Tropical storm Earl caused at least 38 deaths in Puebla and Veracruz states… Authorities in Puebla said that a landslide buried 13 homes in a mountainous region in Xaltepec, Huauchinango… The Puebla state government confirmed the deaths of 28 people and said that several people are missing.
And officials in Veracruz said that landslides caused by heavy rains killed 10 people among them three in Coscomatepec, three in Tequila-Zongolica and four in Huayacocotla. A young girl, a boy and two elderly people were killed in Huayacocotla.
The National Civil Protection Office decreed a state of emergency in Huauchinango, Tlaola and Xicotepec in Puebla. This activates federal government emergency funds.
The Veracruz Civil Protection Secretary confirmed that 29 municipalities were affected nearly 2,150 homes and 10,500 homes were affected. Seven shelters were set up.
Tropical Depression 11-E turned into Tropical Storm Javier over the weekend… The National Water Commission said Javier was shifting in a westerly-north-westerly direction at 16 kilometers per hour and was expected to cause heavy to torrential rains in Colima and Jalisco.
Oaxaca businessmen are set to stage a work stoppage on Monday to protest over sit-ins, marches and blockades carried out by the dissident National Teachers Union Cordinadora group and which they claim have caused them heavy financial losses… He said that 380 public transportation buses will also suspend service.
The dissident National Teachers Union Coordinadora group has decided not to return to classes for the 2016-2017 school year until the government revokes education reform and will continue to send teachers to Mexico City.
The leader of the PRI deputies César Camacho said the government is working to find a solution to the teachers’ conflict but he also said that it is an obligation to pay taxes so the government can continue operating.
The National Workers Consumer Fond said it will adding an additional billion pesos to cover demand for loans being requested by working parents for holiday expenses and school supplies as the new school year begins.
Security agencies recovered radioactive material that had been stolen in Ciudad Obregón, Sonora, early August 5. The Civil Protection Office ended an alert it had issued for states in northwestern Mexico.
Hours after the Miss Sinaloa beauty contest ended, the body of Hugo Castellano Jiménez, director of Miss World Mexico, was found inside a van in Culiacán, Sinaloa… The van was abandoned on a street in the Issstesin compound and residents reported it to police because of bullet holes in a back door.