Mexico quake hit hard at center of Zapotec ‘muxe’ culture

09/12/2017 The Washington Post

Credit: Rebecca Blackwell/Associated Press

JUCHITAN, Mexico — Four days after Mexico’s magnitude 8.1 earthquake destroyed her home and much of her work, Peregrina Vera attended her third funeral.

Two were for friends who died in collapsed buildings. This time it was an elderly neighbor, Hermilio Martinez, whose heart apparently gave out a day after the big quake as the city of Juchitan shivered with repeated, terrifying aftershocks.

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