Mexico might be on the brink of social unrest and political disaster — and it’s clear we will never know what happened to the 43 of Ayotzinapa — but our nation’s Commander in Chief has set his sights on one important cause: To protect the vaquita marina, the “world’s rarest marine mammal” with the aid of two unusual partners, Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim and Oscar-winning actor Leonardo DiCaprio.
And why is this important, may you ask?
Per the local media:
Vaquita porpoises – the smallest of six extant porpoise species, can become entrapped in the nets and subsequently die, which has led to a sharp decline in their numbers.
Yeah, they seem to be vanishing, just like students from marginalized rural colleges around Mexico. SAD!
At this point I’m not sure which one of my “two countries” I’m most ashamed of.
Via: Mexico Daily News
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And if I remember correctly, you may be able to count the number still existing on one hand. Sadly, they’re done for no matter what we do. But, hey, it looks like we’re doing something important, right?