MEXICO CITY – Inside Mexico City's Francisco Kino Elementary School a miniature city has emerged at the site of a shelter for people who lost their homes in last week's deadly earthquake.
On the open-air courtyard, doctors test blood pressure and glucose levels at a makeshift triage center. Nearby, children get haircuts while stressed-out parents receive massages.
But frustration is growing inside the gym, where families camp out on mattresses alongside piles of new, donated belongings. Days without easy access to a shower and the loss of simple liberties like deciding when to turn out a light to go to asleep have become aggravating.
They want to know: How long will they be stuck here?
"This is like a horror story," says one.