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In Mexico, storms dredge up human errors

Human nature is sharing the blame with Mother Nature in Mexico for the destruction spawned by twin storms, with critics pointing to shoddy construction, endemic corruption and political wheeling-and-dealing. The country was thrashed last week by a rare tag team of tropical storms on opposite coasts, Manuel and Ingrid, that killed at least 123 people, damaged 72 roads and affected 1.5 million homes to various degrees.

In Mexico, storms dredge up human errors

Human nature is sharing the blame with Mother Nature in Mexico for the destruction spawned by twin storms, with critics pointing to shoddy construction, endemic corruption and political wheeling-and-dealing. The country was thrashed last week by a rare tag team of tropical storms on opposite coasts, Manuel and Ingrid, that killed at least 110 people, damaged 72 roads and affected 1.5 million homes to various degrees.

Eerily low on tourists, Acapulco sees water, food shortages

Still reeling from storms that killed more than 170 people in Mexico, Acapulco has evacuated thousands of tourists but now faces water, power and food shortages, officials said Sunday. "The tourists who got stranded have been able to leave now almost completely," Guerrero state government spokesman Jose Villanueva told AFP. The Acapulco metropolitan area has 670,000 residents, and more than 60,000 tourists were cut off by Hurricane Manuel's wrath here.

Mexico looks to rebuild from deadly, costly twin storms

Mexico looked Saturday to the Herculean task of rebuilding after a rare double onslaught of storms, with at least 170 people feared dead in the path of destruction. The death toll in the tragedy soared, with President Enrique Pena Nieto saying another 68 people were feared dead in a landslide in the southern village of La Pintada in Guerrero state. An earlier count put the number of dead at 101.

Mexico looks to rebuild from deadly, costly twin storms

Mexico looked Saturday to the Herculean task of rebuilding after a rare double onslaught of storms, with at least 170 people feared dead in the path of destruction. The death toll in the tragedy soared, with President Enrique Pena Nieto saying another 68 people were feared dead in a landslide in the southern village of La Pintada in Guerrero state. An earlier count put the number of dead at 101.

Mexico looks to rebuild from twin storms

Mexico looked Saturday to the Herculean task of rebuilding after rare storms struck from east and west at the same time, killing 101 people and destroying homes, schools and roads. Officials also began tallying the economic damage in a country where the growth forecast was already lowered drastically in August. A police helicopter missing since Thursday was found to have crashed, with no survivors, a government source said without giving the death toll. Press reports said the aircraft was carrying just its crew of three.

Mexico looks to rebuild from twin storms

Mexico looked Saturday to the herculean task of rebuilding after rare storms struck from east and west at the same time, killing 101 people and destroying homes, schools and roads. Officials also started tallying the economic damage in a country where the growth forecast was already lowered drastically in August. A police helicopter missing since Thursday was found to have crashed, with no survivors, a government source said without giving the death toll. Press reports said the aircraft was carrying just its crew of three.

More than 100 killed in Mexico landslides, flooding

Mexico looked Saturday to the herculean task of rebuilding after rare storms struck from east and west at the same time, killing 101 people and destroying homes, schools and roads. Officials also started tallying the economic damage in a country where the growth forecast was already lowered drastically in August. President Enrique Perez Nieto cancelled plans to travel to New York for the UN General Assembly next week and will instead stay in the disaster area to help coordinate relief efforts over the weekend.

More than 100 killed in Mexico landslides, flooding

Mexico struggled Saturday to recover from the effects of heavy rain that drenched two-thirds of the country over the last week, killing more than 100 people in landslides and flooding. Since September 14 the country has been hammered by tropical storms Ingrid and Manuel, which left a trail of destruction that damaged tens of thousands of homes, flooded cities and washed out roads. Mexico has not been hit simultaneously by two powerful storms like this since 1958, the National Weather Service said.

More than 100 killed in Mexico landslides, flooding

More than 100 people have been killed and scores are missing in landslides and flooding caused by heavy rain in Mexico, a senior government official said late Friday. Interior Minister Miguel Angel Osorio Chong delivered the grim news from the resort town of Acapulco, in one of the worst-affected regions, with President Enrique Pena Nieto by his side. The death toll stood at 101, with 68 people missing following a massive mudslide that swallowed half of the village of La Pintada, in Guerrero state, Osorio Chong said.
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