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Part problem prolongs Mexico City water outage for millions

Mexico City is sinking due to excessive groundwater extraction and it is also prone to flooding during the summer rainy season because the valley has no natural outlet for rainwater. In preparation fo... read more

Mexican bank stocks sink on incoming government's proposed commissions cut

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico’s banking stocks plummeted on Thursday after a senator from the president-elect’s party unexpectedly presented a proposal to stop banks from charging certain commissions ... read more

Mexico City buildings have sinking feeling, literally

It lists like a tipsy cantina patron. It’s a common phenomenon here, where many buildings are sinking, as each year Mexico City’s 21 million thirsty residents suck up water from the aquifer beneath on... read more

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Mexico City Is Sinking. Can Its New, Nobel Prize-Winning Mayor Fix the Crisis?

A certain tilted building may be a tourist attraction in Italy, but for Mexico City’s urban planners, lopsided buildings are a more serious matter. The city’s main cathedral and other historic buildin... read more


Mexico City is sinking – and it’s going to cause some real problems

Mexico City, a scant mile and a half above sea level, is sinking. It’s a turn of events that shouldn’t surprise anyone with a rudimentary grasp of history. Established by the Aztecs in 1325, the city ... read more

Solving Mexico City’s cataclysmic cycle of drowning, drying, and sinking

In theory, groundwater can be replenished, but it’s a slow process; before rainwater can refill an aquifer, it must fall through layers of earth and rock, past many thirsty soil layers. In fact, while ... read more

Mexico City begins 4-day water system maintenance cutoff

MEXICO CITY — Mexico City residents bought garbage cans ... The metropolis of 9 million has a centuries-long history of water crises; the city is sinking because of excessive ground-water extraction, ... read more

Migrant Caravan Trudges Through 'Route of Death' in Mexico

"I hadn't eaten and I was very thirsty," he said, before slinging his backpack over a shoulder and placing a straw hat on his head to resume the long journey ahead. On Sunday, others who set out on th... read more

Mexico City is building what would be the world's third-largest airport. But a popular vote might kill it

Like the rest of the city, it is a former lake bed that was filled in by Mexico’s Spanish conquerors, and is rapidly sinking. Environmental reports show that the ground in Texcoco is sinking at an eve... read more

Sinking of Mexico City linked to metro accident, with more to come

A geophysicist at the University of Miami in Florida, he now understands one of the causes of those delays: Mexico City, built on an ancient lakebed, is sinking by up to 30 centimeters per year, as gr... read more

Iran’s pistachio growers get that sinking feeling

Iran’s insatiable demand for water, which is being drawn from aquifers far faster than it can be replenished, is causing large chunks of farmland to sink and buildings to ... Bangkok, Beijing, Mexico ... read more

UPDATE 5-Mexico president elect rules out bank changes after plan sinks shares

MEXICO CITY, Nov 9 (Reuters) - Mexican President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador signaled on Friday he would not support a bill proposed by his party to limit bank commissions, providing some reassu... read more



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