El Paraíso, Querétaro • 20.56361, -100.21611

In the second half of the 20th century, the population of Querétaro quadrupled and today has one of the strongest economies in the country. The boom can be attributed to the enormous industrial growth in the region due to its advantageous geographical location between Mexico City and the north.

Benito & The Land is Mine

The ex-ejido of El Paraíso is located next to the motorway, in the industrial outskirts of the city that threatens to engulf it completely.

Today, the remaining corn fields don’t grow without chemical help and are harvested to feed livestock. Locals are now obliged to buy their corn at elevated prices, from the city’s central market

Once, the privately-owned Wameru Zoo belonged to El Paraíso.

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