A woman will likely be Mexico's next president. But in some Indigenous villages, men hold the power

PLAN DE AYALA, Mexico (AP) — At 4:30 a.m., the girls and women begin to appear in the dark streets of this rural village of Tojolabal people in southern Mexico. They walk in silence. Some are headed to grind corn to make their family's tortillas. Others fetch firewood to carry home, on their backs or with the help of a donkey. The youngest hurry to finish chores before running to school.

Hours later, it's still morning, and it's time to talk. A group of young women and men gathers in a classroom at the Plan de Ayala high school. They've come to discuss gender equality and reflect on the role o...


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