In Mexico, after the urgent search to find survivors following the earthquake that struck much of the country on September 19, 2017, whose capital, Mexico, is now the place for controversy. Mexico is one of the countries with the most stringent and draconian earthquake standards in the world. However, in the Mexican capital alone, almost 2,000 buildings have suffered significant damage, some have even totally collapsed.
While the time is now for reconstruction after the two earthquakes that struck the country on September 7 and 19, there are voices in Mexico so that the mistakes of the past do not repeat themselves.
While this country has strong anti-seismic laws, laws that are even stricter in the capital following the 1985 earthquake, this does not mean that they are respected. The images of modern buildings totally collapsed in the streets of Mexico are proof of this.
And it is not only the recent buildings that are concerned. For example Enrique Rebsamen-school, located in Mexico, where, according to the latest report, 19 children were killed and seven adults had undergone changes in recent years. Changes that had received the approval of the authorities but in reality did not meet the standards.
The scourge of corruption
And it is the corruption, endemic in Mexico, that is pointed out by the architects but also elected representatives of this district of the Mexican capital.
Officials who want their messages to be heard when 37 billion pesos, nearly two billion euros, will be destined for the reconstruction of the disaster areas according to President Enrique Peña Nieto.