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When Disaster Strikes, They’re on the Ready

Disaster doesn’t strike on schedule, so Los Topos, aka, “the moles,” stay always on the ready. The rescue brigade, which formed after the notorious 1985 Mexico City earthquake, risks it all to free those trapped beneath rubble. Dentists, lawyers, architects and beyond by day, the legendary volunteer crew is rigorously trained and completely unpaid. Today, they’ve lent a helping hand all over the world, from countries in Central America to Nepal, Indonesia and Haiti.

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