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Big storms hit Mexico

Children cross a river on the mountain range of Zihuatanejo in Guerrero state September 22, 2013. (REUTERS/Tomas Bravo)

Big storms hit Mexico

September 24, 2013

Human nature is sharing the blame with Mother Nature in Mexico for the destruction spawned by twin storms, with critics pointing to shoddy construction, endemic corruption and political wheeling-and-dealing.

The country was thrashed last week by a rare tag team of tropical storms on opposite coasts, Manuel and Ingrid, that killed at least 123 people, damaged 72 roads and affected 1.5 million homes to various degrees. (AFP)