Being a mother in Finland: a matter of good medical care

If I was a Finnish woman I think I wouldn´t be terrified about the idea of being a mother someday. But I´m Mexican. I am terrified. Mexico´s health care system doesn´t look after women who want to become mothers, especially poor women. In my country, women and babies are still dying due to poor medical care.

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Summer cottage, sauna, good food and wonderful talks: the ultimate Finnish experience

Welcome to a Finnish summer cottage in Hyvinkää. Take off your shoes (as the Finns always do) and be ready to enjoy the summer sun, the smell of old wood, sauna, wonderful people, interesting conversations, starry nights and delicious food.

Being with a Finnish family for the weekend has been one of the best things of the Foreign Correspondents’ Programme so far. Jaakko Jokio, and Annukka and ...  (continue reading)

This is my chance!

It all started with the northern lights and Lapland. Me, a 17-year-old girl from one of the biggest cities in the world, wishing to be lucky enough see a night sky coloured in green and pink someday.

When I was 21, I got an e-mail from the Finnish Embassy in Mexico city. Why me? I still don’t know. I read the e-mail. It was a call to apply to the Foreign Correspondents’ Programme. I was ...  (continue reading)