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Twin Earthquakes Expose Mexico’s Deep Inequality

Mexico’s recent back-to-back earthquakes are exposing the country’s long-standing inequality.

Earthquake damage in Morelos, in the South-Central Mexico. Photo by Sistema Estatal de Información Ambiental y Recursos Naturales/Flickr.

Early in the morning on Sept. 16, 1810, priest Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla rang the bell of his church in the small town of Dolores, near Guanajuato, Mexico. His parishioners gathered round, and he urged them to revolt against Spain’s two-year-old Napoleonic government.

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