Iztaccihuatl

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Iztaccihuatl

(ˌiːstəkˈsiːwətəl)
n
(Placename) a variant spelling of Ixtaccihuatl

Ix•tac•ci•huatl

or Iz•tac•ci•huatl

(ˌis tɑkˈsiˌwɑt l)

also Ix•ta•ci•huatl

(-tɑˈsi-)

n.
an extinct volcano in S central Mexico, SE of Mexico City. 17,342 ft. (5286 m).
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The majestic snow-capped peaks of Popocatepetl and Ixtacihuatl, together with the other surrounding mountain ranges, cannot contain the devastation inflicted by the wholesale disregard for environmental imperatives in this mile-high cauldron of power and wealth, of ethnic and cultural diversity, which encompasses the many forms of horrifying marginality: poverty, illiteracy, unemployment, and human degradation.