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Fentanyl Is Wreaking Havoc in Tijuana. Is the Rest of Mexico Next? – VICE07.25.21

TIJUANA, Mexico Members of one of Mexico's few harm reduction centers distributed clean needles and first aid packages on a hot Friday morning in July below a bridge just across the U.S-Mexico border. Word spread quickly among the local residents of the tunnels within the dried-up Tijuana River, and a line formed for those eager to receive the supplies.

Traffic whizzed by, both overhead and in nearby side streets, as more and more of Tijuana's most vulnerable came out of tunnels that feed the river. Most were from a notorious area known as El Bordo about half a mile from the San Ysidro border crossing between Tijuana and San Diego that has become a home base of sorts of the city's drug-addicted and forgotten.

The city has recently seen a drastic change in the drug market, from heroin to fentanyl, that has led to not just a spike in overdoses but also a war for control thats sent Tijuanas homicide levels skyrocketing. The street population and those trying to help them are left struggling to adapt and respond.

When I began, it wasn't so bad. Now, I don't know what they're putting in the drugs, but a lot of people are dying, said 32-year-old Stephanie, who asked that her last name be withheld. When asked if she thought it was fentanyl, she said she'd heard that it was, but she wasn't clear on exactly what the dangerous synthetic opioid was. She referred to it by its common street name in Tijuana: la china.

Stephanie has become accustomed to living in El Bordo after being deported three years ago from the U.S., where she'd lived since she was two.

Everyone uses. Everyone sets up, injects, stays there passed out, and, well, sometimes the police arrive and take some of us, or run us out of there, she said. Every day, it's the same, it's a routine. It's a normal life, well, with drugs.

A worker from the PrevenCasa harm reduction group, which provides free healthcare, condoms, and needles to those in need, handed Stephanie a small vial of naloxone, a medication that counteracts the effect of opioids and can stop overdoses. Then she explained how to use it.

The fentanyl trend seen in Tijuana is also appearing in cities across the border, and although President Andrs Manuel Lpez Obrador pledged to address the issue after taking office in December 2018, the problem is getting worse. This year, the border state of Baja California, for instance, has seen an expanding market of fentanyl in pills, heroin, and potentially mixed with uppers like methamphetamine and cocaine.

And the growing presence of fentanyl in Tijuanas drug supply may foreshadow a crisis that could spread south through Mexico, say experts.

Jaime Arredondo, a researcher who accompanied PrevenCasa to the Mexico bridge, compared the situation to a powder keg that could explode at any moment.

Tijuana is like a thermometer for Mexico, and things are hot. Overdoses, violence, insecurity, said Arredondo.

Lpez Obrador's government is doing little to help. It not only put harm reduction on the backburner but has also cut funding for organizations like PrevenCasa that are trying to advocate for safe spaces for people with addictions, Arredondo lamented.

He looked out on the green patch below the traffic where about a dozen men sat consuming drugs quietly in broad daylight. Several of the men took a garbage bag from PrevenCasa after using and began cleaning up the area. Others returned their used needles to a staffer and left with new ones for future use.

Look, we made a safe injection site right here, said Arredondo, smiling slightly. There is no official safe injection site anywhere in Tijuana.

PrevenCasa's permanent location is housed in Tijuanas notorious Zona Norte, just between the border wall and the city's red-light district. But harm reduction clinics are few and far between in Mexico, existing in only a handful of the country's 32 states. Heroin addiction hasn't been much of a problem in Mexican history, even though the massive West and South Sierra Madre mountain ranges that traverse numerous states contain some of the world's most fertile terrain for the production of the poppy plant that produces opiates. Mexican traffickers realized long ago that they could cultivate the native plant, cheaply produce bricks of heroin, and smuggle them north for much more money than selling locally.

In recent years, Mexican drug trafficking organizations have made a massive push into the production of fentanyl, a synthetic opioid thats 50 times more powerful than heroin. And like the heroin that is pushed north over the border, fentanyl is catching on in cities that straddle the U.S. border.

There's been a transition from natural opiate-based heroin to synthetic heroin. It's incredibly obvious, said Alfonso Chvez, PrevenCasa's harm reduction coordinator.

The main type of heroin produced in Mexico used to be black tar, a dark, sticky substance usually smoked or dissolved and injected. But since 2017, a new, white powder heroin has emerged in Tijuana and other border cities that is becoming increasingly popular with people who use drugs. Unless Mexican cartel producers collectively changed their method overnight, white heroin (la china) could only be one thing: the dangerous synthetic opioid fentanyl.

PrevenCasa, along with researchers from some of Mexico's top universities, published results of a 15-month collaborative study in December 2019 funded by Mexico's National Institute of Psychiatry (INPRM) and the U.S. State Department that detailed the unprecedented fentanyl boom along the border. They tested samples taken from syringe plungers, metal cookers, and drug wrappings collected at three needle exchange points throughout the city, and the results were staggering. They found fentanyl in the majority of white powder and crystal meth samples, while the only substance to come back negative 100 percent of the time was pure black tar, which suggested that it's more difficult to unknowingly adulterate.

There was also a concern that methamphetamine was now being mixed with fentanyl, but the researchers are unsure if the positive tests were due to the meth being produced in the same barrels as the fentanyl, or if it's a deliberate attempt to mix the two drugs. Either way, the results can be devastating due to the body's inability to handle both an upper (meth) with a downer (fentanyl) simultaneously.

But while the products appearing along the Mexican side of the border are evolving, Chvez doubted the traditional theory that the drugs found on Tijuana's streets were leftovers that didn't cross to the U.S. Instead, he argued that it's a market designed for this population because it's easier to produce it [because it is synthetic]. You don't have to wait for a [poppy] plant to grow.

A person using drugs doesn't get to choose what they want to be addicted to.

In the nearby Callejon de Venado (Deer Alley), nine men huddled together shooting dope. One man, Omar, tied himself off above a fading yin-yang tattoo and prepared to stick himself with what he said was la china.

The china hits harder and faster compared to the negra (black tar). The effect is five times more," Omar said. "Its stronger, but so is the malilla.

Malilla is slang for withdrawal, and Omars fear of it is why he spends every day doing whatever he needs to obtain his next hit.

At 15 years old, Omar left the western state of Michoacan and moved to the wealthier state of Baja California and its seaside resort Ensenada, looking for a better life. There, he married and had three children. But after six years in Baja, he ended up trying heroin with a friend. Now, in his mid-30s, his kids wouldn't even recognize the man I am now as their father.

Omar took three attempts at finding a spot on his arm unharmed enough to accept the needle. Blood trickled down over his tattoo. He passed the syringe to an old man in a wheelchair, then blew into his fist to expose his neck veins as the disabled man injected him slightly below his right jaw.

We all find a way to survive to get by, Omar said while reflecting on life on the streets of Tijuana.

The exact number of people living on Tijuana's streets is unknown, but homelessness is shockingly evident throughout the city, with certain blocks lined with tents and makeshift beds much like Los Angeles' Skid Row. But in Tijuana, those living rough and addicted are particularly at risk as violence related to control of the city's internal drug market rages.

The Baja California smuggling corridor, one of the most lucrative on the U.S./Mexico border, has seen some of the largest drug seizures in U.S. history; the Southwest border accounted for more than three-quarters of all drug seizures in 2020, according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection. That, combined with a disproportionate amount of substance abuse, has resulted in a vicious turf war in the state, primarily among the Jalisco New Generation Cartel (CJNG), the Sinaloa Cartel, and the remnants of two factions of the Arellano Flix Cartel. The fighting has seen Tijuana hit staggering levels of violence in recent years, ranking it as the deadliest city in Mexico in both 2018 and 2019.

The Baja California State Police Commissioner for Security and Investigations, Carlos Alberto Flores, told VICE World News that the city's recent homicide crisis is directly related to the local consumer market.

Indeed, drug trafficking [into the U.S.] does cause deaths due to disputes, due to trafficking routes of the drugs, said Flores. However, it is in no way comparable to the homicides generated by street-level drug dealingor as it's also known, the war for the corners.

He was keen to point out that the city had seen a drop in homicides in 2020, although still topping the list of most total homicides in the country. But last month, homicides again reached critical levels, according to Flores, noting the state attorney general held a meeting in early July to once again adjust their strategy.

A majority of the homicide suspects and victims in Tijuana are people of a very low level within the criminal structure, really, because the ones who are fighting for the corners move around in a cheap vehicle, have poor-quality weapons, and kill other very low-level salespersons, said Flores.

These kinds of street-level conflicts over the internal drug market have increased dramatically in Mexico since traffickers began pushing meth throughout the country around a dozen years ago, and have become a significant factor in the rise in homicides since then. Meth has rapidly surpassed all other drugs in terms of addiction in Mexico (excluding marijuana, which will likely be federally legalized in 2021) and can now be found in all of the country's 32 states, according to government statistics.

For now, internal fentanyl consumption has remained mostly in border cities in the states of Baja California, Sonora, and Chihuahua, but it's constantly evolving in its use.

There's also been numerous cases of overdoses linked to the synthetic opioid being mixed with cocaine. The overdose crisis has been mostly ignored by local authorities, but recently it hit the police close to home: In May, local investigative weekly Zeta Tijuana reported that four cops in Tijuana were hospitalized after inhaling cocaine mixed with fentanyl at a party.

In the past year, authorities have seen a large uptick in seizures of fentanyl pills known as M-30. The small white pill, with M stamped on one side and 30 on the other costs only around $2.50 USD, according to what people who've recently tried it told VICE World News. It's typically swallowed as is, ground up and snorted, or injected, and is most certainly fentanyl. These pills have also been appearing around the U.S.

But what has particularly worried Flores is the change in how they're seizing the fentanyl.

What we were seeing when I began in November 2019 was loads: five, seven, nine kilos of fentanyl. When we see those amounts it's for the purpose of being trafficked to the United States, said Flores. In 2021 we began to see smaller seizures, 30, 50 fentanyl pills. When we start to see these types of quantities, it means there is already a local consumer market for these types of fentanyl drugs.

If Mexican traffickers decided to push an internal fentanyl market throughout other parts of the country, the consequences would be disastrous.

The year after Lpez Obrador entered office, he specifically took aim at the looming threat of both fentanilo and cristal [methamphetamine] as an immediate focus of his administration's anti-addiction policy, Juntos Por La Paz, or Together for the Peace.

We are going to dedicate a day a week showing advances in our plan: why fentanyl is spreading, its effects, everything, said Lpez Obrador during an October 2019 speech to kick off the 50th-anniversary ceremony of the country's youth rehabilitation programs.

That didn't happen.

In fact, hes aggressively cut funding to nonprofits and foundations among his many austerity measures aimed at rooting out corruption and fixing the economy. So harm reduction clinics in Mexico have had to rely on foreign aid and donations.

Probably, [harm reduction advocates] are right when they say they have not had all the support from the government that they could use, Gady Zabicky, the head of Mexico's National Commission against Addictions (CONADIC), told VICE World News. We are in the middle of a pandemic and we are in a big transformation of our government But we have the aim. We share the same principles and the same objectives as the (harm reduction community.)

He explained that the government is currently operating on an equation where it prioritizes prevention, followed by treatment, with harm reduction being the end-of-the-road option. And emphasized theyve been working on adding psychologists and addiction specialists to hospitals around the country.

But activists complain the government has done nothing to fund independent harm reduction projects and state-run initiatives are few and far between.

So one place took matters into their own hands.

In downtown Mexicali, a couple of hours drive from Tijuana east along the U.S/Mexico border, the Verter harm reduction center operates as the only semi-legal open injection site in the country. It is behind a barred window, and nestled between a shop selling sombreros and a new museum commemorating Mexicali's storied Chinese cuisine.

The clinic allows women to inject in one of three booths in a back room, explained its director and co-founder, Lourdes Angulo. Unfortunately, they can't allow men; if they did, she said, it would always be full.

The fentanyl appearing in Tijuana is also popping up in Mexicali, said Angulo.

We've seen an increase in injections of meth mixed with heroin in the last year and a half, she said, explaining how they began using fentanyl testing strips particularly on the drugs used in the safe space in the back. When we started, there were really few cases of positive results with fentanyl. Of every 10, we could identify one or two (with fentanyl).

But in recent months, she said, the tests show six or eight out of 10 containing fentanyl. And at the same time, the number of overdoses that we treat has also increased, she added.

As the products on the street are in flux, Verter has struggled to stay open with no support from the federal government and a movement within the local Mexicali government to have the center shuttered or moved.

Angulo co-founded Verter in 2013, and on their fifth anniversary, November 23, 2018, a week preceding Lpez Obrador's inauguration, they'd attempted to open the safe injection site after a year of legal preparations with proper permits and international funding. But when opening day came, authorities shut Verter down. The city government sued the clinic while Verter filed a complaint with the state Human Rights Commission. After nearly half a year of back and forth, the clinic opened to women using a legal loophole where its registered as a business when in actuality it's a nonprofit. But how long that will last is uncertain, especially as the city invests in a gentrification of Mexicali's downtown core that will play up the city's historic connection to China, including the new museum.

Everyone wants to see the historic downtown pretty as well, but inclusive, said Lourdes, as construction roared outside. They have resisted overtures from the city government to move Verter out of the downtown because in this area is where the population injects, it knows the space, and we are in a strategic location.

She saw the attempts to move Verter as an effort to displace the city's vulnerable addicted population away from the downtown core. Throughout the day numerous men stop by to receive needles and naloxone, while two women disappeared into the back booths at Verter under the off-and-on watchful eyes of a staff member. They remained there for hours, allowed to not only consume safely, but also wind down. Anything can happen on the streets of Mexicali.

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Canelo Alvarez: the meaning of the tattoo of the Mexican boxer | What does Canelo’s tattoo say | Mexico | MX nnda-nnlt | Mexico – East Africa News…06.29.21

Canelo AlvarezRegarded as one of the best Mexican boxers today, he has turned his skin into the perfect canvas for saving important dates, reflecting his way of thinking, and taking with him the most special people in his life. Evidence for this is approximately 14 tattoos, all in black ink.

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His left arm, neck, and upper left of his back are the places he set aside to stamp some of his daughters faces and expressions.

1. Crown and date tattoos in Roman numerals 28th. eleventh. MMXIV (November 28, 2014)

After a hard search, Instagram Boxer We can conclude that Canelos first tattoo will be a crown with a date in Roman numerals (XXVIII. XI. MMXIV) Located on the left forearm. Perhaps this was the day he began courting Fernanda Gomez.

2. Date in Roman numerals XII. X. MMVII (October 12, 2007)

The second tattoo of the Mexican boxer is the date of October 12, 2007 in Roman numerals. The design is located on the side of the boxers left wrist and it is not yet known what that date means.

3. The phrase No boxing, no life.

On July 17, 2017, the athlete posted a photo on his Instagram account showing his third tattoo. This time the phrase was tattooed No life for boxing. His fondness for boxing was noticeable on the biceps of his left arm.

4. The date in Roman numerals XXIX. X. MMV (October 29, 2005)

The third date Canelo tattooed his body is October 29, 2005, the day he made his debut at Arena Chololo Larios de Tonal when he was only 15 years old.

5. He tattooed the face of his first daughter, Canelo

One of the most important tattoos that the Mexican boxer has is the one he gifted to his first daughter, Emily Cinnamon, which he had when he was just 17 years old with his first partner, Karen Beltran.

6.Tattoo on the neck of Canelo (December 28, 2017)

7. Canelos back tattoo

The tattoo on the back was one of the most surprising tattoos for boxer lovers. What does Canelos tattoo say? This is the question that many ask. The phrase that can be read is: Destiny is not a matter of luck. It is a matter of choosing a hard life but never give up. Keep shining and always have faith in yourself to achieve your dreams.

The tattoo, translated into Spanish, says: Destiny is not a matter of chance. It is a matter of choice. Life is hard but never give up. Keep fighting and always believe in yourself to achieve your dreams.

8. Another Canelo tattoo on the back of the left arm

9. Lady tattoo with a column

Always proud of his roots, the boxer is proud of one of the symbols of the hierarchy of ancient civilizations in Mexico.

10. Rose tattoo accompanied by a date

The rose is a symbol of new hopes, new beginnings, good changes, promises and true love.

11. Canelos wife Fernanda Gomezs eyes tattooed

Canelo has his wife Fernanda Gomez tattooed on the back of his left forearm. The drawing was done by tattoo artist Dr. Wu in 2019.

12. Canelo has a picture of his daughter, Maria Fernanda

Boxer tattoo the full image of his daughter, Maria Fernanda Alvarez. The cute tattoo is also on the left arm, and it was done by Dr. Wu in the year 2020.

13. Tattoo on the neck of Canelo: the word perseverance

Vertical, Canelo got a tattoo with the word perseverance just below his right ear.

14. Eagle tattoo on the nape of the neck

one of Kanello latest tattoos It is an eagle. This animal is a symbol of majesty, courage and spiritual inspiration. The design is located on his neck, above another tattoo.

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Upfronts week has arrived, the traditional time when broadcast TV networks reveal their 2021-22 slates in presentations to advertisers. With ongoing production issues due to the coronavirus pandemic, broadcasters have been faced with some unprecedented problems this time around while making their decisions about what which shows will be canceled, renewed and ordered. Below is every scripted show that ABC, NBC, CBS, Fox and The CW have renewed or canceled so far for the 2021-22 broadcast TV season, along with those still awaiting their fates. Check back with TheWrap regularly for updates. NBCRenewed Series: The Blacklist, Brooklyn Nine-Nine (eighth and final season), Chicago Fire, Chicago Med, Chicago P.D. (entire Chicago franchise renewed for two more seasons each), Kenan, Law & Order: SVU (renewed through Season 24), Law & Order: Organized Crime, Mr. Mayor, New Amsterdam (renewed through Season 5), This Is Us (sixth and final season),Transplant, Young Rock Canceled/Ending Series: Connecting, Superstore Series Awaiting Decisions: Debris, Good Girls, Manifest, Zoeys Extraordinary Playlist Series That Havent Premiered Yet: N/A Newly Ordered Series: American Auto, Grand Crew, La Brea, Law & Order: For the Defense, Ordinary Joe, The Thing About Pam ABCRenewed Series: A Million Little Things, Big Sky, black-ish (eighth and final season), The Conners, The Goldbergs, The Good Doctor, Greys Anatomy, Home Economics, The Rookie, Station 19 Canceled/Ending Series: American Housewife, Call Your Mother, For Life, mixed-ish, Rebel, Stumptown, United We Fall Series Awaiting Decisions: N/A Series That Havent Premiered Yet: N/A Newly Ordered Series: Abbott Elementary, Maggie, Queens, Women of the Movement, The Wonder Years FoxRenewed Series: 9-1-1, 9-1-1: Lone Star, Bobs Burgers, Call Me Kat, Duncanville, Family Guy, The Great North (for Seasons 2 and 3), The Resident, The Simpsons (for Seasons 33 and 34) Canceled/Ending Series: Bless the Harts, Filthy Rich, Last Man Standing, Next, Prodigal Son Series Awaiting Decisions: The Moodys Series That Havent Premiered Yet: Housebroken Newly Ordered Series: The Big Leap, The Cleaning Lady, Fantasy Island, Monarch, Our Kind of People, Pivoting, This Country, Untitled Dan Harmon Animated Comedy CBSRenewed Series: B Positive, Blood & Treasure (renewed for Season 2 in 2019), Blue Bloods, Bob Hearts Abishola, Bull, The Equalizer, Evil (renewed for Season 2 in 2019, moving to Paramount+),FBI, FBI: Most Wanted, Magnum P.I., NCIS, NCIS: Los Angeles, The Neighborhood, SEAL Team (moving to Paramount+), S.W.A.T., Young Sheldon (renewed for Seasons 5, 6 and 7), United States of Al Canceled/Ending Series: All Rise, MacGyver, Mom, NCIS: New Orleans, The Unicorn Series Awaiting Decisions: Clarice Series That Havent Premiered Yet: N/A Newly Ordered Series: CSI: Vegas, FBI International, Ghosts, Good Sam, NCIS: Hawaii, Smallwood The CWRenewed Series: All American, Batwoman, Charmed, Coroner, DCs Legends of Tomorrow, DCs Stargirl, Dead Pixels, Dynasty, The Flash, In the Dark, Kung Fu, Legacies, Nancy Drew, Riverdale, Roswell, New Mexico, Superman & Lois, Two Sentence Horror Stories, Walker Canceled/Ending Series: Black Lightning, Burden of Truth, Pandora, Supergirl, Trickster Series Awaiting Decisions: Devils (Italian import), The Outpost (Season 3 extended, not yet renewed for Season 4) Series That Havent Premiered Yet: Republic of Sarah Newly Ordered Series: 4400 Read original story 2021-22 TV Season: Every Broadcast Show Canceled, Renewed and Ordered So Far (Updating) At TheWrap

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North Shore Man Charged In Connection With 3 New Mexico Slayings – Patch.com05.19.21

GLOUCESTER, MA A North Shore man with apparent Neo-Nazi ties and nearly three dozen criminal convictions is facing charges in connection with the killing of three men in Albuquerque, N.M. after a "Boston" tattoo on his stomach helped FBI officials identify him.

An affidavit filed by Special FBI agent Bryan Acee in federal court said Richard Schuyler Kuykendall, 41, of Gloucester, is facing charges of being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm, and is also suspected of being involved in the killing of three men whose bodies were dumped at a New Mexico hospital last week.

Acee's affidavit, obtained by Universal Hub, said the suspect was involved in a shootout in an Albuquerque alley where three people were killed. Acee said surveillance footage shows Kuykendall then jumped in the blue Chevrolet Malibu with the three bodies and drove to a nearby hospital where surveillance video shows the suspect taking off his shirt and revealing the "Boston" tattoo on his abdomen.


"Several of his tattoos are clearly recognizable," the affidavit said, "to include a large letter 'B' on his left shoulder and an iron cross on his right breast. I am aware Kuykendall has a tattoo with the word Boston across his abdomen and portions of the tattoo can be seen in the video.

"Kuykendall told a security officer there were three dead guys in the Chevy, which he motioned toward. Kuykendall paced around briefly, then fled the scene."


The affidavit said police arrived and found three dead men in the car, which was "riddled with bullet holes."

The affidavit said the FBI was familiar with Kuykendall through his ties with the Aryan Brotherhood and that the three victims also had Aryan ties.

It also said the FBI believes Kuykendall stashed the pistol used in the killings behind a dumpster in the alleyway, where it was later found.

The Washington Post reported Kuykendall is being held without bond.

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Department of Health county map update: 33 counties operating at Red Level beginning Dec. 16 | NMDOH – Coronavirus Updates – NMDOH – Department of…12.23.20

Vast majority of counties see marked improvements toward Yellow, Green since reset

SANTA FE The New Mexico Department of Health on Wednesday announced the updatedstatewide COVID-19 mapfor the two-week period beginning Dec. 16, with all 33 counties at the Red Level. Twenty-seven counties, however, improved in at least one of thetwo health gating criteria metrics, and 23 improved in both metrics, underscoring an improving COVID-19 outlook across the state.

No countiesmeet the criteria to operateat the Yellow Level or Green Level at present, though several counties are rapidly approaching Yellow Level thresholds.

The states county-by-county system uses key health metrics the per-capita daily incidence of new COVID-19 cases and average test positivity within county borders to determine the level of public health risk and requirement for each county. A county that meets one criterion may operate at the Yellow Level; a county that meets both may operate at the Green Level.

The color-coding of the map,in accordance with the states emergency public health order, is updated biweekly onWednesdays. The next update is scheduled for Wednesday, Dec. 30. The map and other associated demographic COVID-19 data are available at

San Miguel Countyhad been the only county operating at the Yellow Level through Dec. 16. Under the requirements of the states emergency public health order, when a county moves to a more restrictive level, the requirements of the more restrictive level must be enacted within two days.

Over the past two weeks, 25 counties Bernalillo, Catron, Chaves, Cibola, Curry, Doa Ana, Eddy, Grant, Harding, Hidalgo, Lea, Lincoln, Luna, McKinley, Otero, Rio Arriba, Roosevelt, Sandoval, Santa Fe, Sierra, Socorro, Taos, Torrance, QuayandValencia saw improved average daily per-capita case rates, with Cibola, Harding and Taos making the greatest improvements by percentage.

The counties ofColfax, De Baca, Guadalupe, Los Alamos, Mora, San Miguel, San JuanandUnionsaw an increase in their daily case rates over the past two weeks.

Twenty-five counties also saw an improved test positivity rate over the past two weeks. Those counties areBernalillo, Catron, Chaves, Cibola, Colfax, Curry, Doa Ana, Eddy, Grant, Guadalupe, Harding, Hidalgo, Lincoln, Luna, McKinley, Otero, Rio Arriba, Roosevelt, Sandoval, Santa Fe, Socorro, Taos, Torrance, QuayandValencia. The counties of Taos, Luna and Cibola made the greatest improvements by percentage.

The counties ofDe Baca, Lea, Los Alamos, Mora, San Miguel, San Juan and SierraandUnionsaw an increase in their test positivity rates over the past two weeks.

The counties ofDe Baca, Los Alamos, Mora, San Miguel, San JuanandUnionsaw an increase in both health metrics, though Los Alamos and San Miguel counties remain among the closest in the state to the Yellow Level thresholds. All other counties in the state improved in at least one of the two health metrics.

Grant Countyhas the lowest positivity rate in the state, with 5.6 percent of tests returning positive as of Dec. 16. It is followed bySan Miguel County(6.6 percent),Taos County(6.7 percent),Los Alamos County(7 percent) andHarding County(8.3 percent). The state threshold for moving to a less restrictive level is 5 percent.

Harding Countyhas the lowest average daily per-capita case rates, at 10.1 per 100,000 as of Dec. 16. It is followed byLos Alamos County(25.8),Catron County(30.2),Grant County(34.7) andTaos County(38.1). The state threshold for moving to a less restrictive level is 8 per 100,000.

The color-coded tier system Red Level, Yellow Level and Green Level enables counties to shed burdensome restrictions and provide local communities the flexibility to operate more day-to-day activities as soon as public health data show the virus is retreating within their borders.

The public health order, the red-to-green framework and frequently asked questions are all available, where New Mexicans can also view the test positivity rate and new case incidence for each county as of Dec. 2.

The requirements for each level are available below and


Counties at the Green Level havebotha new COVID-19 case incidence rate of no greater than 8 cases per 100,000 inhabitants during the most recent two-week period,andan average percent of positive COVID-19 test results over the most recent 14-day period less than or equal to 5%.

Essential businesses (non-retail):No capacity restrictions but operations must be limited to only those absolutely necessary to carry out essential functions

Essential retail spaces:50% of maximum capacity

Food and drink establishments:50% of maximum capacity for indoor dining; 75% of maximum capacity for outdoor dining

Close-contact businesses:50% of maximum capacity

Outdoor recreational facilities:50% of maximum capacity (unless required to have less capacity under the states COVID-Safe Practices)

Close-contact recreational facilities:Remain closed

**All other businesses:50% of maximum capacity

Houses of worship:May hold religious services, indoors or outdoors, or provide services through audiovisual means, but may not exceed 50% of the maximum capacity of any enclosed space on the premises

Places of lodging:75% of maximum occupancy for those that have completed NM Safe Certified training; 40% of maximum occupancy for all others; 10 guests maximum for vacation rentals

Mass gatherings limit:20 persons, 100 vehicles


Counties at the Yellow Level haveeithera new COVID-19 case incidence rate of no greater than 8 cases per 100,000 inhabitants during the most recent two-week period,oran average percent of positive COVID-19 test results over the most recent 14-day period less than or equal to 5%.

Essential businesses (non-retail):No capacity restrictions but operations must be limited to only those absolutely necessary to carry out essential functions

Essential retail spaces:33% of maximum capacity

Food and drink establishments:25% of maximum capacity for indoor dining; 75% of maximum capacity for outdoors dining; any establishment serving alcohol must close by 10 p.m. each night

Close-contact businesses:25% of maximum capacity or 20 customers at one time, whichever is smaller

Outdoor recreational facilities:25% of maximum capacity (unless required to have less capacity under the states COVID-Safe Practices)

Close-contact recreational facilities:Remain closed

**All other businesses:25% of maximum capacity or 125 customers at one time, whichever is smaller

Houses of worship:May hold religious services, indoors or outdoors, or provide services through audiovisual means, but may not exceed 33% of the maximum capacity of any enclosed space on the premises

Places of lodging:60% of maximum occupancy for those that have completed NM Safe Certified training; 25% of maximum occupancy for all others; 5 guests maximum for vacation rentals

Mass gatherings limit:10 persons; 25 vehicles


Counties at the Red Level are those with a new COVID-19 case incident rate of greater than 8 cases per 100,000 inhabitants during the most recent two-week periodandan average percent of positive COVID-19 test results over the most recent 14-day period greater than 5%.

Essential businesses (non-retail):No capacity restrictions but must limit operations to only those absolutely necessary to carry out essential functions

Essential retail spaces:25% of maximum capacity

Food and drink establishments:No indoor dining permitted; 25% of maximum capacity for outdoor dining; any establishment serving alcohol must close by 9 p.m. each night

Close-contact businesses:25% of maximum capacity or 10 customers at one time, whichever is smaller

Outdoor recreational facilities:25% of maximum capacity (unless required to have less capacity under the states COVID-Safe Practices)

Close-contact recreational facilities:Remain closed

**All other businesses:25% of maximum capacity or 75 customers at one time, whichever is smaller

Houses of worship:May hold religious services, indoors or outdoors, or provide services through audiovisual means, but may not exceed 25% of the maximum capacity of any enclosed space on the premises

Places of lodging:40% of maximum occupancy for those that have completed NM Safe Certified training; 25% of maximum occupancy for all others; 5 guests maximum for vacation rentals

Mass gatherings limit:5 persons, 10 vehicles

Categories and definitions within the public health order:

Essential businesses (non-retail):These are any business or nonprofit entity falling within one or more of the following categories:

Essential retail spaces:These include grocery stores, supermarkets, food banks, farmers markets and vendors who sell food, convenience stores, and other businesses that generate more than one-third of their revenue from the sale of canned food, dry goods, fresh fruits and vegetables, pet food, animal feed or supplies, fresh meats, fish, and poultry, and any other consumable food and drink products; automobile repair facilities, bike repair facilities, and retailers who generate the majority of their revenue from the sale of automobile or bike repair products; hardware stores; laundromats; and dry cleaner services.

Food and drink establishments:These are restaurants, breweries, wineries, distillers, cafes, coffee shops, or other similar establishments that offer food or drink.

Close-contact businesses:These are barbershops, hair salons, tattoo parlors, nail salons, spas, massage therapy services, esthetician clinics, tanning salons, guided raft tours, guided balloon tours.

Outdoor recreational facilities:These are outdoor golf courses, public swimming pools, ski basins, youth programs, youth livestock shows, horseracing tracks, botanical gardens, and outdoor zoos.

Close-contact recreational facilities:These are indoor movie theaters, indoor museums with interactive displays or exhibits and other similar venues, miniature golf, arcades, amusement parks, aquariums, casinos, concert venues, professional sports venues, event venues, bars, dance clubs, performance venues, go-kart courses, automobile racetracks, adult entertainment venues, bowling alleys, ice skating rinks and other places of recreation or entertainment. For purposes of the public health order, a bar is defined as any business that generated more than half of its revenue from the sale of alcohol during the preceding fiscal year.

Houses of worship:These are any church, synagogue, mosque, or other gathering space where persons congregate to exercise their religious beliefs.

Places of lodging:These are hotels, motels, RV parks, and short-term vacation rentals.

Mass gatherings:These are any public gathering, private gathering, organized event, ceremony, parade, funeral, or any other grouping that brings together a specified number of individuals in a single room or connected space, confined outdoor space, or open outdoor space. Mass gatherings also include coordinated events in which individuals gather in vehicles. Mass gatherings do not include the presence of any number of individuals where those individuals regularly reside. Mass gathering does not include individuals who are public officials or public employees in the course and scope of their employment.

**All other businesses:These are any entities that are not identified explicitly as an essential business, house of worship, outdoor recreational facility, food and drink establishment, place of lodging or close-contact recreational facility. Examples would include non-essential retail spaces like a clothing store, a gym, a group fitness class or a personal training service, among others.


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Family, determination and a dream: The Real Woods story – The Stanford Daily12.16.20

If you click pause at the split second right after redshirt sophomore Real Woods pins his opponent down, right before he springs up to pound his chest in victory, you might be able to see the tattoo on his upper back peeking out of his Cardinal singlet. Its a W, symbolizing Woods, the family name, struck through by two linked diamond shapes, representing sacrifice.

Were all gonna do it, Woods said about getting the tattoo. All the boys in the family.

For Woods, family is everything, and sacrifice is the norm. To get to Stanford, he had to give up four years with his family for a chance to wrestle against elite competition, forego carefree high school afternoons for tireless hours in the gym and leave his hometown of Albuquerque, New Mexico, for the unfamiliar city of Chicago, Illinois. In short, Woods is well-acquainted with giving up almost everything in order to achieve his goals. But when he read in July that Stanford was planning to discontinue its wrestling program following the 2021 season, Woods felt like there was nowhere to go.

There is no word that could explain really what it felt like, Woods said. It was something I had never experienced before. It was almost like losing someone close to you, someone you love.

It was not the loss of two more years of Stanford wrestling that hurt the most, but the loss of the dream that he has sacrificed so much for since he was an undersized kid with a fire in his heart, Woods said. Woods started wrestling at the age of six, when his fathers friend, a wrestling coach who Woods calls his uncle, introduced him to the sport.

My dad was a football coach, Woods said. But I was never the biggest kid, so we knew that wasnt going to be much of an option. So my uncle asked my dad if he could throw me into wrestling and see how that went. And right away it just came naturally to me.

Within his first two years of wrestling, Woods had won local tournament after tournament, defeating kids older and bigger than him.

He was like a remote control since day one, Woods father, Ray Woods, said in The Real Story, a recent documentary made by Keep Stanford Wrestling that follows Real Woods journey to Stanford. Youd yell out do this, and there he would be, doing the same thing on the damn mat. Real Woods always had something to prove, he said. While his father ran college football practices, Woods would camp out for hours on the sidelines or in the weight room, trying to show that he could compete.

They would be doing workouts and I would just show off, Woods said. I was a hard worker, you know? I could do some crazy things and I would try to compete with these college athletes when I was seven, eight years old. Im competitive, Ive always been competitive, and thats one of the biggest things that has helped me succeed. My dad taught me that, he taught me how to love growth.

Fast forward a few years and a 14-year-old Woods is making the decision whether to leave his family and the life he knew in New Mexico to attend high school in Chicago. The man in charge of the move was Israel Martinez, a wrestling coach who ran training programs for the top wrestlers in the country.

Years earlier, Martinez had invited a group of local New Mexico wrestlers to attend one of his training programs. Woods was the only wrestler who stood out, Martinez said.

The golden ticket was the unheard thing that I didnt announce publicly, Martinez said in the documentary. I was looking for a young man who I could bring to Chicago and take advantage of the opportunity and after the second day, I knew Real was the guy.

The two quickly formed a close relationship, with Woods taking on increasingly advanced competition in New Mexico and Martinez pushing him every step of the way. But after years of working with Woods, the time to move to Chicago had arrived, and the Woods family had to make a decision.

When I was discussing colleges with the Woods family, you kind of mention some big name schools because youre from the midwest, Martinez said. Iowa, Penn State, Ohio State and then the top academic schools, Northwestern, Michigan and none of that was getting Jen Woods off the couch, none of that was getting Ray Woods off the seat of his pants. But Stanford Wrestling was what got Mama Woods off the couch, hugging me and really looking at wow this could be the goal, the mecca of education and wrestling.

Soon after, a red Stanford S appeared, printed and taped to Woods bedroom door.

Every time I woke up in the morning, every time I was doing homework at 2 a.m. with my door closed, seeing that printed Stanford logo, it was just a reminder that I couldnt stop, Woods said.

At the other side of his room was a blackboard. On it, Woods drew the Stanford logo, scrawling motivational quotes on either side, reading them back to himself when he was unsure where to go next.

There was a time for two or three years when I really wanted to quit, Woods said. Being a young kid, as you start to grow up you start to deal with things that go beyond just wrestling on the mat. But I eventually realized that feeling that way was the best possible thing for me. Wrestling teaches me that determination and commitment that you need to have for the sacrifice, and after two or three years of really not liking the sport, I fell in love with it.

So when Woods left New Mexico, moved in with a host family in Illinois and enrolled in Montini Catholic High School, a preparatory school with a reputation for turning out top wrestlers, he knew what he was doing it for. Still, leaving his family for the first time in his life was a heartbreaking sacrifice for Woods.

Im a mamas boy, I love my mom so much, and I always wanted to make my dad proud in anything I did, Woods said. When that second year hit, I couldnt be there for them, I couldnt be there for my little brothers. I just wanted to take them to wrestling practices and pick them up from school, get ice cream with them. And I just didnt have those opportunities. I wasnt able to be there like I wanted to be there as a big brother. I would hear my mom cry over the phone that I was gone for so long and it just all started becoming a little overwhelming.

Woods would not let the pain get in the way of his athletic success, however. As a freshman in high school, Woods won the Illinois state championship, garnering headlines in local newspapers, but more importantly, attention from Stanford recruiters. In the spring of 2015, Stanford associate wrestling coach Ray Blake 06 got a call from Martinez asking him to take a look at Woods.

We were having a random conversation, and at the end, he said, hey, you know, Ray, I gotta put someone on your radar, I gotta tell you about this kid Real Woods, Blake said. He told me about his background, how he met him and what he thought about him, all the sacrifices that Real had to make to get where he was. He told me that Stanford was the end goal.

To have a chance at Stanford, however, Blake told Woods that he would have to make some changes to his academics. Together, Blake, Martinez and Woods worked to create a plan where Woods would take more honors and advanced placement classes over the next few years. Woods was more than willing to take on the new challenge, he said. Every day, Woods woke up at 6 a.m., drove to morning practice, went to school, attended study hall, wrestled, ate dinner, studied until 2 a.m. and went to sleep. By the end of 11th grade, he held a significantly higher GPA and two more state championships.

In July 2017, Woods committed to wrestle at Stanford, achieving the dream he had sacrificed so much for.

It was my biggest goal, Woods said. And I had accomplished it, but if I could get into Stanford and be content with just that, I wouldnt be much. So then its on to the next goal. My next biggest goal was to graduate at Stanford. And then to be a national champion. And then to be an Olympic champion. And then continue on and then get admitted into med school and be a psychiatrist. You always have to keep going, you can never let up.

The transition to college was swift and easy, Woods said. He had already built a strong foundation in top wrestling, a position that many wrestlers struggle with when adjusting to collegiate wrestling. Woods redshirted his freshman year, but still blew by the competition on his way to a 22-1 season. In the same season, the team took the top spot at the Pac-12 championship. In 2020, coming off the conference championship and eying a national one, the team came out firing. Woods first and only loss that year came to the top-ranked wrestler in the nation, Luke Pletcher, out of Ohio State.

There were 5,000 people there, and maybe 100,000 people watching online, Blake said. A lot of people, frankly, didnt really know how good Real was before that match. This was his first big test in front of that type of audience. And he was ready. I mean, honestly, going into the match, I thought he was going to win.

Woods came within a hairs breadth of taking Pletcher down, according to the announcers.

I expect to win, Woods said. Every time I wrestle, I expect to win, so it was tough. But one thing about failures is that it can be the biggest teacher and the greatest opportunity. It shows you, right in your face, what you need to do to win, to get better, to achieve your goals. So I bounced back.

After that loss, Woods went on a tear. He finished the shortened season with a 19-1 record in the 141-pound weight class and became just the sixth freshman in Stanford history to win the Pac-12 Championship.

However, just days before the NCAA Championships, at which he was ranked as the No. 3 seed, the tournament was canceled due to COVID-19. So, the team set its sights on next season, Blake said. But in July, when the University announced that it would discontinue the sport following the 2021 season, bouncing back seemed like too much of a hurdle.

These are my biggest dreams, and all of them were taken away, just ripped away from me like that, Woods said. And they were just gone. It was like my dreams didnt exist anymore.

Woods was at home in Albuquerque when he heard the news. Right away, he went to his parents to talk about the decision and what it meant for him and his family.

You have to look at your foundation, who you are, Woods said. Wrestling is part of who I am, but it isnt all I am. Everything has been taken away from me. My dreams and my goals have been taken away from me, but I know that I have myself, I know who I am. Its not the goals and dreams that make me who I am, its me who makes me who I am.

Still, Woods said he has to keep fighting for his dreams and for the dreams of so many other high school and collegiate wrestlers. When Ryan Blake, Ray Blakes brother, approached Woods in October about making a documentary with FloWrestling showcasing his journey to Stanford, Woods jumped on board right away.

I think that a lot of people can see that impact and hopefully be touched by the impact that wrestling has had for me and my family and my coaches and everyone around me who supports me, Woods said. I just really hope that it helps.

Blake said that he and his brother wanted people to see what Stanford wrestling can do for kids who may not have had the same opportunities as others. Woods grew up in Albuquerque, where high school graduation rates are among the lowest in the U.S. and crime rates are among the highest, but the goal of Stanford wrestling gave him the drive he needed to chase the future he wanted. Now, Woods is working toward a Stanford degree, planning to attend medical school and pursue a career as a psychiatrist.

As for wrestling, Woods remains uncertain about participating in the upcoming 2021 season due to the increased academic workload that he would need to take on in order to retain eligibility as a result of the July announcement. If Woods can graduate from Stanford early and enter a masters program at another university, he would be able to wrestle for two more years according to the NCAA rules.

But even though Woods is constantly looking to the future and searching for ways to bounce back, he refuses to forget the W, a permanent reminder of his family, on his upper back. When asked whether the W could also mean winning, Woods laughed.

I guess it could, if you want to put it that way, he said. I love winning, but that isnt really what its about. Everything is for my family. No matter what its always going to be for them.

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