6,000 complaints ... then the quake: the scandal behind Mexico City's 225 dead

Before the earthquake, Mexico City residents lodged thousands of complaints about construction violations. Many of the buildings in question collapsedMany of the buildings that collapsed in the earthquake that killed 225 people in Mexico City last month were the subject of citizen complaints about safety, a Guardian investigation can reveal.Since 2012, the residents of Mexico City have lodged nearly 6,000 complaints about construction project violations, with no public record of how many were followed up. Continue reading...

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