Hurricane Wilma Through Monterrey's Eyes

Last week's theme among bloggers here in Monterrey, Mexico was hurricane Wilma. We have all kinds of point of views about the subject. Reading goleech, we have a very valid comparison between what happened in New Orleans and what we have at Cancun, Quintana Roo, and Chiapas because of hurricane Wilma. Goleech says:

We don't have to be negative [in our criticism], but don't you remember how hurricane Stan affected Chiapas? We keep reading that mexican soldiers in New Orleans at least used disposable masks… but we don`t see any in Chiapas.

Ruth tell us that we must remember what happened. She also brings to our attention the condition of Mayan archaeological sites; something we don't hear about in the news. Our presidente, Vicente Fox, asked the Federation for money to build this touristic site again.

Negatorium gave us a link to see some photos of hurricane Wilma that speaks for themselves. At our local newspaper El Norte, we read the opinion of three important people, that are trying to build “paradise” again: Pedro Joaquin Coldwell (ex Quintana Roo governor and ex-secretary of tourism), Carlos Rojas (senator), and Enrique Provencio (ex-member of SEMARNAT). They criticize Seguridad Pùblica (“Public Security”) for its very late response to the people's needs. They think there has to be a big investment to bring back to life all the touristic places. It'll take time. But as we saw at the Mexico city earthquake on september 19th 1985, the people join their efforts even if authorities just keep talking. They have to rebuild the city from dust.

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