Mexico:Trouble After an Earlier Disaster:

Mexico's government draws fire as earthquake relief efforts lag

As Colombia staggered under the impact of Nevado del Ruiz's devastating eruption last week, Mexico was still recovering from its own recent natural calamity. The scars of that disaster were barely evident along Mexico City's elegant Paseo de la Reforma as crowds thronged its tiled, tree-lined sidewalks. Piles of rubble from the country's Sept. 19 earthquake, which killed some 20,000 people and shattered the lives of tens of thousands more, had been bulldozed from the bustling avenue that borders the Zona Rosa, the luxury shopping and sightseeing district. Something akin to normalcy seemed to have returned to the world's biggest megalopolis...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!