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Hurricane Otis / Support Plan for Guerrero

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Paloma Duran By Paloma Duran | Journalist and Industry Analyst - Thu, 10/26/2023 - 11:39

Hurricane Otis. Minister of Security, Rosa Icela Rodríguez, informed that Hurricane Otis has left 27 dead and four missing people. President Andrés Manuel López Obrador thanked the president of Cuba, Miguel Díaz-Cane, and US president, Joe Biden, for offering aid to Mexico. "I want to thank President Miguel Diaz-Canel because he offered to send medical brigades. I also want to thank President Biden, who told Ambassador Ken Salazar that we have all their support. They are very supportive of everything that is happening in Acapulco."
Otis became a Category 5 hurricane yesterday afternoon, 12 hours after being declared a tropical storm. Its condition improved as the evening moved forward and the Mexican government reported this morning that the hurricane is now a Category 1 storm. On Wednesday, the National Water Commission (CONAGUA) reported extraordinary rains in Guerrero, heavy rains in Michoacán and State of Mexico, and strong rains in Morelos, Puebla and Oaxaca. In Guerrero, winds of between 130km/h and 150km/h are expected, as well as waves of between 3m and 5m. 

Support Plan for Guerrero's Businesses. López Obrador informed that next week he will have a meeting to elaborate a plan to support their businesses. "On Monday we are going to reach an agreement with hoteliers, Acapulco merchants and small businessmen ... The Ministry of Finance, the director of SAT, CNB, Banobras and Nacional Financiera will be present at the meeting. Together, we are going to draw up a plan to rehabilitate and reestablish tourist activities."

Hurricane Otis has left hotels, buildings, airports and hospitals destroyed in Acapulco. In addition, there are road blockades due to several landslides. The government announced that today, a census of damages and victims of Hurricane Otis will be carried out in Guerrero. Results will be included in the reconstruction program planned by the government.

Ayotzinapa Case. President López Obrador assures there is no one exonerated in the Ayotzinapa Case despite what is said in the media.

In 2014, during former President Enrique Peña Nieto’s administration, 43 students disappeared in Iguala, Guerrero. The government reported they were murdered by the United Warriors Cartel in Cocula and, according to the past administration, it was the Iguala police and army who handed over the students to the criminal group. Nevertheless, since the reopening of the case, new findings incriminating Enrique Peña Nieto’s government are popping up. The Truth Commission of the Ayotzinapa case reported that, among the students, there was an infiltrated soldier. In addition, former Army General Salvador Cienfuegos assured that the army was not involved in the case. However, new findings showed that some elements were in contact with the criminal group during the event.

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