Video: First soup kitchens opened in Mexico City as global economic crisis hits

The growing economic crisis has prompted the Mexico City government
to launch its first ever soup kitchens for the city’s multitude of poor
citizens, who are finding it increasingly difficult to feed their
families due to surging food prices.

Given Mexico’s high level of endemic poverty, it is
perhaps most surprising that the city government had not set up a
feeding program before now. Traditionally, in the capital at least,
most Mexicans, no matter how poor, manage to eat, though the meal might
consist of little more than tortillas and a gruel-like soup. That may
be changing, and organizers suggest the crisis will only deepen as food
gets more expensive.

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— Deborah Bonello in Mexico City