Mexico Offers Aid to the United States due to Harvey 

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August 27, 2017 (MEXICO CITY) In a press comunique the Mexican foreign office has offered aid to the United States due to Hurricane Harvey. This is not the first time that Mexico has offered aid to the United States during a natural disaster. During hurricane Katrina the Mexican millitary sent Marines to Mississippi to help in the clearing of debris, with US Navy personnel. 

The Mexican Army sent troops, part of the DN-III-E program, to  San Antonio, where they set a feeding station that fed thousands. The DN-III-E is the national disaster response plan that took place in Mexico after the Mexico City Earthquake of 1985. The program includes the Mexican Red Cross, which also responded. The Mexican Red Cross also responded personnel during the 2007 fires in San Diego, with Tijuana firefighters. 

It is of note that the County of San Diego and Tijuana have a closer relationship for cooperation during disasters that affect the region. 

Regarding this specific aid offer the comunique reads as follows

The Mexican government takes this opportunity to express its full solidarity with the people and government of the United States as a result of the damages caused by Hurricane Harvey in Texas, and expresses that it has offered to provide help and cooperation to the US government in order to deal with the impact of this natural disaster —as good neighbors should always do in trying times.

Since President Donald Trump addressed the wall, Mexico once again said that they are not paying for it. They also said that no trade negotiations will be done through social media. 



Categories: Disaster, Harvey, SEDENA, Mexico, Foreign Affairs.

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