Mexico City’s First Female Mayor Tackles a Metropolis on the Brink


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Mexico City’s First Female Mayor Tackles a Metropolis on the Brink



Mexico City’s (D.F.) metropolitan area–choked by pollution, riven by crime, and increasingly overpopulated—is home to more than 21 million people. With resources stretched to breaking, even access to drinkable water is becoming scarce. This is the grim reality faced by the city’s new mayor, Claudia Sheinbaum, a Nobel Prize winning scientist who has pledged to tackle it all head on.

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  1. She will fail. Not necessarily because she's a woman, but because that country is run by cartels. The only way to fix the situation in Central America is to legalize weapons and make them widely available.

  2. 7:02 "Her faith in science…" well this is awkward…. she's aligned with a president that denies science and doesn't seem to plan to break this unconditional support even when the president denies the effectivity of both clean energy and masks during a pandemic that already made her and 150k citizens of CDMX ill.

  3. Spoiler alert: everyone hates her and she’s doing an awful job. Her party is the most communist party mexico has ever had (and totally against renewable energies and the use of face masks, plus her boss has ties with El Chapo and his family) and she never won the Nobel peace prize wtf???

  4. She has been mayor for two years, she has been going against climate policies. She has been making infrastructure for the use of private cars since her first cabinet position. She is the biggest deception for all of us who live in this city and want a cleaner future

  5. Ugh, this video is just neoliberal propaganda.

    This woman calls herself a scientist and leftist but her actions and policies are classist and borderline fascist. She only acts in service of the elite and criminalizes poor people, feminists, activists and drug addicts. What a soulless clown.

    The left in Mexico is a sick joke, it’s a mask they put on to continue the neoliberal agenda of dispossession.

  6. This is the biggest issue in the US. The government has become a body supporting itself. The people get whatever is left over. The government has become so invested in the financial markets that the only way they actually work is when the stock market falls because they are so invested in it. March 2020 proved this.

  7. I mean all these promises are great, but as per usual words and action are worlds apart and from first hand accounts of family members and friends living in mexico city these ambitious changes are far from even beginning. I mean as a scientist she should know building a new highway that crosses through an already endangered area such as the texcoco River is not the best way to take care of the environment and the people in the area.

  8. If she is on the opposite side of you political views give her a chance to turn around your city. Perfect doesn't exist but putting process in place for a better standard of living can help many more.

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