Allegations of corruption emerge from the rubble of Mexico’s 2017 earthquakes

Americas Now

On September 19th 2017, a 7.1 magnitude earthquake struck Mexico City. It killed hundreds of people and caused panic and mass destruction.

One year later, several thousand people are still homeless and many buildings remain uninhabitable. Among them are schools and hospitals.

Critics of the government’s recovery effort are alleging that a portion of the two billion dollars assigned to reconstruction is being taken by corrupt contractors and real estate developers.

Correspondent Mike Kirsch traveled to Mexico City for the anniversary of the quake to find out more.