Mexico City Life

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Life in Mexico City

Mexico City is the capital city of Mexico and is located in the center of the country. It resides on what once was a beautiful and ancient lake in the Valley of Mexico. The city is situated about 7,800 feet above sea level and generally contains many parks and green spaces that are surrounded by numerous mountains. Due to elevation, Mexico City is cold in temperature during winter but otherwise, the city is consistently warm and sunny throughout the year. It is quite hazy in the sky though because of pollution and poor air quality. Urbanization has increased Mexico City's population far beyond its capacity thus resulting in overcrowded living areas, and rural decline over the years. On the behalf of the government, there are plenty of the unemployed and poverty-stricken located just on the outskirts of the city, generally where the slums reside. The government of Mexico City's distribution of wealth and land has created spatial inequality which furthermore has created diversity in the neighborhoods of the city and the countryside. Located in the center of the city and up north you have the richer communities while on the outskirts and in the slums you have row after row of unstable, makeshift cardboard shacks. Many of the residents in the countryside commercially farm for a living. However, because of tough competition with the bigger agricultural units, rural decline has begun. The countrymen and women move to the city to find better jobs so they can have an income that’ll support support their family. This is one of the main causes to the massive population in the city. Even though a job in the city maybe scooping trash out of the sewers or becoming a housemaid, it pays more than being an agriculturist. There are plenty more problems though in the city due to this immense population. Crime rates in the city grow very rapidly
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