One of the strongest earthquakes in Mexican history rocked the country in 2020. The epicenter was in the southern state of Oaxaca, an impoverished region where the damage was extensive.
The timing couldn’t have been worse, coming in the middle of a pandemic that has
devastated the Mexican economy.
Homes were destroyed. Families were ripped apart and the tourism industry that had been the lifeblood of many communities has dwindled.
Many, it is feared, won’t be able to recover.
Correspondent Alasdair Barverstock brings us some of the stories of people seeking help and trying to rebuild their lives.