Museo Jumex, an art museum that opened in Mexico City in 2013, is embroiled in its first controversy as an institution. Barely a week away from the opening of an exhibit featuring the works of Austrian artist Hermann Nitsch, Museo Jumex canceled it, claiming that the art would be too disturbing for citizens to look at.
In the first chapter of D.H. Lawrence's late novel, The Plumed Serpent, an Irishwoman named Kate has a terrible experience at a Mexico City bullfight. The book is set during the Mexican revolution. Kate is overwhelmed by the sights and sounds in the arena and by the murderous event itself. Afterward, she tells a driver:
A number of people have reportedly been injured in an explosion at the Mexico City skyscraper that serves as the offices of Pemex, the state-owned oil monopoly. Details right now are scarce, but the company confirmed via Twitter that people were injured on the ground floor and mezzanine level of the building. According to Telemundo, the explosion was caused by an electrical issue.