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Video: Meet Kenya's First Olympic Female Weightlifter

Get familiar with some of Kenya's female weightlifters with this new video.

Mercy Obiero is Kenya's first female Olympic weightlifter. The accomplished athlete has been lifting for Kenya for over 16 years, and now she's helping train other Kenyan women to follow in her footsteps.


In a new video, we meet Obiero and some of the other women powerhouses who are shaking up Kenya's powerlifting scene.

Get more familiar with them below.

Photo by Meztli Yoalli Rodríguez

Dying Lagoons Reveal Mexico’s Environmental Racism

In the heart of a traditionally Black and Indigenous use area in Southwest Mexico, decades of environmental destruction now threatens the existence of these communities.

On an early morning in September 2017, in a little fishing village in the Pacific coast of Oaxaca, called Zapotalito, thousands of dead fish floated on the surface of the Chacahua-Pastoría lagoons. A 7.1-magnitude earthquake, which rattled Mexico City on September 19, was felt as far down as Zapotalito, and the very next morning, its Black, Indigenous and poor Mestizo residents, who depend on the area's handful of lagoons for food and commerce, woke up to an awful smell and that terrible scene of floating fish.

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