They were necessary steps but the majority of people working in the market, who were just eking out a living before, are barely surviving now.
Early on Saturday mornings Plaza Tenanitla, a tiny sliver of a park in the San Ángel neighborhood, is transformed into a bustling art market.
The structures and carvings found near San Gregorio Atlapulco contain elements of the Teotihuacán, Xochimilca and Mexica civilizations.
In March they said ‘No pasa nada.’ Today the Mexico City pueblo of San Gregorio Atlapulco has the highest number of cases in the capital.
More Mexicans, especially younger ones, have recently discovered pulque, partly because of its strong connection to Aztec culture and its health benefits.
In San Gregorio Atlapulco, the important things in life are family, community and faith and every event is organized to strengthen them.
San Cristóbal Poxtla is a small pueblo with a population under 1,000 but despite its size it is known as as one of the best producers of artisanal cheese.
Santiago Tulyehualco, one of 16 pueblos that make up the borough of Xochimilco, is known as a center for amaranth cultivation.
One minute you’re in the city and then you’re in the middle of farmland. Rows of lettuce, radishes, spinach, cilantro and other plants seem to go forever.
Chipileños have maintained many of their Italian traditions and their language. And, of course, their cuisine. It can truly be called an Italian pueblo.
He believes all the crosses are for victims of Covid-19 in San Gregorio Atlapulco, where he used to make one or two a month. Now it’s seven a week.
Every Monday, Coat Rufino and Minerva González cram their small car with the produce they’ve harvested just a day or two before to fill orders from clients.
San Gregorio Atlapulco, a pueblo of about 30,000 residents that is part of Mexico City, is woefully unprepared for the coronavirus.