Octavio Hoyos

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Jojutla´s rice
Location: Mexico City
Nationality: Mexican
Biography: Octavio Hoyos. Mexico City, 1974. Study journalism in the Universidad del Distrito Federal in Mexico City. Start in the photo agency Imagenlatina in the 2000. In 2003 join to the national newspaper Milenio as a staff photographer. Has been... MORE
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Jojutla´s rice
Copyright Octavio Hoyos 2022
Updated Jan 2021
Location Jojutla, Morelos
Topics Activism, Architecture, Business, Documentary, Editorial, Environment, Essays, Food, Health/Healing, Hope, Industrial, Latin America, Photography, Photojournalism, Still life

The earthquake of September 19, 2017 in Mexico was devastating. The same day 32 years ago of another earthquake that caused damage to the City. In Jojutla, Morelos state, due to the proximity of the epicenter of the earthquake, the damage to buildings was severe. The Jojutla rice packing plant lost one of its main warehouses when it collapsed. The packing plant had to stop due to structural damage to the building where it is located. Jesús Solís, a dedicated rice farmer, had to work with his workers to try to rescue the product and at the same time protect machinery.

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