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11 Jan 2010 description
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MEXICO CITY, Jan. 11 (Xinhua) -- Mexico reported three more deaths on Monday as freezing temperatures continue to wreak havoc across Latin America.

Carlos Guzman Hernandez, a local politician in the central state of Hidalgo, was found dead of hypothermia after his car failed on the road.

In the northeastern border city of Matamoros, an old woman was killed by a fire when a stove she lit burned her home. In the eastern coastal state of Veracruz, a three-year-old girl died of carbon monoxide poisoning.

18 Nov 2009 description
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MEXICO CITY, Nov 18, 2009 (Xinhua via COMTEX) -- The Mexican states that were hit worst by heavy rains in late October and early November are now facing an outbreak of dengue, a senior health official said Wednesday in a nationally televised statement.

Mauricio Hernandez, head of the Mexican Health Ministry's health promotion department, said the ministry has so far recorded some 105,000 suspect cases of dengue, an incurable endemic disease in tropical areas, and some 50,000 of them have been confirmed.

Beginning this week, the official said, medical workers started to carry out …

11 Nov 2009 description
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MEXICO CITY, Nov 11, 2009 (Xinhua via COMTEX) -- Three serious floods left 1.2 million people homeless in 2007, about 250,000 in 2008 and 250,000 in the last three weeks in Mexico's eastern state of Tabasco, Governor Andres Granier Melo said on Wednesday.

Floods have cost the coastal state 40 billion pesos (3 billion U.S. dollars) over just two years, Granier said, adding that the cost of repair in 2007 was around 30 percent of the state's gross domestic product.

From late October to early November, east Mexico was seriously affected by bad weather.

18 Sep 2009 description
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MEXICO CITY, Sept. 18 (Xinhua) -- Mexico's east coastal state Veracruz Friday asked army soldiers for help, after 2,450 buildings were flooded in Xalapa, capital of the state.

"We have had an unprecedented rainy season in Xalapa. There have been nine days and nine nights of intense rain, a great deluge," State Governor Fidel Herrera told media on Friday during a tour in the affected areas.

Around 40 localities have been hit in the city and some now have water 1.5 meters deep.

16 Sep 2009 description
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MEXICO CITY, Sep 16, 2009 (Xinhua via COMTEX) -- Three people died in a landslide in the early hours of Wednesday morning in Mexico City's southwestern Magdalena Contreras borough, the city's Civil Protection Department (SPC) told media.

Fire crews, soldiers and SPC staff have recovered three bodies from the scene, those of Jose Francisco San Diego and his two children Brenda and Michel, SPC chief Elias Moreno Brizuela told reporters.

16 Sep 2009 description
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16 Sep 2009 description
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11 Sep 2009 description
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MEXICO CITY, Sept. 11 (Xinhua) -- The Mexican government announced Friday it will pay 10 million pesos (750,000 U.S.

11 Sep 2009 description
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MEXICO CITY, Sep 11, 2009 (Xinhua via COMTEX) -- Mexican authorities on Friday warned of strong rain across most part of the country, just days after the rains and floods that caused two deaths in central Mexico.

The National Meteorological Service (SMN) said a tropical front, weak member of the weather systems family including hurricanes, would bring humidity from warm oceans onshore starting with central and southern Mexico.

07 Sep 2009 description
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MEXICO CITY, Sep 07, 2009 (Xinhua via COMTEX) -- Two people were drowned and two others missing in downpours that hit central Mexico on Sunday, according to authorities.

Torrential rains flooded 20 neighborhoods, including at least two municipal buildings in the suburb of Tlenepantla in Mexico City.

A 74-year-old woman and a 50-year-old man were confirmed dead while fire crews were still searching for one man and one woman who were reported as missing.

Authorities have evacuated 1,500 people from their homes in the state of Mexico where the country's capital city is …

03 Sep 2009 description
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MEXICO CITY, Sep 03, 2009 (Xinhua via COMTEX) -- Hurricane Jimena has rendered at least 8,000 people homeless and cut electricity supplies to lots of other homes within one day after reaching Mexico, local authorities said on Thursday.

Jimena, now degraded to a tropical storm, has destroyed hundreds of houses, broken electricity transmission posts and damaged a bridge that leads to a highway.

The tropical storm, now located in the Gulf of California between the Mexican states of Baja California Sur and Baja California, were still blowing at a speed of 75 kilometers per hour with …

15 May 2009 description
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BEIJING, May 15, 2009 (Xinhua via COMTEX) -- China has provided 13.4 million U.S. dollars in humanitarian emergency aid to ten countries so far this year, said Yao Jian, spokesman for the China's Ministry of Commerce (MOC) Friday.

China provided 5 million U.S.

02 May 2009 description
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BANGKOK, May 02, 2009 (Xinhua via COMTEX) -- Thailand decided to send 20,000 tablets of antiviral medicine to Mexico to help the treatment of the A/H1N1 flu patients there and to boost the morale of Mexicans suffering a widespread outbreak of the disease, Deputy Prime Minister Sanan Kajornprasart said on Saturday.

After meeting with senior Public Health Ministry officials on preventing the influenza A/H1N1 from spreading to Thailand, Sanan told journalists the country decided to send their stockpiled antiviral medicine, Oseltamivir, to Mexico.

Sanan chairs a special panel that …

01 May 2009 description
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TOKYO, May 01, 2009 (Xinhua via COMTEX) -- Japan will send masks, goggles and other medical supplies worth 100 million yen (1 million U.S.

29 Apr 2009 description
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BEIJING, Apr 29, 2009 (Xinhua via COMTEX) -- China decides to offer humanitarian aids worth five million U.S. dollars to Mexico, announced Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Jiang Yu here on Wednesday.

25 Apr 2009 description
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MEXICO CITY, Apr 25, 2009 (Xinhua via COMTEX) -- The World Health Organization (WHO) believes there is no need to close Mexican border despite over 1,000 cases of human infections with swine flu registered in the country, Mexico's health minister said Friday.

"There is not any restriction for foreign visitors who wish to enter Mexico," Mexican Health Minister Jose Angel Cordova told a press conference at the presidential house of Los Pinos after talking with WHO Director-General Margaret Chang on this issue.

Public places in Mexico have been closed to prevent spread of …

02 Feb 2009 description
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MEXICO CITY, Feb.

12 Oct 2008 description
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MEXICO CITY, Oct 12, 2008 (Xinhua via COMTEX News Network) -- The National Meteorological Service of Mexico (SMN) said Sunday that Hurricane Norbert had degraded into a tropical storm and was moving to the northwest of Mexico after ravaging the country's Pacific coast.

Norbert made landfall in Mexico Saturday, blowing off roofs, knocking down trees and leaving more than 20,000 homes without electricity, local authorities said.

The storm was downgraded Sunday to a tropical depression after losing strength, the SMN said.

But civil protection authorities warned residents in the …

22 Jul 2008 description
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MEXICO CITY, Jul 22, 2008 (Xinhua via COMTEX News Network) -- A hurricane warning was issued in Mexico's northeast state of Tamaulipas on Tuesday as Tropical Storm Dolly may strengthen into a hurricane when making landfall.

Eugenio Hernandez Flores, governor of the state, issued the warning and ordered the evacuation of more than 23,000 people from the municipalities of Matamoros, Soto la Marina and San Fernando.

Hernandez has appealed to Mexico's Secretary of the Interior Juan Camilo Mourino to declare at least 17 cities in his state in a state of emergency.

Forecasters …