13 | OCT | 2019
Puebla, a screenshot from the surveillance video - Photo: File video/El Universal (Left) Guanajuato, Photo: File photo/El Universal (Middle) Morelos, Photo: Antonio Rivera/El Universal (Right)

Puebla, Guanajuato, and Morelos: Rapine amid the crisis

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A great version of Mexico emerges after the tragedy, yet there were some who took advantage of the crisis

After the two recent earthquakes-an 8.2 magnitude earthquake on Thursday, September 7, followed by a 7.1 quake on Tuesday, September 19-that hit Mexico, Oaxaca, Chiapas, Morelos, Puebla and Mexico City are struggling.

The international community has expressed their solidarity with Mexico after the recent earthquakes and it has sent many personal gestures of support and collaboration.

International rescue teams, technical teams, and brigades have been arriving in Mexico to provide the immediate assistance after the devastating earthquakes, while in the affected areas of the country just a few blocks away from the debris, hundreds of people form human chains to move cans, bottles of water, blankets, gloves, and medicines in industrial quantities.

A great version of Mexico emerges after the tragedy, yet there were some who took advantage of the crisis.

Screenshot from the surveillance video - Photo: File video/El Universal

A truck loaded with 3 tons of food, water and medicines collected by students from the Instituto México, destined to affected areas, was stolen and recorded by video surveillance.

The robbery took place in the Nueva Antequera neighborhood of the city of Puebla.

Photo: File photo/El Universal

On Friday afternoon, a donation collection center was attacked by gunmen who killed one man and left three people injured, including two women and a child.

The Attorney General's Office of Justice "B" reported that the attack took place at the donation collection center located on the main street of the Cerro Gordo community in Salamanca, Guanajuato.

Photo: Antonio Rivera/El Universal

According to local authorities, alleged irregularities in the reception of donations for the victims of Mexico's recent quakes were denounced on social media inviting people to gather in a warehouse property of the National System for Integral Family Development (Sistema Nacional para el Desarrollo Integral de la Familia abbreviated DIF) where the pillage at the end took place.

The State Security Commission initiated the monitoring of 25 people who robbed the donations sent to Morelos. According to Jesus Alberto Capella Ibarra, State Security Secretary, the plundering was recorded by video surveillance.

Capella Ibarra said that the warehouse contained about 90 tons of food that intended to meet the needs of the affected groups for a period of at least 10 days.


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