February 2013

Mexico DF Geography

Mexico City is located in the Valley of Mexico, frequently called the Basin of Mexico. The valley is located in the Trans-Mexican Volcanic Belt in the high plains of south-central Mexico. It has a minimum altitude of 2,200 meters (7,217 feet) above sea level and is encircled by both mountains and volcanoes that reach peaks […]

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Mexico City Earthquake

Mexico City was struck by an earthquake on Thursday, September 19, 1985, at 7:19 am local time, of magnitude 8.1. The earthquake was not as deadly or destructive as many similar earthquakes in Asia and other parts of Latin America, it proved to be a disaster politically for the one-party government. The government became paralyzed […]

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Mexico DF Political History

An autocratic government had ruled Mexico City since the 1910–1920 Mexican Revolution. The people of the city supported them mostly because of the continued economic expansion since World War II and the visible growth of wealth and prosperity. Even though the government could not handle the population and pollution problems adequately, Mexicans considered the expansion […]

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