Mexico’s National Guard is securing shops and buying facilities in Acapulco within the aftermath of Hurricane Otis in an try and cease widespread looting.
La #GuardiaNacional realiza recorridos de vigilancia en comercios de Acapulco, #Guerrero como parte de las acciones del #PlanGN_A para restablecer el orden público en las zonas afectadas tras el paso del huracán #Otis. #PorMéxicoSiempreEnGuardia #JuntosPorAcapulco pic.twitter.com/RWz1feyXiC
— Guardia Nacional (@GN_MEXICO_) October 28, 2023
The looting and an increase in residence burglaries comes as Mexico’s authorities has been sluggish to supply support and any type of rescue operations within the once-booming vacationer hotspot of Acapulco.
La otra cara de la tragedia en #Acapulco
— Carlos Hidalgo (@CarlosHidalgoo) October 27, 2023
In some instances, members of the National Guard have been those doing the looting.
Qué nivel de caos se ha generado en Acapulco.
Hasta la GN ha recurrido a la rapiña para hacerse de cosas que deberían ser parte de la logística de respuesta por parte del gobierno.
Pero querían 90% fieles y 10% experiencia.
— República de FiFidonia (@RepDeFiFidonia) October 28, 2023
On Wednesday, the Category 5 hurricane made landfall, bringing widespread destruction to the favored vacationer vacation spot. While Mexico’s federal authorities has solely acknowledged 27 fatalities from the storm, journalists and emergency personnel declare that the true determine is way greater and that authorities officers have been sluggish to gather the our bodies of the victims. Many of the victims are reported to nonetheless mendacity within the streets.
The Mexican authorities has insisted that solely 27 folks have died in Acapulco. Today we watched rescue crews pull our bodies out of the water. One of the safety officers on scene informed us they recovered 50 our bodies right this moment. 1/ pic.twitter.com/4QBDHVhtI2
— Eyder Peralta (@eyderp) October 27, 2023
During the week, Mexico’s President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador tried to personally go to Acapulco to take a look at the damages. The Mexican president selected to journey by land in a navy jeep quite than fly in a helicopter. The go to turned the butt of many jokes since Lopez Obrador’s automobile received caught within the mud and was unable to proceed the journey to Acapulco. His media crew tried to salvage the state of affairs by having him stroll within the mud close to the Jeep for photograph ops.
Nunca llegó a Acapulco: Mientras trataba de llegar a la zona devastada por #Otis el presidente López Obrador se quedó atascado en un jeep a medio camino y sólo pudo llegar hasta el kilómetro 42 a pie. Informan que ya está de regreso en la CDMX. pic.twitter.com/Kr4TU0QKqc
— En Foco Noticias (@EnFocoNoticias1) October 26, 2023
Lopez Obrador has been harshly criticized for his sluggish response to the storm and for ordering that every one support flowing into Acapulco undergo the Mexican Army.
¡Guerrero, no estás solo! ¡Tu Ejto. y F.A.M. estamos presentes!#EjércitoMexicano y la #FuerzaAéreaMx continuamos apoyando a los habitantes que fueron afectados por el #Huracán #Otis en el estado de #Guerrero.#PlanDNIIIE#SiemprePorTiSiemprePorMéxico… pic.twitter.com/TwqJuKFAvh
— @SEDENAmx (@SEDENAmx) October 28, 2023
The order has stored personal entities and NGO’s from having the ability to ship provides and support to the storm-ravaged area. The transfer to have the Mexican Army take management over all the support going into Acapulco earned a lot criticism nationwide. Former Mexican President Vicente Fox despatched out an expletive-laden tweet condemning the motion since innocents had been struggling whereas Lopez Obrador tried to make use of the storm for political acquire.
NO ME QUEDA MAS QUE DECIRLES CHINGUEN A SU MADRE A TODOS LOS QUE NOS GOBIERNAN.
MILITARES O NO !!
RESUELVAN ACAPULCO Y LA INMENSA DESGRACIA EN QUE ESTA NUESTRO PAIS.
— Vicente Fox Quesada (@VicenteFoxQue) October 27, 2023
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