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24 Jan 20

Latin America’s sprawling cities were once synonymous with slums and violence. Now, under dynamic local leadership, they’re taking off as engines of growth.

When Christopher Columbus led his conquistadors into the Aztec capital Tenochtitlán, he marvelled at the scale of what was then one of the largest cities in the world.

Now engulfed by modern Mexico City, Tenochtitlán’s grandeur provides a reminder of the role that cities have played in Latin American history and how they are signposting its future.


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  • Gavin O'Toole, expert on Latin America
    Gavin O'Toole

    A freelance journalist. He has written six books about Latin America and taught the politics of the region at Queen Mary, University of London.

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