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Editor’s Note

Life Among the Ruins

Sunrise in Mexico City. We drive south to Xochimilco, an area famous for 100 miles of interconnected Aztec canals that run between artificial islands called chinampas. These floating islands (they no longer float; plants have rooted down into the bottom of the shallow lake) are used for agriculture: cactus, corn, beans, amaranth, and flowers. The islands are narrow but they reach back a few hundred feet from the canals which are kept clear with giant rusted mechanical dredgers that churn...

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