Saving Mexico City’s Art Deco Treasures

Saving Mexico City’s Art Deco Treasures

The El Moro building, one of Mexico City’s Art Deco treasures, suffered significant damage during last year’s earthquake; the upper floors swayed several feet during the tremors. Photo by Paul Biasco Pin this image Facebook Share this image One year ago—September 19, 2017—a massive earthquake rattled Mexico City, toppling dozens of buildings and damaging thousands more. The neighborhoods of Condesa and La Roma, home to some of the most excellent examples of Art Deco architecture arguably anywhere in the world, were hit hardest. While many structures throughout the city, including historical buildings,…

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Mexico Declares Public Health Emergency Over Obesity, Diabetes

Mexico Declares Public Health Emergency Over Obesity, Diabetes

Mexico has declared a public health emergency over the rapid increase in obesity and diabetes. According to health officials, the decision was made after the National Institute of Statistics and Geography confirmed that between 2014 and 2015 the number of people who died of diabetes rose by more than 4,000, Xinhua news agency reported. In that period, diabetes-related deaths increased from 94,000 to 98,450, the Health Ministry announced. At a press conference on Monday, Deputy Minister of Health Pablo Kuri said the statistics led officials to take the unprecedented measure….

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