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Mexico City

What this place needs is some condos

October 31, 2018

Bosques de Pamejé has been a protected forest since 1941, but that may soon change if the Valle de Bravo municipal government gets its way. The venerable protected area is located above Mexico City, forming part of the Cutzamala water storage and production zone for the capital. In 2015, defying numerous Mexican environmental laws and […]

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Mexico remembers a singular act of repression

October 9, 2018

October 2 was the 50th anniversary of one of the worst single acts of political repression in Mexican history. It was just before the 1968 Mexico City Olympics. Foreign journalists were everywhere, and a tenacious student-led social protest movement showed no signs of going away. Their rowdy presence was an embarrassment for the Gustavo Diaz […]

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Taking the government out of CDMX

October 9, 2018

Too many people and vehicles, not enough water — and then there are the earthquakes. Like many of Earth’s megacities, the larger Mexico City gets, the more unsustainable it becomes. The solution? Move 31 government agencies to other provinces, a process that is now underway. After the massive quake of 1985, a single agency was […]

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Corruption is blamed for hundreds of deaths in Mexico City earthquake

September 18, 2018

The deaths of hundreds of people in at least 28 of the 38 collapses in the 2017 earthquake in Mexico City were neither random nor unpreventable. Critics say the death toll was caused by a selective failure to enforce some of the strictest and most admired “quake-proof” building codes in world, put in place after […]

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