Mexico rescinds Harvey aid offer after suffering two natural disasters

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According to The Dallas Morning News, the Mexican government (by way of Carlos Sada, the undersecretary for North American relations) is offering to send drinking water, portable showers, food, medical supplies, and even soldiers to the stricken parts of Texas to help stabilize the situation and begin the recovery.

"[Mexico stands in] full solidarity with the people and government of the United States as good neighbors should always do in trying times", the office of the Mexican Consulate General said to Mic.

The announcement by Mexico that it was withdrawing its offer to help Texas must have caught someone's attention in Washington.

The Mexican government announced its decision in a statement on Monday, saying it "unfortunately" wouldn't be able to provide the aid it had promised Texas because Mexico needed to "channel all available logistical support to the families and communities that have been affected" into its own country.

Through a statement, the Mexican Foreign Ministry reported that due to the emergencies caused by the September 7 natural disaster on the country's west and the recent devastation by Hurricane Katia on the east, Mexico is not in a position to send aid to Texas.

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Despite Trump's provocation, Mexico still affirmed that it would aid Harvey victims.

Oaxaca Gov. Alejandro Murat said in a statement that the death toll in his state rose to 76, and officials have reported that four people died in the Gulf coast state of Tabasco.

This latest aid offer is in keeping with how Mexico responded to the cataclysmic Hurricane Katrina in 2005, which ultimately left more than 1,200 people dead.

"Judging by the closure of most of the shelters located in the Houston area and from communication with Texas officials, it seems that, fortunately, the current need for aid has declined considerable", the statement from the Mexican government said. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson did have a phone call with Mexican Foreign Secretary Luis Videgaray. Tillerson told Videgaray the US stood ready to help Mexico.

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