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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 the 8.2 quake that affected the states of Oaxaca , Chiapas and Tabasco. Mexico also suffered the passage of Hurricane Katia, which has left severe damage to the state of Veracruz and at least two dead.

The Mexican government released a statement saying, “Given this circumstance, the Mexican government will channel all available logistical support to care for the families and communities affected in the national territory (…) unfortunately at this time, it will not be possible to provide the assistance originally offered to Texas due to damages caused by Hurricane Harvey in late August.”