Caravana Wixárika llega a la Ciudad de México


Fuente: La Jornada

Este jueves, los integrantes de la Caravana por la Dignidad y la Conciencia Wixárika llegaron a la Ciudad de México, luego de un periplo de más de 900 kilómetros recorridos a pie a través de cuatro estados, para exigir al gobierno federal que resuelva el despojo de tierras del que fueron víctimas hace más de medio siglo.

La jornada de ayer empezó muy temprano. Antes de que aparecieran los primeros rayos de sol, a las 4:40 de la mañana, los habitantes de los pueblos de San Sebastián Teponahuaxtlán y Tuxpan de Bolaños salieron de las instalaciones que la comunidad otomí de San Jerónimo Acazulco puso a su disposición en La Marquesa, estado de México.


Mexico City wins Guinness record for internet connectivity


Source: Mexico News Daily

Mexico City is the most connected city on Earth, according to Guinness World Records. The capital city won the title thanks to its 21,500 free internet access points, beating out Moscow in second place, Seoul in third and Tokyo in fourth.

“Technology does not make sense if it isn’t for the benefit of the inhabitants, especially the most marginalized of our city,” said Mexico City Mayor Claudia Sheinbaum.


Grupo Carso Says Repairing Mexico’s Collapsed Metro Could Cost $40 Million

Source: U.S. News & World Report

 Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim’s Grupo Carso said the cost of repairing a collapsed section of a Mexico City metro rail that caused a fatal accident earlier this year could amount to some 800 million pesos ($40 million).

Carso was one of the companies in a consortium that built the metro’s Line 12, and has said it will rebuild an elevated segment of track that collapsed in May, killing 26 people.


Mexico’s richest man to rebuild collapsed subway line

Source: ABC News

Telecom and construction magnate Carlos Slim said his Grupo Carso’s construction subsidiary would pay the cost of rebuilding the span that collapsed, and reinforcing other parts of the elevated line to meet higher standards in a city plagued with severe earthquakes.


In Mexico City, another Grito minus a crowd in the zócalo


Source: Mexico News Daily

Celebrations of “El Grito,” a symbol of the struggle for independence, will be heavily toned down on Wednesday in Mexico City due to COVID-19 restrictions despite this year being the two-century anniversary of the beginning of liberation from Spanish rule. The event was also heavily diluted in 2020 due to health considerations.

Traditionally, a large crowd congregates outside the National Palace and calls back to the president as he calls the names of the heroes of the independence movement, culminating in three cries of “Viva México!” or “Long live Mexico.”


Missing bolts contributed to Mexico City metro collapse: Report


Source: Al Jazeera

A deadly Mexico City metro collapse in May was caused in part by missing bolts in the beams of an overpass that already had deficiencies before an important earthquake, an independent auditor’s report released on Tuesday by the city government has found.

The 180-page analysis by Norwegian company DNV was the latest installment of its technical opinion on the May 3 collapse – Mexico’s biggest train accident in years.


Why the Mexico City Metro Collapsed


Source: The New York Times

On a balmy night in May, Tania Lezama Salgado hopped on the metro with her sister Nancy after spending hours looking for the grandest pink dress and the sparkliest shoes possible for her 15th birthday party.

Tania had grown accustomed to the screeches and shakes of the metro, but as it barreled across an overpass that night — jerking violently, going faster than she had ever remembered — something felt different.


The deadly collapse of Mexico City’s ‘Golden Line’ was a tragedy foretold


Source: CNN

It’s known as the “Golden Line.” The Mexico City subway system Line 12, spanning 25.1 kilometers (15.6 miles) and featuring 20 stations, was touted as one of the most expensive and ambitious public works projects in Mexican history when it was inaugurated in October 2012.

“It reflects a technological advancement and state-of-the-art features that can only be compared to the construction of the great metro systems of the world,” a Mexico City government official boasted during the kickoff ceremony.

The highly publicized ribbon-cutting was attended by the who’s-who of Mexican politics and power at the time, including then-president Felipe Calderón and Marcelo Ebrard, who was then in his last days as Mexico City’s mayor and is now foreign minister. Carlos Slim, Mexico’s richest man and owner of one of the construction companies involved, was also there.


Families mourn victims of Mexico City subway collapse


Source: AP

MEXICO CITY (AP) — José Luis Hernández Martínez crossed Mexico City every day on subway Line 12 between his home on the city’s south side and the body shop where he worked repairing mangled cars.

The 61-year-old’s train had emerged from beneath the city and was jostling along the elevated portion far from downtown late Monday night when two of its bright orange cars suddenly fell into a void.

Hernández Martínez was killed instantly, his son Luis Adrian Hernández Juarez said, one of 25 people who died in one of the world’s largest subway system’s worst accidents. More than 70 others were injured.


Mexico City subway overpass collapses, killing at least 23 and injuring dozens


Source: CNN

An overpass carrying a subway train collapsed in Mexico City late Monday, killing at least 23 people, including children, according to local government officials.

At least 70 people have been hospitalized, seven of whom are in serious condition, officials added.

The train was traveling on an elevated part of the city’s rapid transit system on the newest Line 12, also known as the Golden Line, when part of the overpass collapsed onto traffic below, Mexico’s Secretariat of Risk Management and Civil Protection said.