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Mexicans pick up the pieces one month after quake

Mexico - One month after the earthquake that jolted Mexico on September 19, flattening dozens of buildings across Mexico City and leaving 369 dead, many people are only just starting to pick up the pieces.Here is a look at the recovery effort in four snapshots....

Mexicans pick up the pieces one month after quake

Mexico - One month after the earthquake that jolted Mexico on September 19, flattening dozens of buildings across Mexico City and leaving 369 dead, many people are only just starting to pick up the pieces.Here is a look at the recovery effort in four snapshots....

Mexico quake hit rich and poor alike, but tragedies differ

Mexico - The earthquake that hit Mexico on September 19 did not discriminate in its destruction, leveling homes in rich and poor neighborhoods alike.But one month on, the tragedies facing Mexico City's newly homeless depend largely on class.

Mexico says last body found in rubble after quake

Mexico - Emergency workers pulled the last victim's body Wednesday from the rubble of Mexico's September 19 earthquake, officials said, as the country turned to rebuilding after a disaster that claimed more than 360 lives.

Signs of corruption emerge from rubble of Mexico quake

Mexico - Mexico is still cleaning up the rubble left by its killer earthquake on September 19, but already accusations are flying that shoddy construction, official negligence and corruption made the disaster worse.The 7.

Mexican economy to bounce back fast from quake: analysts

Mexico - The earthquake that turned huge swathes of Mexico City into a disaster zone last week took a toll on the country's economy, but analysts say it will bounce back fast when rebuilding starts.

Inside the dark, dangerous world of Mexico's 'moles'

Mexico - Ismael Villegas is on vacation, but you wouldn't know it to look at him.

'Action!' orders 87-year-old actress who survived Mexico's quake

Mexico - "Lights! Cameras! Action!" laughingly orders Adela Peralta, an eccentric 87-year-old actress, from her hospital bed as she recounts the incredible ordeal she suffered under the rubble of Mexico's quake.

Quake and storm leave ruinous human, economic toll for Mexico

Mexico - A pair of devastating earthquakes and Tropical Storm Lidia in Mexico killed more than 400 people and toppled 150,000 houses and other buildings and structures, authorities said Wednesday.

Will a new Mexico arise from earthquake's rubble?

Mexico - An earthquake releases energy that has accumulated for years between the Earth's tectonic plates.The one that struck Mexico last week could also release energy of a different kind: a transformative new grassroots political and social movement.

Rain was 'most wonderful feeling' on Mexico quake survivor's face

Mexico - When rain fell on Lucia Zamora's face after long hours trapped in a coffin-like airspace amid the rubble of Mexico's quake, it "was the most wonderful feeling of my life.

Psychologists help Mexico deal with double trauma of quake

Mexico - Whether wearing white lab coats, red rescue worker vests or dressed as clowns, the psychologists standing by as Mexico picks through the rubble of this week's earthquakes are ready to help a shaken nation deal with its trauma.

Five days on, hopes fade in Mexico City quake rescue operations

Mexico - Hopes of finding more survivors after Mexico City's devastating quake dwindled to virtually nothing on Sunday, five days after the 7.1 tremor rocked the heart of the mega-city, toppling dozens of buildings and killing more than 300 people.

New 6.2-magnitude quake sows panic in Mexico City

Mexico - A strong 6.2-magnitude quake shook Mexico on Saturday, causing panic in traumatized Mexico City, where rescuers trying to free people trapped from this week's earlier earthquake had to suspend work.

Mexico's quake-proof building codes not always respected

Mexico - Sergio Lopez spends his days inspecting buildings at risk of collapse in Mexico City following Tuesday's quake. And he still can't believe that a school where 19 children and six adults died collapsed like a house of cards.

Quake scares tourists from Mexico City's trendy heart

Mexico - Tourism to Mexico City was dealt a harsh blow by this week's deadly quake, scaring off visitors and resulting in thousands of hotel cancellations in a central zone that is normally the buzzing, trendy heart of the city.

What now? Mexicans in shelters ask themselves after quake

Mexico - Erika Albarran, a 33-year-old street vendor, was feeding her baby when the 7.1-magnitude quake struck Mexico City. Both survived, but her home was damaged and now she's in a shelter, with no money, not knowing how to face the future.

Clinging to hope as clock ticks, quake-hit Mexicans wait and pray

Mexico - A frail, elderly woman wipes away tears as she takes in the harrowing sight: a bulletin board with the names of people still trapped in the rubble of one of the many buildings leveled in Mexico's killer earthquake.

Sad, false alarm in Mexico: reports of girl trapped in quake rubble denied

Mexico - A young girl supposedly trapped in the rubble of a Mexico City school toppled by a powerful quake this week never existed, officials said Thursday, denying accounts that had gripped all of Mexico and spurred international media attention.

Volunteers rush to rescue in aftermath of Mexico quake

Mexico - Climbing onto a pile of rubble that used to be a building may not seem the most obvious thing to do for someone who has just survived an earthquake.But that is how thousands of Mexicans have reacted to the deadly 7.

Desperate parents, missing children at quake-hit Mexico City school

Mexico - Adriana Fargo nervously bites her lip as she waits for news on the fate of her seven-year-old daughter, feared buried in the earthquake-hit remains of a Mexico City elementary and middle school.

21 children among 149 dead in powerful Mexico quake

Mexico - At least 149 people were killed when a powerful 7.1-magnitude earthquake struck Mexico on Tuesday, including 21 children crushed beneath an elementary school that was reduced to rubble.

Mexico City shaken by 7.1 magnitude quake

Mexico - A 7.1 magnitude earthquake shook Mexico City on Tuesday, destroying buildings and causing an unknown number of casualties on the anniversary of a devastating 1985 quake.

Mourners sob, sift wreckage of huge Mexico quake

Juchitan - Sobbing Mexican families followed coffins through the streets and picked nervously at the ruins of their homes Sunday as help trickled in after a huge earthquake killed 90 people.

Race to rescue survivors of Mexico quake as storm Katia strikes the east

Juchitan - Police, soldiers and emergency workers raced to rescue survivors from the ruins of Mexico's most powerful earthquake in a century, which killed at least 61 people, as storm Katia menaced the country's eastern coast Saturday with heavy rains.

Most powerful and deadly quakes of the past 100 years

Paris - The 8.2-magnitude earthquake that struck Mexico Thursday is the most powerful to hit the country since 1985 when a quake measured at 8.1 killed around 10,000 people.

Mexico's biggest quake in century kills at least 35

Mexico - Mexico's most powerful earthquake in a century killed at least 35 people, officials said Friday, after it struck the Pacific coast, wrecking homes and sending families fleeing into the streets.President Enrique Pena Nieto described the 8.

China earthquake death toll rises to 23

Bejing - The death toll from an earthquake that scarred a scenic region of southwest China's Sichuan province rose to 23 on Friday as authorities found three more bodies.

Strong 6.2 quake rocks Philippines

Manila - A strong 6.2-magnitude earthquake rocked the region south of the Philippine capital on Friday, causing buildings in Manila and nearby areas to sway, seismologists and witnesses said.

China combs through quake region for victims

Guitang - China on Thursday ramped up its response to an earthquake that killed 20 people and injured hundreds, sending supplies and personnel into the mountainous zone as rescuers fanned out to search for more victims.
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