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Watch: OneShot — Mary, When A Whole Family Faces Illness

Detail of photograph of Mary
Detail of photograph of Mary

Photojournalist and National Geographic storyteller Ed Kashi has traveled to rural Peru to document the effects of Chronic Kidney Disease of undetermined causes (CKDu), which risks turning into a global epidemic and may be exacerbated by global warming. With this series of OneShot videos, we give voice for the first time to the subject of the featured photograph. Mary Marixa Pacherres Álvarez was diagnosed with CKDu eight years ago, and has been on dialysis ever since. She is raising four kids in the same house with her parents. Her 13-year-old daughter stopped going to school in order to care for her.

Mary — ©Ed Kashi/OneShot


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Eyes On U.S. — California, The World Is Worried About You

As an Italian bestseller explores why people are fleeing the Golden State, the international press also takes stock of unprecedented Silicon Valley layoffs. It may be a warning for the rest of the world.

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Are you OK, Meta?

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For as long as we can remember, the world has seen California as the embodiment of the American Dream.

Today, this dream may be fading — and the world is taking notice.

A peek at the Italian list of non-fiction best-sellers in 2022 includes California by Francesco Costa, a book that looks to explain why 340,000 people moved out of the state last year, causing a drop in its population for the first time ever.

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Why are all these people leaving a state that on paper looks like the best place in the world to live? Why are stickers with the phrase “Don't California my Texas” attached to the back of so many pick-up trucks?

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