A generation set back: Children in rural Mexico lag behind due to pandemic

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    Deep in rural La Huasteca along the coast of the Gulf of Mexico, ramshackle bungalows are sparsely scattered amid lush trees and livestock. Eight-year-old Carolina lives in an indigenous community here with her mother and stepfather. Given the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, she has lost out on almost a year of schooling.

    The federal government of Mexico ordered schools to close in March 2020 when the country declared a health emergency as domestic COVID-19 cases climbed over 1,000. In the months afterward, the number of infections spiked and people stayed at home.

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