International solidarity after Mexico's earthquake

Minutes before Thursday's midnight, an 8.2-magnitude earthquake hit Mexico

Hundreds of residents in Juchitlán Oaxaca woke up today among tons of debris - Photo: Edwin Hernández/EL UNIVERSAL
English 08/09/2017 14:21 Mexico City Newsroom/EL UNIVERSAL in English Actualizada 13:50
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Minutes before Thursday's midnight, an 8.2-magnitude earthquake hit Mexico, being the most powerful in the country in the past 85 years.

On Twitter, leaders and public officials around the world have expressed their solidarity for Mexico after the natural phenomenon.

Olivier Evans, Deputy Head of Mission and Political Counsellor at the British Embassy in Mexico City:

David Engel, Australian ambassador to México wrote: "Our thoughts are with those affected by the earthquake that struck Mexico last night."

Canada expressed their solidarity via its Foreign Policy Canada Twitter account:" Our thoughts are with the families of those who have died or are injured as a result of the earthquake in southern Mexico" and minutes later, Justin Trudeau wrote on his twitter account:

Víktor Elbling, German ambassador to Mexico, wrote in Spanish: "After the earthquake that happened last night, we are in solidarity with the victims and those affected, as well as with their families."

Benedetto Della Vedova‏, an Italian politician, wrote a letter to Juan José Guerra, Ambassador of Mexico to Italy:

Malala wrote: "Concerned for my friends in Mexico after the earthquake and all in the path of Hurricane Irma. My family and I pray for you."

Mariano Rajoy Brey, Prime Minister of Spain; Michelle Bachelet, President of ChilePedro Pablo Kuczynski, President of Peru; Juan Manuel Santos, President of Colombia; Juan Carlos Varela, President of Panama; Lenín Moreno, President of Ecuador; Juan Orlando H., President of Honduras, and Jimmy Morales, President of Guatemala expressed their concern after the earthquake as well. 


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