Second hurricane hits Mexico in one week Around Mexico Mexico 

Max, second hurricane to hit Mexico in one week

Acapulco, Guerrero — Hurricane Max has landed outside Acapulco in what has become the country’s second hurricane in a week. The Category 1 storm landed at 4:00 p.m. in the town of Pico del Monte on the border of Laguna Chautengo, and 90 kilometers from Acapulco, both in Guerrero. Hurricane Max arrived with intense torrential rain and strong 130 mp/h winds that created elevated sea swells of between 3 and 5 meters in Guerrero, Oaxaca and Michoacán, according to a report of the National Meteorological Service (SMN). The municipality of San Luis Acatlán, Guerrero was also…

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Mexico to host additional 260,000 for upcoming national holiday Around Mexico Mexico 

Mexico to host additional 260,000 for upcoming national holiday

Mexico City, Mexico — As one of Mexico’s most celebrated holidays nears, the association of hotels says the country will see the arrival of nearly 260,000 visitors. The Mexican Association of Hotels says that national holidays attracts a large number of visitors who they explain, like to visit Mexico during historic holidays due to the variety of foods, tours and family activities. The association points out that 43.3 percent of tourists admit they prefer to visit the country during national events. This has proven to be a positive trend over…

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Mexico earthquake, hurricane katia Around Mexico Mexico 

Mexico cancels Texas aid as it battles devastating losses

Mexico City, Mexico — After the recent earthquake that affected the country as well as the devastation caused by Hurricane Katia, Mexico has decided to put aid efforts in its own victims, pulling help from Texas. Through a statement, the Mexican Foreign Ministry reported that due to the emergencies caused by the September 7 earthquake on the country’s west and the recent devastation by Hurricane Katia on the east, Mexico is not in a position to send aid to Texas. The death toll from the Pacific earthquake continues to rise, with a new figure of 95 due to…

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Katia lands at Veracruz as a Category 1 Around Mexico Mexico 

Katia lands at Veracruz as a Category 1

Veracruz, Mexico — Hurricane Katia has made landfall 20 kilometers from Tecolutla and hit as a Category 1. The National Meteorological Service (SMN) reports that the effects of Katia will be felt in 13 regions in Mexico as it moves west-southwest at 11 kilometers per hour. The center of the system touched the coastline at approximately 9:30 p.m. Friday in the vicinity of Rancho Nuevo, Veracruz and has kept moving west-southwest, reports SMN. The State Emergency Committee of Civil Protection for that region warned residents that “Katia landed to the north, please stay calm,” while state governor Miguel…

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Death tolls rise, President declares national mourning after earthquake Around Mexico Mexico Mexico City 

Death tolls rise, President declares national mourning after earthquake

Mexico City, Mexico — A total of 61 people have been reported as the new death toll figure after an 8.2 earthquake hit Mexico’s Pacific Thursday night. State authorities in Oaxaca, Chiapas and Tabasco, the regions hardest hit by the quake, have updated known deceased, bringing the total to 61. Of these regions, Tehuentepec Isthmus municipalities in Oaxaca suffered the most damage and dead with 45 of the 61 victims reported. In Chiapas, where the epicenter was recorded, the number of victims rose to 12, said Governor Manuel Velasco Coello….

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Eastern Mexico braces as Hurricane Katina lands tonight Around Mexico Mexico 

Eastern Mexico braces as Hurricane Katia lands tonight

Tampico-Veracruz, Mexico — Flooding and heavy rains are what’s in store for Mexico’s eastern coast as Hurricane Katia makes her way toward land. The category 1 hurricane will unleash dangerous impacts across the eastern coast as early as tonight. Katia has been stewing in the Gulf of Mexico for nearly a week and has been gaining strength from the warm waters in the Bay of Campeche. AccuWeather Hurricane Expert Dan Kottlowski says Hurricane Katia is slowly moving inland and is expected to hit between Tampico and Veracruz tonight. He notes that…

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Tsunami warning for Mexico’s Pacific after 8.2 earthquake kills 15 Around Mexico Mexico Mexico City 

Tsunami warning for Mexico’s Pacific after 8.2 earthquake kills 15

Mexico City, Mexico — A tsunami warning has been issued after an 8.2 earthquake hits Mexico’s Pacific, killing 15. President Enrique Peña Nieto is calling the earthquake the strongest in a century after the 8.2 quake struck off the Pacific coast at 11:50 p.m. Thursday night. The earthquake hit 87 kilometers (54 miles) southwest of Pijijiapan in the Gulf of Tehuantepec not far from the Guatemalan border. Mexico’s president said the tremors were felt as far away as 1,000 kilometers from the epicenter, including Mexico City where buildings swayed and people…

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Mccaw population nearly doubles thanks to program Around Mexico Mexico Riviera Maya 

Mccaw population nearly doubles thanks to program

Riviera Maya, Q.R. — Thanks to a wildlife program at Xcaret, Mexico has seen the population of the Scarlet Macaw nearly double. Rodolfo Raigoza Figueras, Director of Conservation of Xcaret says that a reintroduction program by the facility has seen a significant increase in the Scarlet Macaw population in the jungles of Mexico. He says in particular, the species has nearly doubled in the areas of Chiapas and Veracruz. He explained that in 2013, they had 250 Scarlet Macaws that lived in those areas but since then, the facility at Xcaret has added…

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