I woke up this morning and found a lot of messages from my family and friends, first I started to see some photos of disasters and then I saw a building collapsed in the center of the city where I grew up, in that moment I realized that something horrible had happened . A magnitude 7.1 earthquake struck Mexico City, my birth-town, the City of Cuernavaca where I grew up and the City of Puebla where I lived and studied university. The three states are united by the great Volcano Popocatepetl, who has given me beautiful sunrises and sunsets. I have family and friends in all three states. Everyone is afraid of more tremors coming.
So far Cuernavaca has the highest number of deaths from the earthquake.
A close friend and her daughter are injured today and lost everything, as the building where they lived, La Torre Latinoamericana, collapsed completely (see video below). (more…)