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Mexico City-based AMEREF OK, Some Venues Slightly Damaged, after Massive Earthquake Strikes Tuesday

Mike Thomas
, News Writer
September 20, 2017
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Chicago — A major earthquake registering a preliminary 7.1 rocked Mexico City early Tuesday afternoon, causing widespread damage to structures and injuring or killing an as-yet-unknown number of people. 

Leopoldo Farías Barlow, Executive Director of the Mexico City-based trade show and events association AMEREF, emailed a brief update to Trade Show Executive. “We are all fine,” he wrote. Farias Barlow also noted that some venues had sustained “minor damages that will not affect shows.” 

Reach Leopoldo Farías Barlow at 91 83 75 99 or direccion@ameref.com.mx

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