Exuberant Art and Cable Car Can Lift a Poor, Violent Place Only So High

Cable cars passing a mural by the artist Hugo Jocka in the Izatapalapa neighborhood of Mexico City. A 6.5-mile cableway, inaugurated in August, halves the commute time for many workers in the area.
Cable cars passing a mural by the artist Hugo Jocka in the Izatapalapa neighborhood of Mexico City. A 6.5-mile cableway, inaugurated in August, halves the commute time for many workers in the area.Credit…Luis Antonio Rojas for The New York Times

Mexico City Dispatch

Exuberant Art and Cable Car Can Lift a Poor, Violent Place Only So High

A new cableway and hundreds of giant murals have brightened lives in Iztapalapa, Mexico City’s most populous neighborhood, but poverty and attacks against women are still pervasive.

Cable cars passing a mural by the artist Hugo Jocka in the Izatapalapa neighborhood of Mexico City. A 6.5-mile cableway, inaugurated in August, halves the commute time for many workers in the area.Credit…Luis Antonio Rojas for The New York Times

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