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Mexican President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, center, stands Tuesday with Ana Ignacia Rodríguez Marquez, a former leader of the student movement of 1968, at a ceremony marking the 50th anniversary of the 1968 Tlatelolco massacre, at the Tres Culturas square in Mexico City. Alfredo Estrella/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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What's Changed Since Mexico's Bloody Crackdown On 1968 Student Protests?

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A large crack cuts through this Mexico City street. Half of the street is lower than the other half, one of many signs this metropolis is sinking. Carrie Kahn/NPR hide caption

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Mexico City Keeps Sinking As Its Water Supply Wastes Away

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Mexico City Mayor-elect Claudia Sheinbaum cast her vote in the capital city on July 1. She and many women won posts in local governments and legislatures across the country. Bernardo Montoya/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Meet Mexico City's First Elected Female Mayor

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Police drive through Ciudad Nezahualcóyotl, Mexico state. Brett Gundlock/Boreal Collective hide caption

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Working The Night Shift For Mexico City's Bloody Crime Tabloids

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Rescue personnel work at the scene of Enrique Rebsamen School, which collapsed when an earthquake struck on Tuesday. Reports said workers were looking for a trapped little girl, but authorities now say it may be an adult. Marco Ugarte/AP hide caption

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Earthquake Hits Mexican State Of Morelos Hard

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Rescue workers search for earthquake survivors in Mexico City on Wednesday. Miguel Tovar/AP hide caption

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Mexico City Doomed By Its Geology To More Earthquakes

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The collapsed section of the Enrique Rebsamen school in Mexico City is surrounded by volunteers and rescue workers on Wednesday. A wing of the three-story building collapsed into a massive pancake of concrete slabs during Mexico's deadliest earthquake in years. Miguel Tovar/AP hide caption

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With the help of searchlights, rescuers, firefighters, policemen, soldiers and volunteers continue removing the rubble and debris from a flattened building late Monday in search of survivors after a powerful quake in Mexico City. More than 200 people were killed and dozens of buildings were collapsed by the earthquake. Mario Vazquez/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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An Oakland Raiders fan poses at the NFL Fan Fest inside the Chapultepec Park in Mexico City. The Oakland Raiders beat the Houston Texans, 27-20, at a sold-out Mexico City Azteca Stadium on Monday. Dario Lopez-Mills/AP hide caption

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Subway passengers receive whistles at the Pantitlan Metro Station in Mexico City in July as part of a campaign aimed at preventing sexual assaults against women on public transportation. Alfredo Estrella/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Mexico City's Plan To Fight Sexual Assault: Whistles On The Subway

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Smog blankets scyscrapers in Mexico City on March 17. The city is suffering its worst pollution in more than a decade, and cars are required to stay off the street one day a week. Rebecca Blackwell/AP hide caption

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In Mexico City, The Return Of Terrible Smog

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Pope Francis waves from the popemobile upon arrival in Ecatepec — a rough, crime-plagued Mexico City suburb — on Sunday. Pope Francis has chosen to visit some of Mexico's most troubled regions during his five-day trip to the country. Yuri Cortez/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Mexican writer Valeria Luiselli is the author of the novel Faces in the Crowd and the book of essays Sidewalks. She is currently working on the novel The Story of My Teeth. Alfredo Pelcastre/Coffee House Press hide caption

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Smashing Snow Globes: A Writer On Essays, Novels And Translation

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A Mexican attempt to curb bribery among traffic cops turns on the belief that women are less likely to take illicit payments from drivers. A new study suggests that this approach can work, under the right circumstances. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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City workers remove piled up garbage that accumulated over the Christmas weekend in front of the Monument to Benito Juarez, one of Mexico's most important statesmen. Marco Ugarte/AP hide caption

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