By Daniel HernandezMEXICO urban, with a few 20 million population, is the most important urban within the Western Hemisphere. huge, immense development, raging crime, and tumultuous politics have additionally made it essentially the most feared and misunderstood. but long ago decade, town has develop into a sizzling spot for foreign enterprise, model, and paintings, and a magnet for thrill-seeking expats from world wide.
In 2002, Daniel Hernandez traveled to Mexico urban, trying to find his cultural roots. He encountered a urban either chaotic and intoxicating, either underdeveloped and hypermodern. In 2007, after quitting a task, he moved again. With bright, intimate storytelling, Hernandez visits slums populated through ex-punks; glittering, drug-fueled style events; and pseudo-native rituals catering to new-age Mexicans. he's taking readers into the area of sweet sixteen subcultures, in a urban the place punk and emo stand for a complete means of life--and occasionally result in rumbles at the streets.
Surrounded by means of volcanoes, earthquake-prone, and shrouded in smog, the town that Hernandez lovingly chronicles is a spot of awesome manifestations of threat, hope, humor, and wonder, a surreal panorama of "cosmic violence."
For those that care approximately some of the most electrifying towns in the world, "Down & Delirious in Mexico urban is crucial reading" -- David Lida, writer of First cease within the New World