BOLÍVAR Y CHIMALPOPOCA

Corner of Bolívar and Chimalpopoca streets in Colonia Obrera where a textile factory collapsed in the September 19 earthquake. 16 people were rescued from the rubble but a further 21 died. Most of the victims were seamstresses including Central American and Taiwanese women. There was some conflict after 3 days of search efforts between authorities... Continue Reading →

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THE RAISED FIST – ENGLISH TRANSLATION OF “EL PUÑO EN ALTO” BY JUAN VILLORO

The Raised Fist You are from the place where you pick up the garbage. Where two bolts of lightning fall in the same place. Because you saw the first, you wait for the second. And you’re still here. Where the earth opens and people come together. You arrived late again: You’re alive because you’re unpunctual,... Continue Reading →

MEXICO CITY EARTHQUAKE: 29 YEARS ON

Today, September 19, marks 29 years since the earthquake of 1985 which devastated Mexico City leaving thousands of residents dead.  Official estimates placed the death toll at approximately 10,000 although some placed the figure as high as 45,000. Even when the epicenter of an earthquake is quite far away,  in this case off the Pacific Coast... Continue Reading →

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