Search and rescue team members hold up closed fists motioning for silence during rescue efforts at a collapsed building in La Condesa neighborhood of Mexico City, Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017. Thousands of professionals and volunteers are working frantically at dozens of wrecked buildings across the capital and nearby states looking for survivors of the powerful quake that hit Tuesday. (AP/Marco Ugarte)
Civil Society

In Mexico City, Civil Society Rises To Confront Disaster

As the Mexican earthquake becomes the latest natural disaster to hit the Western Hemisphere, the role of civil society — especially the first responders — has demonstrated the best of human nature.