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LOPEZ LEVI, Liliana  and  TOSCANA APARICIO, Alejandra. Vulnerabilidad en Tlatelolco a tres décadas de los sismos de 1985. Polít. cult. [online]. 2016, n.45, pp.125-152. ISSN 0188-7742.

In 1985 two earthquakes showed the vulnerability of Mexico City. One of the most affected housing areas was Nonoalco-Tlatelolco. From that experience urban popular movements emanated. Their main concern was the housing problem, but their actions helped transform citizenship in the Federal District. At the federal level, a system of civil protection for disaster prevention and emergency management was created. Three decades after the above mentioned disaster, this paper analyzes the institutional and organizational vulnerability, based on the case of Tlatelolco. The achievements and progress to protect the population in case of a future disaster are questioned, both in terms of institutional civil protection and of social organization.

Keywords : institutional vulnerability; organizational vulnerability; 1985 earthquakes; Tlatelolco; Civil Protection.

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