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Archive for September, 2010
Hurricane Karl, a category three hurricane with sustained winds of up to 120 miles per hour, hit the city of San Pancho, north of Veracruz on Sept. 18, 2010. Karl hit Mexico’s central Gulf Coast on Friday, killing two people in a mudslide and left thousands of homes flooded in its wake, although it quickly downgraded to a tropical storm once it made landfall.
Please drive cautiously through this area, for the meantime, as there is still potential of flooding do to nearby overfilled rivers and mudslides.
Stay tuned in to our blog, where we’ll post any updated information we receive on the areas affected by hurricane Karl.
Happy Bicentennial, Mexico. This September 16th, we honor the heroes of Mexico who first declared their independence from the Spanish Crown 200 years ago, and to all those who rose up to defend Mexico’s ideals of democracy, liberty, and justice during the revolution 100 years later. Thanks to their sacrifice, Mexico today is a strong, modern country with a thriving economy, and one of the world’s most admired cultures.Our nations are connected by the busiest border in the world, by a rich economic partnership, by a vibrant exchange of cultures, and by the millions of Mexican Americans who have contributed so much to our own nation. Our common history and our common future gives us the courage and the foundation to build an even stronger base for our work together.
Mexico and the United States share so much. With confidence in our democratic institutions, our shared values, and our unwavering friendship, we will continue working together to confront the challenges in the 21st century, and to build prosperity and peace for all of our people.
As we celebrate 200 years of your independence, we look forward to a long future of friendship and close cooperation. Viva Mexico!
A Spanish version is available here:
Weeks of heavy rain have brought widespread flooding to large areas of eastern and southern Mexico.
Among the most severely affected areas is Tlacotalpan, a colonial-era town declared a world heritage site. Most of Tlacotalpan’s residents have left the town to seek shelter elsewhere in the state of Veracruz, Mexican officials said.
The torrential rains and subsequent flooding have also affected the states of Oaxaca, Tabasco and Chiapas.
Visit www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-11239589 to view a video of the affected areas in Mexico.