In Mexico, Tying the City in Knots Is a Capital Idea

angel de la independenciaLos Angeles Times, 11/12/09

Reporting from Mexico City – Take world-class traffic congestion. Add protesters, tens of thousands of them, until streets become a thick, impenetrable mass. Let angry horn-blowing begin. Repeat, over and over.

There are times in Mexico’s teeming capital when you can’t get there from here. Usually, it’s a question of too many cars on too few streets. But on many other days — Wednesday, for example — the paralysis is caused by street demonstrations, which are as worthy an emblem of Mexico City as the Angel of Independence statue on Paseo de la Reforma, where marchers often gather.

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