MEXICO: Up from the Floor

With cheerful determination, Mexicans last week began repairing, restoring and rebuilding their earthquake-tossed capital. It was a formidable task: close to 100 buildings, including office and apartment buildings, 25 schools and 41 theaters, were closed as unsafe. The luxurious apartment building, Casa Latinoamerica, was likely to be condemned. The landmark office building at No. 1 Reforma was abandoned and will be torn down. The new main wing of the Continental Hilton cracked away from its annex, will be closed five months for repairs. Even buildings with unscarred fronts turned out to...

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