CityinThree

On September 19th, Mexico City was struck by an earthquake with a 7.1 magnitude. Although not one of the strongest earthquakes the...

On September 19th, Mexico City was struck by an earthquake with a 7.1 magnitude. Although not one of the strongest earthquakes the city has faced, it has been one of the most destructive in 30 years. On the second day, death tolls reached over 200+ people with at least 20 of them being children. A week later, Mexico was struck again by two more earthquakes that reached a magnitude of 6.2. The second earthquakes left the previous crumbling buildings in even more dangerous states.

What has happened has taken a huge toll on me because I am Mexican, my parents were both born and raised in Mexico and it is a big part of who I am. However, the incredible thing is people of Mexico have shown so much solidarity in helping one another. Citizens working together to free others from the rubble, others bringing supplies around to those who need it. With so much corruption occurring in the country and citizens reacting in the face of that corruption to help others. This is what and who Mexico really is. This is the Mexico I am proud to be a part of. This is the Mexico I love.

The reality is there is no quick fix to this and unfortunately natural disasters are unavoidable but in order to support them we must keep awareness of what is happening in the media and keep the people of Mexico in our hearts.