June 24, 1999 |
Jose Luis Romero, an auto worker who lives on the edge of this treasured colonial city, made a pilgrimage to inspect the damage wrought by last week's powerful earthquake. What he saw unnerved him. "The people of Puebla are in pain," he said this week as he gazed at the mustard-yellow bell tower of the 17th century Church of San Agustin, the top of which looked as if it had been chewed off. "It will be very expensive to fix this. Some things will return to what they were before, but not all."