North American Free Trade Agreement in 1994. Many of the women who worked in the industry lost their jobs and families are still struggling.

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  • Mexico’s Digital Divide

    Mexico’s Digital Divide

    Entrepreneurship | January 4, 2012

    This 'digital divide' is starkly evident in the city of Nezahualcoyotl, Mexico state, which hugs the hem of Mexico City. It’s also a place where solutions are being created.