Mexico City

Diableros, loaders of goods and merchandise, walk through the aisles of La Merced, one of the oldest and biggest traditional markets within Mexico City.

A Day in the Life of Mexico City's 'Diableros'

A profession that dates back to Aztec times, most today are indigenous farmers on the grey divide between migration and seasonal work in the city.

Santa Mari La Juaricua is pictured.

Meet the Patron Saint of Resisting Gentrification

“Blessed mother, saint, and daughter, save me from eviction.”

A volunteer wearing a dust mask rides a bike in the Roma neighborhood of Mexico City, Wednesday, September 20, 2017.

Parks and Bicycles Were Lifelines After Mexico City's Earthquake

Open spaces and nimble rides were crucial as volunteers collected and dispersed supplies amid toppled infrastructure.

Rescue crews and observers on top of the rubble from a collapsed building that fell in the Condesa neighborhood of Mexico City.

A Brigade of Architects and Engineers Rushed to Assess Earthquake Damage in Mexico City

La Casa del Arquitecto became the headquarters for highly skilled urbanists looking to help and determine why some buildings suffered more spectacularly than others.

A rescue worker talks with others below as he stands inside an apartment building whose first four floors collapsed, in the Lindavista neighborhood of Mexico City on Wednesday, September 20, 2017.

The Booming Mexico City Neighborhoods Shaken by the Earthquake

The sought-after enclaves of Condesa and La Roma were among the parts of the city that sustained significant wreckage.

A man walks out of the door frame of a building that collapsed after an earthquake, in the Condesa neighborhood of Mexico City, Tuesday, September 19, 2017.

Mexico City's Earthquake, Through Residents' Eyes

Here’s how locals responded when shocks struck the city.

A woman on a bicycle drives pass a house destroyed by the earthquake that struck the southern coast of Mexico late on Thursday, in Ixtaltepec, Mexico.

Mexico Desperately Needs a Better Earthquake Alert System

When the earth is about to move, seconds are precious.

Photographing an Eerily Empty Mexico City

An artist reveals what the Mexican capital looks like when the notorious crowds of people and cars clear out.

The winning emoji pack features an axolotl wrapped in a snake and holding a cactus, a reference to Mexico City's founding myth.

Does This Little Critter Say 'Mexico City' to You?

Meet the emojified salamander who’s the new face of Mexico’s capital, thanks to a civic design contest.

The End of Diesel

The highly efficient fuel was supposed to be the future. Is it now doomed?

Gorgeous 180-Degree Panoramas of Latin America's Churches

Photographer Richard Silver bends the vaulted ceilings of churches into surreal, dazzling designs.

A girl sits on her bicycle as she looks at other cyclists in Mexico City's Zocalo Square May 29, 2010.

Meet Mexico City's First Bike Mayor

Areli Carreón wants to recruit cyclists, community groups, and local government in a push to make the metropolis more friendly to riders.

Street Harassment Is a Public Health Problem

Women who have been harassed may feel less trust in their community, with potential long-term impacts on mental health and well-being.

The People Power Behind Mexico City’s New Constitution

Mexico City’s new constitution, Carta Magna, first emerged from a Change.org petition.

4 Major Cities Agree to Ban Diesel Vehicles

They hope to reduce the roughly 3 million yearly deaths tied to outdoor air pollution.

Cities Have Been Trying to Curb Dog Poop for Centuries

Excrement: messing up city streets since the 1800s.

7 Design Lessons From the World's Most Gorgeous BRT Stations

Ideas that help distinguish the service from a regular old bus.

Bike-Share Is (Still) Struggling to Reach Poor People Across North America

Charting the equity problem in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico.

An Addictive Tool Tracks the Explosive Expansion of the World's Megacities

Examining swelling urban borders over the past 100 years.

Mexico City Could Be Home to the Most Important Marijuana Decriminalization Effort Yet

Roughly 60 percent of Mexico's federal prison population is serving time for drug crimes.