World They survived a 'trailer of death.' Now they're just trying to survive.

14:11  24 july  2020
14:11  24 july  2020 Source:   nbcnews.com

Socially distant geisha struggle to survive in coronavirus shadow

  Socially distant geisha struggle to survive in coronavirus shadow Socially distant geisha struggle to survive in coronavirus shadowTOKYO (Reuters) - - Ikuko, the "big sister" of Tokyo's Akasaka geisha district, came to the capital to seek her fortune in 1964, the year Tokyo first hosted the Olympics. But the novel coronavirus pandemic has made her fear for her centuries-old profession as never before.

The year was 1492. Hitler had just invaded Poland. Madonna had just become a Jew. Then the Pharaoh (who looked like Yul Brynner) heard the Jews were trying to escape. He said "Pharaoh, you' re a damn dirty ape!" The menorah was almost out of oil.

Then they make a terrifying discovery in an abandoned campsite which suggests there's no way out. Witness the extraordinary stories of ordinary people who found themselves in life or death survival situations. With first-hand accounts and incredible re -enactments, I Shouldn't Be Alive presents the

ZACATECAS, Mexico—Manuel Martínez Esparza recalls entering the white tractor-trailer full of people, without any refrigeration or light. People began to complain. They were short of breath and choking.

  They survived a 'trailer of death.' Now they're just trying to survive. © Provided by NBC News

The last thing Martínez, 35, remembers about the "tractor-trailer of death" is being hugged by his brother, Ricardo.

"My brother and I would just tell ourselves to hold on, hold on until we arrived at San Antonio," he said. "I don’t know when I blacked out."

Alex Trebek Isn't 'Afraid of Dying': 6 Revelations From His New Memoir

  Alex Trebek Isn't 'Afraid of Dying': 6 Revelations From His New Memoir Telling all. Alex Trebek has been in the spotlight for more than 30 years but has never been more candid than in his new book, The Answer Is … Reflections on My Life. The longtime Jeopardy! host has felt like a family member to countless game show viewers throughout his successful career and never felt compelled to share his life story until his stage IV pancreatic cancer diagnosis sent shockwaves through Hollywood in 2019. “I want people to know a little more about the person they have been cheering on for the past year,” he writes, acknowledging that the love and support he’s received from fans during his health journey has been overwhelming. Trebek first shared details of his diagnosis in March 2019 and said that he had every intention of fighting the disease, despite its low survival rate. More than one year later — and days before his milestone 80th birthday — the Canadian TV personality said he was “feeling great” and hoping to return to filming the popular game show soon enough. In his eye-opening memoir, Trebek takes readers back to the very beginning, describing his upbringing in Ontario with mother Lucille Lagacé, father George Edward Trebek and sister Barbara. While he didn’t come from much, his humble childhood made a significant impact on the man he became.

HOW TO SURVIVE A PLAGUE is the story of the brave young men and women who successfully reversed the tide of an epidemic, demanded the attention of a fearful nation and stopped AIDS from becoming a death sentence. This improbable group of activists bucked oppression and, with no

Witness the extraordinary stories of ordinary people who found themselves in life or death survival situations. With first-hand accounts and incredible re -enactments, I Shouldn't Be Alive presents the raw danger these people faced and shows the physical and mental battle they all had to overcome in their

Martínez survived. His brother didn't.

On July 23, 2017, in the deadliest human trafficking tragedy in at least a decade, ten migrants died after traveling for hours in a packed tractor-trailer with at least one hundred others, in suffocating heat, attempting to get to the U.S. from Mexico.

Manuel Martinez Esparza. (Damia Bonmati) © Damia Bonmati Manuel Martinez Esparza. (Damia Bonmati)

Those who survived the extreme circumstances, however, have been grappling with health problems, mental trauma, debts and extreme poverty—while still hoping to be able to live in the U.S. Now, in the middle of the coronavirus pandemic, some of them are chronically ill and don't have money to buy food.

Three years after the incident, they haven’t completely escaped the trailer.

What to Watch this Weekend: A queen is crowned as Drag Race All-Stars 5 speeds to finish line

  What to Watch this Weekend: A queen is crowned as Drag Race All-Stars 5 speeds to finish line What to Watch this Weekend: A queen is crowned as 'Drag Race All-Stars 5' speeds to the finish line.HOW/WHEN & WHERE TO WATCH: 8 p.m.

They quarantined themselves for two days in a hotel room with chills and fever. "It felt like your skin Gaylord tried to take the mouse out, and while doing so, scratched his finger on the cat's tooth. The doctor looked at me and he said, "You' re too much." Gaylord's case was more than the doctor could

Direct links make browsing easier for those using RES or through a mobile device. No videos/GIFs. This also includes (but is not limited to) memes regarding: Deaths , terrorist attacks, rape, sexual I’d rather them be comfortable before death then hitting them with sticks to get them to move, or

Dreams of a visa

Martínez spent almost twelve weeks in the hospital in San Antonio, two of them in a coma. Texas immigration attorneys visited survivors like Martínez and began visa procedures for them. A U visa would grant them legal status in the United States in a matter of months as survivors of a crime.

His future, though, has been more tortuous than that. Martínez often feels tachycardia and headaches; he limps, his back hurts, his scars stretch and he gasps for air when it is very hot or when there is very little space around him. He walks as if he were a much older man.

At the Texas hospital, Martínez was receiving mental health treatment. When he returned to Mexico, he couldn’t pay for it. He also stopped going to the hospital more than a year ago due to the steep costs.

“What I feel inside—I am no longer the same person. It's as if I wasn't myself. There are many things that make people laugh—but I don't find anything funny," Martínez said. His wife is upset that he is not happy about weddings or parties or quinceañeras. But he can’t.

Bucs TE Cameron Brate reveals he had coronavirus

  Bucs TE Cameron Brate reveals he had coronavirus Brate said he is fully recovered from COVID-19 and encouraged people to donate plasma to help fight the virus in others who contract it. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Cameron Brate (@cambamgram) on Jul 29, 2020 at 6:13am PDT What does that have to do with Brady? Last month, Brady and several Buccaneers teammates got together for workouts despite the NFLPA’s medical director, Dr. Thom Mayer, advising players against it. Brady and his teammates continued to work out together, and Brady posted a quote on Instagram that appeared to be a response to Mayer’s advice.

Will The greatest team of all time be able to survive ? Random Player Generator: http In this series, we go into NBA2K18 and we see how good someones basketball career is according to 2K while I try to give the best commentary and most entertaining video possible!

Those immune must strive to survive and overcome the difficulties of this new world order, hoping that the virus will not mutate. And just to add more intrigue to the entire situation, the secret organization that appears to be responsible for releasing the plague in the first place is still up an running as they

The only thing that used to give him a certain hope was the idea of obtaining a U visa to be able to return to the U.S. and, simply, survive. The waiting times for these visas have been increasing in the last years.

During a visit to the area in the fall of 2019, there wasn't anyone who didn't have a relative or neighbor in the U.S.; some had spent time there.

Speaking recently over the phone from Zacatecas, Manuel said the future is even more uncertain now.

"The coronavirus is very bad for us, we cannot do anything," he said. He has been borrowing money, receiving fifty dollars a month from a friend that he uses to buy some food, toilet paper and detergent the first two weeks of every month.

"I am asking people on the other side who are still working a little," he says over the phone.

a man riding a motorcycle down a dirt road: Many of the deceased and survivors of the San Antonio trailer left villages and towns in the states of Aguascalientes and Zacatecas, in central Mexico, one of the poorest areas of the country. (Damia Bonmati) © Damia Bonmati Many of the deceased and survivors of the San Antonio trailer left villages and towns in the states of Aguascalientes and Zacatecas, in central Mexico, one of the poorest areas of the country. (Damia Bonmati)

"The other side" is the U.S.—and immigrants who are also affected by the pandemic. They were, until recently and from a distance, the real bread-winners for families in rural Zacatecas, one of the poorest regions in Mexico who rely on these remittances.

Dave Roberts plans to warn Dodgers about bench-clearing incidents

  Dave Roberts plans to warn Dodgers about bench-clearing incidents Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said Wednesday that he had spoken to MLB officials about Tuesday’s incident and they were “not pleased” due to the lack of social distancing. Roberts added that he plans to address his team prior to Wednesday’s game about the necessity of staying on the bench. #Dodgers manager Dave Robert said that he got a call from #MLB officials and expects a decision soon on discipline for Joe Kelly. He also said MLB officials "weren't pleased'' with players and staff not observing the social distance protocols.

Survive the Nights is a unique FPS survival game focusing on teamwork, fortification, creativity and strategy. Secure a structure or roam free, the choice is yours. Gameplay focuses on realistic survival , post zombie infestation. Prepare during the day for nightfall. How many nights will you survive ?

You' re running down a corridor with three doors looming ahead of you. You hear the blood-chilling sounds of a vampire, mad scientist, and mutant Gotchya! But don' be scared, it was just a riddle. Do you have the quick problem-solving skills to survive any dire situation? Take this test to find out!

In these remote towns and villages, the North is not just a location. It is a strong and deep-rooted goal that is transmitted from parents to children, between friends and neighbors. It seals and separates families and it's always present.

Sometimes Martínez speaks via WhatsApp with Jorge de Santos. They never met, but both of them were in the same trailer-tractor and they survived.

“Do I buy diapers or my pills?

In April, De Santos, 44, started to empty his house to get food: he sold a television, a refrigerator, a telephone, his work tools, and even an old van he used to drive to get to the few construction jobs he found before the pandemic.

De Santos was the last one who got on the tractor-trailer, he recalls. "I started to see people praying and saying they wanted to kill themselves. I started to think, I'm going to die here too. I just squatted and sat down and asked God to do whatever he wanted." He lost consciousness before arriving at San Antonio.

He lives in a borrowed, half-finished house, with his wife and two of his three children in the state of Aguascalientes.

“Sometimes I don't have anything," said De Santos. "I say, do I buy diapers or do I buy my pills? It's better I buy diapers for the boy, or milk”.

His health has been poor since the San Antonio tragedy, but he stopped taking medication and going to medical appointments.

Report: SEC moving toward 10-game, conference-only schedule

  Report: SEC moving toward 10-game, conference-only schedule The move reportedly was approved by a majority of the conference’s athletic directors.While the Pac-12 and Big Ten announced earlier in the month that they were playing conference-only schedules for college football, the SEC and ACC said they would wait until later in the month to make decisions. The ACC announced on Wednesday it would be playing an 11-game schedule with 10 conference games.

"My kidneys were affected. Now, when I walk, I get agitated, my breath gets short. I get dizzy and tired,” De Santos said. He keeps hundreds of pages of medical reports in English, a language he does not understand.

What the reports say is that he suffered strong heatstroke, which led to his coma, clotting and kidney failure. The documents indicate he needed constant medical appointments, medical treatment, physical therapy and a strict diet. None of this is part of his new reality.

a man standing in front of a building: Jose Luis Moreno. (Damia Bonmati) © Damia Bonmati Jose Luis Moreno. (Damia Bonmati)

Some survivors, like De Santos, returned to Aguascalientes. But others, without a work or a U visa or hope for the future, paid smugglers—again—to cross the border into the U.S.

"They became obsessed. They see the others leaving and they also want to leave,” said José Luis Moreno, father of one of the survivors of the tragedy.

"Since I was little I wanted this”

Juan Daniel Tiscareño, 23, and his close friend José Rodríguez Espitia left the same town for the U.S. Tiscareño, 23, survived the trailer of death; his friend didn't. Tiscareño returned to Mexico while waiting for his U visa.

But the small borrowed house where Tiscareño lived with his wife, Galilea, and their 4-year-old son in became a cage for him.

At night he screamed, the nightmares waking him up, complaining of chest pains. His teenage brother would bring him home after finding him drunk and crying, saying he couldn't bear that much paon, according to several relatives.

He decided there was a solution. Without warning his mother so she would not fear a new accident, Tiscareño crossed again into the U.S. in July of 2019. He's worked in Texas and now in the Midwest.

Phillies cancel activity ‘until further notice’ following positive coronavirus tests

  Phillies cancel activity ‘until further notice’ following positive coronavirus tests While no players have tested positive, the Phillies said there were two staffers — one coach and one clubhouse worker — who have contracted COVID-19. The team will not be holding any workouts at Citizens Bank Park “until further notice.” The Phillies just sent out an update: pic.twitter.com/x6mq60gfQG — Marc Carig (@MarcCarig) July 30, 2020 The Phillies were the last team to face the Miami Marlins, who have had more than half their roster test positive for the coronavirus.

He says that in the United States the hunger is less severe and he can send money to his family. He has already paid a debt of 7,000 dollars to the smugglers and has yet to return a few thousand more for the trip to San Antonio that ended in tragedy.

Other survivors fled the tractor-trailer and never sought medical help to avoid being detained by local authorities, silently carrying physical and mental pain.

Tiscareño tries to go unnoticed in the small towns where he's working. In the pandemic, he continues to work, wearing a mask, harvesting in the fields.

"Since I was little I wanted this, to come to the United States," he said. "I have seen that my uncles made good on their future by coming here. They have their good houses, good cars and they return to Mexico and live well.”

He feels he is living the same life story as his uncles. But his has been much more painful.

This story is part of Reporting the Border, a program of the International Center for Journalists in alliance with the Border Center for Journalists and Bloggers, which financed reporting in Texas and Mexico. Local journalist Jennifer González participated in the production of this story.

A previous version of this story was first published in Noticias Telemundo.

Follow NBC Latino on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

What to Watch this Weekend: The Umbrella Academy comes together again for season 2 .
What to Watch this Weekend: 'The Umbrella Academy' is back for season 2, 'Muppets Now' and Beyoncé's 'Black Is King' come to Disney+, and much more. FRIDAY Your browser does not support this video require(["binding"], function (binding) { binding("wcVideoPlayer", "#video_player_702eb1dd-12f5-4975-a23b-3ead53c4c30a").all(); }); The Umbrella Academy HOW/WHEN & WHERE TO WATCH: Streaming on Netflix Season Premiere Surprise! The Hargreeves siblings are still alive after that season 1 finale—did you really think they wouldn't be?—thanks to Five's time travel powers.

usr: 0
This is interesting!