La Viga Fish and Seafood Market Closed for Covid-19


Due to health contingency, there is no more passage, gentlemen … there is no longer passage due to health contingency, ”was heard on the speakers.

Despite the health emergency in Mexico City due to Covid-19, hundreds of people from the capital went to the traditional market of La Viga this Holy Thursday morning to buy fish and shellfish in this major week.

The Ministry of Citizen Security reports: we are on health alert so citizens are invited to withdraw from the streets, “the audio sounded in the SSC patrols.

At the time that the authorities closed this area, at least in the place there would be 1,500 people, who did not respect the healthy distance, most did not carry mouth covers or clean their hands with antibacterial gel as established by the health rules.

There is a health contingency and obviously what we are avoiding are concentrations on public roads. The fact that we are here is to invite citizens to go home, to stay at home, so right now we are closing the entrances to prevent people from continuing to buy, “said Paola Aceves , of Civil Protection of the Cuauhtémoc mayor’s office.

Transit personnel from the SSC made cuts to the traffic from Fray Servando and Calzada de la Viga, Fray Servando y Circunvalación Ring and Calzada de la Viga and Lorenzo Bouturini.

The prepared food area was cordoned off with yellow ribbons with the legend “no passage”. In addition, it was guarded by personnel from the Health Protection Agency, while in the fresh fish market it closed its doors to control access and only groups of 10 to 10 people were allowed to pass through.

All the people come as a family to do their shopping, right now the operation has arrived and he wants us to retire as well as by magic. People are going to withdraw little by little and those of us who are selling are going to pick it up, this merchandise there are things that are sewn that heat up and we can burn ourselves if we don’t die from the famous virus someone is going to crash due to fear for running under pressure from the authorities, ”said José Santiago, one of the vendors.

And while the stalls are being uninstalled, around the perimeter of the La Viga Fish Market, merchants wonder what they will do now with all the merchandise they bought for the season, the most important of Lent.

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Citizen makes 200 million euros with dumplings and spaetzle

Stuttgart The production of Maultaschen is running at full speed in three shifts in Crailsheim. Lent before Easter is the wedding for the Swabian dumplings, which were once invented by resourceful monks to hide meat from God’s strict eyes. That is why they are also called “Herrgottsb’scheißerle” in the Swabian vernacular.

“But this time the high season started three weeks earlier because of Corona,” says Martin Bihlmaier, head of the market leader Bürger. “Our products are among the hamster goods in the corona crisis. The grocery store has ordered a lot more. ”Evidence for this is the lack of shelves at nearby Edeka in the first weeks of the corona crisis.

There is a simple reason why Maultaschen are currently being hammered for a reason: making it yourself is the pride of every Swabian housewife – and, to remain politically correct, also the housewives – but very time-consuming and only for dexterous experts. Bürger has been doing this for his customers since the beginning of the 1960s and turns the elaborate specialty industrially made into a modern fast food from the fridge – and with the obligatory spinach filling also as an alternative to oven fries or frozen pizza.

The fresh goods can be sealed in the refrigerator for four weeks. A dream for modern double-income couples who are currently sitting in their home office because of Corona and who, instead of being allowed to go comfortably in the canteen, also have to stuff the mouths of school-free children. Last year, citizens processed a total of 81,900 tons of meat, flour, spinach, eggs, semolina and onions into dumplings – and also into spaetzle and Schupf noodles.

The total weight of the food corresponds to the weight of 122 ICE-4 trains. The gigantic quantities led to a sales record of 223.7 million euros in 2019. That is only six percent more than in the previous year. “But as a family business we have been growing continuously for years and are satisfied with it,” says Managing Director Martin Bihlmaier.

The 46-year-old graduate in business administration has been running the business for three years now in the third generation. Father Richard still takes care of meat shopping at the age of 82, but otherwise stays out of the operative business. In contrast to the last visit to the production site in Crailsheim, Martin Bihlmaier is sitting in the administrative center this time and answers the questions about Corona precautionary measures on the phone.

Large canteen business fails

However, the biggest increase in sales is not from the Maultaschen, but from another country-specific specialty. The spaetzle grew in double digits. Bihlmaier expects “further growth” for the current year. The retail boom has a downside, however. “With Corona, business with large canteens and parties is currently almost complete. The losses eat up the gains from the food trade, ”reports Bihlmaier.

The bottom line is that the company is relatively immune to the negative effects of the corona crisis. For the first time in its history, the food manufacturer employs more than 1,000 people, two thirds of whom are women. Bihlmaier does not think of throttling the highly automated production because of the risk of contagion among employees. As a company in the food industry, citizens have always had to meet stringent hygiene requirements.

Strict compliance is a “core competence” for medium-sized companies. Because even a whiff of a food scandal can put a company in serious trouble or even bankrupt. Citizens have a large but very fragmented competition in the local butchers: in-house dumplings – mostly more meat-heavy – are a must in all shops.

Direct industrial competitors, but significantly smaller, are Settele from Neu-Ulm and Rehm from Esslingen. And then there are large corporations like Hilcona AG in Liechtenstein. Because of its wider range of chilled pasta products, Hilcona is much more present in retail.

The fact that citizens will grow even in difficult times like Corona is also due to Bihlmaier’s tackling strategy. He tries, which was difficult for a long time, to sell the Swabian specialties north of the Main Line with the somewhat martial slogan “Attack Germany”. The Lidl and recently Aldi range is conquering regions where less pasta dishes, but more potatoes are the classic side dish.

In addition, with three types of small dumplings with goat cream cheese mango, beetroot sweet potato and lentil carrot, Bürger is approaching new eating habits of the “superfood” generation that prefers vegetarian or vegan diets.

Chicken from slow rearing

Bihlmaier also wants to make a contribution to sustainability: The dumpling with chicken from the “Chicken & Hahn Initiative Baden-Württemberg” stands for more animal welfare by raising male chicks and species-appropriate free-range husbandry. The chicken meat comes from slow and antibiotic-free rearing.

Bihlmaier no longer wants to dare to take the trend in the food trade towards Italian noodle products. “Italian pasta products under a German brand do not work in German retail. We tried that twice and fell on our noses twice, ”says Bihlmaier. Recipes and production would not be a problem. In large canteens, Bürger supplies lasagna and everything that lovers of Italian pasta desire.

In Crailsheim, the line for Italian pasta products for major customers has just been renewed. A new production line for Schupfnudeln, dumplings and Gnocchi was also put into operation. The planning for the construction of a new logistics center has also been completed.

The investment volume with a new refrigeration system amounts to around 30 million euros. “As of today, we are sticking to our investments,” assures Bihlmaier. The Swabian entrepreneur remains optimistic despite innate caution. So far, domestic agriculture has not had any delivery problems due to Corona. “I hope it stays that way.”

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The obipos of the USA allow to eat meat this Lent because the coronavirus already supposes a sacrifice | Global World Blog

What greater sacrifice than spending weeks locked up at home because of the coronavirus? The bishops of several dioceses in the United States must have asked themselves, who in recent days have lifted part of the restrictions of Lent. A bishop of New Jersey, with 600,000 faithful in his diocese of Metuchen, has allowed meat to be eaten on Fridays, except that of April 10 because it is Good Friday. The numbers of the epidemic in the United States have grown exponentially in recent days.

“Given the difficulties in obtaining some types of food and the many other sacrifices that we are suddenly undergoing, I have granted a dispensation from abstaining from eating meat on Fridays for the remainder of Lent,” Bishop James F. Checchio has published. , on the Twitter account of his diocese. Abstaining from eating meat is one of the precepts of the liturgical season that precedes Holy Week.

As collected The Washington Post, Many other bishops have granted dispensations. A Louisiana state bishop, Shelton J. Fabre, believes that the coronavirus has put “most, if not all” of its faithful in a situation that complicates making food, “including alternatives to meat.” In a pastoral message, he also pointed out that “the rise in the price of fish and shellfish, and even the risk of going shopping without putting health at risk” clearly “make it difficult” to comply with the precept, and he has so stated in the Web page from the diocese of Houma Thibodaux. Of them, those who eat meat can compensate with charity or pious works, the religious recalled.

The American newspaper details other consequences in religious practice of the coronavirus crisis, such as the concern of many priests that, by imposing ash on the foreheads of his faithful as is customary on Ash Wednesday, could facilitate contagion. Since the beginning of March, and in line with what happened in other countries, numerous Catholic churches in the United States, more than 50 million people, they stopped allowing the wine consecrated during the Eucharist to be drunk from the chalice, a practice that, in the case of the Greek Orthodox Church it has continued to be practiced.


Maria Romelia Carrizo, for the love of her land

She did not leave her parents’ land. She loves these 22 hectares where she cultivates, in the company of her husband and her son Franco, corn, tomatoes, lettuces, chicory and pumpkins. When the rain wants to fall.

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On this day, Maria attends the baptism of her grandson Matteo. She is doubly happy because her son Franco was chosen by his brother to be the godfather. Franco is 29 years old and not married. He lives with his parents, rides a horse, and has two passions: beekeeping and mechanics. When he goes into town, he manages to load videos of motorcycle repair courses on his cell phone. For beekeeping, he developed honey production on the property.

The NGO BePe defends family farming

“There are two risks: the lack of water which limits the flowering of plants and the insecticides used by the big owners of soybean farms”, he explains. Its honey production is financially encouraged by a law on the conservation of forests to fight against climate change.

“We knew this law thanks to BePe (1), explains Maria. This NGO helped us to set up a project which also includes the production and sale of cheeses, the installation of wire barriers for the plots where we have our fifty goats. “

Partner of CCFD-Terre solidaire, BePe defends family farming in the provinces of Santiago del Estero and Catamarca. “It was my parents, activists of liberation theology, who created it in 1984, underlines its director, Santiago Machado Araoz. She wants to be by the poorest of the poor. “

Coming together to resist

One of his projects is to help preserve the woods by protecting farmers like Maria from the advance of the Great Soybean Plains. BePe is supported, for this project, by the Argentine State which benefits from international financing linked to the climate issue.

In this fertile and spacious land, the balance of power is constant between the big owners and the family farmers. Especially for access to water. “A large farm wanted to become the only user of the well, which is located four kilometers from here and on which we depend. BePe helped us defend our rights, and the bishop moved to mediate “says Maria. Farmers have built a common cistern and built a network of pipes so that everyone has access to water.

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When they arrived, the big landowners offered jobs. “My husband started to work seasonally on the sugar cane or apple farms. But they paid little, spent their time deforesting and using chemicals. And anyway, today, they mechanized everything. “ Faced with this new power, the farmers decided to regroup. “It allowed us to exchange our knowledge and our seeds, to value everything we have on our land. “

Ecclesial community

The farmer is part of a basic ecclesial community which has brought together up to 40 families. “Many have now joined the evangelicals. Others prefer to follow the discourse of politicians rather than the word of God. “

Here in the village of Villa Guasayan, the Catholic Church has lost its luster. The nuns who taught Franco to play the guitar packed up. One of them went on a mission to Africa. Maria then reviewed it: “She was overwhelmed by the misery she saw there. She was crying to tell us about the mothers of the Sahel who lived only with loincloth and millet, on the sand. “

At Villa Guasayan, mass is celebrated once a month by a priest of Swiss origin. “He wants our young people to regularize their relationships. I understand, that’s what I did, but go explain it to the kids! “ Franco, for his part, replaced patronage with the local football club. “They’re the ones who are celebrating now. And they can also help you financially when you have a health problem. “

Maria, she continues in her faith. “It has never been easy to follow Christ. But we persevere and we must be more united, take care of each other, she explains. I tried to teach my kids to know what is right and what is wrong. “


“Laudato si’ “, a path to Easter

For five weeks, a series of meetings in Argentina with CCFD-Terre solidaire partners punctuates the Lenten journey that leads to Easter. These rural inhabitants each contribute to the “Time for Solutions”, advocated by the NGO, to build a more just and fraternal world.

The CCFD-Terre solidaire noted five extracts from Pope Francis’ encyclical Laudato si ’. The second calls to contemplate the beauty of the world.

“The whole material universe is a language of the love of God, of his excessive tenderness towards us. The soil, the water, the mountains, everything is the caress of God. The story of everyone’s friendship with God always takes place in a geographic space that turns into an eminently personal sign, and each of us has memories of places whose memories do us a lot of good. “


Josephina Arevalo, under threat from agribusiness

Nicolas was 11 years old. In the photo, we see him smile, his eyes eaten by his blond hair. It was in 2011. Today his cousin Céleste and aunt Josefina are wearing a T-shirt with his photo. Just above Nicolas’ smile, it is printed in capital letters : “Fumigation kills our young children!” Judgment for those who use toxic products in agriculture! “

Josefina Arevalo has made the death of her nephew her battle. It has been supported from the start by NGOs such as Incupo, a partner of the CCFD-Terre Solidaire. His determination to obtain justice will not falter: “I want the culprit to know the prison”.

“My tomatoes take twice the time to grow”

His fight is one of the many that family farmers in Argentine Chaco are fighting against agribusiness. Josefina lives in the municipality of Lavalle, in the province of Corrientes. His house overlooks the Parana river, which takes to the port of Rosario, soybeans, wheat, meat which are the wealth of the great Argentinian owners. The region turns into an endless expanse, without trees, sprayed with chemicals by the long metal poles of the mosquitoes, those tractors that roam the fields.

Around the house of Josefina Arevalo’s family, a town owner decided some twenty years ago to throw himself into the tomato. Production takes place under plastic greenhouses to accelerate growth. Josefina worked there for nine years under intense heat. “Supposedly, we were there to take care of the tomatoes. In fact, we injected them with poison to kill the insects and make them mature in three months. My tomatoes, which I grow naturally, take twice the time to grow. ”

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Josefina Arevalo is certain that this is “Poison” who killed Nicolas. “They had just sprayed. They threw chemicals into the river and in a van, part of it spilled on the way, where Nicolas played after school. “

“No one suspected it was the fault of the chemicals”

Nicolas’s mother and aunt took him to Lavalle hospital, along with his cousin Céleste, who played with him. “Celeste vomited everything and it saved her. At the hospital, they wanted to stop Nicolas’ vomiting. No one suspected it was the fault of the chemicals. Two days later, he was dead. “

The battle has begun. Josefina Arevalo was supported by Father Barbosa, the parish priest of Lavalle. “The father came for the vigil. Then he took the lead in the march that we organized to ask for explanations. We did it in the middle of the nap, in full sun and it lasted for seven kilometers, despite its 145 kg! “ explains Josefina. There were only about thirty of them.

The neighbors who worked in the greenhouses tried to dissuade her from suing the owner of the greenhouses. The parish priest has been changed parish. It was suggested that Josefina Arevalo leave her house by the river. She didn’t give up. The greenhouses have been moved away from homes.

A trial was finally held. The police came to take samples to find traces of insecticides. “She didn’t look for the right place. We never knew the result of the analyzes of Nicolas’ shoes. “ The company could not be shown to have used banned chemicals. In 2016, a judgment was rendered which exonerated the owner. The family then organized a new march that brought together a thousand people.

“We have always been poor and that suits us well”

Then, intermediaries alternated between threats and proposals for an amicable financial settlement. “But that doesn’t interest us. We have always been poor and that suits us well, replica Josefina Arevalo. What we are asking is that we do not kill our children. “

Since then, she has joined a group of around 40 farmers who cultivate an average of just under one hectare each, without pesticides, for personal consumption or for sale on markets, organized by Incupo. They offer cow cheese, cassava flour, corn, salads and other vegetables. Josefina Arevalo also sells cakes. ” I love to cook. So twice a week, I organize a meal for 80 children in our community “, she adds.

She does not forget her fight. Out of the corner of her eye, she watches the oratory that she installed, like all farmers in the area. His is dedicated to Santa Rosa. “When I ask her for something, she gives it to me. So when I’m not well, I don’t hesitate! “


Spiritual Exercises, Bovati: the pastor always watch over the most fragile

In the eighth meditation of the Lenten Spiritual Exercises in Ariccia, which Francis follows from the Vatican, the preacher, Father Pietro Bovati, deals with the theme “Intercession.” In his prayer, he says, the intercessor obtains the mercy of God and transmits it. He who has responsibility in the Church is called to “defend, promote and edify the little ones.”

Giada Aquilino – Vatican City

The more sin there is, the more the mercy of God multiplies: it is the reflection of Father Pietro Bovati, secretary of the Pontifical Biblical Commission, in the eighth meditation of the Spiritual Exercises in Ariccia for the Roman Curia, which Pope Francis follows from the House Santa Marta. The Jesuit, in the light of the Book of Exodus, the Gospel of Matthew and the prayer of the Psalms, on Thursday afternoon deals with the theme “Intercession”, understood as “that intervention of loving help” that is exercised towards people who “need forgiveness and reconciliation with God.”

The service of mercy

It is, explains the priest, of the “most spiritual ministry”, whether because it has as its object a need and purpose that “touch the heart”, “the secret of the person”, as because “more than any other” presupposes one true familiarity with God, “since it addresses those who are” spiritually in difficulty because they are in sin. ” The priests, Father Bovati recalls, are called to the “ministry of reconciliation”, exercising it in the Sacrament, which must be lived with “commitment, dedication and love.” The service of mercy, precise, also implies “the existence of an entire community”, “of anyone who in the Church in prayer” becomes “available for the prophetic exercise of reconciliation.” The Jesuit father invites us to examine chapter 32 of Exodus, verses 7-14, reiterating that sin “is only truly known in prayer, in the face-to-face encounter with the Lord”: it is looking at the face of God, listening to his voice, which is understood as “the gravity of sin”, as an act against God and against others. The sinner, moreover, “does not realize what he has done” by ignorance, superficiality or by “a terrible addiction to evil”, when he is “a prisoner of compulsive vices” that prevent “sensible decisions”.

The intercession prayer

Who prays, feeling precisely the “danger” of sin, perceives “looking and listening to God” the need that God Himself has to “make mercy.” It is by looking at the Lord that one feels “called to a love for the sinner seen with the eyes of God.” The prayer, “precisely because he looks at the face” of the Lord, is led to “identify” with the sinner, ending up “carrying upon himself the evil of others,” according to the example of Christ. “The prayer that makes us understand the seriousness of sin” and the “urgent duty” to help this sin “introduces, drives and promotes” a “special prayer towards the Lord,” that of intercession.

Offer our misery to God

In the biblical texts, the theologian explains, the prayer that the intercessor directs to God is a “request” for a “supplication” for the Lord to forgive. When examined more closely, every request to God seems “improper,” as if God had to do “what the prayer asks.” Or “impertinent,” because it seems “to suggest that the Lord does not remember the good that must be done.” But, observes the preacher, Scripture teaches that “God grants before the request reaches our lips,” because “He knows what we need.” However, we must ask – exhorts Father Bovati – because that is how we become aware of our needs We experience the need, we present our wounds, our sufferings, so that we may be granted to feel his compassion, to like his love, who listens and fulfills.

From anger to mercy

Intercession, therefore, “looks at the face of God” and witnesses a “change”: the passage from anger “to mercy”, to “tenderness”, so that one makes a “radical change” In one’s own heart The prayer of intercession – emphasizes Father Bovati – expresses a “progressive docility of the mediator in welcoming the infinite goodness of God.” And, accepting it in itself, it becomes “witness and instrument of that mercy”. Intercession, in short, sees “the emergence of God’s desire to save man”, so that in the world “everyone can be attracted by the light of mercy benefiting from the same forgiveness.”

A transmission of mercy

The intercessor “obtains mercy from God” in his prayer: from there he puts into practice a series of “actions”, “modalities”, “attitudes” and “operations” necessary “for sinners to access the gift of mercy divine. ” To illustrate the “concrete” process of the exercise of divine mercy “mediated by his minister” and “acted with forgiveness,” the preacher proposes Jesus’ speech in chapter 18 of the Gospel of Matthew. Part of the attention “to the little one”, that is, to the vulnerable, fragile, weak person, which should not be despised. “He who has responsibility in the Church” is called to have a “paternal attitude”, with attention to “who is smaller.” These days, Father Bovati reflects, in which the problem of child abuse, about fragile people, is more current than ever, the attention of “the greats”, called to “defend, promote and edify the little ones “. But also in the parable of the lost sheep, Jesus indicates” the loss of the active responsibility of the shepherd, of the great one who had to take care of the little one. “He missed the” vigilance “, the” personal care “, to “careful attention.” The “fragility of the child is combined with the carelessness of the pastor”, but this “does not determine the unhappy result of the parable, but is precisely the opportunity to activate the initiative of the pastor who will seek the lost sheep. “That is,” bring the sinner back. “


The search for the lost sheep, the preacher clarifies, is explained in the same Gospel passage, when Peter asks the Lord how many times he should forgive his brother in case of sin against him. Jesus – remember – brings up the responsibility of both the sinner and the offended. “The search for the brother who has gone astray is carried out, according to this text of Matthew, with the exercise of dialogue”, of speaking, of undertaking a “gradual process” that convinces the sinner from “personal conversation” to “implication” of the witnesses “, of” mediators who support the desire for reconciliation and favor it “, until the implication” of the whole community “. The objective achieved by the reconciliation mission – underlines the theologian – becomes visible in community prayer. El Salvador fulfills its mission precisely because pastors are “mediators”, “unite” the community.

Artisans of forgiveness

When the Apostle Peter asks: “How many times must I forgive my brother?” Jesus urges “not to get tired”, thus doing, in a certain sense, “permanent” the “ministry of reconciliation”. The number 70 times 7 is understood as “multiplication,” almost as if an “unimaginable overcoming” is opposed to each limit, “the more sin there is, the more mercy is multiplied.” Peter is in the Church the witness of this mercy. In fact, he remembers the sin of “denial”, his crying, his repentance “so that his experience becomes the emblem of the Church and of every Christian who has forgiven, becomes the architect of forgiveness.”


Lent: Ten reasons not to fast – panorama

For many Germans, as of Ash Wednesday, there will be no more fun and instead time for fasting. Photo: epd

Alcohol, tobacco, meat and television: For many Germans, Ash Wednesday ends with fun, because then the supposedly liberating Lent begins – which, to be honest, is more of a pain than a liberation. We have ten good excuses not to fast.

Stuttgart – From Ash Wednesday onwards, many Germans end with fun. As if Christmas, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Eve had not been eaten, celebrated and drunk enough, figure, fitness and health had to suffer again in the past few days during the carnival season.

And as is always the case when it comes to dieting: it must be effective, but fast and painless. For many, traditional fasting seems to be the ideal solution. While some want to avoid sweets, carbohydrates, alcohol or meat for four weeks until Easter, there are others who want to avoid consumption, the Internet or the car instead.

But why give up compulsory 40 days when you wake up with an even greater cravings anyway on the first day after 40 days? We have put together ten reasons why you shouldn’t fast:

1. Principle of New Year’s resolution: You start very enthusiastically – and then give up after a week at the latest.

2. The Jojo effect: As fast as the pounds tumble, they are on your hips as quickly as possible. The principle applies not only to food, but also to everything else. How nice is it to finally buy sparkling water by car after four weeks and watch your favorite soap? So you drive a lap, watch a film – and order the double cheeseburger right away.

3. Scientists want to find out that fasting is not supposed to be so healthy. The internet says. But actually: If you strictly avoid various foods, you can Iron or protein deficiencies suffer.

4. Honestly, who do we want impress, if we suddenly drink water instead of beer, eat spelled crackers instead of chocolate and parsnips instead of a roast? Ourselves or maybe rather our colleagues, friends or family?

5th Measure instead of mass: The Greek philosopher Aristotle developed the Mesotes doctrine more than two thousand years ago: In life it is always important to find the golden mean. So why fluctuate between gluttony and fasting?

6th bikini Figure: There is still enough time until summer vacation. So we can start losing weight another time.

7. You should actually drink the opened wine in the fridge, before he gets bad, That would be a shame.

8th. Weak excuses: Next week is the best friend’s birthday – can fasting also be taken on holiday? In theory, you are actually entitled to two and a half days of vacation per working month. And fasting is clearly part of the job.

9. That fasting is good and one liberating effect is a lie anyway – see point 3.

10. Who is fasting goals are too high and failing to do it in the end is frustrated – that can’t be good.